The internet has opened doors for people all over the world to be able to find jobs and earn money through so many different channels.
Payments sources and companies have also begun to notice the widespread application and access of the jobs that people can offer and the work that people are willing to do as well.
One of the very popular things that people want to and sign up to do online, is being a virtual assistant (read my intro of Virtual Assistant in this article)
This means being an assistant to a person, but doing the job from a very remote location without having to travel each and every day.
A big challenge that comes with a job of this nature is trying to find a suitable source of work and clients and generating enough viable leads to get a smooth income line all through the month or longer.
ONLINE FREELANCING SITES
There are many sites that have popped up all over the internet that allow you to post a lot of jobs and are a great place to find a very good freelance virtual assistant position.
This is a great way to be able to look into many jobs that are offered by people and all these jobs will have different timing, different work that is needed and in addition to all these perks these jobs will also have a significant amount of different in the pay scales that are offered as well.
Once you get through a few listings you will see that there are jobs currently available that offer a significant payout but at the same time are not very large in the nature of the task of the number of hours that would be required to complete the job that the client requires.
In these cases you will be able to apply for a lot of job posts and hopefully end up being selected for at least one or two of the jobs by the clients.
When looking for jobs and trying to get virtual assistant leads, you need to keep an eye on a few things in particular.
The description if the job is the first thing that you need to keep an eye on, read the description very well so that you can understand exactly what is needed.
A lot of the success of converting a lead is based on the kind of stuff that you write for the pitch.
A few examples of online freelancing websites:
CLASSIFIED LISTINGS IN NEWS PAPERS
Another great source that you could use when looking for a virtual assistant lead is the classified section in the daily newspaper.
At times you will find people in your own county who are looking to hire a personal virtual assistant that they require to work remotely.
This is mainly because the nature of assistance that they need. Since the internet has taken over the world of advertising and marketing, the newspaper is used by people who are looking for serious and professional workers, and in that effect the number of people who read the newspaper are less as compared to online listings.
That is a great reason to look at and apply for jobs that are offered to virtual assistants. The chances of being considered for a job advertised in the newspaper are higher than those posted on the internet.
Magazine and local employment agencies are also a great source as these offer services to a unique set of organizations and a local recruiter will always make a better shot at getting a job as compared to those who apply for positions over the internet as the competition is very high.
ONLINE RECRUITMENT SITES
Another place to try and generate leads for virtual assistant jobs is an online recruitment site.
The site will have listings that are mostly placed by companies and organizations, this is because most of the recruitment sites require people to pay a fee and verify their status in order to post a job and this is a condition that only companies are able to match and therefore they are also a safer place to apply for jobs as the chances of being scammed are fairly low.
In addition to this, a person may be able to get a higher set of benefits from such companies.
A few online recruitment sites that you can try promoting:
THE PITCH LETTER AND LEAD GENERATION
When trying to generate some valid leads for yourself in the field of virtual assistance, the best thing to focus all your attention on is the pitch letter that you send to a potential client.
This is the first means of contact that the customer will have from you and it is your make or break document in all sense of the word.
Be sure to address all the aspects that a customer has mentioned in their job posting so that they can see you paid attention and that you are thorough in your work.