An ongoing trend in corporate America is to outsource whenever possible. This has created all kinds of work at home opportunities for the ambitious person. One such opportunity is to work at home as a virtual assistant. This is a business opportunity that can pay you very well without you ever having to leave the front door. Many virtual assistants who work a full time schedule report earning as much as $50k a year.
A Virtual Assistant is a temporary worker who works for businesses over the internet. The employer may be at a great distance from the assistant. All the work is performed remotely.
As a virtual assistant you will be doing most of your work from home which does not require you to maintain any office outside of it. Most of your work is don online like encoding, transcription, letter writing, and mailings.
To make money as a virtual assistant you need to provide as many skills as possible. If all you do is type for example you will not make as much money as someone who takes the whole work load off of a business person. Being able to write professional letters is a big benefit you could provide for example. Another might be to help with email and phone calls. It is your business and the more you offer the more business you will have.
To get started with you are going to need to market yourself and what you offer as a virtual assistant. The internet offers an unlimited number of ways to do this. Here are a few.
1. Create your own website with a list of your credentials and any testimonials you might have.
2. Post your resume online at all of the major job websites like Monster or Career Builder.
3. Mail out a resume of your yourself to every major company you think you would like to work for.
4. Go to places like Tjobs.com and Freelance.com and offer your services or look for companies that are wanting telecommuting workers that do what you do.
Smaller businesses present a great opportunity for a virtual assistant as well. If you can answer the phone, do payroll, process billing etc. you may in big demand for a small local business. You can offer them what they need without having to go into the office. Many small business owners work out of their own home and you can be of value to them as well.
Get creative and come up with more ideas to present what you offer as a work at home virtual assistant.
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