Remote Virtual Assistant Jobs

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Abbey Ashley

Are you looking for remote virtual assistant jobs that you can start RIGHT NOW?

Well, I’m going to let you in on a little secret.

When I first started my virtual assistant business, I had NO idea what I was doing.

I actually had never even heard of the term “VA”… but a friend told me about it, and the next day I started calling myself one.

Here’s the thing–a lot of us are much more skilled than we think.

We have worked previous administrative or marketing positions and we DO have skills that other business owners are willing to pay for!

That’s why I created this list. If you are just getting started and wondering what remote virtual assistant jobs you can get started doing without any formal tech training, this list is for you.

Watch the video below and I’ll give you a list of the top five work-from-home jobs that you can start doing today.

If you are looking for the best advice on starting your very own Virtual Assistant business, make sure you subscribe to my YouTube channel.

When you’re working as a Virtual Assistant (either full-time, part-time or on the side), there are a lot of advanced skills.

However, you may not have time to learn advanced skills right away.

You need to exchange your time for money now, and you’re looking for remote services you can start offering ASAP.

My name is Abbey Ashley, Founder of The Virtual Savvy, and I’ve helped thousands of aspiring Virtual Assistants launch their own business from scratch.

Over time, I’ve been able to see the top services virtual assistants can offer FAST, and I want to share them with you today.

Here are the TOP five jobs that you can start doing TODAY as a Virtual Assistant:

1. Data Entry

Data entry may seem easy, but that doesn’t mean a business owner wants to take precious time out of their day to do it. Many business owners want to start outsourcing the simple tasks in their business so they have more time to work on high-level tasks.

Data entry is a great way to to get your foot in the door as a new VA. As you learn more about your client and their business, you can start to prove your skills. You might even be able to grow into a larger role in the business (if that’s what you want).

An example of data entry might be collecting names, email addresses, or phone numbers from multiple sources and combining them into a single spreadsheet.


2. Appointment Reminders

While there may be some people who are comfortable cold-calling for a client, I personally am not (just not my jam).

However, I have worked with a client reminding HIS clients about their appointments by phone, and it was SUPER easy!

I simply set up a free Google voice number and called his clients to remind them about their upcoming appointment.

Clients love this service because they make more money when people show up for their appointments instead of forgetting or not following up to cancel/re-schedule.


3. Email Management

This is a BIG one.  Email or inbox management is a valuable service for any business owner, regardless of industry or niche.

Many businesses get HUNDREDS of emails a day and just can’t keep up.

At The Virtual Savvy, we use software like HelpScout to help us keep track of all of the emails that come in so each one gets answered quickly and effectively.

HelpScout also provides helpful metrics like happiness score, response time, and the number of emails that are answered each day, so you can give your client a visual of how your services are positively impacting their business.

What do you think? Would you consider these simple or difficult tasks? Comment below and let me know!

 

4.  Social Media Services

No, you may not be a social media expert, but there are some businesses that are starting from ground zero and have NO existing social media presence.

Your services may be as simple as setting up a Facebook page and posting a few times a day–but that may be all that’s needed to wow your new client!

Other social media services that don’t require a lot of strategy or expertise are:

  • Creating and optimizing profiles
  • Scheduling posts
  • Brainstorming and researching content related to a client’s business
  • Using a graphic design template in a program like Canva to create posts


Learn more about Community Management HERE!

 

5. Community Management

Many online entrepreneurs have online communities like a Facebook group, LinkedIn Group, or some other online community platform.

It takes WORK to manage an online community, so that presents an opportunity for you to come in and pitch your service. 

Trust me… we have more than 60,000 virtual assistants in our free VA Savvies Facebook Community and it takes a LOT of assistance to manage that well.

A community manager will answer questions, accept new members, kick out spammers, and foster a welcoming atmosphere for group members.


There you have it, friends.

These are my personal favorite top five virtual assistant services you can start TODAY.

Maybe you’re wondering WHERE you can find jobs like these?!

At The Virtual Savvy, I teach virtual assistants how to work as their OWN boss by working with clients, as opposed to finding low-paying, work-from-home jobs online.

I share my very BEST tips for getting new clients in my Become a Booked Out Virtual Assistant Training, which you can watch now for FREE over at thevirtualsavvy.com/bbo.

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Meet Abbey

Abbey Ashley is the Founder of The Virtual Savvy. She helps aspiring virtual assistants launch and grow their own at-home business from scratch. She's since gone on to grow a multi-six figure business and retire her husband ALL from her at-home business. It's now her passion to help others start their own VA business so they can taste the freedom and flexibility of entrepreneurship as well.

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38 Comments

  1. Belkis on March 28, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    Can these jobs actually replace my full time 8-5 job? and payrate? or are these just extra jobs and extra money?

    • Abbey Ashley on April 1, 2019 at 11:14 am

      One of the best parts of starting a virtual assistant business is that you can make it exactly what you want it to be. In can be full time. It can be part time. Depending on your current level of income, you may need a high-end service in order to replace your income. Check out my post on setting your rates to give some additional ideas!

      • Sandra Mandeville on February 8, 2022 at 2:32 pm

        I am interested in appointment reminders and email management.

        • Abbey Ashley on February 8, 2022 at 3:58 pm

          Those are great services to start with Sandra – you got this!!!

  2. Shannon on July 17, 2019 at 1:47 am

    I love to do data entry but I can never find anyone who will hire me.

    • Abbey Ashley on July 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm

      With data entry, a great platform for you to use to find for clients may be LinkedIn. You could also consider UpWork.

    • Godfrey Abogo on June 17, 2021 at 4:43 pm

      Dear madam, sincerely l admire your zeal in your job because l have been following you for some time now.
      Is it possible to get virtual assistant job through you as you have been on this journey for some time.
      I live in Nigeria and have worked as a store keeper and teacher. Thanks sincerely for prompt reply, Godfrey.

      • Abbey Ashley on June 18, 2021 at 1:43 pm

        Hello! There are a lot of job leads in my free Facebook community. You can join here.

        • aubrey maye on December 29, 2023 at 4:14 pm

          hello mam! I’m an IT graduate. but currently working here in UAE as a nail technician. I wanted to be a virtual assistant. How can I join?

          • Jaime Nickerson on December 29, 2023 at 8:53 pm

            Hi Aubrey! To get started, we recommend you download our free checklist and starter guide at thevirtualsavvy.com/checklist and join us for our FREE 3 Days to VA Challenge starting January 16! http://www.thevirtualsavvy.com/challenge. Rooting for you! – Team TVS



  3. Paula on August 30, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    I am interested in Data entry..whatnot advice on that

    • Abbey Ashley on September 4, 2020 at 2:51 pm

      Data entry is a great skill to have! Do you have specific questions?

  4. Kathy on June 17, 2021 at 10:50 am

    Do you know a company that is hiring data entry work

  5. Javaria on June 17, 2021 at 3:06 pm

    I m interested in data entry job

    • Abbey Ashley on June 18, 2021 at 1:42 pm

      That’s great Javaria, you got this!

  6. Terice on June 21, 2021 at 2:49 pm

    It’s hard to get data entry job.any suggestions on the hunt.

  7. Andrea+Pitman on June 21, 2021 at 6:02 pm

    I love the appointment reminders idea, going to look into Google voice, didn’t know that was a thing.
    I didn’t even think about community management either. What’s the General rate of pay for this service?
    Thankyou for the great tips.

    • Abbey Ashley on June 22, 2021 at 2:28 pm

      It really depends! Rates can vary a lot based on niche and experience level. I would recommend starting at a minimal rate of $20 per hour or more.

      • WIlfried Evrard on March 25, 2024 at 5:24 am

        hi Ms my name is wilfied evrard and i come from cameroon, if i’m here today it’s because i need job.. and i always love virtual assistance opportunities… how can i do?? would tyou help me please

        my whatsapp +237 681646719

        • Jaime Nickerson on March 25, 2024 at 6:21 am

          Hi Wilfried, To get started, here are a few things we recommend:

          1. Download our free checklist and starter guide at thevirtualsavvy.com/checklist
          2. Join our free Facebook group with over 120k members sharing free resources and job opportunities every day. http://www.Facebook.com/groups/vasavvies
          3. Visit our blog and/or YouTube channel and use the search bar to learn how you can get clients now. thevirtualsavvy.com/blog YouTube.com/abbeyashley

          Rooting for you! – Team TVS

  8. Sarah Fowler on June 23, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    I’m looking forward to starting with Data entry because I do that a lot of it myself for personal stuff. I’m interested in calendar and email management. I’m brand new to this field of work. I haven’t done administrative work for anyone professionally. Ideally, I know I’d like to offer specialty services in basic research and possibly basic bookkeeping, maybe even light proofreading for blog posts or articles around 3-5 pages in length.

  9. [email protected] on July 2, 2021 at 4:11 am

    Mam I would love to do data entry, email management and social service jobs but I couldn’t able to find clients.
    I had applied to so many companies via Linkedin but couldn’t get a job. It would be nice if you have any references or vacancies in your company or any other place.

    • Abbey Ashley on July 2, 2021 at 10:35 am

      At the moment I don’t, but if you are on our email list you will be notified when we are hiring! Are you in our free Facebook community? You can CLICK HERE to join. There are over 60,000 other professionals in that group who may be able to help you with where you are at. It’s a great place to ask questions, network, and even find job opportunities.

  10. VAKJW on September 3, 2021 at 11:38 am

    Y0u have such amazing articles on your blog. I have followed you for a while now and have started my VA business but haven’t had any clients as of yet. Thank you for this information it is super helpful.

    • Abbey Ashley on September 3, 2021 at 11:46 am

      I’m so glad I can help you on your VA journey! Don’t be discouraged – you got this! We have tons of job opps in our Facebook Community as well, you can CLICK HERE to join (if you haven’t already)!

  11. chasie on December 20, 2021 at 3:37 pm

    Im really interested in scheduling/ sending emails, Writing / blogging / content creation website upkeep, customer service emails and appointment setting. I would absolutely love to be apart of this work environment and growth so much through this business opportunity. I wanted your free training video! and requested to be on the facebook page is that the best way to find job opportunities like this?

    • Abbey Ashley on December 26, 2021 at 10:02 am

      AWESOME!! That’s a great start! You can find tons of job opportunities inside my free Facebook group. You can join HERE.

  12. chasie on December 20, 2021 at 3:39 pm

    I watched your training video

    • Abbey Ashley on December 26, 2021 at 10:04 am

      Great! I shared the link to our Facebook page. Here it is again if you need it. You can find job opportunities by going to the search field and typing in #jobopp

  13. Chyna Stuckey on July 14, 2022 at 4:53 pm

    I’m really interested in email management

    • Abbey Ashley on August 4, 2022 at 11:16 am

      That’s an amazing service to provide! We have a great email management course inside the SavvyVault! You can learn more here: thesavvyvault.com

  14. Ikechukwu Samuel on June 26, 2023 at 11:35 am

    wow! thanks for this ma’am I have been trying to apply for VA job but I was kinds confused ok n the kind of niche to apply for as a beginner.
    I think I will go for Facebook, Calendar and Email management.

    • Jaime Nickerson on June 27, 2023 at 9:01 am

      That is a great place to start, Ikechukwu! And, those are sought after services. You’ve got this! – Team TVS

  15. Aerpula saiteja on April 11, 2024 at 5:17 am

    im interested in 1,3

    • Jaime Nickerson on April 11, 2024 at 6:28 am

      Amazing! Check out our resources here on the blog or, if you prefer, our YouTube channel (YouTube.com/abbeyashley) for resources on how to find clients. – Team TVS

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