If you’re a good fit for the work style, and know where to find the best jobs, being a virtual assistant has plenty of benefits, including great pay.
There are now more than 4 million administrative assistants in the U.S. according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Many of those are now virtual assistants at home. The outlook is good for the profession and the barrier to entry is low.
A virtual assistant typically works from home and works as a freelancer (not a W2 employee). Although virtual assistants can really do whatever is needed, most tend to perform tasks that lend themselves to the virtual world.
Here are some examples of the types of jobs that tend to work well for virtual assistants:
- Online administrative functions
- Email and calendar organization
- Event planning
- Writing and editing
- Organizing files
- Booking travel
Sound fun? Great. First, let’s check out the main benefits of being a virtual assistant. Then we’ll talk about how to find virtual assistant jobs you can do from home.