You can bet that behind most successful business owners is an equally successful virtual assistant (VA). Assistants are indispensable to managers and owners as a business grows. VAs, more or less provide the same level of service and are even easier to make use of. If you have the skills, you could add this to your list of lucrative side gigs.
Many small-business owners like the idea of using a virtual assistant over an in-house assistant because they can save a tremendous amount of money on employment costs. It also works great for you, because you get to work on a flexible schedule and work from anywhere around the world. Even if you don’t like to travel, that means you can still help clients who are anywhere around the world. There is no specific degree required to become a VA. With that said, you will need to make sure you have some skills under your belt. The versatility of this job is why it’s on our Side Hustle Master List.
What a Virtual Assistant Does
Some of the most popular tasks that are outsourced to virtual assistants include: Customer support, admin support, social media management, email marketing, and website management. These are the kind of things that are crucial to running a business, but also take time. You can help a business out by keeping their customers happy and being a virtual support center. In addition to talking to customers, you can take the load off the owner by handling questions, processing orders, and other tasks. If someone hires you for administrative support, you can expect to be in charge of their schedule, create spreadsheets, set up meetings, and figure out their travel plans. Check out the links below for more information on working as a VA.