I am unsure if I brought this up earlier, but I will expand on this further either way.
Now, I know of several companies that offer legit remote Virtual Assistant opportunities, but I feel like they all require you to get yourself or be vetted through the company you’re going through. I’m firm a believer that a side hustle shouldn’t be difficult to get started. So, if you found yourself in one these companies and had no luck getting clients, strike out on your own.
You can creat a website, Facebook page, a Craigslist posting or whatever it is to help you get the word out there. By all means, do so. But also narrow down your services and packages. I’ve done this in so many forms, I didn’t know what it was at the time, just that it paid.
How I did/do it – I still use this hustle from time to time – was simple:
- List all the services I was willing to offer and complete. Nothing on the list could be something I hated doing. ‘Cause then I wouldn’t do it.
- Have a fixed price for each service. I used a flat monthly fee. Example, my social media marketing service was $175. My research was service was $150.
- Offer packages. Make it more appealing by offering some of your services together for a fair price. You can offer three services for $500 or something.
- Make sure take a deposit up front. Keeps everyone honest and fills your pockets to help some of the cost, should there be any.
- Offer payment options: Venmo, PayPal, Square app, cash, credit card, whatever you like and think your clients might use.
- Get a commitment timeline from your client . One month is not a good show of faith for either you or the client. A 3-month minimum commitment is ideal.
If this is an appealing opportunity, find a way to make this work and even enjoyable for you.