Being a virtual assistant (VA) can be a great way to get started as a freelancer. It’s a relatively low-cost business to set up, and you can work from anywhere in the world.
In this blog post, I’m going to explain how I became a top-level VA. I’ll tell you about my background, how I got started, and the steps I took to build my business.
I reached Fiverr level 1 today. That is my preferred freelance platform, and it is where I get the majority of my clients.
I’m about to give you a few pointers to help you improve your level as well!
How I became a Fiverr level 1 seller
Tools of the trade
There are a few things you need to get started as a VA: a computer with a fast internet connection, a quiet place to work, a headset, and a professional attitude.
You also need to be familiar with the tools of the trade. This includes project management software, video conferencing software, and file sharing software.
If you’re a freelancer or just starting out in the virtual assistant industry, it’s important to choose a niche. Pick an industry or type of work that you’re passionate about or have experience in. This will make it easier to market your services and attract clients. A post exclusive for suscribers about how to best niche for VAs is comming up on Feb 1st!
Create a freelancer profile
To begin your freelance career, you must first choose a platform where you will sell your services, in my case, Fiverr (but it could be upwork, workana, freelancer)
Fiverr gigs are job postings where you post your services for people to find you. Do not be intimidated by the number of people offering similar services as you – they are not you. You, like them, have a set of unique skills and abilities, as well as our own life experience. As a result, you should never compare yourself to others.
When you’ve compiled a list of unique skills, it’s time to create your first gig!
Make an effective gig description.
As you’ve compiled a list of your skills, use that copy to create a sellable gig!
Make a memorable gig image.
Create a professional image for your gigs. That is something you can learn how to do in my free course!
Always stay on the platform.
You can avoid the freelance contract with fiverr because your gig is a commitment in and of itself. Connect with your client and deliver your work via chat. This ensures your payment.
Weekly gigs should be sold.
My gigs begin on Mondays and end on Fridays when I clock out. Even if my client forgets to approve my gg, the three-day clearing period will suffice, and the payment will be released on Monday. Weekly gigs are a great way to get consistent income because the platform takes 15 days to clear your money.
Make use of the Fiverr workspace.
Use the companion app to track your hours, send invoices, and do everything else required of a level 1 freelancer.
Time of delivery
This should go without saying. Do your best work and turn your work in on time. This will increase your visibility on the platform.
Respond to all messages as soon as possible.
Your rating may be affected by your response rate. Try to respond to every message as soon as possible, even if it is a refusal. Deny the offer politely.
DO NOT accept gigs that put your reputation at risk.
There are many people requesting identity fraud and having you open a cryptocurrency account for them. DO NOT FALL INTO THIS TRAP. You could end up in big trouble. Keep your real jobs! Easy comes and goes.
Be cautious: if you put yourself out there, people will find you, like you, and hire you!
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