Even though some companies are now requiring their employees to return to the office. Some people are quitting their jobs or taking positions part-time so they can continue remote work. With that being said now is a good time to become a virtual assistant. What is a virtual assistant? A virtual assistant is generally self-employed and provides administrative, technical, and creative assistance to clients remotely from a home office. The tasks of a virtual assistant include making phone calls, answering direct messages on social media, answering or sending emails, and making travel arrangements. The great thing about virtual assistants is that they are in high demand. There is a new generation of entrepreneurs that own and operate online businesses. They usually do not desire to spend extra money an office space and additional staff. This presents the demand for virtual assistants.
What are the skills required to become a virtual assistant?
I. Oral Communication
II. Writing Skills
III. Proficient Computer Skills
V. Excellent Decision Making/Quick Thinking
Can you become a Virtual Assistant (VA) as a side hustle or business?
I. Take a virtual assistant course and study videos online.
II. Develop your skills.
III. Determine what type of services you want to offer.
IV. Determine your work offers.
V. Decide the price that you want to charge.
You can find work as a virtual assistant on Fiverr, Indeed.com, Upwork, just to name a few. Although I do know that Fiverr is very popular.
How Much Money Can Virtual Assistants (VAs) make?
The pay scale for virtual assistants is different depending the skill set, work demand, and hours. But generally one can make anywhere between $15-$30 per hour. Some virtual assistants also make $40-$75 per hour for higher level marketing or financial tasks.
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