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50 Services to Offer as a Virtual Assistant

Do you know what services you can offer as a virtual assistant?

Just the other day I got offered a gig to be a ghostwriter for a big-name blogger (eek!). Not only will my writing be published in front of some major audiences (I’m talking 10,000+ views a DAY), this opportunity was given to me by one of the bloggers I had been following since I started in the online business space.

Day. Made.

Seriously, who can say that they can travel the world, have the freedom to spend with their family, all while doing exciting work for people you’ve dreamed of working for?

It’s why I get so stinkin’ frustrated when I see people stuck in dead-end jobs that eat them up inside each day. Why spend your life at a job that you hate? If you have a special talent or skill, why not offer it as a service? Why not spend time doing something that you actually LOVE for a living?

*Rant over*

When I was first starting out as a Virtual Assistant, all the information online seemed like a cluster bomb to dig through and figure out what I should be focusing on.

That’s why I created this blog – it’s my goal to help aspiring and start-up Virtual Assistants get their business up and running with ease. I want you to be able to turn your talents into a money-making, at-home business.

If you’re just starting out, you might be wondering…

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT?

A Virtual Assistant (VA) is NOT just an “online secretary”. YOU have a skill to offer (or at least a skill you can learn!). A VA business is simply your way of showcasing your skills online. It’s your job as a VA is to take off some of the big (or small) tasks of other entrepreneurs/businesses.

Virtual Assistant is a broad term that can cover a myriad of tasks. That’s where the confusion usually lies. Of course, you can’t learn EVERYTHING. If you try to be a jack of all trades, you’ll end up being a master of none.

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As you begin to decide on the tasks that you WILL want to offer – you may change your title from VA to something more specific to what you do.

As you specialize your services, you may choose to call yourself:

A Social Media Manager
A Pinterest Expert
A Sales Funnel Strategist
A Business Consultant
A WordPress Wizard
A Copywriter
A Facebook Ad Manager
A Launch Strategist
A Webinar Rockstar
A Landing Page Liason
A Unicorn Strategist (seriously – it doesn’t really matter what you call yourself – as long as you have a SERVICE to offer and you know WHO to offer it to!)

In general, the term “Virtual Assistant” is what people end up asking for and searching for, even if they really want a specialist in a particular area. It’s the term that they understand. So, even if you choose to change your name to a more “specialist” term – don’t forget to respond to and search for clients looking for a “VA”.

If you are clear about what you DO and the clients that you SERVE – it doesn’t really matter what you call yourself!

Let’s talk about what you can DO as a Virtual Assistant (aka – the services you can provide).

HOW DO I CHOOSE WHAT SERVICES I SHOULD OFFER?

Below, you will find a comprehensive list of services that you can offer as a Virtual Assistant. How you choose which services to focus on is entirely up to you.

I recommend going through this little activity to help you choose:

  1. Go through the entire list and decide which services you know the best. Rate your current skill level from 1-5. One being “I am not proficient in this service at all”. Five being “I am a rockstar at this service.”
  2.  Go through the list a second time and decide which services you are interested in (whether you know how to do them or not). Rate your interest level from 1-5. One being “I am not interested in learning this at all”. Five being “I am really interested in this topic” or “I already do this and LOVE it”
  3. Now – go through and rate each service, based off of the factors above.
  4. Pull out your top 5 – 10 services. What do you think of them? Do they get you excited? Do they “flow together” in a way that could make great packages?

Example #1: 

Any ONE of these services could be made into a business. You could become the expert at that ONE THING and be the “go-to” person for that skill.

Kathryn Moorehouse is the Pinterest QUEEN. I can say this because she helped me grow the blog traffic on this site exponentially.  She took one specific skill, became an expert at it, and now features that as her main and ONLY service.

 

Example #2

You can combine TWO – TEN services, all that have a common feature and create packages around those. This will define a niche for you.

Chantal from Confident Collaborations is a Virtual Assistant with a few very powerful skills – so these are the services she lists on her website. She is able to offer very specific skills and packages to her clients.

 

Example #3

You can combine TEN OR MORE of these services and list them as a List of Services on your website, and offer general VA work with these skills as your showcased features.

Studio Eighteen Virtual Assistance helps entrepreneurs with a myriad of tasks, all listed on their website. As a generalist, when asked the question, “Can you do ____” the answer can almost always be, “Yes, I can!”.

 

 

Example #4

Lastly, you can combine any of these methods (by being a generalist or a specialist) and choose to offer them to a specific niche (online creatives, real estate agents, health and fitness gurus, photographers, etc.).

Your Ampersand is a niche-specific VA business, exclusively for photographers. Shaina (the owner) took her interests (photography) and made specific packages that will appeal to those in the photography industry.

 

WHAT SERVICES CAN I OFFER AS A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT?

I’m glad you asked!

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There are 1000’s of services that could be made into an online business. Whether you choose two or twenty of these services, all present a unique opportunity to build a VA / Freelancing business around.

Let’s take a look at 50 services you can offer as a Virtual Assistant:

If you want full access to all 101 Services You can offer as a Virtual Assistant, click here.

  1. NEWSLETTER DESIGN
  2. NEWSLETTER CONTENT CREATION
  3. EMAIL AUTOMATION
  4. MAILCHIMP ASSISTANCE / MAINTENANCE
  5. CONVERTKIT ASSISTANCE / MAINTENANCE
  6. AWEBER ASSISTANCE / MAINTENANCE
  7. INFUSIONSOFT ASSISTANCE / MAINTENANCE
  8. ONTRAPORT ASSISTANCE / MAINTENANCE
  9. SOCIAL MEDIA AD SET-UP / MANAGEMENT
  10. CONTENT CREATION SERVICES
  11. TECHNICAL WRITING AND HOW TO POSTS
  12. LANDING PAGE CREATION
  13. WORDPRESS UPDATES
  14. WEB DESIGN
  15. SHOPIFY ASSISTANCE
  16. SEO SERVICES
  17. CONTENT CREATION FOR ONLINE COURSES
  18. WEBINAR SETUP
  19. LIVE WEBINAR ASSISTANCE
  20. EDITING
  21. RESUME WRITING
  22. PROOFREADING
  23. TRANSCRIPTION
  24. DATA ENTRY
  25. TELEMARKETING / LEAD GENERATION
  26. INTERNET RESEARCH
  27. CUSTOMER SERVICE
  28. BLOG MANAGEMENT
  29. RESPONDING TO BLOG COMMENTS
  30. BLOG TRAFFIC REPORTING
  31. MAINTAINING EDITORIAL CALENDAR
  32. GHOSTWRITING
  33. SOCIAL MEDIA GRAPHIC DESIGN
  34. VIDEO EDITING
  35. POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS
  36. EBOOK CONTENT AND DESIGN
  37. CREATING INFOGRAPHICS
  38. LOGO DESIGN / GRAPHIC DESIGN
  39. PAYMENTS AND INVOICING
  40. ACCOUNTING / BOOKKEEPING SERVICES
  41. EMAIL REMINDERS
  42. CALENDAR MANAGEMENT
  43. CREATING / MANAGING DATABASES & CRM’S
  44. SCHEDULING SOCIAL MEDIA
  45. SETTING UP AFFILIATE PROGRAMS & AFFILIATE MANAGEMENT
  46. RUNNING/ MANAGING CONTESTS AND GIVEAWAYS
  47. BRANDING SERVICES
  48. PRESS RELEASES
  49. PR MANAGEMENT
  50. TRAVEL RESEARCH & BOOKING

What skills do you offer as a virtual assistant? Do you consider yourself a specialist or a generalist?

Remember, there is no wrong answer here. If marketed correctly, any singular skill or a combination of skills can be made into a profitable online business. It’s all about deciding on what YOU enjoy doing and having a PLAN IN PLACE to get clients!

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100 Comments

  1. Self Made Dame on January 13, 2017 at 10:13 am

    I am certainly a techie VA who now also specialises in Pinterest account management (I took a Pinterest VA course). I offer email list creation and management, web design and management, content editing and proofreading and of course Pinterest management. I love all of these processes and I love improving entrepreneur’s and blogger’s online presence with my skills and experience. I am always learning, in fact I think I spend the majority of my time reading blog posts like this one to learn more every day!

    • Abbey Ashley on February 3, 2017 at 12:03 pm

      This is why being a VA is so amazing! You can choose what you want to provide. Love it!

      • Kimberly Tierney on July 2, 2019 at 3:51 pm

        I am just now starting to learn how to be a VA. My passion is creative design. I would love to be able to use my creative talent somehow. I know there has to be a place for me to do that. Now that I’ve taken the first step into the unknown haha… I’ll be able to learn enough and have confidence in myself to do this!

      • Nazmul hassan on September 2, 2020 at 9:11 am

        Hey abby , I am so much happy and feel so peachful to read this article. and it will be also helpful for my virtual assistant work.

        • Abbey Ashley on September 4, 2020 at 2:52 pm

          Hey, Nazmul! Thank you for the feedback. I am happy you enjoyed it!

    • Gigi on January 11, 2020 at 7:32 pm

      Hello, I am looking into becoming a VA. I have admin and HR background, would you recommend I take a VA course or do enough research on my own? thank you.

      • Abbey Ashley on January 13, 2020 at 9:28 am

        Hey, Gigi! There are lots of paths to get where you want to go, it just depends on what you want and need! In the SavvySystem, we lead students through launching, growing, and scaling their businesses from scratch. In the SavvyVault, we have 38+ tech training videos (with new added each month!) to help develop and grow your skills. We also have our blog, of course, and numerous YouTube videos. We see the best student results in the SavvySystem because it IS so extensive, however, only you can know what’s right for you and at the end of the day, your success will be mostly determined by your WHY and your determination! If you want to email our team at [email protected], we’d be happy to discuss more with you!

  2. Bonnie McConaughy on January 28, 2017 at 2:59 am

    I’m just beginning to look into becoming a Virtual Assistant but I would be a specialist. I would do more content creation of various kinds, editing/proofreading, transcription, data entry, research, etc. My specialties lie in writing and creating content. If it weren’t for realizing that some VA’s do that sort of thing, I wouldn’t have even started looking into it. However, I feel this would be a great way to do the parts of blogging and business that I really enjoy, or to expand on them.

    • Abbey Ashley on February 3, 2017 at 12:02 pm

      That is one of the benefits of being a VA. You can always find a special niche, gain new skills and drop services that you no longer want to offer.

  3. Kerry on January 31, 2017 at 10:57 am

    This is a very helpful read. I’m currently helping someone who is starting a VA company, and your rating system for skills and services is a brilliant idea. I’ll definitely be recommending it. Thank you.

    • Abbey Ashley on February 3, 2017 at 11:47 am

      Kerry, thank you for recommending this post!

  4. Cheryl on February 26, 2017 at 10:38 am

    I have been blogging about simple living and minimalism for more than 5 years and that has set the tone for my VA work, which is mainly in the green lifestyle and eco-friendly niche – anything from content creation to copywriting, voice overs to social media marketing. I am fairly new the trade, but loving it so far!

    • Abbey Ashley on February 27, 2017 at 10:45 am

      That is such an interesting and fulfilling niche!

  5. Kristen on June 3, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    The free download is such a great list! On my own I thought of only 2 or 3 services but with your resource I’ve made a list of at least 10 services! Thank you!

  6. Saskia on June 5, 2017 at 7:32 am

    Hey Abbey,
    Thanks for a great article. Very informative. Also love the download you offer with the guideline of getting started.
    I have been a project manager for over 30 years in the creative industries and have managed to transfer my skills into the virtual arena. I only started this year but have been securing jobs from various job boards already.
    Besides having a web page or site to promote yourself I think making sure your profile on any given job board is up to date and 100% completed is a deal breaker!

    • Abbey Ashley on June 10, 2017 at 7:49 pm

      Yes! Having your profile up to date is so important! Thank you so much for sharing!

  7. virtualmamg on June 29, 2017 at 4:57 am

    Nice information. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Ugochukwu Anurika on July 7, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    Thanks for this Abbey! It was very informative.I just realised there are some skills I could offer that I didn’t think about before.Your post just pointed them out to me!
    Am excited for my success already because I know I am going to conquer.Am new to being a VA you know.

    • Abbey Ashley on July 11, 2017 at 10:48 am

      That is so awesome to hear! Congrats!

  9. Elizabeth Wright on July 13, 2017 at 6:41 am

    This is brillant and endorses the fact that I love building and managing their CRM’s for them – I love insightly and so recommend these to all my clients. So thanks for all the ideas as it has given em something else to think about and add to my marketing plan!

    • Abbey Ashley on July 17, 2017 at 12:19 pm

      We’re so glad you liked it! I love insightly too! So many great CRM’s out there!

  10. Fizza Naseem on September 26, 2017 at 2:54 am

    Well, I just realized that I can give 5 stars to myself for 5 of these services covering content creation, blog management, Social Media graphics, Scheduling Social Media, Ghostwriting, Content Creation for online courses. WHOAA! I never knew it! 😀 Thanks, Abbey, you’re awesome!

  11. Jessica on October 5, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Hi Abby! Thank you for this amazing and informative post! I am actually a legal assistant for a criminal defense firm but am thinking of branching out into VA. I have no idea how to start or if there even is a niche for the legal field. Any suggestions?

    • Abbey Ashley on October 10, 2017 at 7:31 pm

      Hi Jessica, There definitely is a niche for the legal field. To get started, I would recommend that you join our free FB group, Virtual Assistant Savvies, and/or you can join our course The VA Bootcamp, where we teach our students everything they need to know to start a VA biz from scratch. Welcome to the exciting world of virtual assistance!

      • Bernie on October 9, 2019 at 2:47 pm

        Hi Abbey, would you kindly advise how long the VA Bootcamp would take? Many thanks!

        • Abbey Ashley on October 9, 2019 at 4:47 pm

          So I just released a NEW updated version of the Bootcamp which is now the SavvySystem with over 70 lessons divided into 3 main sections. Launch. Grow. Scale. I recommend that you take each Phase at your own pace and not move to the next one until you are ready for that phase in your business. For each person that journey will look different. It all depends on how quickly you are able to Launch and grow your business before you move into the final phase.

  12. Sha Suth on October 26, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    I am just starting out and a dear friend directed me to this wonderful resource base. It’s a little overwhelming how much information there is and so much I need to learn. This list has set me on the right mental path. Thanks a mil @Abbey Ashley. Only thing is I didn’t get the download with the full list after putting my email. Can you direct me to where else I may source it please? Many thanks and keep up the great work.

    • Abbey Ashley on October 31, 2017 at 3:41 pm

      Hi there! Thanks for the kind words! It can seem overwhelming when you’re first getting started, but soon, you’ll be on your way. All of our resources are designed to help you start your VA business in a way that’s sustainable and fun. In any case, I’m sorry that you didn’t receive the download. I will go ahead and send it over to you now so that you have it. 🙂

  13. Tonya Dickerson on December 21, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    Very informative article. Thanks for the insight.

    • Abbey Ashley on December 26, 2017 at 2:53 pm

      Thanks for the comment Tonya! 🙂

  14. Abigail on March 12, 2018 at 10:31 am

    Hi Abbey

    Thank you for all the info, you are so nice …

    • Abbey Ashley on March 13, 2018 at 2:54 pm

      Thank you so much for the kind words Abigail! I’m glad you found my content helpful!

  15. Amy on March 13, 2018 at 11:43 pm

    Hi, Abbey! Great post and freebies! I have been working for a CEO of a small startup as, what I think would be considered, a Generalist VA. I manage her Private Facebook Community and Support Email box, create training and business content, marketing content, write recipes (it is a healthy cooking business), create graphics, write blog content, answer chats, schedule Facebook posts and share to her public page, as well as many other things. I have been doing this for about 3 years. I love working with her, she is my ideal client and I am ready to find some clones of her but not sure how to make that clear on my website. Saying “women small business owners” seems too broad. I will definitely review and rate my skills to see if I can refine my offerings a bit but would love to know your thoughts on how specific you should be in regards to your ideal client.

  16. williamliam on April 9, 2018 at 4:52 am

    This post very useful and very informative news was sharing to my futures.

    • Abbey Ashley on April 12, 2018 at 3:26 pm

      I’m glad you found it helpful William!

  17. Loretta on April 11, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    This is a great list and the examples are pretty awesome. I started out years ago as a general VA, but found my niche in transcription work and transitioned to make that the only service I offer.

  18. Kimberly Mae Espiritu on April 18, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    I find myself unable to leave your blog! I can’t stop reading it! I must say you have a very unique voice in writing, which I personally appreciate.

    • Abbey Ashley on April 19, 2018 at 2:50 pm

      Thank you so much for the compliments Kimberly! I’m glad you like the blog. 🙂

  19. Lyna on September 7, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    I just so happened to run across your blog on Facebook, while playing games. I’ve just downloaded your VA info and can’t wait to read it. I believe you’ve really got an Awesome thing going here. Thank you

    • Abbey Ashley on September 10, 2018 at 2:14 pm

      Awww, thank you so much for the kind words Lyna! Let us know if you we can help you in any way. <3

  20. Frances Bercaw on January 5, 2019 at 11:46 am

    I want to get started it am hesitant due to health problem. I do not understand blogging. I am in my late 60s but really would love doing things like data entry and transcription. I am a paralegal specializing in probate and trust. I don’t know if that is something usable or not. Thank you for your knowledge and guidance.

    • Abbey Ashley on January 7, 2019 at 11:15 pm

      Data entry and transcription are definitely services that are virtually needed. If you are familiar with online systems this would be a great path to consider. If you are unfamiliar with the online space and systems, you may want to look into providing these services to local offices in a remote capacity.

  21. virtual assistant on January 30, 2019 at 12:03 am

    Thank you for sharing such an informative post. Virtual assistants perform many tasks like web design, web development, admin assistant, personal assistant services, document sharing, appointment scheduling service, social media assistant, content marketing services and many more.

  22. Janet Hohn on February 4, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    OMG… I’m turning 6.0 (60) soon and I’m so excited to start semi-retirement with all the skills and experiences I’ve acquired in advertising and marketing.
    I plan to be a generalist (Marketing, Social Media, Design + Content) and want to add my app design skills for small businesses to my portfolio.

  23. Maia on May 21, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    This is a very interesting post. I keep hearing that you cannot be a general VA and must have a niche in something and also only have clients from one particular business sector. Not doing this will result in little to no clients. I am definitely a general VA. It has been a challenge to narrow my client target market as I have had one client so far. With that being said, I am not sure, I would accept another client in that particular field. Thanks so much as this has enlightened me and also given me hope to hang in there!

    • Abbey Ashley on May 22, 2019 at 10:46 am

      You can absolutely be a general VA. In fact, this is what I recommend to new VAs who may not know exactly what they want to niche down to. I want you to get out there, provide services, and figure out what you LOVE doing before you niche down.

  24. […] 50+ Services to Offer as a Virtual Assistant […]

  25. Swati Rapotra on July 30, 2019 at 4:45 am

    Very interesting and informative post. I can say that I have learned a lot from this post and appreciate that you took the time to write it. Awesome, keep it up.

    • Abbey Ashley on July 31, 2019 at 9:51 am

      Thank you so much! I am so glad you are finding value in our content!

  26. Tammy on August 21, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    Hi Abbey! I came across your site while watching your YouTube video “Become a Freelance Virtual Assistant” and became hooked! I have been a CSR for a furniture manufacturer for 15 yrs then changed to office secretary. I’m so burnt out with going to a 9-5 each day and I quit my job just 3 days ago. I start tomorrow doing some admin work, personal shopping, large event meal prep & cleaning for a non-profit Well Being Retreat center and I love working in the Wellness industry. I have skills like: data entry, emails, Google research, writing, cooking (recipe creating), booking travel for us. I am a Facebook user & am learning how to use Instagram & Pinterest. I want to become a VA also to add to my very small income. How can I use these skills to quickly launch a personal VA business to get that added income coming in?
    p.s. my passion is Travel but have only personal travel & booking experience but would like to learn more! By the way, I think your videos are awesome!

    • Abbey Ashley on August 21, 2019 at 4:27 pm

      Hey Tammy! You use the skills YOU have RIGHT NOW and you can get started! Make sure to check out the FREE training on my website about marketing your services and how to Become a Booked Out Virtual Assistant.

  27. Shanite on September 6, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    Hi Abbey,

    Glad I came across your site. For 15 years, I worked as an Administrative assistant. What are some services I can offer? I thought about on-boarding new hires, I-9 verification, and calendar management. Do you have a list of other administrative services I can offer? I also enjoy helping people come up with ideas when wanting to start a business. I always find it exciting of when I can think of what is needed. I think of more like the customer and what I would want when someone is offering a new business. I am a little confused and not sure of how I can add that to having a VA business. I think it’s more of a business consultant than a VA. How can I implement both into a business?

    • Abbey Ashley on September 9, 2019 at 10:52 am

      With your experience, you could do very well as a VA! The best part of being a VA is that you can create the business that YOU want with the services you want to offer. Think of the experiences that you could offer RIGHT NOW and start there.

  28. Rakesh Sharma on October 3, 2019 at 7:08 am

    Very informative post, learned a lot and love to read your write-up.

  29. Jackline on October 30, 2019 at 5:11 am

    Hello Abbey!
    I first heard the term “Virtual assistant” in the month of July 2019 and i immediately became interested with it.Since then,i have been struggling to get it right until i came across this article.I find it very informative,precise and educative.I am in the process of setting up my website and this article is really helpful in putting together my skill-set.I have been an IT and admin specialist for 8 years and now i am ready to transfer my skills to virtual world.Do you mind also sharing an article on how to draft an eye catching proposal/cover letter to win jobs and maybe with a few sample/example?Thanks once again.

    • Abbey Ashley on October 31, 2019 at 4:51 pm

      Hey, Jackline! Thank you for the feedback! I am so glad to hear that you are getting something out of the material presented! Here are a few things I thing might be helpful to you…THIS and THIS! Keep moving forward, YOU GOT THIS!

  30. Lorie Nelson on December 31, 2019 at 1:15 am

    There is a lot services that VA can offer. It depends on the client which work you will be working on. It is better to know a lot before you consider yourself a VA because it is not an easy work to begin with. Anyway thanks for sharing this great informations you have.

    Signature Virtual Assistance, Inc.
    https://www.signaturevirtualassistance.com

    • Abbey Ashley on January 2, 2020 at 11:03 pm

      Hey, Lorie! Thanks so much for your feedback. You’re right– it’s not easy, but I LOVE how many services there are out there! Everyone can bring something else to the table! 🙂

  31. Essays Chief on February 17, 2020 at 1:23 am

    The post is interesting. The content looks at 50 services to offer as a virtual assistant. Virtual Assistant is a wide term that can cover a countless of tasks. A virtual assistant offers administrative services to customers while working outer of the client’s office. A virtual assistant can access the essential planning documents, such as shared calendars, distantly. Virtual assistants are normally cloud-based programs that need internet-connected devices and applications to work.

    • Abbey Ashley on March 10, 2020 at 3:37 pm

      Hey, there! I love what you are saying here. However, I think maybe you meant to say that VAs utilize cloud based programs? Love it!

  32. Katie Batinich on March 24, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    Thank you! This was a perfect blog for what I was looking for. Helping the new entrepreneur settle some nerves and begin to see it coming to life.

    • Abbey Ashley on March 27, 2020 at 8:56 pm

      YES! Thank you for the feedback. You can totally do this thing!

  33. Aaron Shaw on March 30, 2020 at 2:43 am

    Hi Abbey,

    Ive been a chef for 20 years and spent 10 years in an Info Management company before that. IT skills are not what they were but did achieve diploma Sys Admin.

    My provision for work history, is a lead up to asking whether you believe that there may be a niche VA market for Chefs??

    Would love to hear your thoughts

    Cheers

    • Abbey Ashley on May 6, 2020 at 6:23 pm

      Hey, there, Aaron! Totally! There is really no limit on niches! If it is something you enjoy and can market, go for it 🙂

  34. Lisa Harris on April 10, 2020 at 8:55 am

    Great content. I started my VA business this month and business is going so great. I took some tips from your website. Thanks for so much awesome knowledge. Looking forward to the next content. 😊

    • Abbey Ashley on April 24, 2020 at 10:48 am

      Lisa, I am so excited for you! Reach out if you have any questions. YOU CAN DO THIS!

  35. joy on April 19, 2020 at 12:09 am

    Wow this has been my best read ever. I am intending to start up as a VA in the service industry and this has been helpful. I intend to target medium sized businesses with pain-points in the service sector and solve their problems

    • Abbey Ashley on April 24, 2020 at 10:51 am

      Joy, I am so glad that you found it helpful! Sounds like you are on a great path. Reach out if you have questions. YOU ROCK!

  36. Kattia Bolanos on May 11, 2020 at 1:57 pm

    This is absolutely a great list.Virtual assistant services are becoming more in-demand as businesses in a variety of industries realize their convenience and many benefits.

    Kattia Bolanos
    ARC Pointe Call Center

    • Abbey Ashley on May 15, 2020 at 12:37 am

      Thank you, Kattia! We agree. Thank you for the feedback!

  37. Lain on June 7, 2020 at 2:12 am

    Hi, Abbey! There’s really a lot of VA tasks that we can offer and I agree to what you have said that we should have our niche and even have combinations of chosen virtual tasks to prospective clients. Being a Jack of All trades won’t work unless you are a VA services consultancy where you can delegate the tasks. Nice content! Thank you!

    Lain
    http://lainmon.wordpress.com

    • Abbey Ashley on June 29, 2020 at 5:23 pm

      Thank you for the feedback, Lain! You are so right!

  38. FVA CONSULTANCY on July 7, 2020 at 2:30 am

    This is very informative and very detailed I would definitely share this to my co VA out there

    • Abbey Ashley on July 10, 2020 at 2:03 pm

      Thank you so much! I appreciate your kind words and feedback!

  39. katrina amor on July 18, 2020 at 2:51 am

    thanks for this very informative article 🙂

    • Abbey Ashley on July 24, 2020 at 11:31 am

      Katrina, You are welcome! So glad you found value in it!

  40. Paris Jackson on August 26, 2020 at 12:02 pm

    Quick question, are virtual assistants really able to handle tasks like link building or social media management? What’s the catch? Thanks,

    • Abbey Ashley on August 28, 2020 at 2:45 pm

      Hey, Paris! Yes! Not all Virtual Assistants, as everyone has different skill sets. You can always learn new skills though! Feel free to email us at [email protected] if you’d like to talk through this more 🙂

  41. Maria Smith on September 3, 2020 at 5:16 am

    Great!

    This is probably the best and most concise guide I’ve ever seen on how to outsource tasks to Virtual Assistant.

    Thanks for Sharing!

    • Abbey Ashley on September 4, 2020 at 2:53 pm

      Maria, thank you so much! I really enjoyed putting it together and I am so glad it was helpful to you!

  42. Obrien Orbe on September 25, 2020 at 3:46 am

    Hi ms. Abbey, I am a VA aspirant and your article really made me realize what skills I could offer which I am doing before hand in managing my shop. Thank you for sharing your knowledge it is really helpful

    • Abbey Ashley on September 25, 2020 at 2:42 pm

      Obrien, thank you for sharing! I love to hear that! Wishing you all the best in your VA journey!

  43. Virtual Office service on September 30, 2020 at 11:31 pm

    This is nice content and very informative, Looking forward for more of your blogs.

    • Abbey Ashley on October 2, 2020 at 12:09 pm

      So glad you are finding value! Welcome to the blog 🙂

  44. Evelyn on October 1, 2020 at 2:39 am

    Thank you for this information. I realize I have to focus on one niche. I can just do so much but I know the quality of the work will be affected later on. It is not possible to be a jack of all trade master of none. Thank you very much. This post enlightens me somehow.

    • Abbey Ashley on October 2, 2020 at 12:10 pm

      Evelyn, there are many successful VAs who are generalists! You just have to choose what you love and do it well!

  45. KW Virtual Assistants on October 11, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    Your simplicity of presentation is motivating for learning. Please keep it up for your teeming followers.

    • Abbey Ashley on October 16, 2020 at 2:20 pm

      Hey, there! Thank you so much! I am glad that you are motivated! You can totally do this thing!

  46. Ashima on October 26, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    Thankyou so for providing wonderful source of information.I would go for generalist va profile with all my skills and experience into Content creation,Graphic Designing,Email Marketing,HR Management,Newsletter,Content writing,Social Media Management.Now I just have to club my skills by categorizing into different niches.I would be targeting small to medium scale business owners and bloggers.

    • Abbey Ashley on October 30, 2020 at 12:32 am

      Hey, Ashima! Thanks so much for the feedback 🙂 Those are great skills to have! Don’t forget that you can always reach my team at [email protected] with any questions.

  47. Courtney Daniels on December 2, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    Thank you for this! Just what I needed because I was having such a hard time figuring out what services I wanted to offer and I did not like some of the current services I was offering. This helped me narrow it down in a simple easy to understand way

    • Abbey Ashley on December 3, 2020 at 10:19 am

      Awesome! That’s so exciting to hear! You’re going to do GREAT! 🙂

  48. ANDREA COVINGTON on January 6, 2021 at 10:00 am

    Thanks for the infomation. What is the best way to reach out to employers?

    • Abbey Ashley on January 8, 2021 at 10:30 am

      Facebook groups, jobs sites, LinkedIn, are all great places to start finding clients!

  49. cv comajig on January 17, 2021 at 10:27 am

    Thank you for this informative article. I specialize in web dev but as time goes by I also want to know another skill. I don’t know why but all VA services are interesting and it makes me happy learning them though it’s also important to have one skill that you really know!

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