Many businesses suffered from the novel coronavirus as they had to close down to comply with health regulations. Many employees were laid off during the pandemic, and these people had to look for other means of employment to survive. One way they did this is by starting a freelance business.

Several people started offering freelance virtual assistant services to different businesses during the pandemic. Some of these new freelancers either wanted to be one in the first place or were forced to become one due to unemployment.

Anyone can start a freelance business of their own as long as they first define their business goals. It’s vital to identify whether the freelancer will use the gig as a side job or a full-time job. Doing so allows the freelancer to plan for the future and either invest in top-of-the-line equipment for the long-term or save money.

It’s also essential to look for a profitable niche and identify which clients to target so the freelancer can set something to focus on. Competing against other freelancers in their respective platforms and target clients, so it’s vital to look for an alternative.

A Filipino virtual assistant who is just getting into freelancing must also learn to price their services properly, build and use an online portfolio, and others to get started on the business. This infographic by OVA Virtual has the other steps necessary to start a freelancing business.