Over the last few years finances have been a bit tighter in our house. This has a lot to do with my husband’s career change and the fact that we were a single income family. I found myself looking at the bank account and knowing that things weren’t adding up. In one of my blogging groups I saw someone looking to hire a virtual assistant and offering training. I decided it was time to work from home as a virtual assistant to see if it could help keep the bills paid.
Work From Home As A Virtual Assistant
Fast forward a few years and I have been working from home as a virtual assistant consistently. It has its hard days but I wouldn’t trade the work I’ve done for clients or the way that it has helped our finances in the last few years.
One of the things that really frustrated me when I started as a virtual assistant was the lack of books available to learn how to be a virtual assistant. I didn’t want a marketing book. I needed something that would break down the basics for me. I wanted to understand words like chore threads, round ups, exclusive post, and more. I also needed to see the process and know some of the basics of working with clients.
I wrote a book!
I couldn’t find the book I wanted back then. I decided to take the time today and write the book I wish I could have found. The How to Work from Home as a Virtual Assistant Book is 139 pages of beginner’s tips and tutorials for starting work as a virtual assistant. A few of the sections included in the book include social media scheduling, blog post creation, chore threads, round-up posts, and much more!
Because I am a visual learner I made sure to include plenty of images to help you really see what you are learning. I walk you through step by step and give you some tips for landing your first client and bringing in an income from home.
What can you expect if you work from home as a virtual assistant?
The income will depend on the amount of time you are wanting to spend working and the work your clients need.
Many of the jobs you will do as a virtual assistant will mean you have to commit time to them. Your income will greatly depend on what you are willing to invest.
This is not a get rich quick scheme.
This a job. You will have a set pay and make what you are willing to work.
You can work around your schedule with many tasks.
I am a homeschool mom and a blogger. This means I don’t have a set schedule some days. With working as a virtual assistant I am able to work around my blogging and homeschooling schedule. There are some jobs that don’t offer this flexibility. It will depend on which job you choose.
Your pay will depend on your experience.
The amount you make working as a virtual assistant will depend greatly on the experience you bring to the table. Do you know how to create clip art? Are you able to format a blog post well? Have you ever created a graphic? These are all things you can learn but they will make you more money if you come into it with some of these skills.
Should you become a virtual assistant?
Are you trying to decide if being a virtual assistant would work for you? Here are a few questions to ask yourself:
Can I be organized?
Can I set my own deadlines and stick to them?
Can I commit to certain time frames for work completion?
Am I willing to seek out my own clients and be responsible for that relationship?
Am I able to set clear work/life boundaries?
If you answered yes to the questions above, being a virtual assistant may be for you.
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