– Have you been searchingfor the perfect side hustleand you’re sick of all the scams?You want something you can do from homewith kids around, preferably somethingwhere you don’t have tosell to friends and family. In this video, I’m gonna tell youhow you can make good moneyas a virtual assistantand all you need to getstarted is a computer and wifi. Hey mamas, Lauren Goldenhere, and if you’re new to me,I’m the founder of the Free Mama Movement,a community of thousandsof moms just like you. Every Tuesday, we drop anew episode of FreeMamaTVshowing moms how to start and runa successful freelancingbusiness from home. So subscribe to mychannel and hit the bellto be notified when a newepisode drops each week. If you’re ready tobring in some extra cashor even replace your full-time incomefrom your nine-to-five,but you can’t figure outa reliable, non-salesy, non-spammy,non-skeezy way to do it?By the end of this video, you’ll not onlybe itching to have avirtual assistance business,but you’ll also know the basicsof what you need to get started. Before we talk aboutwhat a virtual assistantactually is, I want totell you about freelancing. So what is freelancing?If you’ve never heardof freelancing before,it’s basically workingfrom home, doing jobsfor people anywhere in the worldwho need specific tasks done in areasyou’re good at and you enjoy. You are not technically an employee,so they outsource these tasks to you. No matter your skills,education, or interest,there are so many amazingthings you could be doingas a freelancer. Did you know there are55 million freelancersin the United States?That’s 35% of the population,and 54% of them earnedmore than they used tofrom their full-time jobs within one year. What?This is what I do every day. It’s literally called freelancingbut I do it in a specificway that allows meto have a lot of fun, make the maximumamount of money for the time I put in,and it allows me to work less and spendmore time with my family. Now do me a quick favorand if you’ve heardof freelancing before,if this is a conceptyou’re familiar with,I want you to tell mebelow in the comments. Tell me below if you’veever heard of freelancing,you’ve been a freelancerbefore, I wanna hear from youdown in the comments. Now that you’re familiar with the conceptof freelancing, I wantto dive into what isa virtual assistant?A virtual assistant, orVA, is self-employed. Ahem, freelancer. And provides professional administrative,technical, or creativesupport to busy entrepreneursor small business owners whoare starved for your help. You will have the luxuryof being your own bossand working on your own time from home,from anywhere in the world, really. I break the most commonvirtual assistant skills outinto seven categories:administrative, organizational,email marketing, social media management,content writing, design, and websites. Now when I discovered Icould take my experienceworking in marketing and customer servicefrom my job and use itto do freelancing workand charge other people more money,it was a total game changer. Not only could I ditchmy stressful commute,but I could actually get more donewhile spending time with my kids. I could make a quick social media postfrom the zoo on a Wednesday morning. I could reply to customerservice emails from my phonewhile I was visiting relatives. No more revolving aroundsomeone else’s schedule. It was the most freedomI felt in my entire life,plus for the first timein my professional life,I felt appreciated forthe work I was putting in. Now without a doubt,the question I get askedthe most is about becominga virtual assistantis how do I start?And to get started youjust need to figure outthe who, what, when, where, and whyof your freelancing business. Who would you like to work with?Realtors, business coaches, people inthe health and wellness space?Now figure out where thosepeople hang out onlineand in real life and start networking. What services can youprovide to these people?I always suggest startingwith low-hanging fruit,meaning the things you’re already good at. This can be as simple as scheduling postson social media or responding to emailsor booking appointments. When will you work?It’s important to establishsome boundaries upfrontso you can clearly communicatethem to your familyand your clients. Remember, you’re not an employeeso you’ll be able to get your VA onmorning, noon, or night. Or nap time. Mommy’s working. Where will you work?Physical boundaries are important, too. Get yourself a designated space,preferably an office or one with a door,but even a table that’s all yours will do. Depending on your business structure,you may be able to writeoff the space for taxes. Knowing why you’re startinga virtual assistance businessis super important. Not every day will berainbows and butterfliesso you’ll need a goodreason to keep you goingon the not-so-great days. Now you know what a virtual assistant isand why it’s a greatside gig that can easilybecome a full-time gig that youcan do from home, with kids. If you want a deeper dive into servicesyou can offer as a VA,check out my free resourcewith over 70 different tasks you can startcharging for now. The link is below. Also, if you wanna joina community of mamasjust like you, I have a Facebook groupwhere thousands of mamascome together for supportand action-taking tips and motivation. Now if you liked thisvideo, please let me knowby liking it below,subscribe, and share itwith your fellow mamas, and comment belowwith #Iamafreemama ifthis video helped you.