Millions of people want to work from home so get inspired by these 5 jobs for virtual assistants.
Starting your own business seems risky because it will take too long to know if it’s going to be a success.
It’s also a lot of work to put in for no reward and in the beginning it seems like a waste, especially when bills need to be paid.
How are you going to keep a roof over your head when you’re running around trying to build a business?
Maybe it’s not the best thing to do, but there is still hope.
What about helping other people run their online business?
Because they already have a company up and running it means they can afford to pay you money straight away, and you better believe they have lots of work to go around.
They are probably running around after themselves wishing there were more hours in the day.
If you want to know the kind of jobs you could be doing we’ll look at some things virtual assistants usually do.
The articles on a website need to be written and you can’t expect your employer to write them because they are trying to run a successful business.
That means you will need to write them and you probably won’t get told what they should be about.
If you’re going to fit in at the company you will be able to do things on your own.
You will even be writing articles to publish on other websites and it will help with attracting more traffic.
If you’re not sure how websites get all their traffic you might want to start reading about search engine optimization.
When someone is running a business they definitely don’t have time to go around building backlinks to their site.
Creating backlinks is the most effective method to move any web site up in the search engine rankings.
With some training this is a perfect job for a virtual assistant.
Even though written content is the most important part of a Blog site, well produced graphics helps to communicate.
If you are a competent designer you create relevant graphics to be used on the site.
When new products are released you will create product graphics.
If you want to provide design services full-time you may need to work with many different companies.
When people have software others pay for on a monthly basis they will have a helpdesk or contact center and questions will be emailed all times of the day and night.
You will need to go through all of them and deal with any problems people are having.
If someone gets a lot of emails you might need to go through them too and try to filter out any that are not important.
Assuming you like working with people to help them solve problems you will love this, especially doing it from home.
Editing Written Work
Maybe you won’t write any of the articles because they need to be written by a specialist.
You will just be asked to edit them and upload them to the website.
You might also get a big pile of words and you will have to format it.
If the company you are working for does videos and podcasts you will need to edit those too.
If you don’t yet know how to do any of this they are good skills to learn when looking for a virtual assistant job.
Looking for more resources on Virtual Assistants then read these articles;
- Work at Home Jobs as a Virtual Assistant
- Everything You Need to Know About Becoming a Virtual Assistant
- 5 Jobs for Virtual Assistants