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What Services can you offer as a Virtual Assistant?  
Here's a list of ideas:

If you think you can't do the work that a virtual assistant does, think again.

Being a virtual assistant can mean doing a variety of different things. And I can almost guarantee that you are able to do at least a few things on this list.

Which makes you the perfect candidate!

Below is a list of ideas on virtual assistant work that you can do for pay. Whether you want to find your own clients via freelance job boards like Upwork or even Fiverr, or whether you start working for established virtual assistant companies like Zirtual, there's no doubt that you can get a job as a virtual assistant if that is something that you really want to do.

For an in-depth tutorial on how to start a business as a Virtual business, check out Gina Horkey's Virtual Assistant Course at


But if you want to get started right away, the best suggestion I can give is to start with people you may know and offer to take over just one little piece of work for them, for a reasonable fee.

Maybe it's just getting their email inbox under control or taking care of their correspondence for them.

Doing these types of things for business owners may not seem like a lot to you, but it may free up their time tremendously to do the things that only they can do, or the things that they want to do!

Here's a list of services in 5 different categories that you can offer as a virtual assistant:

1.  Email management

Speaking from personal experience, email management can be a big deal when you get more than 1,000 emails per day.

Try offering email management to a small business owner or blogger and you may be surprised to know that they'll be happy for the help.

Here are some of the areas that you can you help with:

Replying to common questions

Flagging important messages needing a reply

Following up on outgoing emails

Deleting spam

Unsubscribing from unwanted promotional lists

Tagging and archiving emails

Forwarding messages and inquiries to other team members

Drafting responses

2.  Outreach

Bloggers and business owners should be reaching out and building relationships across their industry but time may be a factor for them, this is where you can step in and help.

Leaving comments on other blogs

Contacting VIPs, potential partners and others on behalf of the client

Participating in relevant groups or forums

Reaching out to advertisers for ads or sponsored posts

Finding guest post opportunities

Lead generation

Setting up interviews

3.  Admin support

Once they get busy enough, an administrative assistant is a MUST for small business owners.

Drafting letters, emails, etc.

Sending cards/gifts (for holidays, thank you’s, milestone events, etc.)

Setting up spreadsheets (Use Google Drive for free)

Writing speeches

Managing client’s calendar/schedule

Booking appointments and calls

Making travel arrangements

Monitoring voicemail

Data entry

Converting word documents to a PDF format

Processing orders

Processing refunds

Handling customer inquiries

Inviting/approving requests to join a membership community (Facebook or forum moderator)

4.  Produce content for Bloggers

Yet another thing that many bloggers know they should be doing is producing content, and LOTS of it.

They may enjoy producing content, but not enjoy all the other little things that need to accompany that content on their blog before it goes live to the world.

Sourcing photos ( Use for free photos)

Editing photos (Use Picmonkey or Canva for free).

Formatting posts to be published

Editing posts

Managing an editorial calendar

Topic idea generation

Drafting content

Topic research

Compiling, formatting, and/or uploading ebooks

Keyword research

Create Youtube videos of their existing content

5.  Social Media

This one's a biggie. Social Media affords a great way for businesses to get out their message and it's totally free!

So, why don't more business owners take advantage of this free and amazing promotional method?

Lack of time.

Seriously, this alone could be a full time job.

Promoting new posts across social media

Promoting old posts across social media

Creating unique updates

Sharing images/graphics/videos

Replying to mentions/messages/comments on social media

Designing banners, headers and backgrounds

Setting up new pages, accounts, groups, etc.

Growing social media followings ( Use Tweepi)

Here's a great Udemy course on how to start your own Twitter marketing business.  I took the course and I highly recommend it, click on the link below to see it:

Run an Autopilot Twitter Marketing Service with Social Oomph, by Chris Towland

So that's it!

You can do at least few things on this list, right?

The key is to not get overwhelmed by this list.

Pick 2 things you think you can do, draft a professional email letter and start e-mailing all the small business owners you know.

All it takes is 1-2 clients to get the ball rolling.

Once you've got a couple of clients, give them a discount if they will send referral letters to other small business owners you know. A referral letter is worth gold to you!

For more on where to find work as a Virtual Assistant, see my page on this topic at :

Good luck!!

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