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What Can I Offer to Clients as a Virtual Assistant?

Updated: Jan 26, 2023

We are living in the digital age, it's truly never been easier to create a business from the comfort of our living rooms. 

Not only creating a business, but creating your own schedule and your own $5k per month income - doesn't that sound amazing?

I know! Suddenly you're able to take Wednesdays off, you can take your family to the park for lunch, you could pull up a chair and relax beachside two states away.. the possibilities are endless.

But how could I make that happen? 

How will I pay the bills if I leave my day job? 

What if I make a mistake? 

What if I try and I fail? 

These are all valid questions - and trust me, I asked the same exact questions when I was just starting out. 

In the world of big business and small business, there are immense amounts of tasks that business owners just don't have the time to do - or don't necessarily want to do - themselves. Tasks such as calendar management, email organization, making online purchases, sending thank you cards, liking posts on social media, caption writing, bookkeeping, researching, project management, digital marketing, and so much more. 

So what does that have to do with you? 

Well, if you're taking care of these tasks, the business owner can focus on bigger projects and their important meetings. 

You save an entrepreneur time = you make an entrepreneur (yourself) money. 

You don't need a particular degree to get these tasks done either, just pre-existing skills or the drive to learn these skills from online resources. 

Here are some services that business owners are looking for:

  • Data Entry

  • Transcription

  • Accounting and Bookkeeping

  • Email Management

  • Database Management

  • Monitoring Voicemails

  • Generating Reports

  • Affiliate Manager

  • Article/Guest Posting Submissions

  • Research

  • Pinterest Marketing

  • Blog Assistant

  • Ezine Creation

  • Pay Per Click Management

  • Content Writing

  • Proofreading/Editing

  • Keyword Research

  • Podcast Editing and Submission

  • Website Design and Management

  • Blog Management

  • Sales Pages

  • Tracking Website Analytics

  • Product Launch Management

  • Online Ad Management

  • Webinar Set Up and Promotion

  • Video Sales Letters

  • Upload Photos to Online Sharing Sites

  • Search Engine Optimization

  • Community Management

  • Blogger Outreach and Relationship Development

  • Social Media Assistance

  • Email Marketing

  • Creating Landing Pages

  • Giveaway Management

  • Writing Product Descriptions

  • Direct Mailings

  • Desktop Publishing

  • Copywriting

  • Graphic Design

  • Flier and Brochure Design

  • Event Support

  • Phone Answering Service

  • Online Customer Service (email, chat, social media)

  • Offline Customer Service (inbound/outbound phone)

  • Document Coding

  • Appointment Setting

  • Project Management

  • Graphic Design

  • Order Fulfillment (Physical and/or Digital)

  • Follow-Up with Potential Customers or Joint Venture Partners

  • Shopping Cart Management

  • Prepare and Distribute Press Releases

  • Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Creation

  • Convert Documents to PDFs

  • Book Speaking Engagements

  • Lead and Sales Generation

  • Grant Proposal Management

  • Recruit New Potential Team Members

  • Oversee New Team Members

  • Reputation Management

  • Preparing Slide Presentations

  • Real Estate Services

  • Personal Shopping

  • Travel Planning

  • Event Planning

  • Author Assistant

  • Writing and Updating Resumes/CVs

  • Ebay Sales Assisting

  • Online Profile Creation and Optimization

  • Translation Services

Here are some skills that Virtual Assistants can utilize:


  • Customer Service

  • Email Management

  • Project Management

  • Calendar Management

  • Data Entry

  • Online Research

  • Blog Maintenance

  • Social Media Management

  • Web Design

  • SEO

  • Technical Support

  • Public Relations

  • Graphic Design

  • Branding

  • Email Automation

  • Lead Generation

  • Sales Funnels

  • Facebook Ads

  • Email Marketing

  • Podcast Editing

  • Content Writing


  • Organization

  • Creativity

  • Typing

  • Good Communication

  • Leadership

  • Initiative

  • Attention to Detail

  • Honesty

  • Flexibility

  • Problem Solving

  • Teamworking

  • Strong Work Ethic

  • Strong Judgement

  • Time Management

  • Multi-Tasking

  • Active Listening

  • Patience

  • Assertiveness

  • Adaptability

  • Negotiating

  • Concentration/Focus

Looking for more tips and tricks to get started? Checkout the Begin Your Career As A Remote (Virtual) Administrative Assistant Guide in our shop OR our online class with a premium guidebook!

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