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Homepreneur Idea: Become a Virtual Assistant


The Virtual Assistant (VA) Industry is relatively young. As a matter of fact, VAs with an average of 5 to 10 years experience are considered gurus and veterans.

A virtual assistant is simply an assistant that works from a remote location. All the work is done via the telephone and internet so there is never a need for the VA to meet with the client in person. This means that it is possible to take on clients from around the globe if you can attract them of course!

Typical services covered by virtual assistants include but are not limited to;

  • Bookkeeping or Accounting
  • Website Maintenance
  • Call Management
  • Word Processing
  • Internet Research
  • Sales and Marketing Support

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How to Become a Virtual Assistant

Virtual assistants charge an hourly rate that is dependent on the services they offer as well as their level of experience. Rates can range anywhere from $20 to $60 an hour.

Entrepreneur.com has an excellent post on this topic as well.

Successful VAs promote their business using professional websites and internet marketing.

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