What is a Virtual Assistant?
A virtual assistant, also known as a VA, is generally self-employed and provides professional administrative, technical, or creative (social) assistance to clients remotely from a home office. VAs have become incredibly popular with small businesses over the past decade.
It is a great way to start a side hustle for that extra income. You set your own hours, rates and can work from literally anywhere! All you need is a good internet connection, a laptop, and some skills to help individuals who require your services.
Do you have what it takes?
Top 7 virtual assistant skills in demand (2020)
1. Customer Service and Inbox Management
The top service required by business owners is customer service and inbox management. If you can write a good email, be prompt and organised in responding to customers, you already have the skill for this. Using tools like Grammarly can help make your service even better.
2. Social Media Manager
Every business has social media accounts that regularly need posting and engaging. If that’s something you enjoy and are good at, this can be the service you offer. A social media manager also helps with strategies to increase likes, followers and overall audience appeal. You can automate your social media posting with software like Tailwind, Planoly, Skedugram. There are tons of software that offer a wide range of features.
3. Funnel Expert
Business owners that have something to sell need marketing experts and a funnel expert are one of the top niches requested. Becoming a funnel expert, if you will, is a highly sought service.
Just like some people have a natural knack for numbers, other people have a natural ability for writing and grammar. If that’s you, copywriting is so needed. Some business owners just don’t have that natural talent, so they need help with writing sales pages or emails or blog posts. Blog post writing is a fantastic service to offer! Going down the copywriting path is an excellent high-end service if that is something you’re interested in. You can charge more per hour doing things like copywriting than you can for general admin skills. Copywriting is a skill I recommend learning and putting into some packages if that’s something you’re naturally good at.
5. Website Maintenance and Tech Assistance
For all the techie geeks out there, this is a service you can offer. It is easy to learn this skill if you have a knack for it. If you believe everything is figur-out-able and love tinkering, then tech assistance is for you. You can create website maintenance packages where you can just go into the backend to run backups, update plugins, clean malware, etc. Such kits can be sold to small business owners on a reoccurring monthly basis. Again, this service is all about taking things off of the small business owner’s plate. That’s your goal here because that’s what Virtual Assistants are for.
Another high demand service is bookkeeping. If you’re already a numbers person, this is the perfect skill for you to offer. Sometimes business owners are looking for accounting as well as bookkeeping services. Learning these skills is not everyone’s cup of tea. But if it is for you, you can choose this as your niche.
7. Graphic Design
Business owners are often looking for professional graphic designers to design their logos, websites, templates, social media posts, etc. If you love design and colours and have an eye for aesthetics, this niche is for you. Tools like Canva, illustrator, photoshop are what you can use.
There you have it!
These are the top 7 requested services in 2020.
Discover your high-end service and go for the kill!
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