So you’ve taken the first step to becoming your own boss, and living a life without limits which is a huge feat you should be proud of no matter where you are in your journey.
The luxury that comes with working for yourself aligned with the earning potential of a Virtual Assistant makes this such a desirable job, and the fact that it’s so diverse as to what you can actually do as a Virtual Assistant means this perfect for almost anyone looking to start their freelance journey.
What is a Virtual Assistant?
A Virtual Assistant is a freelancer that provides online services to businesses or individuals. This can range from monthly ongoing tasks, to one off small projects. The earning potential is limitless, from building up to high ticket services, creating your own VA agency, and outsourcing your workload, to even making passive income creating courses to teach other newbies how to become a successful Virtual Assistant.
And before you think you don’t have transferable skills, think again, the required services of a VA are endless. Here are some of the top in-demand services for 2021
Customer Service and Inbox Management
Think of a small business owner, who’s rapidly growing. They’re beginning to get tied down with their everyday responsibilities, as each and every one of them is important to keep on top of every day! What do you think is going to be the first thing they’re going to need to outsource to save time and focus attention on where their specialties lay? Email maintenance and customer service!
This is the most in-demand role for a Virtual Assistant. Just take a look at websites like Fiverr to see just how many people are in need of this role being filled right now! Even if you’re not a great writer, with the use of plugins like Grammarly that’s no longer a reason to hold you back.
That’s right, you can actually get paid to pin, and there’s a huge market for it right now!
Do you already use Pinterest for your own personal plans? Maybe you’ve got boards on your future house, and the furniture you’ll one day buy for it. Do you research skincare on Pinterest, and have boards dedicated to the products you intend to buy?
That’s the thing with Pinterest, Pinners love to create visual boards for products or services they intend to buy or use, and that’s why it’s so vital for businesses to utilize Pinterest because of that. And that’s where you’ll come in, and allow them to concentrate on other areas of their business, while you inflate their followers and website clicks.
Keep in mind there is a proper strategy that needs to be used to build a Pinterest business page, but there is an influx of information and courses out there to turn you into a Pinterest expert.
Do you have a passion and knack for writing? Then absolutely add copywriting to your packages.
This is a skill just about any business is in need of, but not everyone is able to do this for themselves or wants to, so there’s a huge demand for copywriters.
This could be blogging, writing copy for landing pages, email marketing, and even social media. It’s also a high-end service you can provide, which just means higher paychecks for you.
Social Media Specialist
Do you already spend a big chunk of your day keeping up to date with all your social media platforms, ensuring to engage with other users’ posts, creating and posting your own content? Why not get paid to do this instead when you’re already a natural expert. Companies will outsource for this exact role, in which you will be involved in the strategic side of social media, content management, and brand development.
Web Development and Management
Chances are while building your Virtual Assistant business, you’re going to eventually want to have your own website. While you can spend the extra money on this and have a professional do it for you, you could instead learn to build your own website. In the process of doing this, you’ve just added a high-priced skill to your portfolio.
Take your time to really get to know the systems, and ensure your website is running smoothly, and once you’ve got that nailed, you’re ready to offer this service to others.
These are just 5 of the in-demand services for a VA, but as we mentioned, the list is endless.
So just remember, you’ve got these skills already, now turn them into your full-time job, and start living the life you’ve always wanted to.