It’s no secret that anyone can work online from home and get paid. As long as you have a good laptop (or a really good smartphone), internet and a few skills you’re good to go! If you’ve ever thought about working from home, now is as good a time as any, maybe even more so now as so many businesses and services are moving online.
2020 saw many people lose jobs and take to the internet to supplement their income. What they soon discovered is that they could actually make really good money, even more money than they were at their former jobs, and they had a lot more freedom.
If you want to learn more about this you’re in the right place. I’m going to share 5 Virtual Assistant jobs for beginners that you might be interested in and show you where to find them.
One thing that needs to be said is that you certainly don’t have to have a degree or a certificate stating your qualifications for most of these jobs. It’s actually pretty easy to get work from home jobs with no experience.
5 Virtual Assistant Jobs For Beginners
According to this article from squarefishinc.com, virtual assistance has seen a rise in popularity in the last decade. There’s practically a job for any skill for anyone.
The good news is, you don’t have to have any experience of virtual assistance to be able to find work as a virtual assistant. All you need are the right skills or abilities to fill the needs of people looking to hire a VA.
People looking to find a virtual assistant could be small businesses, sole traders, professionals, website owners and many more. Outsourcing some of their workload frees them up to concentrate on other work.
The benefits of working as a VA are that you can work remotely from anywhere and fill that need. You can look for work in so many more places than just locally.
Here are 5 virtual assistant jobs for beginners.
We’ll also discuss where to find online VA jobs. It’s easier than you think!
If you have a natural talent for writing, catching errors and/or creating engaging copy, any one of these jobs are for you. No experience required, though you may have to prove how talented you are.
Luckily, there are plenty of copywriting services out there in need of good, reliable writers and writing jobs can become more lucrative as you gain experience.
2. Image creating
All those posters and quotes from Instagram and Facebook and pins from Pinterest that you share and read are created by someone. Most of them by virtual assistants. Absolutely no experience necessary for these. They are really easy to make and super fast to whip up!
Who knew people actually get paid to make those?!
3. Scheduling/social media management
Getting back to all those posts you see on social media, most of them are scheduled and yup, you guessed it, by virtual assistants. Many social media influencers don’t have time to schedule each post and status update so they outsource this job.
Another easy virtual assistant job for beginners.
4. Video editing
Do you love playing and editing video? So many influencers are turning to video these days but don’t have the skills to edit nor the time to do so. This is where you come in and video editing is in high demand too.
You may have to send a sample of a fun job you did (even if it was your own for personal use) just to show what you’re capable of.
5. Administrative assistant
Many people who run online businesses require someone to handle small day to day tasks to keep things running smoothly. These tasks can include managing comments on social media posts as well as blog posts, preparing blogs for publishing, and putting out little fires throughout the day.
Though some administrative experience may be required, it’s still a great job for beginners who have great organizational skills and can work under pressure. If you can prove you’re mature enough to handle this position, the employer will train you for the job.
Where to find virtual assistant jobs
It should come as no surprise that the best place to find virtual assistant jobs is online but where online? It’s easier than you think.
Here are a few places and a few tips to help you find online jobs.
If you’re looking into writing/editing/copywriting work there are a couple of ways to snag some good jobs for these positions. You can check out reputable sites like Upwork or Freelancer and browse thousands of virtual assistant jobs.
Both sites do require you to create an account but it’s free. You can also simply just type into the Google search bar “virtual assistant writing jobs” and check out what comes up.
Reach out to site owners
Another way, which I found to be quite successful is to reach out to website and social media account owners and let them know who you are and what your skills are. While this may take a bit of work, time and effort, it’s definitely worth it.
Though some site owners only accept guest posts, many are willing to pay for good material. If you never ask, the answer is always no.
Though Facebook is a great place to catch up with friends and family and read funny memes, it’s also a fantastic place for finding great online jobs. There are tons of Facebook groups for writers and Virtual Assistants and literally anyone looking for online work.
There are writing jobs, Pinterest template creating jobs, image creating jobs, SEO keyword search jobs, and many more.
Find and join some groups and connect with others who are in need of your services. Remember to always be professional and reliable though. The last thing you want is a bad reputation, especially if you’re just starting out.
Word of mouth
Let people in your circle know that you are looking for work as a virtual assistant. Make sure to even tell your friends and family as these are the people who already know how skilled you are and will be more than happy to help you out.
Finding virtual assistant jobs for beginners will require patience.
If you’re serious about becoming a virtual assistant and have enough determination and patience, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding a good online job. It won’t happen overnight but if you persevere, it will happen.