If you’re sitting at your desk, dreaming about working from home, I get it. I was there. Or rather, I was sitting on my couch in tears with my brand new baby dreading returning to work. I didn’t want to go, but we needed the money. So I set out to figure out how I could replace my full time income…from home.
I needed to get creative. I’d worked at a bank, a car dealership (selling cars, if you can believe that!), Starbucks, and as a paralegal. I had a lot of skills, but no idea how to translate them to an online space. Sure, I could find an office job easily. Lots of people were hiring, but that wasn’t what I wanted for myself or my family.
I had to get creative. I had never heard of people who “work from home” that weren’t part of an MLM (and I do love me some Young Living, but that came much, much later). I found a little website called HireMyMom and started looking at jobs.
And everyone wanted something called a “virtual assistant”…ummmm…I could do that…I think. So I started by looking at my skill set, and you know what I found?
A whole host of things that I could do for them!
A Virtual Assistant Can:
- Build a website
- Do market research
- Schedule appointments
- Respond to emails
- Schedule and send emails
- Design fliers, postcards, and more
- Write blog posts
- Draft newsletters
- Manage social media
- Research just about anything
- Create killer presentations
- Set up your online store/school/group
- Keep your database up to date
- Make travel reservations
- Book appointments
- Respond to client and customer inquiries
- Edit copy
- Draft your sales page
Now, this is not an extensive list by any means. In fact, I have another list over at Anchored Social Media & Consulting that I made about a year ago.
I hope that this gives you an idea of the value that you have in the online community, and if you are a business owner, give a virtual assistant a chance!
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