No matter what your profession is, you should have a side hustle.
I think we’ve learned recently (thanks, pandemic) that most jobs aren’t really secure, and a lot of people found themselves with no source of income.
Even in families that maintained their jobs, usually, one parent had to leave the workforce to take care of the kids. And let me tell you, long gone are the days when having one source of income was enough.
We need to plan for the unexpected so that even if situations make us quit our jobs or get laid off, we can still provide for our families. Having a second income also gives us the peace of mind we need to help our families overcome adversities.
There are tons of options for you to choose from when it comes to side hustles, but I’m going to give you 3 reasons why becoming a virtual assistant is the best hustle in today’s job market.
Reason #1: The flexibility of being a virtual assistant
Imagine being able to stay home with your children, have lunch with them, help them with their homework… and still make money!
That is one of the greatest benefits of working online: being able to set your own hours and work pace. If anything, the pandemic has taught us that being able to do so actually makes us more productive!
Working as a virtual assistant also gives you the flexibility to not only work from home, but to choose the clients you want to work with (and those you don’t). It also allows you to decide what type of services you’d like to offer, instead of being pigeonholed into whatever position your boss wants you in.
Another huge plus is that you can set your rates!
Virtual assistants tend to start at around $15 per hour and are able to increase their rates as they refine their virtual assistant skills. In my program, 90 Day VA, I teach the skills that are in high demand and how to specialize in your niche to increase your earnings.
Reason #2: The demand for virtual assistants is growing
A lot of businesses are moving online now, and there are many out there that are overwhelmed with tasks like email, social media, blogging, you name it.
A virtual assistant is their solution. YOU are the solution to their problems!
Many businesses have already discovered the best reasons to hire a virtual assistant: having a virtual assistant frees up their time so that they can focus on creating ways to grow their businesses.
Having a virtual assistant take over the day-to-day allows them to focus on important tasks that they just don’t have enough time for. They understand the benefit of having a virtual assistant, and if they don’t already have one, trust me, they’re scrambling to find one.
There are still many other businesses that have not discovered what a virtual assistant is or they’re not sure how a virtual assistant can help them in their business. This is a golden opportunity!
Yes, there are many virtual assistants in the market, but there are so many types of businesses, all looking for different skill sets.
In one of my previous blog posts, I give you ideas on the ways you can help any business succeed. And if all of this sounds overwhelming, don’t worry: 90 Day VA gives you the skill training you need to start your career as a virtual assistant.
Reason #3: Low starting cost for virtual assistant business
Here’s a little secret: virtual assistance isn’t an expensive business to start.
Do you have a laptop or computer and internet access? If so, you can start offering your services now!
You can, for example, offer clients inbox management for their emails. There are many businesses spending hours just reading and answering emails. You can help them organize their inbox, automate it, or answer emails from their clients so that they can free up some of their time.
You could also write their blogs or post their ideas on social media. Believe me, this frees up so much of their time and these are skills that can be learned by watching YouTube!
What’s better, you can start with one client and start making money while you develop your skills in one or more of the services. This way you start earning money right away while you learn the skills to increase your earnings over time.
Being a virtual assistant is the best side hustle for anyone right now! It’s the perfect time to jump headfirst into the remote work world, and it’s so easy to get your online career started.
Many people start being virtual assistants as a side hustle and over time realize that it can become their full-time job! They realize that they can escalate their business. Some even create agencies and courses like myself.
The sky is the limit! Don’t let fear stop you from starting to make money on your own terms. Being a virtual assistant has helped me bring financial security to my family and I want the same for you.
If you’re interested in learning more about what being a virtual assistant entails, you can check out my FREE masterclass!
But if you’re ready to take the plunge and start your new side hustle (or new career), join 90 Day VA, where I teach you the hottest skills business owners are looking for and how to set your online business up for success.
Enrollment opens in October! Hope to see you there!
In 90 Day VA, Esther teaches her students how to research and repurpose current content into blogs for the VAI website. Sandra is the student we’ve chosen this week to feature what she’s learned in the course. Get to know her:
Sandra Gomez is a virtual assistant here to help business owners free up time so that they can focus on growth. When she’s not helping with day to day administrative tasks, she loves to cook international dishes and volunteer for a nonprofit. She’s a member of 90 Day VA and assists with everything from managing email inboxes to project management.