When you are all set to propel yourself as a virtual assistant, the next step to be done is identifying the tasks that you can complete as a VA. The tasks that you are able to do can be aplenty, but ideally you should just be focusing on the tasks that leverages your own strengths.
It is important to find out more about yourself and evaluate what your strengths and weaknesses are. Only then will you be able to tap on a niche that will not only make you feel at ease, but allow you to maximise your abilities as a VA as well.
Here are some of the more common areas of expertise which you may find similarities to your own self, and use them as reference kickstart your VA path:
If you are the meticulous kind, you may be more inclined to be a virtual assistant to others in responding their emails and arranging their meetings to suit their schedules. Depending on the extent of your work, you might also like to request handling phone calls or voice messages, and handle real-time customer service operations for an online business.
- Research Work
Research can encompass a wide range of work from compiling the latest news in the various media channels for an upcoming presentation to identifying trending topics that can be developed further for content creation in the form of blogs or article write-ups. You can help out in researching for the best rates for accommodation, transportation and many more for your client.
- Data Entry
Your client may have recently purchased a huge database and would want the raw data to be further sliced into different verticals of their choice. That’s where you can come into the picture as a VA, and assist them in validating the overall list for greater accuracy or sorting them by demographics.
- Financial Tasks
Your background in finance or strength in the field of numbers may put your in pole position for tasks such as bookkeeping and invoicing for your prospective clients. Lending a hand in the consolidation of accounts receivable and payable, as well as keeping tabs on bills and payrolls, may eventually lead you to the even bigger tasks to take on. Due to the increased level of trust, your client may allow you to set up their online payment gateways and even prepare their cheques.
Graphic or web design are both very niche in nature, which at best, will require relevant expertise and industrial experience. If you happen to have both on hand, then you are all set to reach out to clients ranging from those in the advertising and design industry to businesses of any scale possible. Given the modern needs for design works both in the online and offline world, there is definitely no lack of demand for design services.
While the five areas of work above just more widely available, the list is really non-exhaustive especially in the dynamic world that we are currently in. If you look deep enough you might just open up even more possibilities for you to render your expertise as a virtual assistant, and especially in areas of your own (unique) interest.