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The pandemic hit early in 2020 and as Annalisa watched people around her lose their jobs, she decided to venture out as a virtual assistant. I sat down to talk with her about the progression of side hustle turned agency. She started out with one client and at the moment runs her own agency, “Elevated Assist” managing clients over the world. Annalisa shared that the minimum a Virtual Assistant would earn in a month is $1,000 per month working a minimum of 10 hours a week.
If you are wondering who a virtual assistant is, I would love to enlighten you. A virtual assistant is someone who works remotely for entrepreneurs or business owners to complete administrative tasks and other behind-the-scenes work to keep the business running smoothly.It’s kind of like an administrative assistant at an office, but you work virtually and set your own schedule. This means you can do this as a side hustle in the evenings or weekends if you have a 9-5 or you can fully take this up.
As a Virtual Assistant, you can work for as few or as many clients as you want depending on your time and availability. The tasks you do as a Virtual Assistant can vary widely depending on what you like to do and what you are good at. In fact, there are over 100 services you can offer as Virtual Assistant.
Here are a few;
How much money can you make as a virtual assistant?
Due to the demand of virtual assistants, some virtual assistants go on to establish VA agencies to accommodate other business owners and employ a team to support. This is exactly what Annalisa did and she was able to grow her Virtual Assistant Business earning 5 to 6 figures a month. YES, in one month you can make a minimum of $1,000.
Annalisa decided to take being a virtual assistant seriously when she created a course in the beginning of the year and put it out on pre-sale via a Twitter Thread and she was able to get 3 sales without barely any promotion. Annalisa’s bulb lit up and she became more proactive with promoting her digital product and letting people know how they can make money as a virtual assistant.
Next thing she knows, 900 people have gone through her course, yes you read that right 900 people!! Annalisa taught them all how to become a virtual assistant within her course following a step to step outline on how to get your business from scratch to success in Annalisa's course.
Currently she hosts a community of virtual assistants via Slack where they share each other's wins, job opportunities and encouragement as they run their businesses supporting other entrepreneurs around the world.
Venturing out as a virtual assistant may look like a walk in the park after you do research on it, however Annalisa did note that marketing yourself will go hand in hand in your success.
She recommended using social media as a way to market your services because it is worldwide and puts you at the forefront of businesses with so much ease! If you are considering building a website, go for it, however one thing is certain, you can build your business without having a website because that is what Annalisa did.
Is being a virtual assistant for me?
If you are wondering if being virtual assistant is for you, Annalisa highlighted - anybody can be a virtual assistant. The good thing is it doesn’t take much start uo money or equipment to get started. You do need a computer and a good internet connection. The course jammed packed course will give you all yo need to get started.
If you finally feel like you can take on clients, it is important to work with business owners you have a great connection with and this can be seen from the first discovery call. If the vibe matches, you are on to a great start and will hit it off. It does not hurt to earn extra bucks on the side and starting out as a virtual assistant is a great way to achieve that, extra income earned can be used to clear out debt or save for what you need.
If this is a venture you would like to check out, check out Annalisa’s course here. There is always fear surrounding the aspect of becoming an entrepreneur, however this course will walk you through how to establish yourself successfully working remotely.
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Annalisa Abell is the Owner of Elevated Assist, LLC- Virtual Assistant and Social Media Management Agency, a HealthCare administrator, Podcast Host of the Financial Flex and a Real Estate Investor. When she is not running Elevated Assist, Annalisa encourages people to reduce debt and increase their streams of income.
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