Some of the best-paying remote jobs do not seem like ones you can do from home. A virtual assistant does many of the same tasks as an administrative assistant. Aside from making a coffee run, virtual assistants help manage offices for doctors, lawyers, and other businesses.

To be a virtual assistant, you will need a strong internet connection, computer, and phone at the very least. Experience with applications like Microsoft office and Zoom may help, depending on the specific job.

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Some of the administrative tasks you may need to complete as a virtual assistant include the following:

  • Answering emails and phone calls
  • Booking travel and accommodations
  • Customer service
  • Data entry
  • Doing research
  • Keeping a calendar or managing a staff schedule
  • Making phone calls
  • Scheduling appoints
  • Writing reports

Additionally, your personality could help you secure a job if you have excellent communication, time management, and organizational skills. Virtual assistants can have many tasks with little-to-no supervision.

Most employers will want their virtual assistance to have experience, but that is not always necessary. In many cases, a high school diploma and a willingness to learn may be all you need to get started. The average virtual assistant earns $15 to $16 an hour.

A bookkeeper provides a business with current financial information, such as annual reports for income and expenses. Bookkeepers are not accountants, but many of the roles overlap.

Bookkeeping is the process of recording and storing information, while accountants use this information for analysis. Bookkeepers keep track of a business’s finances by recording transactions, doing payroll, maintaining a balanced ledger for accounts, and creating invoices.

An accountant interprets information the bookkeeper provides and prepares financial advice from this information. Businesses rely on accounting departments to advise on financial matters and assist with tax returns. 

You do not need a certification to be a bookkeeper, but you must have a certificate to be an accountant. However, bookkeeping certifications and formal education can look more favorable to employers.

If you are in school to be a certified public accountant (CPA), a job as a bookkeeper is a great role while finishing your program. Starting as a bookkeeper can also give you an idea of what being a CPA may entail since both positions have corresponding roles.

The average bookkeeper earns a little more than $40,000. The median earnings for a CPA is more than $50,000.

Keeping track of a company’s finances may not be the best remote position for you if you dislike math or record keeping. You may enjoy the following two work-from-home roles better if you are creative.

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