6 In-Demand Virtual Assistance Jobs for Beginners

One of the biggest misconceptions that people have is that one needs extensive technical and work experience to land clients. Believe it or not, there are a lot of services that beginner VAs can offer even if they have zero experience!

Now, some virtual assistants have niched down and offer super specialized services at a premium rate, but one thing is for sure – they did not start with the kind of services they offer today. More than likely, they started with general administrative services that most newbie Vas offer (this is where I started too!). Offering general administrative support not only gives you a chance to learn tricks of the trade, but also an opportunity to identify what you’ll truly love doing several years down the line. 

This is why it is important to know some of the best services you can start with so that you can keep it very simple!

How Can You Get Started as a Virtual Assistant with Zero Experience?

Do prospective clients want someone who understands the ins and outs of the specific platforms and tools they use in their business? Absolutely!

But do you know what they want even more? 

Someone who will genuinely care for their business and treat it as though it was their own!

Come to think of it, if you are a fitness coach, would you rather work with someone that loves eating healthy and understands the mechanisms of working out or someone that knows Asana inside out? You’d probably go for the VA that loves hitting the gym thrice a week and willing to learn on the job – than someone that knows their way around basic project management. 

That’s why clients are more likely to hire you even if you are a newbie!

Let your potential client know that you are more than willing to learn whatever you can to get the job done and they’ll be more than happy to work for you. However, you should be prepared to go the extra mile to learn the platforms and tools they are using in their business, but that’s a small price to pay for keeping a long-term client!

So, what are some of the high-demand jobs for newbie virtual assistants? Read on to learn more!

Email Management

Studies show that people spend over 23% of their workday on email, and this makes email management one of the most in-demand services right now. 

If you take up email management from your clients, you shall have created more time for them to focus more on what they enjoy doing the most. Given that email is very easy to understand and almost everyone interacts with emails daily, it is a fabulous service to offer.

Some of the tasks you could perform include responding to incoming inquiries, organizing emails into specific folders, following up on leads, getting rid of junk mails, unsubscribing from newsletters, and so much more!

Calendar Management and Appointment Scheduling

Imagine helping your clients start their day with their calendars neatly outlined for them. How incredible would that be!

While the specific tasks will vary from one client to another, supporting your clients by organizing their calendars and offering ongoing management would be an awesome idea. 

Some of the things they might need help with include scheduling their podcast interviews, coordinating and scheduling consultation calls with their clients, just to mention a few. 

This service would require you to understand the use of digital calendars such as Calendly and Google calendar. 

Looking for detailed course on how to set up your virtual assistance business? Check out The Virtual Assistance Roadmap course by clicking HERE.

 Travel Scheduling and Booking 

Do you love traveling? I bet you do! Business owners frequently travel o attend conventions and training events. Some travel to meet with their potential clients or simply restock their product-based businesses. 

You could choose to support your clients by booking their travel tickets and making arrangements for their accommodation. This would involve coming up with the schedule for their trip and drafting a budget based on their specifications.

Social Media Management

Social media management is an umbrella term for a lot of different services. This has given a lot of newbie Vas flexibility in terms of what they can offer.

Some of the services that can b offered under this umbrella term include Facebook group management, social media engagement (responding to inquiries and interacting with your client’s community), creation and scheduling of posts on social media pages and even moderating live videos!

Social media management has grown exponentially over the last few years and will certainly continue to do so. This is one of the services I highly recommend to all students that take my Virtual Assistance course. Social media has been proven to be among the fastest ways to grow any business, hence the reason why social media managers are highly sought after.

Market Research

While this may not be very popular, it is definitely one of the ways through which your client could make some more money! 

Market research includes things like lead generation, podcast pitching which would include getting your client booked on podcasts, and product research to tell whether your client should introduce a new product to a given market. 

If you are good at research and sales, this would be a nice service to start with. 

Graphics Creation

Are you the creative type that loves appealing visuals? I have something for you! 

Canva graphics design, when combined with social media management, are some of the highly sought-after services. Allow your creative juices to flow as you work on those Facebook and Instagram feed graphics. It doesn’t stop there! Go ahead and create eBooks, logos, and even resumes! The sky is the limit when it comes to graphics creation. 

A lot of business owners do not have such creative juices, so offering them such a service would be invaluable to them.

Did you find this list helpful? I hope it has given you more confidence in getting started as a newbie virtual assistant. Which of these are you interested in offering?

Before you go, if you are looking for a detailed course on how to get started with your virtual assistance business, check out The Virtual Assistance Roadmap course by clicking HERE.

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