So you have your space set up, you have done some research, taken an online course or two to improve your skill set and now you are ready to look for jobs. You may not know where to begin if this is your first experience with Virtual Assisting. There are plenty of jobs out there for everything from online magazines to blogs if you know where to search. Below are some of the best basic ways to get your foot in the door in the VA world.
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5 Places to Find Virtual Assistant Jobs
Pro Blogger is a Blogger site with a job board where you can find available jobs of various durations, skill sets, and on various topics. You can search by keyword or location to narrow it down or scan the board list from newest listing to the oldest. You will find specific requests for articles, bloggers looking for content managers, editors, proofreaders, ghostwriters, and more.
Search Facebook for Virtual Assistant and you are sure to find some groups. Make a request to be added, look around, read the rules and start posting when you are ready or look for bloggers or others in search of content. Once you get in one or two word of mouth will open up more doors for you.
At virtual office temps you will find direct hire jobs as well as temp jobs that could turn into consistent work with the company. You can also get certification and earn badges in various areas like Virtual Assistant, Call center, Job Search, Social Media, and Business management-this can help you land jobs based on proof of skills.
Upwork is a site where you can choose your own projects and clients from. Fill out the profile and they will highlight jobs for you and you may be scouted out by clients as well based on your skills. There are a wide range of categories available to work in and a good chance for rehire when you do quality work. You can start small and work your way up.
If you are confident enough find a company or website that you would love to write for and research them some. Pitch your services through the contact me option on their page with a sample of your work and your best pitch. Who knows it may lead to big and exciting things.
You can also create a website to market yourself to potential jobs. List all your skills, your rates, and work samples as well as some personal information to catch their attention. Be sure to include contact information as well.
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