The market for virtual assistants has grown steadily in recent years. In 2020, however, the Covid-19 pandemic experienced an even greater boom. We can expect that this trend will only intensify in the future.
Who is a Virtual Assistant and what it does?
A virtual assistant is a person hired by companies to perform certain tasks that they outsource. These tasks can be very different. Virtual assistants can do customer support, data entry, secretarial work, online research, typing, writing, social media management, online research, sales, marketing, product testing, etc… This type of work is very flexible as you can work whenever is most suitable for you. Moreover, you can fulfill working assignments from your home or any other place.
Who can become a virtual assistant?
Anyone. There are two ways to become a virtual assistant.
- You can do it for yourself. Make a list of tasks that you can perform well and can be sold to companies. Secondly, go to Fiverr.com or Peopleperhour.com and place your ad. When an interested company responds to your ad, you do the work. Or you can browse published works and you contact the companies yourself.
- The second option is to register with specialized intermediary services which are connecting companies with micro-work providers. One such platform is Clickearners.com. With them you can choose the tasks/projects that suit you most, you decide your working hours (full or part-time) and you can work from anywhere with an internet connection. They are looking for workers around the globe. They pay frequently by PayPal or bank transfer. In addition, they provide full online training. This type of work is suitable for any age, ability, and background. You can find useful information about Clickearners.com in the video below.
To sum up, the work of a virtual assistant can be hard and demanding but you can do it wherever you want. It’s not the method of making money online that will make you rich but on the other hand, it will make you at least some money.