Have you always wanted to work from home, but felt that you just didn’t have the skills? If you’re on our Newsletter list, but haven’t taken the plunge, this article is for you. Most people think that you need advanced administrative skills like bookkeeping, Human Resource expertise or advanced skills in database creation and management such as an expertise in MS Access. Others may feel that they don’t have top notch clerical skills like fast and accurate typing, advanced email support and calendar management that are needed to assist someone virtually. However, to “assist” simply means to help! 🙂 That’s good news for those looking to become a virtual assistant. Here are other skills you can utilize to help or assist others virtually with their businesses:
- Social Media – This is a job that you can perform virtually and help many business owners thrive with your knowledge. You must be professional, however, as maintaining social networks for a business is a bit different than maintaining your own personal social media accounts.
- Mailings – Many small business owners don’t have the funds to afford a separate mail room or mailing division, so you can offer assistance in this area. Offer to hand write and stuff promotional flyers for business owners, as well as transport them to the post office while you run your own errands.
- Phone sales – Many business owners still need someone to help promote their products and services via telesales. If you have a pleasant phone voice, are good with sales and come across as authentic, you could do this virtually as well. Just make sure you have a quiet space to work from.
If you’d like to share other skills that you’ve used to “virtually assist” others from home, please leave your comments below. If you’re ready to take the plunge and learn more about becoming a freelancer and virtual assistant, we offer a FREE 15min consultation to those who are looking to start this journey. You can register at a day and time that works for you by clicking here.
This is Shilonda Downing, signing off for Virtual Work Team LLC!