There are a number of ways Military Spouses can boost income while also offering virtual assistant services. Most of these won’t take much extra time and can help increase your revenue greatly, especially if you have a large email list.
1. Write an Ebook/Book
Potential clients will take you more seriously if you are an author. Create an ebook and upload it to Amazon or Kindle. You can even take that book and turn it into a paperback book through their print-on-demand publishing arm CreateSpace.
3. Become a Consultant
Don’t just offer Virtual Assistant services to your clients, also offer consulting services. You can charge for your expertise and advice and help business owners make wiser choices.
3. Host Webinars
Webinars are hot right now and can create a buzz around you and your business. Webinars create the perception that you are an expert in your field and are worth doing business with.
4. Create an Authority Blog
An authority blog has its finger on the pulse of everything going on related to your niche. Could be a travel blog or a nail polish blog. Something that you are an expert in.
5. Start a Membership Site
A membership site, whether it’s a monthly membership, yearly or both can create an additional stream of revenue that also positions you as an expert in your field.
6. Become a Coach
If you’re an expert, why not offer coaching services? You can help people gain the skills they need to succeed and/or transform their lives.
7. Teacher What You Know
Create courses that you can sell on your store or to sites such as Udemy. The more technical your courses, the higher the price people will pay.
8. Become an Affiliate Marketer
An affiliate marketer sells products for businesses in exchange for a commission. Affiliate marketing makes it easy for anyone to sell products on their website with only a few clicks. It’s generally risk-free and adds to the perception that you know a lot about your niche.
You can start out using Amazon, they have extremely low commissions, but a high click-through and sales rate. Then you can investigate other products that you can sell through other people and possibly get a larger commission. I’ve seen commission rates up to 80%
9. Set Up Your Own Affiliate Marketing Program
If you have your own products you can set up an affiliate program and let others sell for you in exchange for a commission.
10. Form Joint Venture Partnerships
Joining venture partnerships with other people in your industry will help you tap into a different audience and offer new products to your audience as well. You could easily start out by guest blogging on related sites.
No matter which of the above-mentioned tactics you use, be sure to keep all your followers up to date on your social networks and see how many more sales you can make.
Do you have a way to make extra money on the side of offering Virtual Assistant services? Let me know what you are doing in the comments below.