May 302018
Virtual Assistant Course – Module 2

We are gradually making progress with this course. Thanks to all participants, I feel encouraged.

The second module of this course is niche discovery and we’ve treated it partially in the break down of Module 1. If you missed it, go here to register for this course, take the first module, and I will aslo send you the worksheet and  suggested answers to each question in the Module.

What we will be doing in this Module is just to shed light on niche discovery and why it’s essential for anyone looking to become a virtual assistant.

What is a niche?

Dictionary.com defines niche as a comfortable or suitable position in life or employment.

The above definition is perfect for describing niche in a virtual assistance business.

First of all, you need to be comfortable with using typical work tools such as a computer system and productivity tools.

There are several apps and tools for several skillset and industries. You need to really look at all the options available and match them to your skillset.

E.g. If you know how to design websites using templates from content management systems such as WordPress, that’s a skill. The next thing you should do is match your skill to design apps such as Canva and image editing tools such as Lunapic, etc.

With the above, you will be able to position yourself as a virtual assistant who designs websites using WordPress. This is your niche and it’s quite different from being a programmer who codes websites from scratch.

As you can see, both of you are into building websites but with different skillset.

Of course, you don’t have to remain in your comfort zone. You should expand your skillset by all means and learn new things everyday.

In the world of virtual assisting, the more skills you have coupled with the more experience you gain, the more rewarding it becomes.

Exercise

  • In your notebook, list your skills and match them to work tools using the example I gave above to find your niche
  • Refer to the worksheet in Module 1 and match your niche to industry(ies) you would like to serve.
  • Write down a rough pitch. E.g. I help event planners create beautiful websites that convert.
  • Go ahead and match more of your skill set with work tools.
  • Hit the reply button to send me your skill set and rough pitch so we can smoothen them together.

See you next week with Module 3.

Are you new here?

This is Module 2 of my free blog post Virtual Assistant Course where I am showing participants how to become a virtual assistant and earn from anywhere. Learn more and signup here if you also think this course is for you.

Toyin Adekola

Hi there! Thanks for being here. My name is Toyin Adekola. I am a civil servant and blogger. Learn more about me at http://linkedin.com/in/tsadekola


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