Work anywhere with a laptop, sounds like a dream, right? Here are 3 things to know about working as a virtual assistant. Starting off, it’s helpful to know that virtual assistants serve just about every biz industry under the sun. Yes, really. Wedding Planners, Graphic Designers, Landscapers, Coaches, Copywriters, Web Developers, and so many more. If it’s an industry, you can bet that someone within it needs an extra hand managing aspects of their business, virtually.
Based on your skillset, demand, and area of expertise, you can generally make anywhere between $15 – $60/hr. Pretty sweet, right? The flexible rate and ability to give yourself a raise is a big job perk.
Been dying to move to Paris or simply move off your dad’s couch but your current career is holding you back? One of the perks of working for yourself is that you can set your own hours and availability. Truly, time zones really aren’t that big of a deal as long as you communicate them with clients!
Only want to work with Canva and stay away from spreadsheets? *shudder* We feel that. Maybe you’re a workflow whiz but totally bomb when it comes to Instagram story templates. There’s no rule that you have to be good at everything, pick what you focus on and spend time gaining expert skills in that. Don’t worry about saying no to clients that aren’t a good fit, you’re leaving room for clients that ARE a good fit.
Because virtual assistants can serve any industry and with any scope, the opportunities are endless but these are 3 things anyone should know about working as a virtual assistant when considering a career switch.