Being a Virtual Assistant
One of the best and easiest ways to use your talents at home is by doing virtual assistant (VA) work. VAs are already trained, skilled, experienced workers that offer corporate businesses, home businesses, associations, organizations and individuals administrative and clerical support.
VAs can perform a wide variety of assistance and support … in fact, the services that you can offer are endless and all depend on your background. Some of the common assignments that VAs are asked to do include the following: making and returning phone calls, drafting and sending email correspondence, performing research on the Internet within subjects of your own data experience, data entry, keeping track of the calendar and scheduling appointments, proofreading, editing and writing papers (notes, drafts, correspondence), preparing a budget and maintaining bookkeeping, maintaining monthly expenses, marketing, managing websites, managing blogs, project management, technical support, event planning and all types of social media management (such as Twitter, Instagram, FaceBook).
If you decide to work as a VA you will have to determine whether you should be an employee or an independent contractor. You need to check this option thoroughly before you decide.
You can find VA jobs at many places, some places include FlexJobs.com, Upwork.com and Freelancer.com. Depending on what services you offer, how long you’ve been working in the field, and your experience, VAs can make approximately $12-60/hr.
So, think about it! You may really want to use what you’ve been trained to do while you are at home - it is easier and less expensive to do it that way!! And you can get paid!!
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