One very good of making money while working at home is by becoming a virtual assistant or personal assistant.
Why Be a VA?
There are a 101 good reasons why to work at home. Maybe you don’t want to commute anymore or you want to be around the kids more and live in the countryside, be more independent.
Being a VA is not reserved for the work at home mom. Men can also make money online by entering this field.
Now, with the internet reaching all over the world you can be a virtual assistant from just about anywhere.
A virtual assistant can handle just about any kind of task from classical secretarial work to search engine optimization. You can find full time jobs, part time jobs or project specific tasks.
A VA is the boss of their own business. To start you must be a very organized person and have all the basic office equipment including phone, pc, internet connection and some dedicated work space.
Like any other online or brick and mortar business you need to market your Vitual Assistant skills. You are an independent entrepereneur who has the capacity to work with clients all over the world. Once you have your first satisfied customers their referrals should bring you more work.
Make a list of your skills and decide what services you would like to offer. Put up a website Do some research to determine potentiel customers. Start contacting them.
Why do people hire virtual assistants?
Some companies may need a temporary employee because of an extra work load. A home basedentrpereneur may want to continue working from and not have to rent an office.
Below are some VA resources to help you start.
Virtual Assistant Organizations
International Association of Virtual Office Assistants (IAVOA)
International Virtual Assistants Association (IVAA)
International Association of Virtual Assistants
Virtual Assistant Directories
Elite Office Support
Specialist Virtual Assistants Club