Virtual assistant projects are everywhere…you just need to look in the right places for them.
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times, I believe that Virtual Assistance is the easiest way to earn money from home.
Starting out doesn’t have to be hard. One of the biggest reasons people don’t get started is because they don’t know which services to offer. Don’t get caught up in thinking you need to specialize or have a niche right away.
You just have to find the right fit!!!!
Here are some of my favorite Virtual Assistant services that you can offer as a beginner.
#1 Data Entry
First up is data entry.
Are you proficient at typing? Can you rock a keyboard? If so, you should add data entry to the list of Virtual Assistant services you can offer. Data entry projects usually require you to enter data into/from already existing systems. In some cases, you might literally be entering data from a stack of papers to a database.
#2 Email Management
This one is BIG and definitely one of the best virtual assistant services for beginners. Email management is actually one of the first things many clients will handoff in their business.
Can you type well? Can you write a good email response? Can you digitally organize like a boss?
There are a couple of ways that email management works.
- You could be going into your client’s personal inbox and organizing, responding, or filtering emails
- Or, you could be using a customer service response system to answer customer service emails, such as Streak.
The list of helpful things you can do in email is really endless.
#3 Calendar Management
Personal Calendar Management
You could manage a client’s personal calendar.
This might mean using a calendar management system such as Calendly or Acuity. With these tools, potential clients can book appointments with your client (or even you) without having to go back and forth via email at a good time. Sometimes, you’ll even be responsible for setting appointments within the tool and you would be manually adding a meeting to the calendar.
You would also send daily recaps and reminders on what appointments they had and which ones are scheduled for the following day.
Editorial Calendar Management
Calendar management can be more than just setting up personal appointments for a client.
You might be tasked with updating and creating an editorial calendar. These are big-picture calendars that include team schedules, publishing dates, social media content, and blog publishing schedules.
#4 Facebook Management
You already know how to use Facebook, right? Why not get paid for it?
Businesses have Facebook, and they need YOU! They need somebody to post content, respond to messages, and respond to comments or questions. You might also be responsible for coming up with content plans. Content plans basically state how often you’ll be posting, what the copy will say, and what graphics or videos will be used. Maybe they already have posts created and you just need to schedule them.
#5 Facebook Group Management
If you have Facebook skills, you probably haven’t stopped there!
You can offer Facebook Group Management as a service. Groups might be big or small, but no matter the size, they need to be managed. Many clients have groups but just don’t have the time or energy to manage them. As an admin for your client, the goal is to take some of the work off their plate. You can create events for them, engaging posts, process member requests, and let new members in the group.
Do you know Canva?
It’s one of my favorites and requires nowhere near the tech skills that Photoshop does. It is a design tool for non-designers and you’ll probably find yourself using it for advertising and marketing purposes in your virtual assistant business as well. Canva also just launched its own content planner tool to design, plan, and schedule social media posts.
One of the biggest tips to remember is this phrase…”I haven’t used that tool as of yet, but I’m a quick learner.”
What really matters in virtual assisting is that you are able to connect, be reliable, and adapt by learning new skills. Clients will value your ability to roll with the flow more than any other skill you possess.
So, begin with the skills you already have and get started today!
Want to learn more about getting started as a virtual assistant? Check out The VA BluePrint and get started!