Making money providing virtual assistance

It’s time to read about how to make money being a virtual service provider. So please, help me to help you to help others.

Let’s get started by looking at virtual assistance (VA) jobs. Firstly, what the freckle is a virtual assistant? A virtual assistant provides professional assistance to clients remotely from a home office. Awesome, so a VA is a PA that is not in the same location as his/her boss.

So how can you find VA work? You can look on websites like Freelancer.com and Upwork but you might not get paid what you are looking for through these platforms.

If you are confident about the service that you will be able to provide, look at the Zirtual platform. With Zirtual you can become a dedicated Virtual Assistant for entrepreneurs and other professionals. That is if you get accepted. They have a rigorous 9 step hiring process and claim that only 1-2% of applicants are successful. The type of work that you may be asked to do is extensive. But, it could include:

  • Managing an inbox
  • Creating email templates
  • Returning phone calls
  • Managing their calendar
  • Arranging their travel, or 
  • Dealing with other admin.

You can be any age to work as a virtual assistant. The best thing is that you can do so from the comfort of your own home. You do not even need to be in the same country as your client but it does help to be in similar time zones.

Another advantage of being a VA for many clients is that you are able to learn from a variety of different industries. Other benefits include:

·         No commuting stress

·         Not having to deal with annoying co-workers

·         Being able to take care of home responsibilities when they arise

You will need the following essentials to be a VA:

  1. An up-to-date computer
  2. A high speed internet connection
  3. A land line telephone

VA jobs are not the only virtual jobs that are available. To give you a feel of the possibilities, let’s look at what is available in the US.

·         You can provide virtual client support through Alorica at Home. You hours will be totally flexible.

·         With Working Solution Jobs you can assist customers with sales, service and technical support transactions.

·         With Live Ops you can run a virtual call centre from your home.

Now, before you jump straight into becoming a virtual service provider, I want to throw in a few words of caution.

It is totally awesome to be able to work at home in your pajamas. But, it is extremely important to make sure that you keep a solid structure to your life. Don’t isolate yourself from other people. Set specific hours for work and hours for play and when it is time to play, play hard and with other people.

So…

I hope you see that with today’s technology opportunities to work from home are virtually endless. 

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