“I was a normal military wife and mom, and I wanted to be able to take and create a career that would travel with me anywhere. Now we are based in Bali, we travel the world as much as we want to, and I just grab my laptop with me wherever we go”

– Esther Inman, CEO, and Founder of 90 Day VA

A fancy quote cannot describe what a Virtual Assistant lifestyle is, better than this quote by Ester Inman. It captures the soul of the Virtual Assistant lifestyle and lays it for you to contemplate.

Hello and welcome to my blog and a brand new blog post wherein I will lay out a list of 7 specialized services offered by a Virtual Assistant. This blog is for aspiring VAs (short for Virtual Assistant), VAs looking to upgrade, and Freelancers looking to narrow down on niche selection. This is also for Entrepreneurs, Business Owners, and Startups looking to hire VAs with specialized skills to cater to their business needs.

So basics first, I’m sure you have heard about the term Virtual Assistant a lot since the pandemic hit at the dawn of 2020. But do you really know what or who a Virtual Assistant is? What does a Virtual Assistant do? How do they go about doing whatever they do? Worry not for here I am to answer all your questions and more. So let’s get started.

Who is a Virtual Assistant?

“Virtual Assistant is a trusted asset who takes away your frustrations, by completing the tasks you don’t!”

A Virtual Assistant is a professional who takes various business tasks off your plate, to give you more space and time to focus on important functions of your business, so that you can grow and expand your business.

These tasks include but are not limited to – 

  • Planning & Maintaining your Blog & Website
  • Managing your Social Media
  • eCommerce Stores Setup & Management
  • Podcast Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Instagram Management

Why are Virtual Assistants hired?

Virtual Assistants are hired simply because they provide value in kind, i.e 

  • Time, which is most precious.
  • Cost-saving, as VAs are not full-time employees.
  • Specializations, as VAs are professionals and know the tools of the trade.
  • Scaling & improving business, as hiring a VA frees you up to focus more on expanding & growing your business.

 Specialized Services provided by a Virtual Assistant

Now let’s dive into the juiciest part of this blog post. There are 100s of tasks that VAs perform, but I am going to list 7 specialized services offered by a Virtual Assistant for you, so you can niche down and chart your path.

  • Calendar Management
  • Blog Management
  • Podcast Management
  • Instagram Management
  • Email Management & Marketing
  • Project Management
  • OBM – Online Business Management

Check out this short video to learn more about these 7 specialized services offered by a Virtual Assistant.

How much can a Virtual Assistant earn?

Skills and experience determine how much money you can make as a Virtual Assistant. Beginner VAs start at the minimum industry rates and then pump up their rates by skilling up while gaining experience. Experienced VAs providing specialized services command premium rates.

For Indian clients, you can charge anything between INR 150 to INR 500 per hour.

For overseas clients, you can change anything between $10 to $50 per hour.

Besides hourly rates, experienced VAs design Packages that club various services. You can also have clients on Retainer packs on a monthly basis.

How to Become a Virtual Assistant?

You can learn the skills required to become a VA by learning the tools of the trade. Or you can enroll in a training academy for VAs by researching the course that fits your requirements.

How to find Clients?

LinkedIn is the best platform to create a VA profile and look for opportunities. Facebook groups and Instagram are also good sources for lead generation. Platforms such as Upwork, Freelancer, PeoplePerHour, Fiverr, etc., host tons of projects for freelancers and virtual assistants.

There you go, done and dusted, 7 specialized services offered by virtual assistants laid out for you. I hope you found value in the video as well.

Please comment below to share your thoughts with me and ask away any queries that come to your mind. I am happy to help.