If you’re looking for a way to supplement your income, or set yourself up in business then there are lots of ways you can do this online. If you like the idea of working from home and having flexible working hours then being a virtual assistant could be for you.
What is a Virtual Assistant?
Virtual assistants have a variety of services they can offer but as the name suggests, they offer assistance virtually. This means you’ll be offering businesses admin assistance while not being based in their office.
What Do Businesses Need Help With?
This really depends on what you can offer and what your skills are. General admin is always a good place to start. If you have some social media knowledge then offering businesses support with this is also a good idea. Data entry, answering the phones, responding to emails and chatting to customers via live chat are all valid services you can offer – and something that many businesses need.
Have a look for websites such as Freelancer and People Per Hour which allow you to advertise your services and bid for work from potential employers too. Local business support Facebook groups and online networking websites are also a good way of getting your name out there. Start to build your online presence and you might find that you’re earning some money working as a virtual assistant quicker than you think!