Top 5 Industries That Use Virtual Assistants
Virtual Assistant roles have become more and more popular recently. Companies are quickly beginning to understand and recognise the financial and time-saving benefits of using a Virtual Assistant. VA’s are also realising they have an opportunity to create more freedom in their work and personal lives – resulting in what we’d call a win-win! Here is a short list of the Top 5 industries that use Virtual Assistants, and potential sources of work if you're just starting up.
Within Real Estate, there are a plethora of tasks that need to be completed on a regular basis. These could be anything from administration, updating & uploading images, to writing and posting online. While agents are busy with the big stuff like making sales and closing deals, Virtual Assistant’s can help business owners with the daily nik-naks that keep their business running efficiently behind the scenes.
2. Marketing Firms
Social media campaigns, Facebook ads, market research, blogging, image sourcing, copywriting and proofing, design, and more – are all great tasks that Virtual Assistants can get stuck straight into.
3. Law Firms
Law firms are part of another extremely prominent industry that have begun utilising the benefits of Virtual Assistants. With a workload that naturally involves a lot of paperwork and administration management, there is plenty to pick up as a VA. Visa applications, transcribing and diary management are tasks that would suit, to name a few.
4. HR & Staffing companies
A high-speed industry that doesn’t miss a beat. Revolving highly around candidate and client communications, a Virtual Assistant is a great addition to any HR setting. Even helping with things like social media campaigning, mass communications internally and externally, and application processing could be saving business owners a tonne of time.
5. Fitness & Life Coaching
A diverse and sometimes alternative industry, hardly short of things to do and tasks to pick up. Quote and image sourcing, client management, diary organisation, workbook re-formatting and social media management are just a few of the things a Virtual Assistant could be doing for business or individuals like these.
No matter the industry, you’ll have plenty to do as a virtual assistant. Understanding businesses within a particular industry will also give you the upper hand, as you can identify and relate to business owners when you first approach them.
In the beginning it's really important to make sure you do your research, as well as to understand your niche, and type of client you’re looking to work with.