VIRTUAL ASSISTANT JOBS FROM HOME FOR BEGINNERS


5 Virtual Assistant Jobs for Beginners

5 Virtual Assistant Jobs for Beginners


With our world becoming more and more digitized and so our lives. One of the greatest examples is looking back a few years,  when going to offices for a 12-hour shift was called, 'being settled'. Those times are considered pre-historic because now there’s another efficient way of earning money by choosing your work environment and time-schedule and this work for home community is growing day by day. Especially if you are a beginner and have no job experience, there are numerous virtual assistant jobs online and the coolest part is you don’t need any experience except for some specific skills.

As a virtual assistant, you act as a service provider to help out online companies, businesses, bloggers or any other busy professionals. Hiring a virtual assistant for doing admin work, Social media support(email, twitter, facebook, SMS, LinkedIn) and many other tasks. To be a virtual assistant, you have to be organized and professional while completing your tasks.

Being a VA you have to understand the basic reason for hiring you was to save time for doing much more important work. My advice to beginners is to start small once you’ve decided to pursue your desired niche, it can be a blogger, proofreader or a translator. Once you know the niche, then it gets easier to contact potential clients and give yourself a much start in this vast community of virtual assistant jobs for beginners. And with the growth in the Virtual assistant market, you can be hired as a VA to complete a vast range of duties. Freelance virtual assistant jobs are one of the major factors responsible for this thriving work-from-home industry.

Various companies can hire you as a virtual assistant like Worldwide 101, Time Etc, Fancy Hands, Virtual Office VA, Lifebushido, etc.

If you are still struggling to decide on a virtual assistant niche, the following are some top the most effective and efficient options you can consider if you are a beginner entering the world of freelance virtual assistant jobs:-

1) SOCIAL MEDIA VIRTUAL ASSISTANT


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Social media work is a vital task for all the business owners, bloggers or brand managers. Social media can take a business from scratch to unimaginable heights if promoted effectively and efficient making it a time-consuming process. That’s when these brands look for hiring a virtual assistant for not just responding to emails but also content creating, finding shareable articles and promotion on various social media platforms like Facebook, Gmail, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.

To be hired as a VA you must know how to gain more traffic on different media platforms by knowing what is going to be in trend beforehand. A lot of research has to be done before you began to create or promote content.  Having these skills can give you a jump start in your freelance virtual assistant job.

2) BLOGGING

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If you believe this is the niche you choose, be prepared because blogging is a long term commitment as it takes a lot of time for any beginner blogger to get inside of the competition and build strong credibility. A blogger does everything when it comes to promoting and monetizing your blog, from content creation, research, editing, proofreading, maintaining blogs, etc.

There are various skills you will have to work on to be a successful blogger like writing, editing and even preparing a schedule for social media promotion, optimizing the content. If you always desired to be a blogger then you will learn a lot if you are hired as a blogger’s virtual assistant.

Yes, it is a long term commitment but as you can see there are so many bloggers doing this full time and still make a living. So, I think blogging would be a good choice and would help you build a career as a  freelance virtual assistant.

3) DATA ENTRY 

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One of the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of freelance work is data entry due to the flexibility of work conditions. All you have to do is enter data from one source to another and believe me it is a lot of work for entrepreneurs and hiring a virtual assistant saves them a lot of time and money as well.

Well, you get paid for not many hours of work if you are prepared for preparing the data and reviewing its accuracy and be responsible for Data management.

So, now you know the tasks of a data entry virtual assistant and if you still think this is your desired niche, then I say go for it. This kind of freelance virtual assistant job might pay you better than you expected.

4) eCommerce VIRTUAL ASSISTANT

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The eCommerce industry has shown rapid growth in businesses and with the booming businesses the work has increased so much that every businessman on a good level wouldn’t even imagine himself doing everything. And that’s when a need for virtual assistant arises.

Are you thinking about a virtual assistant’s salary in this niche? You will be paid well even if you have no experience but skills like Handling transactions, managing inventory, SEO friendly content and descriptions, 24/7 email/chat support, order processing, Product category management, handling exchange/returns, coupons data entry, etc.

These are some of the vital tasks you’ll have to do daily. It doesn’t matter whether the products are sold on a website or at a marketplace, as a VA your job would be to help make the day-to-day operations flow smoothly.

5) BOOKKEEPING VIRTUAL ASSISTANT

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Every business(small or big) has a support system, acting as the spine of a business and that is bookkeeping. If you want to begin a prospering virtual assistant job from home that does not require any experience, go for bookkeeping. This kind of job pays you the worth of your time and resources because that’s what bookkeeping demands. There are various tasks delegated to a virtual bookkeeping assistant :

(1) Inventory Management, (2) Budgeting, (3)Projecting cash flow, (4) Account Reconciliation, (5) Revenue expenditure management, (6) Excel bookkeeping data entry.    These are some of the most important tasks of a virtual assistant bookkeeper and if you can perform well then you will succeed as a freelance virtual assistant in this field.

This new knowledge about beginning your career in freelance virtual assistant jobs is the first step towards your dreams of working from your desired work environment. Once you start your first job as a VA you will realize that it’s not just about money, it’s the connections and experience you gain that lasts a lifetime.

Even if someday you chose to change your niche there are numerous categories you can work under when it comes to freelance work from home virtual assistant jobs for beginners

Author: Sumit Arora
Sumit Arora is a travel writer and photographer, traveling around India for almost a decade. Passionate about Nature and Wildlife, Sumit documents the devastating effects on Nature.