If you’re eyeing an opportunity to turn your skills into extra income while being close to the kiddos and setting your own hours, a career as a virtual assistant (VA) could be a perfect match. Let’s walk through how you can make this happen!
Being a VA is all about organization, communication, and depending on the type of VA you want to be, a bit of tech knowledge. If you’re good at planning, can handle emails effectively, and are comfortable using popular tech software, you’re off to a great start.
Offering Your Services
The role of a VA is incredibly diverse. From handling administrative tasks and managing social media to customer service - the opportunities are endless Identify what you’re good at and interested in, and you’ve got your service offerings.
Wondering where to snag those first clients? Freelance platforms and social media are great places to start. Make yourself visible online, let people know about your services, and you’re likely to start getting inquiries and job offers.
Determining Your Rates
Setting rates can be a puzzle, but it doesn’t have to be daunting.
There are two schools of thought here:
- Research what others in the field are charging and evaluate your own skills and experience to set a competitive and fair rate, or
- Hire a VA coach/trainer to help you cut through any potential mindset blocks around pricing and help you set your business up for success.
A someone who started her VA business a long time ago, using the first method, I would recommend that you avoid the mistakes that come from going at it alone and hire a VA mentor like our Side Hustles for Mom Summit speaker, Desi-Ann Gordon.
The Balancing Game
Having control over your work hours is a major perk of being a VA, but balancing work and mom duties takes some juggling. Create a dedicated routine and workspace to manage your VA tasks efficiently while attending to your family’s needs.
If you're looking for a career that allows you to use your skills and God-given talents, become a virtual assistant could be the next step for you. It’s all about balancing, growing, and earning. Your journey into the flexible, rewarding world of virtual assistance can start now. Desi-Ann has an amazing VA Starter Kit to help you get going. October 6th is her birthday so she's offering it at a discounted price. Don't delay. Grab it today!