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Since I started providing virtual assistant services to my clients back in 2013, I have seen quite an ebb and flow to the types of support they need. A willingness to grow and to be continuously learning is important to be successful as a virtual assistant and online service provider.
It’s no secret that things have really changed with the way businesses market themselves online and being versatile is a wonderful way to make sure you’re fitting clients needs.
It’s true that you can’t be everything to everyone – but it’s also important to continuously be learning new skills and staying current.
Don’t get me wrong – virtual assistants that have a niche are very in demand.
In fact, it’s better to provide services that you excel at and LOVE, rather than trying to be everything to everyone.
Here are a few of the top value-adding skills that Virtual Assistants can make bank with in 2019:
General Admin Skills / Customer Service
To be completely honest, my general administrative skills have been the bread and butter of my business over the last 7 years.
When it comes down to it, my clients are busy people that just need someone that will get things done.
This is something that clients will ALWAYS need. Of course, they need to hire someone who has skills, BUT they oftentimes just need DO-ers. In other words, someone who will get the job done.
Nearly ALL of my clients have needed help with their email marketing at some point or another. Being comfortable with email automation and campaigns is also a very marketable skill.
Business owners simply do not have the time to be managing all of their marketing. So if you can take this off their hands, you will be providing a high-value service that they will always need!
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In 2019, Podcasts are a booming business tool. Podcasts are also A LOT of work. There’s so much tech involved. Then there is marketing, outreach, and follow-up. Given this, there is SO much opportunity for virtual assistants to jump in and support this niche.
Here are two ways you can support Podcasters:
As a podcast VA, you can provide value to your clients by doing the research to find new content, blog articles, trends, and trending news that the Podcast host can use to grow their podcast.
Audio File & Transcript Management
Processing the audio file, editing it, uploading it to the host site, and linking it on the podcaster’s website with show notes are all things that need to be done and tasks that can be outsourced to a virtual assistant.
Facebook has seen a lot of changes and evolution in its lifetime. It has become an important tool that most businesses, both on and offline, use to market to their audience.
There are so many different aspects to keep track of including:
- Facebook Ads
- Facebook Pages
- Facebook Groups. Managing a Facebook group is a huge task in and of itself. It’s also a great way to provide virtual assistance.
Maintaining a website and blog is a lot of work for businesses. It’s also a techy skill that can very easily be outsourced.
WordPress is the most well-known website/blog management tool and of course, there are others out there. But let’s just say, once you know one, you know most of them.
With all of the different methods of marketing content these days, it’s super important for businesses to have the right copy. Small businesses oftentimes have to manage the right copy for their website and blog, as well as social media presence, email marketing, and advertisements.
So if writing is your thing, copywriting is a premium skillset and service that is very in-demand in 2019.