I’ve been getting inquries on this blog about how to get started as a virtual assistant and the truth is, I don’t know exactly what to tell them. You see, I became a home-based virtual assistant by accident. I was just browsing a blog and I saw that they are in need for virtual assistants so I applied. Less than two weeks later, I was hired. I started to work two days before my official start date in the contract and was thrown immediately to answering emails for customers of a guitar instructor. I had no training at all! So if you ask me how you can start as a virtual assistant, I would say read blogs.
But during the free seminar for aspiring virtual assistants conducted by Virtual Staff Finder, outsourcing guru Chris C. Ducker, advised attendees to create a blog if they don’t have one. I agree with him. Blogging helped me develop my skills in writing and inspired me to do web sites. Blogging also helped me get clients that need help with their WordPress blogs and social media.
In addition, there is a huge demand for virtual assistants knowledgeable in WordPress Just look at Craigslist, Odesk, Elance, Freelancer, and other job boards. If you don’t believe me, just look at this screenshot of job ads for WordPress-savvy workers.
WordPress Tutorial for Aspiring Virtual Assistants
The huge demand for WordPress virtual assistants and the inquiries I get from people wanting to become a virtual assistant made me realize that there is a market for online WordPress tutorials. This is for people who have no WordPress knowlege at all. Unfortunately, I cannot offer this for FREE. What I can do is offer it for a really affordable price. But I guarantee that you will get tons out of this tutorial, including the following:
- A working WordPress site or blog, depending on what the tutee wants
- Free web hosting for three months
- Access to all the WordPress resources I use as a virtual assistant
- Opportunity to work with my clients