It sucks, but finding a virtual assistant (VA) job is getting harder. Let me be specific, any basic data entry VA job is getting harder to find.
Because just like any industry, there will always be a more affordable option.
Someone else in a developing country with the same technology as you can do that job for cheap. Straight up.
So how do you compete? Just like everybody else… You have to specialize in an in-demand skill.
Unless you don’t mind being an expat and living in a new country as an English teacher (which is a great option and I actually encourage it if you want to travel and make money right away).
But if you want to find those legit ‘work-from-anywhere’ jobs, you need a skill to support it.
In today’s episode, Phillip Huynh, owner of Creative Hippo, gives us the no-bullshit truth on how to get hired as a virtual assistant.
- The most important hard and soft skill for virtual assistant jobs
- What it takes to standout for potential remote work
- The difference between a VA who keeps their jobs and gets referrals vs the ones who don’t
Phillip is a serial entrepreneur and a great friend of mine. Before he started Creative Hippo, he got into several e-commerce businesses like HVSKY. When he’s not building his empire, he’s playing with his dogs and chowing down on some top tier wagyu beef and making videos like this go viral.
Items Mentioned in the Show:
- Jack’s: Bikeberry.com and GrowAce.com
- YouTube Channel: Engineered Truth
- Podcast: How to Save $14,000 in 7 Months Working Remotely as a Teacher
- Website: Upwork
- Website: Fiverr
- Website: Creative Hippo
- Apply: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Podcast: In-Demand 101, How to go Remote with ZERO Skills or Online Experience