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Looking for fun new virtual assistant services to offer clients?
In this post, I’ll be going over niche skills you can offer as a VA that have a track record for commanding higher rates.
Each of these services do require some speciality knowledge in order to get started, but keep in mind that you can learn all of the skills necessary with the help of a course, online training or mentorship.
Without further delay, let’s jump into the services!
1. Photo editing
Enjoy editing photos for friends and family? Consider offering it as a service to busy photographers who want to save time editing so they can spend more time doing what they love.
In terms of income potential, Katie charges around $300 per editing job and was able to earn over $75k last year from her photo editing business. The flexibility of her online business allows her to travel with her husband and work on her own schedule. These are just a few reasons why I think photo editing is such a great option for virtual assistants looking for a flexible, creative, and profitable new service to offer.
Cost wise, I’d expect to spend anywhere from $40-$80 every month on software and business tools to get started. This would cover things like an Adobe Lightroom membership, a Dropbox membership and an Invoicing software.
Don’t have any experience editing photos? No problem! Katie has a step-by-step course called the Photo Editor’s Guide where she teaches you the technical skills needed to professionally edit photos, as well as the business skills needed to market and grow a thriving business. She also has a free training you can check out by clicking the links below.
2. Pinterest Management
When I first started offering virtual assistant services like graphic design and website management, I was charging about $25 per hour.
With some Pinterest experience under my belt after having taken the course Become a Pinterest VA Today!, I started to exclusively offer pin design and Pinterest account management to new clients.
By specializing, I was able to increase my going rate to around $50 to $75 per hour.
In my personal experience, offering Pinterest services was both extremely fun and profitable. Not only do you get paid to play on Pinterest, but you also get to see your clients businesses really take off.
As a Pinterest virtual assistant, you can help clients with things like:
- Setting up a Pinterest business account and Tailwind account
- Optimizing your client’s Pinterest account
- Setting up rich pins
- Designing pins that match your client’s branding
- Scheduling pins using Tailwind
Want to see if becoming a Pinterest VA is a good fit for you? Gina & Kristin are hosting a free workshop that covers:
- How and Where Pinterest VAs Work Online
- What Services to Offer and How Much to Charge
- How and Where to Land Your First Client
3. Email Management
Do you enjoy keeping an organized inbox? This is a wonderful skill that many entrepreneurs and bloggers could use help with.
A common struggle amongst business owners is managing their email. It can get so full of inquires, newsletters, and junk mail that eventually it becomes too overwhelming to sort through it all.
This overwhelm results in business owners spending a lot of time and focus doing something they may not love as much as creating content, for example.
Because of this, it’s common to see businesses hire out customer service and email management.
Rachel has been offering email management and customer service help to entrepreneurs for a few years now. After creating a full-time income from home as a VA, Rachel teamed up with Gina to offer this course detailing what she’s learned and how her success can be emulated.
This course covers how and why to use labels, filters, and other features to organize your client's inbox. It also covers business advice related to pricing your services and how to overcome common obstacles. Included in the course are templates, worksheets, and other resources to help you thrive as an email manager!
Do you love reading and learning new things? Have you been told by friends and family that you have hawk eyes? Becoming a proofreader can be a phenomenal way to make money from home from your skills and interests.
Now, you might be wondering, what exactly does a proofreader do? And how is it any different from an editor?
Here’s a quick layout of the client process as a proofreader:
- Receive document to proofread
- Find errors and mark them
- Return document to the client
No editing necessary! All you’ll need are some good old fashioned grammar skills.
Another great thing about this service is that it’s in high demand. There are countless businesses, authors and bloggers that could use help from a professional proofreader. You can proofread everything from:
- Books and ebooks
- Blog posts
- Instruction manuals
- Course sales pages
- Legal transcriptions
- & lots more
Wanna see if proofreading is a good fit for you? Check out this free workshop with Caitlyn Pyle. She started her proofreading business back in 2007 and has helped over 4,800 students build a thriving business from scratch!
In this workshop, Caitlyn goes over:
- What it takes to start a profitable proofreading business
- What a proofreader does and doesn't do
- An 8 question grammar quiz to test your skills
- What tools you'll need to get started
- How to market yourself and find clients
5. Podcast management
Do you love listening to podcasts? Offering podcast management services can be a great way to monetize your hobby!
There’s so many moving parts to producing a podcast. You have to think about who you want to bring on the show, what you’re going to talk about, how you’ll market your podcast, and how you’ll find sponsorships or monetize your content.
It can start to feel pretty overwhelming when you’re a one man, or woman show. This is where a podcast virtual assistant comes in!
They can get paid to help clients with things like:
- Audio engineering
- Podcast project management
- Guest outreach
- Episode distribution to popular podcast platforms
- Marketing and promotion
- Content repurposing
You may be wondering, how much can you earn as a podcast VA? It’s common to charge between $30 to $50 per hour for the services mentioned above.
Want to learn more about becoming a podcast VA? Grab these workbooks that cover:
- The top skills podcast owners need help with
- Why businesses need and hire podcast virtual assistants
- 5 profitable podcast services you can offer, and how to determine which one(s) you should offer
6. Facebook Ad Management
If you love social media marketing and optimizing ads for clients, then this may be the perfect new addition to your service menu.
I know multiple people from all over the world who offer Facebook ad management services to their clients. When you have some training and a case study or two in place, you can begin charging between $1000-2000 per month per client.
As a Facebook ad manager, you can help clients with:
- Designing branded ad graphics
- Ad copywriting and messaging
- Creating an optimal offer for your client’s business
- Setting up and troubleshooting FB ads
Mike Yanda and Bobby Hoyt are the creators of the infamous Facebook Side Hustle course. It’s a detailed training that includes video tutorials of everything you need to know about becoming a Facebook ad expert.
From the technical training to finding your first client to designing your first Facebook ad. They don’t hold anything back.
The course co-creator, Mike Yanda, previously mentioned in an interview that his digital marketing agency was brining in over 5 figures every month. If there’s anyone you want to learn this specific skillset from, it’s Mike and Bobby!
7. Project Management
In the same vein as email management, project management is a wonderful service option for natural planners and organizers.
Offering project management requires a lot of back and forth communication with clients, so if you love to work with people, this could be a great fit for you.
Hailey, the co-creator of the course Project Management for Virtual Assistants is a perfect example of how you can succeed as a PMVA. She left her corporate job after the birth of her son and started her own virtual assistant business. And within her first year, Hailey was able to bring in over $3,000 per month working part time hours!
Want to learn more about what a project manager is, how you can become one, what you can charge and where to find clients? Just click the button below to learn more about Hailey and Gina's comprehensive new course on offering project management as a virtual assistant.
Have you always been a bit of a numbers nerd? Offering bookkeeping services to busy creatives and small business owners can be a great way to put your innate skills to use!
Many creatives would much rather spend all day designing a client’s website or managing a client’s social media presence over managing their business finances. But as a business owner, it’s crucial to keep your books in order.
This is where hiring a bookkeeper comes in. You can offer your services to virtual or in-person businesses that don’t have the time or patience to keep accurate records of income and expenses.
One great thing about this starting this type of business is that it doesn’t require a college degree or certification. Both of those can help, but they’re not required to get started!
In this 3-part series, you'll learn:
- How to determine if starting a bookkeeping business is right for you
- What services a bookkeeping professional offers
- How much you can earn per client per month
- What tools you’ll need to get started and how much they cost
- Several ways to find clients for your new bookkeeping business
9. Freelance Writing
Offering freelance writing to your virtual assistant services menu can be a very lucrative business move, especially if you naturally love to share your thoughts and findings with others using written word.
Gina from Horkey HandBook actually began her online business journey as a freelance writer and virtual assistant.
In under six months, she was able to bring in a full time income of $4,000 per month. Within eight months, she was able to leave her corporate job.
This shift gave Gina the opportunity to spend more time with family, take awesome vacations, and have the freedom to work on her own terms.
even more virtual assistant services
What virtual assistant services do you currently offer in your business? Were you able to find one in the list above that you’d like to add to your service menu?
My hope is that no matter where you are in your freelance business, this list gave you some new ideas on profitable services you can start offering to clients.