30 Online Jobs for Teens That Beat Mowing Lawns

Teens today no longer have to mow lawns or babysit after school to make some side cash. Thanks to the internet, online jobs for teens are now available. You don’t even have to go out of the house anymore to earn some pocket money aside from your allowance.

If you do a web search on how to make money online as a teen, you’d get overwhelmed with just how many options are available.

You’re lucky to be a teen at such an exciting time, and if you still can’t believe the availability of online jobs for teens, here’s a comprehensive guide of opportunities you are free to explore.

Two Types of Online Jobs for Teens

Anyone who is serious about learning how to make money online as a teen should know there are two routes they can take.

Part-time to full-time jobs

This type of opportunity is similar to traditional office-based jobs, only you do them at home.

From admin jobs to IT, writing, research, customer service, and a whole lot more, it’s almost impossible not to find a job you like.

The best thing about online jobs is that you can commit to part-time or full-time hours only when you’re available, so these would work for teens still attending school.

You can sign up for part-time jobs during the school year and full-time jobs during the summer or if you decide to take a gap year.

Create Passive Income

Passive income is the dream of many online workers because they essentially work on one project and wait for it to earn income each month.

There will be less or sometimes no more work involved in the future, but earnings will continue for as long as the project is live.

This could be anything from a blog with Google Ads, affiliate marketing via Facebook, an ebook, a podcast, and so on. Here are 25 recommended ways of earning money while you sleep.

I recommend learning these money-making opportunities and trying them out. Remember, it’s never too early to establish a source of passive income.

30 Best Online Jobs for Teens That Pay

30 Online Jobs for Teens

To build this list, note that I chose only work-at-home jobs known to have flexible work hours (e.g., part-time, per-project basis) and entry-level positions with very minimal requirements, which should be perfect for teens aged 12 and above.

Without further ado, here’s our ultimate guide of online jobs for teens so you can decide which ones will work for your schedule, skills, and interests.

1. Stream your video game playing sessions

This job will definitely make gamers think about their hobbies in another light.

You can stream yourself playing video games and people will sit there and watch you play. Some may even pay to watch you play.

Develop your online personality, grow your following, and you can make some serious cash in no time.

Minimum age: 13 (for Twitch)

2. Become an Instagram influencer

This isn’t technically a job, but for the right teen, it can very well be.

If you’ve got mad makeup skills, a singing voice that can give Adele a run for her money, or any other talent, you’d be surprised at how quickly you can build a fan base.

As an influencer, you are paid to promote products or services not only on Instagram but also on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites for each post, campaign, or ad.

Minimum age: 13 (for Instagram)

3. Test New Products

Did you know major brands like Nike, adidas, Red Robin, and so many more pay people to test out new products before they hit the shelves?

Companies will mail you upcoming products and pay for your opinions on them. Most of the time, you get to keep what you receive as well!

Minimum age: Varies depending on the company; ask a parent or guardian to help you

4. Perform Data Entry

You’d need to be a fast typist with research skills. No education or specific experience requirements are needed.

Pay is by project or per entry.

Plus, you’re free to work only on your downtime.

Minimum age: Varies depending on the company

5. Answer Surveys

I know what you’re thinking, “not another post mentioning paid surveys…”

While surveys can get a bad rep online, there are some legit opportunities out there. I narrowed down the list to the best and highest paying survey sites to join.

Minimum age: Varies depending on the company

6. Become a Virtual Assistant

As a VA, you’ll perform day-to-day admin tasks, such as answering emails and calls, scheduling meetings, researching, and more.  Pay starts at $3 to $10 per hour.

Minimum age: Varies depending on the company, but most require you to be at least 18

7. Transcribe Audio and Video Files

If you’re good with words and can type fast, there are legitimate transcription jobs for the taking.

Those who are bilingual would have twice the opportunities and with higher pay as well.

Minimum age: Varies depending on the company, but most require you to be at least 18

8. Work In Customer Service

Part-timers can handle emails, calls, online chat, text messages, or other communication channels of companies from around the world.

These are home-based jobs with an hourly rate of $8 to $25.

Minimum age: Varies depending on the company, but most require you to be at least 18

9. Write for the Web

If you’ve got a flair for words, there are plenty of writing opportunities available for you.

You can find work as a blogger, copywriter, ghostwriter for a book, recipe, and so on.

Teens with advanced writing skills can even work as a proofreader. Pay rates would vary (some are paid by the word, others on a per-project basis).

Minimum age: None normally

10. Help Manage Social Media Accounts

Instagram influencer in the woods

Out of all the online jobs for teens, social media management is probably the most natural fit for anyone from this generation.

Teens are the ones who love interacting on social media the most. Social media management is a matter of transposing this enthusiasm for interaction into social media accounts of online businesses and companies.

Many of these positions are part-time and can be performed virtually anywhere in the world.

You do have to be aware of pop culture, industry news, and the companies’ target audience to do this job well.

Minimum age: 13 (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook); varies depending on the minimum age to use other social media sites

11. Online Tutor Your Peers

Do you love teaching your classmates or younger siblings? The great thing about the internet is that it allows you to connect to people from all over the world. You can get paid to tutor homework or teach people subjects you’re passionate about.

While some websites require tutors to have degrees or teaching licenses, many tutoring positions don’t have strict requirements. You can earn as little as $5/hour or up to $25/hour, depending on the subject you’re teaching.

What’s awesome about these jobs is that you can start tutoring with just your mobile phone and a Skype app.

Minimum age: 13 for sites that offer tutoring jobs to high school students, such as TUTORCARE; 18 for other sites such as Kaplan

12. Teach English

Don’t have a specific topic you’re good at? You can still teach online if English is your first language and you come from an English-speaking country and know the ins-and-outs of your mother tongue. There are tons of ESL companies today and most of them pay by the hour.

Minimum age: Varies depending on the company, but most require you to be at least 18

13. Offer Coaching

Coaching may not sound like a usual online job for teens, but if you have the expertise and the time, it’s a great way to earn some side cash.

You can be a fitness coach, or you can go into personal development or any skill that can be taught through a video call.

How cool would it be for a teenager to become an online fitness coach to fellow teens in need of changing their lifestyles into healthier ones?

You can do this as an employee for coaching sites and earn by the hour or start your own vlog and control your earnings.

Minimum age: 13 (for YouTube); varies depending on coaching site

14. Perform SEO Work

Age is only a number when it comes to the Internet and skills we can master related to the web.

One category of jobs that were only created recently involves SEO (search engine optimization), so if you’ve always been interested in Google and the search engine giant’s algorithms, and the methods of bringing websites to the top of search engine results, you’ll find that the SEO industry is filled with online jobs for teens to adults.

Minimum age: Varies depending on the company

15. Graphic Design

Kids in school are taught photo-editing programs as early as in kindergarten, so it wouldn’t be surprising for teenagers to be masters of Photoshop or any other software preferred by graphic designers.

The online jobs for teens in graphic design are never-ending; you can create digital flyers, posters, infographics, ad banners, website logos, social media content, and so many more. Payment for your work depends if you’re working by the hour, per-project, or per item or file.

Minimum age: None, normally

16. Draw Cartoons

Teens with a passion for illustration also have amazing opportunities to earn from home.

While these jobs are usually paid per order, you can commit to as few or as many as you can. You can actually get paid to draw caricatures, cartoons, illustrations, anime, portraits, and many more.

You can check out the going rate for artwork similar to what you’re offering from places like Fiverr, Zazzle, and so on.

Minimum age: 13 (for Fiverr, Zazzle)

17. Sell Your Photos

Not only will teens with a love for photography be able to master their skills, but they can also earn money along the way.

Do it as a freelancer first, so you can control your time and workload, but you can find local photography gigs from family portraits to product photography.

You can also try selling your photos on 500px or PhotoDune.

Minimum age: 18 (for Foap); 14 (for 500px, with parent or guardian account); 13 (for PhotoDune, with parent or guardian account)

18. Try Your Hand at Calligraphy

You might already have taken up lettering and calligraphy as a hobby, but did you know you can earn from your writings and scribbles?

Use your calligraphy skills to create and sell posters, home décor, and other artwork. You can also accept assignments for bespoke items such as wedding invitations, thank you cards, and so on at Etsy.com.

Minimum age: 18 (for Etsy)

19. Write Closed Captions

Earn anywhere from $10 to $75 an hour when you transcribe videos, TV shows, movies, and other video content to create closed captions or subtitles.

There are several companies that hire closed captioners regularly. Make sure to check if they hire part-timers before sending in your application.

Minimum age: Varies depending on the company

20. Lend Out Your Voice

Has anyone ever told you that your voice belongs in an audiobook or in a movie?

Explore the world of voiceovers and learn how voice talents earn through companies like InternetJock.com or Voices.com.

Note that these sites get a huge chunk of your earnings, so if you prefer to receive 100% of what you work for, you can start freelance voice-over gigs on Fiverr.

Minimum age: 13 (for Voices.com, Fiverr)

21. Create Music

Aside from voiceover jobs, there are plenty of online jobs for teens who are musically gifted.

Whether you’re good at singing or rapping, playing the ukulele, writing lyrics, or composing original music, you can earn as much as you want.

Writing jingles, for example, can get you anywhere from $20 to $500, while composing a musical score for a company’s ad can go as high as $1,000 or more.

Minimum age: Varies depending on the company

22. Produce Videos

Video making is yet another hobby that you can turn into a money-making venture.

Because people love to watch videos, companies are using this medium for ads and everything else; think product releases, announcements, company news, and so on.

Teens with 2D or 3D animation skills could also launch a career in video production. Considering 10-second videos cost $50 to $500 each, that’s something definitely to think about.

Minimum age: Varies depending on the company

23. Answer Questions Online

For those with a natural love for solving problems, learning new things, and finding answers to various questions, research is a field you’d likely thrive in.

You can dedicate your downtime to answering questions online or providing a more customized service such as those offered on Fiverr to solve school-related problems, life-as-a-teenager questions, and so on.

Minimum age: 13 (for Fiverr)

24. Plan Vacations

You don’t have to travel far to get a gig as a tour planner.

Teens can still provide online travel guide services by creating itineraries for future guests or selling local tours.

If you know your way around town, you can even suggest specific tours, such as food tours, kid-friendly tours, or any other off-the-beaten-path tours.

Minimum age: 13 (for Fiverr)

25. Develop an App

Of all the online jobs for teens available today, being an app or game developer is often at the top of teens’ wish list.

And this isn’t surprising at all.

If you have the coding skills, who wouldn’t want to earn up to $65,000 a year as a home-based game developer? Or a lifelong commission for mobile apps and in-app purchases?

Get started developing an iOS app or an Android app on their respective sites.

Minimum age: None normally

26. Conduct Family Tree Research

Had fun finding out all about your roots when you had to make your family tree in school?

What would you say if you can do this as a part-time job and get paid $25 to $100 per hour?

If you love research and you’re all about the receipts, this online job may be just the right fit for you.

Minimum age: 13 (for Fiverr)

27. Be a Video Game Tester

You probably already play a couple of video games yourself, so why not get paid to play them?

Being a video game tester is probably up there as one of the most coveted online jobs for teens.

But being a tester doesn’t only involve playing; you’ll need to have mad skills to go through every scenario possible, as well as the powers of observation to see if there are any bugs or mistakes in the game.

Minimum age: Varies depending on the company, but most companies prefer applicants 18 years or older

28. Help People with Their Problems

If helping people comes out naturally to you, you can be someone’s “shoulder to cry on.” You can just listen to people’s problems, or give life/relationship advice.

Teens can get $5 to $10 an hour as an online counselor, which can grow to up to $25/hour with experience.

Minimum age: Varies depending on the company

29. Write Greeting Cards

Either you’ve got the words perfect for greeting cards, or you’re talented with meme-worthy drawings and cartoons, the greeting card industry would welcome you with open arms.

Check out more than 30 companies looking to hire talent for their greeting card business.

Minimum age: Varies depending on the company

30. Create Memes

Believe it or not, there are some companies that will pay you to create memes.

It sounds ridiculous, but the right viral content can go for quite a bit of money.

Minimum age: 13 (for Instagram, YouTube)

Some Reminders If You Want to Work Online

Here are some things to be mindful of if you want to make side cash from working online.

1. Be mindful of your personal information.

I wish I can tell you that the internet is a good place with fairies and rainbows and everybody getting along and having good intentions.

By now, you should know it’s not.

Being a teenager makes you all the more vulnerable to predatory adults and even other teens.

And you’d be surprised to know what they can do with your full name, photo, home address, and email address.

Always check the URL you’re going into if it’s a legitimate one. Before you apply to a company and before you submit your résumé, make sure to research the company and read their privacy policy and what they can do with your information.

If you have a bad feeling, trust it. Just close your browser and look for something else. There will be other websites and there will be other side gigs.

2. Know the federal and your state’s child labor laws.

(Yes, you’re not a child anymore, but that’s what the laws are called, so grin and bear it. It’s for your own good.)

Child labor laws are in place to protect minors from being exploited and injured in the workplace.

However, even if your workplace is technically at home and your office is on the internet, child labor laws still apply.

These laws mostly cover which industries you can and can’t work in, as well as limit the number of hours you can work during schooldays, weekends, and holidays.

Also, federal laws don’t require work permits for minors, but some states do, so check if your state is one of them.

In addition, bear in mind that you have the same rights as other workers.

Read more about your rights in this article.

3. Learn how to take care of your earnings.

Financial literacy is rarely taught in schools, so you might have to get out of your way to learn about this.

But this is one of those things that adults generally learn too late in life, so learning about it early can only be good for you and your future.

Of course, you can simply ask your parent, guardian, or any other trusted adult to hold on to your earnings, but nothing beats the feeling of making your own money, being able to spend it on things you want or need without having to ask money from others and having savings to boot.

This program is free and is a good starting point to learn about money and how you can use it to achieve your goals.

You’re never too young to know how to save, spend, and invest.

Going Beyond Part-time Online Jobs for Teens

The internet has given anyone (women/men, introverts/extroverts, disabled, young/old, and everyone in between) a chance to earn honest and legit cash in the comfort of their own homes. This includes teenagers.

Right now, you need to prioritize school and other extracurricular activities, but once you graduate, find more downtime, or need extra money, there are plenty more online jobs you can explore.

The jobs listed above are only just a handful of the opportunities that working from home will open up.

If you really wish to do the make-money-online route full time, I recommend that you learn everything you can about both types of online jobs and do a regular home-based job while working to increase your passive income.

This combo is the win-win and reason why online entrepreneurs are able to be their own bosses…and it’s never too early to begin your passive income-generating portfolio of online assets, so start today!

Which online job are you most interested to try? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!

How to Get Paid to Design and Sell T-shirts Online

If you’ve got an eye for style and want to design and sell t-shirts as an online business, you’d be surprised how easy and beginner-friendly this niche has become.

In fact, there are several ways you can launch a shirt business online.

These methods vary based on the effort you’re willing to put into it, the amount of capital you have, and the business model you prefer.

There are two parts to every t-shirt business:

  1. The designing part (which involves your creativity)
  2. The business side (which includes marketing and selling the shirts)

These days, you only need to possess one of the skills to start making money selling t-shirts.

Teespring Marketing

For example, if you know your way around Illustrator, Corel Draw, Adobe Photoshop, and other traditional design software, you can go a long way with various t-shirt design styles.

You don’t even have to be good at selling, since some websites host your designs for a fee and market your designs for you.

On the other hand, if you have a bigger capital fund with strong business skills, you can hire an impressive shirt designer and handle the online selling afterward.

Step 1: Design a Custom T-Shirt

Those who are banking on their creativity to launch an online t-shirt business will most likely use Illustrator, Corel Draw, Adobe Photoshop, any vector-based designing program, or a combination of two or more traditional design software.

If you prefer using built-in shirt design platforms that come with sites like TeeSpring, then you have to master their particular designing platform instead.

If you wish to hire a t-shirt designer either part-time, full-time or on a per-design basis, you could find endless talents on design communities like Deviantart, Dribble, or Behance, among others.

Some of these artists may not be for hire though, so if you want to be sure, you may scout from freelance sites like Fiverr or Upwork

You can even find people who are already selling t-shirt designs for a living.

Aside from the image editing or graphic design software, you also have to consider three important things:

a. Determine Your T-Shirt Niche

Ask anyone in the t-shirt printing business and he/she will say that the industry is saturated.

However, this statement changes when you land into a niche worth exploring. The niche could be anything from pop song lyrics with a cat’s meow twist or band logos featuring a unique customization…as long as it appeals a specific market.

Your chosen niche can even be as common as “funny statement shirts,” but with a unique category such as “funny shirts for architects.”

This may seem hard to brainstorm, but once you’ve hit gold on an idea, you’ll know it instantly.

b. Develop Your T-Shirt Brand

You don’t have to compete with global brands like Guess or Givenchy, but your shirts do need to have its own personality to grab your customers’ attention.

Big companies create mission and vision statement before their launch because these serve as guidelines about what your company believes and wants to share to the world.

As a t-shirt printing business, branding is vital to create recognition, build customer trust, guide your advertising and marketing efforts, build financial value to your products, and generate future business.

Branding gives your shirts a distinct personality that customers won’t find anywhere else.

c. Decide on Your T-Shirt Printing

Before you tackle the design and sell t-shirts online, you’ll be faced with operational decisions like this one.

The type of printing to use is a big decision, especially if you are planning to manufacture the shirts on your own (below, we’ll discuss the other option where you don’t have to do anything beyond designing your shirts).

There are several printing methods used in the t-shirt business, but these three are the most popular:

  • Screen printing – You can start small with just basic screens and paint, or go big with massive screen-printing setups. This method is the most labor-intensive, but it is also the most cost effective (especially if you’re working on bulk projects and with minimal colors). As more and more colors are required for a specific shirt design, screen printing becomes an expensive production method. `
  • Heat transfer – This method requires a heat press machine, which means you have to shell out for equipment upfront. The advantage of this method is that you can “print” a full-colored design on a single shirt or dozens of shirts with the same costs so this means you can print on demand. The problem, however, is that heat transfer-produced shirts are known to chip quicker than prints from screen printing.
  • Direct-to-garment – Ideal for designs with intricate details or numerous colors, this method is similar to your inkjet printer at home. A DTG prints the design directly onto the shirt, so expect a higher accuracy and unlimited color options. Unfortunately, the problem with this method is that it isn’t cost effective for bulk printing.

You can use 100% cotton for shirts, or go with the industry-standard cotton/polyester blend.

Note that if you’re going with the heat press route, you need to add pressing time if you’re planning to use 100% cotton shirts.  Finding a good shirt supplier is another task you’d have to check.

Step 2: Sell Your Custom Shirts Online

Now that you have chosen your niche and decided on branding, you have to figure out how to sell your shirts. Here are 3 options for selling your t-shirts online:

a. Create a website, sell your shirts there

It’s super easy to create an online store these days. With ecommerce platforms like Shopify that allow even beginners to build a website with just several clicks, anyone can start selling in just an hour of set-up. 

If you’re familiar with WordPress, HTML or a way to create websites from scratch, then you can do-it-yourself as well and customize the store to your heart’s content.

Cost-wise, you might need to spend anywhere from zero to $20/month in operating an online store. This is on top of the t-shirt printing equipment and supplies.

This route is best for t-shirt companies with its own following, or a startup with a huge upfront capital. It works for entrepreneurs with experience in this field and overall business knowledge.

The advantage of having your own website is that you are totally in control of prices, shipping procedures, promotions, and marketing.

Your brand is also safe from possible closure in the future (some sites do shut down and any hosted stores may be included).

b. Create your design and sell them at t-shirt marketplaces

You still design the shirts and handle production, which means you’d still require capital for equipment, labor, and supplies.

However, instead of working to spread word about your website and sell your t-shirts to the right audience (as with the first route), you join marketplaces like Etsy and sell your products there.

With sites like TeeSpring and SunFrog, you create an account, upload your t-shirt designs and let the company handle everything else (from printing, processing, shipping and post-sale customer support) whenever a customer buys your design.

These sites get a cut from every sale though.

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Good thing you have total control about prices, but since there is a lot of competition within the site, reducing prices to compete may be your only choice.

The advantage of this route is that you can jump right into the marketplace even if you’re just new to the industry.

The customers are already there. 

However, the problem with these sites is that they require a minimum amount order per design, which means they only print out your design if 10 or more people order within a given timeframe.

c. Drop-ship your shirt designs via a PoD vendor

In this method, you create t-shirt designs, then upload your portfolio at a print-on-demand vendor like Zazzle, DeviantArt, Threadless, Cafepress, and more. (Read about the pros and cons of each print-on-demand t-shirt vendor here).

Unlike t-shirt marketplaces that has a minimum order, print-on-demand vendors “print” your designs even with just a single order.

PoD vendors also get commissions with each sale, so choose which vendor works best for you. The great thing about these vendors is that you can expand your products from just t-shirts to practically anything (mugs, caps, hoodies, pillows, etc.).

As long as the PoD vendor offers it, your design can be adapted to any product available.

What’s the best well to sell t-shirts online?

When it comes to selling your product, you’ll have options no matter the amount of capital you have.

After you’ve given time with product research and branding, we recommend trying out t-shirt marketplaces and print-on-demand services first. While you build a name for your product, create a website on the side and begin to offer new t-shirt designs there as well.

It’s important that you have 100% control of your businesses, especially when your business is based completely online.

It’s just as important not to have all your eggs in one basket, so selling your products in multiple platforms is the way to go.

Note that some third-party sites may require exclusivity, so be wary before upload your t-shirt designs and figuratively “signing the dotted line.”

Wrap Up: How to Design and Sell T-shirts Online Like a Boss

There are multiple ways you can launch a shirt business online. The main difference of this business to traditional ones is that you can design and sell t-shirts completely online. There will be some legwork and research involved at the start, but not so much after launch.

For those who are serious, these three major decisions will help you shape your online t-shirt business:

  1. Design the shirt on your own vs. hire a designer to turn your ideas into reality
  2. Manufacture or print your own shirts vs. leaving the production process to the hands of a third-party company
  3. Sell shirts on your own site vs. selling them on a third-party site

Of course, every route you take has its pros and cons. Some people are making a killing on sites like TeeSpring, but others find success on their own sites but with major advertising involved.

The only surefire way of succeeding in this business is by treating it like any other business – work at it day in, day out, and continue to learn every aspect of the business from sourcing supplies to accounting, marketing, and so on.

How to Make Money on Etsy: Follow These 5 Successful Tips

If you want to make money on Etsy, the easiest way to do it is to sell your crafts, supplies, or services for custom orders.

Etsy is the go-to marketplace for arts, crafts and everything in between, so it’s not surprising that many artists, crafters and other creative people prefer this community over other ecommerce platforms.

Contrary to the most common misconception about Etsy sellers, you don’t have to be artsy to make money on Etsy. For one, the company welcomes affiliate marketers (who promote other people’s items in exchange for a percentage of the sale).

If affiliate marketing isn’t the route you’d like to take, or you don’t consider yourself crafty enough to offer something made by hand, you can still find success at Etsy like many Etsy craft supply stores have done.

How to Sell on Etsy with Enough Profit Margin

Like any ecommerce business, the key to success is to sell items on Etsy with enough profit margin (or the difference between the item cost and its selling price).

If you’re planning on opening up a craft store, the cost could mean the wholesale price you got from the factory or any direct supplier. If you’re creating your items for sale by hand, then cost means the amount you used in manufacturing the item.

To calculate profit margin, you’d have to subtract cost from the sale price. For example, you made a mermaid tail blanket with materials costing $50. You then decide to sell it for $95. The profit margin is $45.

Your goal as a seller is to increase profit margins high enough that your Etsy business can be sustained. Here are some tried-and-tested tips to do this:

  • Always know your gross profit margin. (FYI, gross profit margin is total sales minus cost of items sold). No matter how big or small your business is, identifying this number helps you assess your company’s financial health and adjust accordingly if needed.
  • Be on top of your items’ prices. It doesn’t matter if you’ve already decided on pricing for all your items. Sometimes, you have to make the tough call of upping the price for reasons beyond your control, such as increase in materials, change of supplier, and so on.
  • Bulk vs. retail pricing is OK. Don’t be guilty if you’re charging your customers different prices. Enterprises, government agencies, or large companies may be less price-sensitive than individuals who buy retail.
  • Avoid discounts. Sale and discounted prices are okay occasionally, but if you keep on discounting your items on Etsy, it could quickly damage your profit margins. If you really want to get ahead over your competition, find another non-financial way (such as improving customer service, adding valuable information with each purchase, and so on).
  • Master an inventory system. You can opt for manual paper-and-pen, app-based or PC programs, but as long as you’re on top of your inventory, invoices, and everything related to your company’s accounting, your chosen inventory system will work to your advantage.

How to Make Money on Etsy: Sell These Products

I’ve listed the highest-selling items on Etsy and in-demand Etsy categories in 2018. This guide will definitely give you an idea on what products to sell or not.

Of course, you shouldn’t just copy a successful Etsy store’s theme and be done with it. If you’re just starting your own Etsy store, make sure to follow these guidelines:

  • Is Your Idea Profitable? – Anyone can think of an amazing product idea, but ensuring its profitability is another story. One way to find out your idea’s profitability is through market research. Simply go to Etsy.com and use the search function to see if someone already thought of your product and if the seller is successfully selling the item.

Quick tip: when you go to an Etsy seller’s profile, you can see the number of sales they made since launching their store. This is a good indicator of how well the store is doing.

  • Research your potential competition. Check similar items on Etsy and weigh the pros and cons of competing against those sellers. Will you be able to offer something a bit more unique that others aren’t offering? It’s a good idea to scope prices of other sellers while doing this step.
  • Make Your Etsy Store Your Passion Project – Your product idea should be profitable, yes, but it should also be something you’re passionate about. Many of the craft supply stores on Etsy are owned by crafters who wanted to have supplies at cheaper prices and decided to order bulk from the manufacturer directly.
  • Calculate operation costs – If you’re planning to sell custom-made products, this is the time to research suppliers, prices of materials, and labor costs (if necessary). However, if your goal is to become a supplier, dig deep for manufacturers’ contact info and negotiate pricing of products.

Pro tip: When calculating costs, add Etsy charges to your list (Etsy has a $0.20 listing fee and 3.5% transaction fee with every item you sell). After these two fees, everything you earn from that sale is yours.

Make sure you are ready to get your head in the game. Even if setting up an Etsy store is completely online, you’ll be sacrificing a lot of effort and time at the start, but if you do the next steps right, your investment will be all worth it.

Successful Etsy Seller Secrets

In the past week, I’ve read numerous success stories of Etsy sellers and you’d be surprised by the simplicity of advice these sellers give out to Etsy-selling beginners.

If you’re serious about starting a business and want to learn how to make money on Etsy, take these tips to heart:

1. Non-DIY-ers are welcome too.

Even if you don’t knit scarves, sew superhero capes, weave baskets, do pottery, or create other awesome handmade items, there’s a place for you at Etsy. Don’t be put off by the impressive amount of talent at the marketplace. You can still make money on Etsy without making handmade products. Some ideas include:

  • Flip items. Buy from wholesalers, thrift stores, factories, and so on, then flip the items for a higher price.
  • Digital products are quick-sellers. If you have graphic design skills, use them to your advantage and create calendars, journal printables, stickers, greeting cards, tags and so on.

2. Creativity outshines the rest.

If you browse around Etsy, you’ll discover pretty quickly that many categories there are oversaturated. The key to beat this is to offer something no one else is offering. For example, while people can’t get enough of anything unicorn, find an item that hasn’t been dashed with pinks, purples, and glitters yet. It can be something unexpected, such as a unicorn-shaped door stopper or unicorn-themed tool kit.

Professional-looking photographs are also common to top Etsy sellers. They take the extra effort to make images look snappy, lively and eye-catchy. The difference of good photos vs. bad photos on Etsy products directly affects their sales numbers.

3. Take some time to earn SEO.

You don’t have to be a SEO master who magically ranks his/her Etsy store to the top of Google search results.

But you should take some time learning how to use keywords. In this age of hashtags, keywords are easier to understand and implement. Etsy allows its sellers to use 13 tags – use them and use them well.

Place yourself into your customers’ shoes and think about words or phrases they’d use in searching for your products. These words and phrases are now the tags you must use when setting up a listing.

Placing your item in the right category is also an important SEO trick. It’s so simple, yet many miss the chance of categorizing their items properly on Etsy.

Become a master of social media marketing.

Etsy has an advanced search engine within the marketplace and its own lively community.

But this shouldn’t stop you from marketing your products everywhere you can. Fortunately, social media has made marketing an inexpensive and easy thing to do.

Anyone can create a Facebook page or accounts on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and so on.

To market the products you sell on Etsy, you’d have to be super creative in publishing posts.

People’s attention these days are harder to catch, so think outside of the box when sharing your Etsy listings across your social media platforms.

Take advantage of social media functions such as polls and raffles not only to increase your customer base, but also to create noise about your products.

As you market your products and interact with your customers directly on social media, you’re also providing excellent customer service in the process.

5. Go beyond Etsy.

Etsy is a great marketplace and you can sell from this platform for as long as you like, but all Etsy sellers know that you shouldn’t be relying on Etsy alone.

You should go beyond Etsy at some point because:

  • Your own website continues to be the best selling platform. There are several advantages to choosing Etsy as your main platform for selling, but it is still important to have a website. This way, you can accommodate other customers not on Etsy and you are 100% in control of your marketing, product placement, SEO, and so on.
  • The 3.5% transaction fee for every sale you make (on top of the listing fee) can add up quite dramatically if you’re selling in the hundreds or thousands of items.
  • Your marketing efforts mostly benefits Etsy. If your products become viral and press comes your way, imagine how much attention Etsy will have (since you have to direct people to your products) instead of referring them to your own website.
  • There’s no way to build a list. Etsy doesn’t give sellers a way to communicate to its buyers after a sale, so it’s hard to up-sell or build a lasting relationship with your customers. Having your own website, on the other hand, gives you endless marketing possibilities and earning potential.

To Etsy or Not to Etsy

If you’re thinking about building an Etsy store in 2018, it’s never too late to start your own business and make money on Etsy with virtually no capital.

Your potential customers are already there. The store is easy to set-up, manage and operate. But as you just learned, Etsy stores do have its downsides too!

I recommend you start selling at the established platform first and once you make money on Etsy, slowly create your website and list your products there too.

There’s golden advice with any kind of investment: never put all your eggs in one basket to prevent losing everything at one fell swoop.

How to Get Paid to Answer Questions Online

Do you have a knack for solving problems? Do you enjoy interacting with and helping people online? Does making money to do both sound good to you? If so, then getting paid to answer questions online could be a fulfilling way for you to make some side cash.

Today, you’ll learn what you need to start making money from answering questions online, as well as websites and companies that are currently hiring.

How to Get Paid to Answer Questions

5 Things You Need to Get Paid to Answer Questions

If you’re looking for ways to make money online, answering questions can be a fun, fulfilling experience that you can either do part-time or full-time.

You don’t need any formal training or a specific educational background to do this, but if you do have expert knowledge in a highly specialized subject that plenty of people are asking about, you might be eligible for a higher pay rate.

In addition, most websites require that you’re at least 18 years old to participate.

Other important things you need include:

  • The right location – Some companies have restrictions on location, so double-check before signing up.
  • The right tools – You’ll need a working computer and smartphone, with a high-speed internet connection.
  • The right knowledge – You can’t just answer questions without some knowledge of the topic. In fact, some websites may even require experts to verify their credentials, pass a test, or prove their expertise.
  • The right mindset – This is not technically a customer service job, but this is a gig where you’ll have to constantly interact with people. Answer their questions with the main purpose of helping them, not showing off your knowledge and skills.
  • Excellent writing skills – Because your job relies on how well you answer questions, you should be able to explain the answers clearly in perfect English (or whichever language the website uses) and proper spelling, grammar, and structure.

If you think you’re a good fit for this job, read on and find out the many places you can get started earning money from answering questions.

12 Places That Pay You to Answer Questions

The following companies regularly hire people to answer questions and get paid.

Find one that best suits your specialty and you can make some extra cash in your spare time.

1. Just Answer

Just Answer

Founded in 2003, JustAnswer is an online question and answer website that connects real-life experts (e.g., doctors, vets, lawyers, mechanics, electricians, etc.) with people who need expert answers immediately.

APPLICATION PROCESS: To become a Just Answer expert, you’ll need to send an application, along with any diplomas or certifications that prove your expertise in your chosen category.

Once accepted, you get to answer questions within the assigned category and paid only if the question-sender accepts your answer.

PAYMENT: Payment starts at 20% of the “fee” (anywhere from $5 to $90), which can go up to 50% as your rating increases.

Payments are sent via PayPal. You can also earn $50 per referral.

2. Wonder

Wonder is a resource site for researchers in need of instant feedback for their studies.

Customers ask a series of questions, which the Wonder team will answer.

Each job takes around 3 hours to complete, but the company offers its clients a 24-hour turnaround time so you’d have to finish the job before the deadline.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Researchers have to pass a short quiz and trial research assignments.

Once accepted, you must work on one job at a time and accept jobs at least once a week.

PAYMENT: Researchers earn from $15 to $25 per hour.

Payments are sent via PayPal every two weeks.

3. Maven

Maven

Maven is a platform for microconsultants (you) who are knowledgeable in certain topics and are willing to share what they know in exchange for cash.

What’s great about Maven is that it has an impressive roster of clients, from Intel to Boeing, Nestlé, and more.

APPLICATION PROCESS: You need to sign up, select your industry, indicate current rate (there’s a pricing calculator here), and you’re good to go.

Maven will contact you once a client is interested in your expertise.

PAYMENT: Rates vary depending on your chosen industry and the amount of time you’re willing to commit.

4. Studypool

Studypool is a student resource, which tackles over 30 different subjects from accounting to biology, history, law, marketing, film, and a whole lot more.

You’d have to bid to be awarded the job and paid only when the student’s questions are answered to their standards.

Studypool is technically a tutoring site since you’re helping students with their homework or projects, but instead of teaching the student via chat, e-mail, phone call, or other means of communication, you’re going to work on the questions and submit the answer within a document.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Studypool requires its “tutors” to have a degree in higher education, or at least be a current college student.

Complete the straightforward registration process, then browse student questions on the site.

PAYMENT: Fees depend on the questions you choose to answer (students set their price and deadlines when posting their questions).

Payment is sent via PayPal.

5. PrestoExperts

This company also serves as a platform for those in need of answers to questions in the field of medicine, business, technology, social media, law, and so on.

When invited to join, freelance experts are given a profile where their education, work experience, specialization and rates are displayed. Clients could then contact you directly (via phone, email or online chat) for a job.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Fill out this application form and wait for a PrestoExperts representative to contact you.

PAYMENT: You are in control of your fees, so you may set it by the hour, per project, or so on.

Payment goes through PrestoExperts, which gets a cut, before sending your payment via PayPal.

6. Weegy

Weegy is a community of live experts who answer stimulating questions (such as math problems, historical trivia, and so on).

APPLICATION PROCESS: Anyone can join Weegy, which means you can participate as much or as little as you like.

PAYMENT: Weegy experts receive 5 cents for every conversation they participate in. Your earnings have to reach $10 before it automatically gets transferred to your PayPal account.

7. Answeree

Answeree is fairly new, but anyone can join and answer as many questions as they can.

According to the site, even those who ask questions could earn through Answeree, but no earning details about asking questions is stated. There are only a few rules (no ads, no hate posts, no affiliate links, no copy-paste answers, and so on).

APPLICATION PROCESS: Anyone can register and join Answeree.

PAYMENT: Answeree pays 10 points (equivalent to 1 cent) for every answer and 5 points per comment.

Payments can be sent via PayPal (minimum $2 for new users and $5 afterward) or Skrill (minimum $10) when you request for it.

8. Keen

Keen is a bit different from the others on this list. They hire psychic advisors to answer questions about life, love, and relationships, as well as give psychic, tarot and spiritual readings.

They’ve been around for 20 years, and many of the psychic advisors here already have years of experience. But if you’re a psychic looking for someplace to start, Keen is one of the good ones.

APPLICATION PROCESS: You have to register and create an account.

You can then fill out your profile along with your rates, and wait for clients to contact you through phone (you get your own hotline number), email, or chat.

PAYMENT: Payment is calculated by subtracting the platform fee from the rate you’re charging. Of what’s left, you get 52% and Keen gets 48%. Advisors are sent automatic payments via Express Pay, check, or direct deposit.

9. HelpOwl.com

HelpOwl.com is a pretty straightforward platform where users can ask and answer questions.

What’s unique here is that every time you contribute content, whether it’s asking or answering questions, you earn points. You can then redeem these points for Amazon.com or Walmart.com gift cards.

So technically you aren’t getting paid to answer questions, if you want to be strict about it.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Simply register and create an account to start asking and answering questions.

PAYMENT: Earn 50 points for asking an original question, and earn 100 points for answering a question. You get extra 1000 points if your answer is the first accepted answer to a particular question. You also get bonus points when your answer is marked helpful, and deductions when it’s unhelpful.

Redeem a gift card from Amazon.com, Walmart.com, or iCard. Minimum points to be able to redeem is $50,000.

10. Experts123

The main way to earn here is to write content on their site about trending, popular topics. But Experts123 also has a question-and-answer platform where you can answer questions posed by other members.

APPLICATION PROCESS: You simply sign up on their homepage to start.

PAYMENT: Payment is on a revenue share basis; that is, you earn more when your articles and answers get revenues from ads displayed on that page.

11. 1Q

1Q is a platform connecting companies doing market research to website members who receive questions via their smartphones.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Sign up on their website and register your mobile phone number to receive questions via SMS. You can download the app and receive questions that way too.

PAYMENT: Payment varies per company and goes straight into your PayPal account.

12. Clarity.fm

If you’re a successful entrepreneur and you have some spare time, why not get paid to answer questions from fellow entrepreneurs?

Clarity connects aspiring entrepreneurs to experts who can give them advice on how to grow their business through scheduled phone calls (not with your personal number; they will generate a number for the client to call).

Topics range from business strategy to digital marketing, strategic planning, public speaking, and more.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Sign up on their website and find the application process under your profile settings. Make sure your profile is complete and accurate before you submit. Clarity will review your application based on your background, the demand for your expertise, and whether you were truthful.

PAYMENT: You get to set your rate, so factor in Clarity’s service fee which is 15% of the published rate. Once a call is completed, you can see your earnings and you can immediately request for it to be transferred to your PayPal (credited after two weeks).

How much money can you make answering questions online?

If you can really get paid to answer questions, can you turn this into a full-time career?

Unfortunately, some JustAnswer.com experts are making over $4,000 a month not because they’re aggressively answering questions left and right.

Instead, these experts are doctors, lawyers, and other professionals with exceptional backgrounds.

Answering questions online pays, but not that much. If you’re lucky to land a full-time position with an hourly rate, this opportunity could serve as a good alternative for office-based job.

If you really want to try your luck answering questions for money, I recommend creating profile accounts for Maven and PrestoExperts (because you are in control of your consultation fees).

While waiting for clients across these two sites, you get active with JustAnswer.com.

Get Paid to Answer Questions in Other Fields

I wanted to give you a few more options here by rounding up some ideas that you can get paid to answer questions as a part of a more comprehensive money-making strategy.

For starters, you can always become a paid secret shopper. The questions you will be answering will mostly be evaluating how a store and its employees conduct their business.

The questions don’t really change over different evaluations, but it’s still a nice way to bring in some extra cash.

You can also get paid to test different products.

Companies will mail products directly to your door or invite you to watch videos or join focus groups and ask you questions about what you see and experience.

This is a rather cool option because you will get to see products before they ever hit the shelves and your feedback can directly influence and shape the future.

Share Your Experiences

Have you ever answered questions online for money? Do you have any experience with any of the above companies? Please let me know in the comments below!

20 Sites Offering Virtual Assistant Jobs Online in 2020

Virtual assistant jobs are some of the first jobs that popped up when the online economy was just beginning to gain traction.

Even now, individual entrepreneurs, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and multinational companies are hiring virtual assistants to help them with various day-to-day aspects of their businesses.

In fact, with the trend toward businesses minimizing overhead and workers searching for more work-life balance, the demand for virtual assistants is steadily increasing.

So if you’re looking to start working from home, or have been working at home but want to change careers, being a virtual assistant may be for you.

In today’s post, learn what a virtual assistant does, where to look for virtual assistant jobs, and what the future of a virtual assistant can look like.

What Do Virtual Assistant Jobs Entail?

So what is a virtual assistant, and what do they do?

The answer depends on who you ask.

In general, VAs, as virtual assistants are often called, are like modern secretaries. Their jobs often include general administrative duties such as answering calls and e-mails, scheduling meetings, making travel arrangements, transcribing documents, accounting duties, writing newsletters, handling business inquiries, and a whole lot more.

However, virtual assistants can also be assigned other job titles (often describing the focus of their work). For example, an SEO virtual assistant does everything a general VA does but adds SEO tasks to the table. A marketing VA may take up social media tasks along with market research, analytics, Google AdSense, and so on.

You may also encounter other types of virtual assistant jobs like graphic design VA, article writer VA, WordPress VA, web developer VA and ecommerce VA, among others.

How to Become a Virtual Assistant

There is no formal education required to become a virtual assistant, but you’ll need:

  • Basic computer knowledge with fast typing skills (40 wpm or faster)
  • Social media skills (get acquainted with Facebook, Twitter, and other popular platforms)
  • Excellent research skills (clients often ask you to find information online)
  • Perfect written and verbal English communication skills
  • The ability to follow directions, learn quickly, and take constructive criticism

As for your tools of the trade, you’ll need a reliable computer with high-speed internet and a working headset. If your job requires taking calls, you might need a landline phone to perform your work. Understanding of basic programs like Microsoft Office and Google Suite is important as well.

Specialization in a certain area would give you an edge over your competition. For example, an SEO virtual assistant with proven experience in Google Analytics and AdSense will find his/her skills more marketable.

20 Companies Hiring For Virtual Assistant Jobs

The usual openings for virtual assistants are for freelancers or contractors, but you’ll find that working for a virtual assistant company as a regular employee has its advantages.

For one, you won’t have to advertise your services as a VA; the virtual assistant company will do that for you.

The best thing about being employed by virtual assistant companies is stability. Your pay rate may be lower than that of freelancers, but you’re almost guaranteed to have constant work and clients. If you wish to go this route and focus on the job, here are 20 companies to check out:

1. Boldly

Boldly prides itself on providing premium virtual assistants.

Their general VAs, called executive assistants, earn $20 to $22 an hour. This company is legit and has been operating since 2012.

Boldly also provides its VAs with benefits such as paid vacation, holidays, and parental leave.

2. 24/7 Virtual Assistant

Ideal for virtual assistants with experience or in-demand special skills, this company hires US-based VAs for $10 to $12 an hour.

3. Fancy Hands

Ideal for beginners who want to dip their fingers into the VA industry.

Fancy Hands pays freelancers per task. Each task completed earns VAs $3 to $7 per task, which means your take-home pay increases when you perform more tasks.

4. REI Assistant

US-based virtual assistants with excellent communication skills can earn $9 to $10 an hour to find real estate leads.

Payment is sent weekly.

5. Belay Solutions

Belay Solutions is proud of its award-winning company culture and flexible workplace strategies.

Aside from general VAs, Belay Solutions also hires webmasters and bookkeeping VAs. It’s possible to earn from $18/hour upwards if you pass the application process.

6. AssistPro

AssistPro is currently hiring Virtual Managing Assistants to perform general administrative tasks.

They have a proprietary matching algorithm to make sure their clients get matched with the best virtual managing assistant that fits their business needs as well as personality.

7. Assistant Match

Assistant Match analyzes the needs of businesses who get their services, screens potential virtual assistants that match the requirements, and introduces them.

They currently need part-time VAs and pays out $12 to $15 an hour depending on specialization.

Graphic design virtual assistants here make $20 to $25 an hour.

8. UASSIST

If you’re from El Salvador, you’re in luck. The company is looking for bilingual English/Spanish assistants to help with administrative duties.

9. Virtual Gal Friday

They are currently hiring virtual medical receptionists, virtual paralegals, virtual executive assistants, and virtual assistants for life coaches.

They accept workers from anywhere in the world, as long as the VA has solid work experience. Pay ranges from $5 to $20 per hour.

10. Zirtual

When home-based slots do open, you’re lucky to get hired by this company. The pay is decent, ranging from $14-$20 per hour and all employees receive medical, dental, and vision benefits.

Zirtual only hires in the US.

11. Equivity

Equivity only hires US-based virtual assistants who have bachelor’s degrees and can work between 9AM to 6PM PST, Monday to Friday.

They’re currently looking for virtual immigration paralegals, virtual bookkeeping professionals, and virtual marketing assistants. Pay ranges from $17 to $20 per hour depending on specialization.

12. Office 88

Graphic designers, web designers, proofreaders, writers, translators, and general office assistants can find work-from-home positions with Hong Kong-based Office 88.

Salaries vary depending on the position you apply to.

13. 99 Dollar Social

This company hires social media VAs who can handle at least 10 accounts at a time and can commit to at least 4 hours daily.

Payment isn’t on an hourly basis, but a flat rate per account. The 99 Dollar Social website claims most of their VAs earn around $12 an hour.

14. My BTLR

My BTLR has clients from a wide variety of industries with a wide variety of needs, from small business owners to financial advisors and even professional athletes.

They pride themselves on providing background-checked, USA-based premium assistants. Pay ranges from $12 to $20 per hour, depending on experience and special tasks given.

15. Perssist

This company provides non-dedicated personal virtual assistants to assist with a particular request, such as making phone calls, scheduling, compiling a list of service providers for a particular task, planning trips, and other personal errands.

Perssist hires assistants worldwide, as long as they’re reliable and their communication skills are above par.

16. Team Delegate

Team Delegate doesn’t only provide executive virtual assistants, they also work with their clients to find out which tasks they can delegate to other workers.

They hire US-based assistants with at least three years of experience as a virtual assistant or an executive assistant.

17. VaVa Virtual Assistants

They provide various services geared toward SMEs who have an online base. Examples of services include executive assistance, web design, social media management, graphic design, etc.

Pay starts at $15 per hour for virtual executive assistants and may go up depending on experience and more specialized roles, such as digital marketer and graphic design manager or website developers, who may get up to $25 per hour.

18. Virtual Assist USA

Having been in the business since 2008, Virtual Assist USA prides themselves on their experience, expertise, and the quality of the virtual assistants they provide their client.

They only hire US citizens with at least 10 years of administrative experience. Pay starts at $15 per hour and increases after 6 months of employment.

19. Virtual Employee

This company offers a wide range of services to various clients, including IT support, mobile app development, content writing, data entry, graphics design, and many other services done by a virtual assistant.

To apply as a virtual employee, email your résumé to HR[at]virtualemployee[dot]com.

20. Priority VA

Priority VA provides highly-skilled, experienced executive virtual assistants to C-level executives. They’re continuously hiring US-based Priority EAs, but only from select states, so check first if they’re hiring in your state.

How Much Do Virtual Assistants Make?

Today, general virtual assistants earn anywhere from $500 to $800 a month. Those with advanced skills (mobile app developers, graphic designers, video creators, web developers, etc.) take home higher pays from $800 to $1,500 a month.

Virtual Assistant Salaries

Source: Indeed.com

Many virtual assistant jobs also include benefits, paid time off, Christmas bonuses, and so on.

If the virtual assistant decides to join a VA company, his/her earnings are usually lower than those who prefer to do it on their own. However, freelancer VAs do have to find their own clients and market their virtual assistance service everywhere.

In the past, virtual bosses were able to hire full-time home-based assistants at only $250/month.

Many home-based workers were happy with this salary simply because there are no other jobs that require only several computer skills and offer a stable income.

Also around this time, many entrepreneurs capitalized on the demand for virtual assistants and launched VA companies, which then took a percentage of the monthly earnings of VAs in exchange for finding clients. Eventually, the starting salary of virtual assistants increased.

More Resources for Future Virtual Assistants

If you’re interested in this career and want to learn more, you can start with our quick guide to become a Jack-of-all-trades virtual assistant. If you have some cash to spare to learn new skills, you can check courses on Udemy and Skillshare.

One of the best job boards to find a VA position comes from Hubstaff Talent, mainly because the company doesn’t charge freelancers a lot of fees and both clients and freelancers use the platform to complete projects.

WeAreVirtualAssistants is the sister site of Worldwide101 and a useful resource site if you’re serious about a career as a VA. Other virtual assistant job boards you can visit are Remotive, Working Nomads, and VA Networking, among others.

Virtual Assistant Jobs Outlook

The virtual assistance industry continues to be a lucrative (and still developing) industry. The job outlook of a virtual assistant remains positive. If you’re interested in entering this field, you have three options:

1) As a freelancer – You will be selling your own VA services to clients. Obviously, the main advantage of this route is that you get to keep 100% of your earnings. You have to be highly organized if you’re planning to juggle two or more clients at a time.

2) As an employee – You will be applying as a virtual assistant for a company offering VA services. Your income will be much less, but you don’t need marketing experience or continuous need to pitch yourself to clients. If you’re lucky, the company you work for could also offer benefits (medical and dental benefits, as well as paid leave).

3) As a business owner – You will be launching your own virtual assistance company from scratch. You’d have to have some capital, business knowledge, a huge network of contacts, and marketing skills. Revenues won’t get back so quickly, but if you do it right, becoming the boss of a VA company has the potential of a smart business plan.

Whichever route you hope to explore in this industry, know that virtual assistant jobs are here to stay.

Does applying for virtual assistant jobs interest you? Which of these companies do you intend to explore? Tell us in the comments below!