Often when people hear the word virtual assistant and they think of Siri or Google. For those who don’t know a Virtual Assistant is a person who provides B2B services ranging from administration through to website design and more. Virtual Assistants are generally business owners providing services, where you can expect to pay a slightly higher rate but you don’t incur overhead costs that you would when employing someone.
A virtual assistant offers a range of services, but not all virtual assistants offer the same services. Some may be more specialised in specific industries, software/programs or types of services.
A virtual assistant can work from any location, most often they work from home.
Who can be a virtual assistant?
A virtual assistant is anyone who wants to earn an income and be their own boss.
This can be
- mums looking to add an extra income whilst staying at home with the children
- a university student looking to make extra income whilst completing their studies
- full time employee looking to get out of their 9 to 5 work routine, and work my flexible hours doing what they love
- someone wanting to earn extra money on the side offering services in areas they enjoy, such as social media, typing, transcribing, data entry or graphics.
What do virtual assistants get paid?
In Australia, a virtual assistant can earn between $30 to $75 an hour, depending on their skills set, services, expertise and experience.
Generally, most start-up virtual assistants earn around $30 an hour and progress their rates as they gain experience or niche their business.
What types of services can a virtual assistant offer?
As I mentioned above, no all virtual assistant’s offer the same service. It’s up to you what you want to offer to your potential customers.
- Answering Customer Service Emails
- Managing Chat Support
- Filtering Emails
- Diary/Calendar Management
- Appointment / Bookings
- Answering Calls – Reception or call centre
- Reminder services
- Organising travel
- Project management
- Team management
- Debt Collection
- Data Entry
- Website Updates
- Website Builds
- CRM Management
- Social Media Management
- Content Management
- Blog Writing
- Event Management
- Proof Reading / Editing
- Online Business Management
- Press Releases
- Building Land Pages
- Building Funnels
And the list doesn’t stop here.
How do you get started?
If you want to get started today, I encourage you to explore my start up course which covers all the basics you need to start your business in no time. Additionally, you do get a private session with me.
Alternatively, if you want a more personal experience, then please look at my mentoring services.