So what is a virtual assistant?
If I had a nickel for every time I was asked that questions we could all retire next Tuesday.
The definition is in the title. A VA provides a variety of services remotely for clients.
You can provide pretty much any service you want from making travel arrangements to developing product launches.
So what do you?
It all depends on what you're good at, what you're comfortable with and what you want to do.
Personally, I HATE talking on the phone. So I am not going to offer customer support. And I personally don't want to perform secretarial duties (even though it's a great place to get started) so I am not going to offer to book someone a flight or hotel.
However, I love putting together marketing plans and coming up with product launch plans. So those are the services I am going to offer.
How do you know what services to offer?
What are you good at? Are you a social media whiz? Offer that as a service.
Can you edit like no one's business? Service!
Are you expectational at power point, web design or video editing? Service that right up!
Later this month I am going to expand on this topic GREATLY!
Where do you find clients?
I found my first clients through Upwork back when it was Elance. Then my client grew from word of mouth. One client led to another and then another.
Just put the word out there. The clients will follow.
Also, I will talk more about this later this month. (Get used to me saying that!!)
But how do people know where to find you?
You've got to put together a website. It doesn't have to be over complicated. In a few weeks I will walk you through this step by step.
There are also tons of networking groups you can join to get your name out there.
How much do you make as a VA?
I answer that question with a question: How much do you want or need to make? I know VAs who charge $10 an hour and I know VAs that charge $100 an hour.
It really all depends on you, the services you provide and how long you have been working in the field.
If you're interested in becoming a Virtual Assistant and you want to learn more I am offering a FREE course September 1. I will walk you through step by step starting your VA business and getting your first client. Sign up now because space is limited.