Many businesses today can’t do without virtual assistants, and this trend is likely to keep going. There are now a lot of opportunities for VAs that fit a wide range of skills and interests.
Think about what you’re interested in when deciding which role is right for you. This will help you find a job that you will enjoy and that will give you the chance to do your best work. You can choose from different virtual assistant roles, each of which has its own responsibilities.
Below are some of the most common VA roles to help you decide which one might be the best fit for you.
Social Media VA
Social media marketing is a common task for any virtual assistant because almost every business is now on social media. But you can decide to only manage social media accounts for businesses and market yourself as a “social media VA.” In this job, you will run marketing campaigns, respond to comments and messages, and keep track of how well your client’s social media accounts are doing.
One of the most common and important things that VAs can do is help with administration. An admin VA is a business owner’s right-hand person who handles all of the boss’s and the business’s administrative tasks. This job is very important for businesses of all sizes because it helps busy executives and leaders get more done and feel less stressed by taking on some of their work.
Customer Service VA
The most important parts of both in-person and online businesses are the people who help with customer service. As with their customer-facing counterparts, the goal of virtual customer service assistants is to give customers a good experience. But they don’t talk to customers in person, which is the main difference. Instead, they talk over the phone, through online chat, and through emails.
Graphic Design VA
A graphic design assistant knows how to make logos, website banners, infographics, and posts for social media, among other things. As a graphic design VA, you will work on the branding of a business by designing logos, color schemes, and websites. You can also help companies that already exist if they want to change their brand or improve their website. You’ll also need to be creative and have some experience with graphic design tools.
Hiring a blog VA is one of the best ways for new bloggers to set up their websites in the early stages. As a blog VA, you will assist new brands in launching their blogs and transforming them into marketing and sales tools. You will also need to know something about search engine optimization (SEO) and have a basic understanding of the technical “behind the scenes” parts of running a blog.
I hope that this post helped you find a VA job that you’re excited about. If you’re still not sure, check back next week when I talk about 5 more VA roles that are in demand this year.
Dan Meyer is the founder of Sonic VA, which specializes in matching Filipino Virtual Assistants with American Small Business clients and has been a leader in the outsourcing industry since 2011.
Dan is also one of the top experts in Virtual Staffing and has personally trained over 10,000 Filipinos in areas such as virtual assistance, data analytics, business process outsourcing and social media marketing & management.