If you look up Hard Worker in a dictionary, you’ll see, “One who is industrious and diligent in carrying out tasks or duties.”
I think you should see: Mom
Moms are the ultimate hard workers. They know how to chase toddlers, change diapers, and cook dinner all while keeping mental track of whose turn it is to set the table and how much longer the laundry has before it’s done.
Am I right?
But if you’re like me, sometimes you want that hard work to come with a paycheck, instead of the knowledge that the sink will fill back up with dishes in a race with the laundry baskets filling back up with dirty clothes.
And the truth is, your family could use some extra income, whether it’s to cover your daily coffee habits, pay for preschool, or put braces on your teenager.
Product parties and selling on Facebook work for many people, but if they aren’t your jam, then Virtual Assistant work is for you.
But what are you actually going to do?
I’ve put together a huge list of jobs a VA can do so that you can get a concrete answer to that question…and even so, it’s just the beginning.
Lots of new VAs love to handle Customer Care! Here’s just a few things you might do:
- Answer emails
- Check FB messages
- Answer Etsy conversations
- Troubleshoot problems
- Support customers
- Write policies and procedures
- Manage blog comments
- Organize email inboxes
- Manage social media comments
- Give live webinar assistance
- Follow up with leads/clients
- Screen guest posts
- Process Returns
I guarantee there are at least 3 things on that list that you could do or learn how to do quickly! And business owners are usually willing to train an eager, hard-working newbie, anyway!
If you LOVE social media, you’re always on it, and you think it’s super fun, you might Manage Social Media:
- Schedule social media posts and interact with fans as the brand/business on platforms like Facebook and Instagram
- Pin, post, tweet, snap and update
- Keep up on Social Media trends
- Use automation tools like Buffer, Tailwind, and Hootsuite
- Learn and implement what it takes to generate buzz and create brand awareness
What if you’re visual and creative? Business owners need you to Find and/or Create Visual Content:
- Create graphics for emails, blog posts, or newsletters
- Design templates, printables, worksheets, checklists, calendars, etc.
- Edit photos
- Create slides for webinars, courses, or workshops
- Design business cards, flyers, logos, menus, signage, etc.
You might find your niche is taking care of an online shop (Etsy or another storefront) and Work for a Shop Owner:
- Write product descriptions
- Upload product photos
- Create product listings
- Respond to customer billing inquiries
- Track packages and process returns
- Promote sales and product launches
Whew! And that’s not even close to a comprehensive list of jobs a VA can do!
There is a VA job for all women, in all stages, with all levels of talent, skill, and experience.
If you have no experience, at all, or you think you don’t have skills, click here and check out this blog post. Give me a chance to prove you do have what it takes!
It’s okay if you don’t WANT to work as a VA. It’s okay if you WANT to get another job, join an MLM, or not work at all.
But it’s not okay for you to think there’s nothing for you to do as a VA or that you aren’t skilled enough, talented enough, or savvy enough. Because that simply isn’t true.
Friend, you have what it takes!
What I love to do most is help moms find their way as brand new Virtual Assistants. If you’re interested, check out my course right here: https://momsworkhard.com/thrive-at-home