Do you need a money making idea that will let you earn extra money quickly and without a lot of startup cost? If so, then you may want to look into becoming one of the huge numbers of people who make money as a virtual assistant (also known as a VA).
As a virtual assistant you can help people with a variety of tasks from the comfort of your own home, or anywhere you have access to a computer and an internet connection. You can work as little or as much as you like, and your schedule is up to you.
What could be better?
In today’s article I’ll tell you exactly what a virtual assistant does, how to get started, and hook you up with some killer resources to get you up and running as a virtual assistant in no time.
On with the show!
Let’s start with the obvious first question: Just what is a virtual assistant? A virtual assistant (or VA for short) is someone who provides professional administrative or creative assistance from a remote location such as a home office. Some also use the term virtual professional, as it’s a better description in some instances.
Some VA’s are even location independent, which means they have no permanent home. Many of them travel and live in exotic locales for weeks or months at a time, and work while they enjoy the local scene wherever they are.
Virtual assistants are usually self employed, and may work exclusively for one client, or hire themselves out to many clients who need their services.
There’s a huge variety of services that a virtual assistant can do. Pretty much anything you can do with a computer and an internet connection is fair game. You can limit your services to one or two special services that you excel at, or you can offer a large variety of services, depending on your skillset and talents, it’s completely up to you.
Here’s just a partial list of the services you can offer as a virtual assistant/virtual professional: