Are you interested in working from home or starting a fun side hustle to make extra money? You may want to consider becoming a podcast virtual assistant.
With over 700,000 livepodcasts to date, it’s no surprise that podcast producers are in high demand. And with the many benefits businesses and brands get from a podcast, those number keep rising! Many business owners are looking to outsource podcasting tasks to virtual assistants, which is where you’ll valuable skills will be needed.
If you enjoy audio editing and have good communication skills, then working from home as a Podcast Virtual Assistant can be a great opportunity for you.
As a Podcast Virtual Assistant, you’ll get paid to offer technical or administrative services to help business owners launch, manage and grow a successful podcast. Podcast VAs are in demand and there has never been a better time to make a living as a podcast producer.
Not sure which services you can offer? Check out this list of the top podcast skills that businesses need your help with!
One of the best parts about making money as a Podcast Virtual Assistant is that you can set your own hours and work from anywhere that has an internet connection. All you need is your computer or laptop to get started.
Does becoming a Podcast VA sound like a good fit for you?
I can appreciate that starting a new side hustle can be a little intimating. The good news is that you don’t have to go through the process alone. Today I’m sharing some helpful tips to help you get started in making money as a podcast producer and what virutal assistant services you can offer.
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What does a podcast virtual assistant do?
As a podcast virtual assistant (also know as a podcast producer), you’ll get paid to offer technical, administrative, or marketing support to podcast owners remotely.
Podcast virtual assistants can help manage the podcasts, record and edit the episodes, audio engineering, content repurposing, marketing, guest management, and more!
If you’re familiar with online or remote work and have good communication skills, a podcast virtual assistant might be the perfect opportunity for you!
Still interested? Yeah? That’s awesome!
What qualifications do you need to become a podcast virtual assistant?
The good news is that you don’t have to have a college degree to make money as a podcast virtual assistant.
Melanie Scroggins, the mastermind behind Podcast Production School recommends having these skills if you want to be a successful Podcast Virtual Assistant:
- Detail-oriented. This can certainly be learned, but if you’re good at spotting things that others miss, this can help you succeed as a Podcast Virtual Assistant.
- Being able to structure your workday at home. Most Podcast Virtual Assistants work from the comfort of their own home, which is a huge perk! However, it’s important to set up a dedicated work space at home so you can stay focused.
- Good communication skills. The key to getting continued work is to develop a good relationship with each client. Melanie offers a Podcast Virtual Assistant course and says her students love the supportive community where they can ask questions and get feedback.
How much money can you make as a podcast virtual assistant?
Most Podcast Producers earn an average income of $30 to $50 per hour (or more) over time.
The amount you make will depend on a variety of different factors, such as the amount of experience, level of expertise, and services offered.
The goal of Melanie’s course is to help students develop a side hustle that earns them an additional $1,000 a month or more. Some students have taken it much further than that!
Within a year of starting her Podcast Virtual Assistant business, Melanie was able to make more money than she did at her previous 9-5 desk job.
While this salary won’t make you a millionaire, you can make enough money to help pay off debt faster or add more freedom to your life. Plus, as you begin to gain more experience, you can quickly increase your rates.
That’s the beauty of becoming a Podcast Virtual Assistant. You get to set your own rates, create your own service offerings, and grow your own side hustle.
Benefits of becoming a podcast virtual assistant
Working as a Podcast Virtual Assistant can have a number of life-changing benefits. Many people are looking to find ways to earn a living from home and support their family. Working from home as a Podcast Producer might be the opportunity you’re looking for.
If you learn how to become a Podcast Virtual Assistant, you’ll get to have:
- MORE FINANCIAL SECURITY – You can provide a substantial, additional income for your family. This can help you stop living paycheck to paycheck, pay off debt faster, or boost your savings.
- MORE FLEXIBILITY – You can create a flexible schedule for work and play
- MORE FREEDOM – You can work with who you want, work when you want, work where you want.
Do you want to start living a more financially free life? Check out this list of the top podcast skills that business need help with. (It’s free!)
How to get started as a podcast virtual assistant
While formal training isn’t necessary to get started as a Podcast Virtual Assistant, brushing up on your skills can definitely help you stand out from the crowd.
My friend Melanie over at Podcast Production School is one of the most talented Podcast Producers out there. As a former Podcast Producer, she has compiled all of her knowledge into a comprehensive course: Podcast Production School
She teamed up with two other talented ladies, Hailey Thomas and Gina Horkey, to help aspiring Podcast Producers succeed! Podcast Production School will teach you everything you need to know to help business owners launch, manage and grow a successful podcast.
You’ll walk away from this course knowing exactly how to find paid work and pitch to clients, build effective relationships, and run a successful Podcast Virtual Assistant business. Sounds like high-value stuff right?
Nearly all of her course graduates have inspiring success stories. This can be the perfect opportunity for someone with online skills who’s looking to start working for themselves.
But don’t just take my word for it, you can check out her free workbook here to get started.
Still not sure if this course is right for you?
I can appreciate if you’re not quite ready to jump headfirst into this. I mean, Podcast Production School can certainly help you excel as a Podcast Virtual Assistant, but perhaps you still have some questions.
For example, you may wondering, “How do you go from knowing nothing about working as a Podcast Virtual Assistant…to winning over clients and making money?”
It’s funny because Melanie has this exact same thought!
She didn’t know anything about how to run a podcast, but that didn’t stop her from learning how to start her own podcast for fun back in 2017.
As a creative, she admitted that it was scary to start her Podcast Virtual Assistant business because she didn’t know if she could earn enough money to support her family. That’s why she treated it as a side hustle in the beginning, while still working at her 9-5 job.
But in her heart, she knew that a regular 9-5 desk job simply wasn’t for her. So she worked harder on the podcast, learning the ins and outs of the voiceover industry. This allowed her to revamp her podcast production offerings and quit her 9-5 job.
Within a year of leaving her desk job, she’s been able to make more money than she did at her previous job!
Here’s the thing – most online courses don’t teach the part where you actually go out into the real world and apply what you’ve learn. This is what makes Melanie’s Podcast Producer course so valuable – because part of the course is dedicated to helping you find and work with clients.
This is why many of Melanie’s course graduates have been so successful. When you enroll in her course, you’ll gain the skills needed to succeed as a Podcast Virtual Assistant, PLUS you’ll learn how to make money from your skills and create a profitable business. Who wouldn’t want that?
Have questions about Podcast Production School? Here’s a helpful Facebook Live video answering some of the most common questions about the course and what you’ll learn.
Think becoming a Podcast VA sounds like a good fit for you? I recommend checking out Melanie’s FREE workbook. (Details below)
How to become a Podcast Producer: FREE Workbook
Melanie has put together a free guide where she will share:
- A list of the top podcast skills that businesses need your help with.
- A complete podcast launch checklist so you can launch successfully.
- A custom podcast production checklist that Melanie uses with all her clients.
Her guide is completely free. It’ll teach you how to master the skills and strategies needed to launch, manage and grow podcasts for small businesses. You’ve got nothing to lose by checking it out!