A few months ago, I started working as a Virtual Assistant for a popular personal finance blog.
Being a Virtual Assistant has several benefits, such as learning how a thriving business works, being able to work from home, and setting up your hours and pay.
Not only that, you can choose between being a part-time or full-time Virtual Assistant, leaving you time for other things in your life if you aren't ready for the full commitment of a full-time job yet.
The demand for Virtual Assistants is rising for small and large businesses since many jobs are going online.
What is a Virtual Assistant?
A Virtual Assistant provides administrative help for a business online, similar to what a secretary or assistant would do in person at a company.
Most Virtual Assistants are self-employed and work from home, generally creating their schedule.
What kind of tasks is a Virtual Assistant in charge of?
Virtual Assistants are in charge of a wide range of tasks.
Some of these tasks include:
- Email management
- Graphic design (these could be social media images, digital product covers, etc.)
- Social media management
- Writing articles
My Virtual Assistant jobs specifically consist of:
- Creating social media images
- Writing recipe posts
- Social media management
- Email management
- Managing Facebook groups
- Scheduling articles on social media
- and more.
Benefits of being a Virtual Assistant:
- Learning how successful businesses run their business
- Learn strategies and tips from the pros
- Make a great income all from home
- Be apart of a thriving business and contributing to the success
How much can a Virtual Assistant make?
On the low end, a Virtual Assistant can expect to make $10-$20.
However, the more experience you have, the better.
An experienced Virtual Assistant with plenty of skills can make between $50-$100+ per hour.
Figuring out how much you should charge as a Virtual Assistant can be tricky.
If you've never been an assistant of any kind and have NO skills, you're probably going to find it tough to land a job.
However, if you have experience being an assistant in the past, whether it be in-person or virtually, that's a major plus, and you can charge a lot more because of that.
Many students of $10K VA see great results with landing jobs during or right after completing the course.
Students of $10k VA are saying:
“Working with Kayla was one of the best decisions I could have made when it comes to my business. My first month of being a solopreneur, I only made $283. Now, I'm on track to earn $10,000/month by the end of the year.” – Kim Studdard, $10K VA Student
“I highly recommend this course to anyone interested in digital secretarial or office work. It was a great investment! The pitch cheat sheet in this course has been a life saver for me.” -Makayla Pewthers, MJP Virtual Assistant
You can learn more about $10K VA here and get started making money from home.
What can I do to make sure I get hired?
Becoming a Virtual Assistant is hard work, but my friend Kayla (who makes over $10k a month from virtual assisting) created $10K VA to teach people exactly how to do it.
Here are the benefits of $10K VA:
- Learn exactly how to land your first client
- Get email swipe files for landing potential clients
- How to set prices
- Create a system for efficiency
- & a lot more!
Tools that will make you a strong Virtual Assistant
Grammarly – Grammarly will make sure your writing is mistake-free. I currently use the free version and find that it picks up most of my mistakes. There is both a free and paid version of the online editing tool.
Picmonkey – Picmonkey can help you make graphic images such as Pinterest pins and Facebook images for a low monthly cost.
Canva – Canva is similar to Picmonkey, but is sometimes preferred over Picmonkey due to its pre-made graphics.
Google Calendar – Staying on task is very important when you are a Virtual Assistant, especially if you're handling multiple online jobs. Time blocking is an effective way to stay productive and on task throughout the day. Here is a handy guide on time blocking.
Buffer – Buffer lets you manage all of your social media accounts in one place. You can schedule posts in advance, track your content performance, and more all from the same place.
Hellosign – Sign documents for free
Invoice Generator – Create invoices for free with Invoice Generator.
Skype – Video chat with clients for free with Skype.
Related articles to read:
- 16 Real Work From Home Jobs That Pay Up To $75,000 A Year
- How I Went From $1,000 To $10,000 Blogging Per Month In 1 Year
- 30 Ways To Cut Spending And Save Thousands A Year
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