Becoming a Virtual Assistant can actually be lucrative full-time job. Many firms and professionals would rather hire out such services than do it themselves. You no longer have to be stuck in a corner office day in and day out to make a living. You can for for yourself from the comfort of your home if you so wish.
A Virtual Assistant is just as the name implies. An assistant an employer hires to focus on tasks he or she doesn’t want to do themselves. Work is done remotely, either online or by phone.
Here we’ll show you some of the common virtual assistant jobs and where you can find them online to get you started.
Some of the most common virtual assistant jobs are that of customer support. Customer support as the name suggests, is helping a business’s customer with whatever they need in regards to the the product or services the business offers. This can be done online via chat or email, and by telephone. Businesses would rather contract this out to an virtual assist so thy can focus their time on other tasks related to running their business. Customer support assistants need to be detail oriented and adept in keeping up with changes to products or services their employer makes.
Managing Social Media Accounts
Every business has to be on social media in today’s world. Most of the time social media is the first impression customers see of new products a business is offering. It’s an advertising outlet and where people offer reviews of the business in the public eye. Where it is in the public eye it has to be managed and done in a timely manner to reflect the business it represents. Social media managers are the eyes and ears for business owners online. Social media managers represent their employer online with what is posted, comments, answering questions in a timely manner, etc. Learning how to manage several accounts at the same time and learning how effectively advertise and get results is all in a social media managers job description.
Managing Business Websites
Like social media, a business’s website is their outlet to the world. Even if a business has a retail or brick and mortar location, their websites in more likely to be the first glimpse to the outside world. Managing the look and feel of a website is important. Determining what is on the site, blog posts, photos, etc. is all very important to the success of a business.
As with customer support, administrative work is most common among freelance Virtual Assistants. These positions focus on data entry, filing, phone calls, etc. The only difference to an administrative assistant in an office, is all work is done online and not in a set location.
When starting out becoming a virtual assistant its easiest to look online at the common websites for freelance work. Some of the most common sites to find freelance and virtual assistant work are Upwork, Remote, WeWorkRemotely, Freelancer, and Fiverr just to name a few. These sites are like eBay and Amazon of the freelance world. They allow you to find freelance work in one place and allow employers to search for freelances to do the work.. They take a commission on what you are paid for the job. Once you get established you can create your own website and social media accounts to advertise yourself and the service you can provide.