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Thinking about earning some extra cash or creating a side hustle business? There are tons of ways to do it, but one of the best ways to earn some extra cash every month is by becoming a virtual assistant! In this post, we’ll talk about what exactly a virtual assistant is and how to find virtual assistant work of varying types.
What IS a virtual assistant?
A virtual assistant is any kind of assistant that assists someone with work virtually, and is usually remote. Some virtual assistants do work with local companies and businesses from home, but often times, clients can be across the country or even in different countries!
What types of work do virtual assistants do?
Virtual assistants do all types of work but some of the most common are content or ghost writing for other websites or publications, social media management, ebook creation and publishing, graphic design (creating printables for example), marketing assistant work, and more!
Some people are even looking for virtual assistants to file and respond to emails, take phone calls (usually via Skype), and arrange meetings. If you are interested in any of these types of work, it’s a good idea to start building your virtual assistant reputation now – someday you might even be able to turn it into a full time gig!
Where can I find virtual assistant work?
This is something that is dependent on what type of virtual assistant work you want to do, but here are some suggestions for how to find virtual assistant work:
Look on ProBlogger.
ProBlogger has new postings almost every day for various types of virtual assistant work. I’ve seen postings for ghost writers, social media managers, marketing assistants, and more! Each posting has a description (similar to any other online job board) and you’ll know if it’s a good fit for you based on that description.
Check Out Upwork
Upwork is another great site to look for freelance/virtual assistant work. You create a profile based on your skills and interests and will even take a typing quiz. This allows you to find virtual assistant work opportunities and matches that are fit for your skills and needs! Find everything from writing to accounting, marketing, graphic design, mobile developing, and more!
Scour Facebook Groups
Facebook is another great resource for finding virtual assistant work and clients. There are tons of virtual assistant groups on Facebook so if you type “virtual assistant” in the search bar, you’ll likely find a ton of them based on different styles of work.
There are also many virtual assistant groups specifically for sharing tips and jobs that are a great way to help you get started and build your reputation. Also search “VA” because many of the groups will abbreviate that way. In some groups, you simply list your work that’s for sale and invoice through PayPal and send the work off, in others, you post your skills and talents and wait for a client to “bite”!
Post on LinkedIn
LinkedIn is another great place to find virtual assistant work. LinkedIn acts as both a resume and a portal for finding clients. Similar to Facebook, there are lots of virtual assistant groups to network in and find tips, clients, and more. Creating a profile on LinkedIn is fairly easy and is beneficial for non VA work as well!
What kind of virtual assistant work are you interested in? Let me know in the comments below and maybe you’ll see a more in-depth post soon!