A virtual assistant home business is flexible: you determine your hours and your income. But what types of services can you offer as a virtual assistant? And what types of equipment do you need to get started?
First, you’ll need a quiet work space with desk, dependable Internet, a laptop (which most people already have) with Microsoft Office, a printer with scanner, some basic office supplies, and a comfortable office chair.
You’ll also want to set up a basic website and obtain a professional sounding email – also, some business cards.
But what types of services can you offer as a VA? Here are 20 virtual assistant services you can offer clients:
- Blog management
- Content creation
- Newsletter creation and management
- Facebook management
- Pinterest management
- Video editing
- Forum or Facebook page management
- Creating lead pages
- Designing media kits
- Logo design
- Brochure and business card design
- Creating graphics for social media
- Responding to blog comments
- Scheduling and calendar management
- Email customer service
- Creating and sending invoices
Many VAs do a little bit of everything. But sometimes it’s better to specialize. Specializing your virtual assistant services and becoming expert in a niche area can make you more valuable to your clients, and, therefore, make it possible to charge higher fees!
VAs can earn $25 to $50 per hour or more! It’s really up to you.
You might also consider packaging your services and marketing them to specific sets of clients – bloggers, local businesses in your area, online businesses, professional organizations. Marketing your services is important and can lead to more clients and higher paying jobs.
Upwork and Fiverr are two places you might offer your virtual assistant services – at least in the beginning. You may also find VA work on Indeed. Some companies that hire virtual assistants are Zirtual, Fancy Hands, and Belay Solutions.
For more ideas, be sure to get Gina Horkey’s free list of 150+ Virtual Assistant Services You Can Offer Your Clients!
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