Curious about the type of services you can offer as a new virtual assistant? Looking to add a new service to your existing menu of VA services? Want to pivot from specializing in a particular service to one that’s a better fit for you and the clients you want to attract?
I got you boo! You’re going to love this list of service ideas!
WHAT KIND OF VIRTUAL ASSISTANT SERVICES DO I OFFER?
I’ve been a virtual assistant since 2014. I started out as a OBM (Online Business Manager) and later pivoted to what I’m doing now, which is Pinterest Management.
Even though I specialize in Pinterest, there are other tasks and services that I do that I don’t even advertise.
For one, I still do various tasks for a couple clients I’ve worked with from the very beginning. One of them owns a couple of skincare studios in Portland, OR where I help with payroll, social media, email management, etc. The other is a health coach and I help her launch seasonal detoxes, social media management, and almost anything she needs.
I also help people update their websites (these people are usually referred to me by current or past clients) and I even help a realtor in ND update farm land listings!
WHAT KIND OF VIRTUAL ASSISTANT SERVICES CAN YOU OFFER?
I get a lot of questions from readers who wonder what type of services they could provide as a VA. In my Create Virtual Assistant Services Based on Your Skills and Talents post I share how to get clear on the type of services you can offer that would be a good fit for you.
In this article I’m listing tons VA services to choose from, some you may never have thought of!
Below you’ll find a long list of services to help you get inspired to create your own VA services. I even organized them into categories so it’s easier to look through. You’ll notice that some of the services overlap into other categories.
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THE ULTIMATE LIST OF VIRTUAL ASSISTANT SERVICES:
Writing blog posts
Writing ebooks, books, newsletters, email funnels, etc.
Writing or editing audio or video transcriptions
Writing social media posts for Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram
Editing & proofreading blog posts, books, websites, newsletters, recipes, etc.
Website and sales page copy writing
Creating product descriptions for online shops like Shopify or Etsy
TIP: Lots of business owners want to create blog posts, courses and ebooks, but don’t have the time. Offer an easy way to convert their thoughts into written format and you’ve got yourself some valuable services!
Customer service through email, chat, or phone
Monitoring and responding to emails
Organizing email inboxes
Managing blog comments
Managing social media comments
Live webinar assistance
Creating PowerPoint presentations
Ordering, packaging, and sending gifts to clients
Sending Thank You’s
Writing job listings
Answering phone calls
Re-purposing content (Example: turn a video into a written blog post or a blog post into a social media post)
Taking meeting minutes
Managing blog editorial calendars
Client onboarding tasks like responding to emails and sending invoices and contracts
Following up with leads/clients
Guest post screening
Making travel arrangements
Packaging and shipping products and gifts
Monitoring YouTube content
Uploading YouTube videos
Managing online communities
Assisting with teleseminars
Creating and updating SOPs
Updating house or land listings for realtors
Helping launch ebooks or programs
Optimizing blog posts with images, linking to other blog posts, and adding CTAs (Call to Actions)
Event planning and management
Organizing cloud files
Organizing G-Drive files
Hiring and training new team members
Brainstorming ideas for blog posts, products, etc.
TIP: Admin tasks are some of the most sought after services. Helping business owners with these everyday to-do’s allow them to free up their time make more money. Very valuable!
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Creating graphics for blog posts
Creating slides for webinars or workshops
Designing business cards, flyers, logos, menus, signage, etc.
Sourcing photos for blog posts, books, social media, etc.
Creating social media graphics or pins
Photography for websites and promotional materials
Creating brand style guides
Designing ebooks or pretty PDFs for newsletter opt-ins
TIP: Canva has tons of templates and is easy to learn if you’re looking to make graphics.
Formatting blog posts
Updating websites and plugins
Website security and backups
Analytics reporting (Google Analytics, email, social media, etc)
Setting up goals in Google Analytics
Setting up UTM goals to track website traffic
Setting up or migrating email lists to a new email service provider
Setting up newsletter opt-in forms and sequences
Setting up secure websites (https)
Database creation and management
Shopping cart installation/maintenance
Creating surveys and online forms
Troubleshooting, IT support
Creating and managing affiliate programs
Creating landing pages and squeeze pages
Streamlining and automating systems
Creating digital magazines
Setting up spreadsheets
Tracking and fixing broken links
Setting up digital product delivery
Creating online quizzes
Managing ecommerce sites
Managing customer databases
Tip: WordPress is the most popular website platform used by businesses, followed by Squarespace. Learn how to use one of these if you’d like to help clients with their websites or formatting blog posts.
Scheduling social media updates
Creating and managing Pinterest accounts
Creating and managing Promoted Pins
Creating Facebook ads
Managing Facebook groups
Setting up and managing LinkedIn groups
Creating social media polls
Scheduling pins via Tailwind
Creating and managing Instagram posts
Responding to social media messages
Scheduling messages in ManyChat
Tip: Want to learn more about Pinterest? I recommend these programs: Pinfinite Growth, PinPractical Masterclass, and Become a Pinterest VA
Researching speaking opportunities
Researching guest post opportunities
Researching and applying to affiliate marketing programs
Researching programs and resources
Keyword research for Etsy, Pinterest, Google, etc.
Joint venture research and follow up
Software and program research
Rearching and condensing information
Researching and summarizing industry news
Researching LinkedIn groups
Product price comparison
Creating SWOT analysis
Researching podcast guests
Managing payments and invoicing
Processing orders and refunds
Making collections calls
Billing and invoices
Setting up sales funnels
Creating press releases
Blog post promotion
Promoting live events
HOW TO USE THIS LIST OF VA SERVICES:
As you can see, there are tons of services you can offer as a VA.
Depending on the type of service you’re interest in, you can combine a bunch of related ones together and sell as a package of services, charge per project, or provide as an on-going monthly service.
If you find something that piques your interest, look into it more. If after your research you’re still interested, find out how you can learn the skills needed if you don’t have them already. You can learn from YouTube videos, Skillshare, books on Amazon, or courses you find online.
Once you feel confident about offering these new skills as a service, consider beta testing it first to see if you still like it or if it needs tweaked a bit before sharing it with others.
And remember, just because you start out with one service as a VA, doesn’t mean you’re stuck offering that service for the rest of your life. You have the freedom to pivot to others or add additional services.
Want to learn how to start your virtual assistant business from scratch and make money? You’ll find it and more in the Beginner VA Bundle.