How do you get virtual assistant jobs with no experience? You’ll be surprised because it’s not as hard as you think. Keep reading and I’ll show you what I’ve discovered.
What You’ll Learn in this Post
- Why virtual assistant is one of the fastest growing online jobs
- Why you should consider being a virtual assistant
- Where to find VA jobs with no experience
I was on Pinterest today and noticed that there is an explosion of articles about the virtual assisting. Not only for people who are looking or those types of jobs, but for people you need to hire VA’s. There are so many small businesses–online and offline–that are in need of the type of help VA can offer.
First, before we go any further, let’s define what a virtual assistant is and does.
A virtual assistant does just about anything to support small business owners and just about all of it is online and not a location.
The truth is, there is no definitive description of a virtual assistant or the types of small business owners they help.
And that’s a good thing as a potential virtual assistant. You can create your own career and ultimately a business of your own. My post on 20 Questions About Virtual Assistant Jobs answers a lot of the questions you might have about virtual assisting.
Why Virtual Assistant is One of the Fasting Growing Online Jobs
The reason for the growth is pretty much the same reason so many more VAs are needed. More and more people are starting small offline and online business. And of us are one-woman or one-man operation.
A virtual assistant just takes on some of the routine types of jobs so that the business owner can do what they need… grow their business. Some of the jobs might be traditional administrative jobs, such as email management, travel arrangements or detail wrangling. Other tasks might be a little more specialized, like doing a bit of proofreading and/or writing, light bookkeeping or payroll or Pinterest management.
That’s right Pinterest management. That and social media marketing are a growing VA specialty. If you’re interested other VA tasks, jump over to Gina Horkey’s site and pick up her free 150+ VA Services report. Yup, I said free.
Working From Home as a VA and Why You Should Be Considering It
Well… because if you need a job, it’s doable and a great way to make money. There are so many ways that you can work. It’s not all about administrative tasks. No matter what your previous skill set, you probably have something experience in your background that you can pull from.
And if you’re pretty computer savvy that’s a whole another area you can pull from. Especially, if you are someone who understands how to use social media.
And the earnings can be very, very good. A VA with a specialty and the reputations for quality work can you thousands of dollars per month depending on how hard and how many hours you can put in. Currently, the International Virtual Assistant Association (IVAA.org) says the earning potential for VA’s averages between $20 to $100 per hour with 20 to 30 billable hours.
Of course, higher earning require more experience, which brings us to…
Where to You Find VA Jobs with No Experience?
It’s totally possible to start your own VA business with no experience. If want to go the route, understand that it might start slow as you build.
The first thing you need to do is decide what service you want to offer. Then set yourself up. Determine a price, either by the piece of work offered or an hourly rate. Then start looking for your first client. One great way is to join Facebook groups in the niche you would like to offer services, such as blogging, real estate or entrepreneur sites. Then start answering questions and that can show off your expertise and networking with the other members of the group.
At some point, you’ll want to let them know you have a VA service to offer. You may want to offer a discount to the first few clients in return for testimonials. And once you have a few of those under your belt and on your blog, you should be off and running as a true, blue and now experienced VA.
Another way to get experience is to sign up with companies that already offer VA services. They’re always on the lookout for new associates to join their teams. You won’t make as much money starting out but it offers two things you might want and need at the moment. 1) Money up front and 2) experience. It also gives you a chance to test of working as a VA before committing time and money.
Earlier I mentioned Gina’s free 150 + VA Services book. Be sure to jump over that and grab a copy for yourself. Also, give browse her site. Gina’s worked as a VA and has great insight into the profession. She also offers classes and has some exciting things coming up this Fall (so make sure to sign up for her site, you don’t want to miss these if you’re interested in becoming a VA). Click here to get your free report and visit the site.
In meantime, make it an awesome day,