Could you be a virtual assistant? What does a virtual assistant even do? Here we have some ideas that might make you realise that your skills could be utilised in a different way.

If you are currently on maternity leave, or between jobs, what are some things you could do to make money? Apart from blogging, which takes some time to build up, another option is to work for other people. If you know how to use the internet and can write interesting articles, you could sell your services to other bloggers.

Many bloggers haven’t got enough time to write articles or blog posts, so they outsource them to virtual assistants. or VAs. They may give you an idea of what to write about – for example, a food blogger might want a 500 word article on ten different ways with cheese. A travel blogger might want you to do some research on New York, and make some suggestions on the best places to go with kids. These things take time, and you may well be able to charge around £40 per post, depending on the website.

How do you get these opportunities? Join Facebook groups that are tailored to Virtual assistants. Bloggers and website owners will often join the groups themselves, or contact the group admins to post work. This is also a great idea if you are looking for blog content ideas yourself.

You can also join sites like Fiverr or Upwork, and post your own services. People will then come to you. This is sometimes a safer way to do it as there will be more protection. You do need to make sure you have some examples of work you have done. This could just be your own blog.

Virtual assistants can also do much more, including answering emails for businesses, doing social media and even things like data entry and typing letters.

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