Are you kickstarting your Virtual Assistant career on Fiverr? Do you want to write the best Virtual Assistant gig description that can help you generate orders, and boost your profile reputation?
In this blog post, I will guide you on how to write a well-crafted Virtual Assistant gig description with examples.
The Virtual Assistant industry is booming. And the best part about being a VA is that you don’t have to possess any qualifications or work experience (although it is a plus).
Because of that, it also appeals to many people. And for that same reason, Fiverr’s Virtual Assistant category is getting over-saturated with people who want to earn money by doing ‘simple tasks.’
There are some methods you can use to stand out besides writing a powerful gig description.
Having a niche will help you stand out and attract the right buyers.
For example, you can be a specialised Virtual Assistant. Such as WordPress VA, Real Estate VA or Digital Marketing VA.
Making an intro video instead of a gig image can also help you look more credible and trustworthy.
That said, in this post, we’ll focus on one of the many factors that help persuade buyers from ordering your gig: creating a good gig description.
I will show you the best tips and practices to write a well-crafted VA gig description. And hopefully, help kickstart your Virtual Assistant career on Fiverr.
Writing description for Virtual Assistant gig
Attractive gig images might get you clicks, but having a powerful gig description is what converts those clickers into buyers.
How do you write a good description for your virtual assistant gig?
One way to do that, is to write your gig description as if you are speaking directly to potential buyers.
Use engaging words and avoid lengthy, wordy and difficult-to-read sentences.
Make sure you have a sufficient amount of white space in your gig description. It makes it easier for your reader to navigate through.
Also, let your personality shine through while maintaining a level of professionalism.
Continue reading to learn all the important steps on how you can make a powerful VA gig description.
Write a powerful VA introductory paragraph
The first paragraph is an important part of the gig description. It should be attention-grabbing and encourages them to find out more about your gig and what you offer.
Tip #1 Intro questions using emotive language
Addressing them and asking a question right off the bat can help your gig grab your prospect’s attention.
Here are some examples:
- Are you struggling with tedious and time-consuming tasks?
- Are you looking for a highly skilled Virtual Assistant that you can rely on?
- Why spend time on tedious tasks when you can simply outsource them?
- Fancy yourself your own graphic designer?
Find out your target audience’s pain points and assert yourself as someone who can help them.
Tip #2 A powerful statement or quote that persuades
Putting a bold statement about why they need to hire you can also serve as a powerful tool to grab a potential buyer’s attention.
Here are some examples:
- Having a pair of extra hands can make you focus on the more important stuff in your business.
- Scale your real estate business with an experienced VA who knows the in and outs of real estate.
- If you are finding it hard to keep up with all the writing in your business, then you have come to the right place.
Give a brief personal intro, and provide relevant background experiences and qualifications
After getting their attention, you want to warm them up a little by introducing yourself.
Your first name or a nickname should be enough.
Also, if you have any relevant experience or qualifications this is the best place to put it.
Here are some examples of how you can do this:
“Hi, I’m Marta, and I’m a certified business administrator with over 8 years of experience helping companies and startups with administrative tasks. You will feel at ease having me as your Virtual Assistant.”
“Thank you for visiting my gig! My name is Bashir, and I’m a certified Microsoft Excel Specialist. I can help you with organising your business with my project management and excel skills.”
List your Virtual Assistant services in bullet points
A bullet point list makes it easier for your potential buyer to read through some of your best services as a VA.
Before you make a list, try adding these examples statements:
“You can ditch these tedious tasks to me:”
“I can help you with:”
“I specialise in:”
“My services include but are not limited to:”
The list will highlight the best services you offer. Make sure you don’t include anything that you’re not familiar with or don’t feel comfortable doing. If you have never transcripted before, don’t put it in there.
And if you have a long list, try to highlight the best ones and leave room for them to enquire more about what you offer.
You also want to make it more specific. Rather than just listing “Organisation” as a service, you can write “Email Organisation” or “Organising emails, files and folders.”
Here’s a good list example:
“I can help you with:
- WordPress blog management
- Business email writing
- Excel data pulling and entry
- Keyword research
- Optimizing website using back-end SEO
These are just some of my best skills. Feel free to reach out for more ways I can help you!”
Highlight some of your best offerings in your VA gig
Stand out from the crowd by giving unique offers or features.
I have seen 24-hour delivery many times.
Get a little more competetitive.
If time is not an issue, maybe try 12 hours. And if it’s possible, even 3 hours delivery. Just make sure you can work up to it.
I offered a three-hour delivery for a cover letter writing gig once, and got my first buyer within the first hour of launching my gig.
You might not get the same results, but don’t be afraid to switch things up and find what works for you.
Here are some of the offerings you can display:
- Guaranteed 2-3 hours delivery
- Unlimited or 2-5 revisions
- Instant response
- Free discovery call
- 24/7 client support
You can also list some special softwares that you use. If you’re offering graphic design services as a Virtual Assistant, you might want to advertise that you use Canva Pro or Adobe Illustrator.
Persuasive ending paragraph for your VA gig
You want to end your gig description with a powerful paragraph that will persuade and encourage them to take action, whether that be placing an order or messaging you.
I highly recommend encouraging them to message you first before placing an order to avoid any cancellations.
Here is a good example:
“My motto is ‘give more than what you take’. When you hire me as your VA, I treat your goals and business as my own. I’m looking forward to getting to know more about you and your business.
Kindly message me before placing an order to make sure I can properly assist you.
Let’s climb the ladder of success together!”
Proofread your VA gig description
Make sure you proofread your description. Use Grammarly to spot any spelling mistakes and grammarical errors.
You don’t want to look unprofessional by making several mistakes in your gig description.
I’m happy to share a sample I’ve written up. Feel free to copy-paste and customize it!
Virtual Assistant Gig Description Sample 1
If you’re looking to dump your workload and focus on what you do best, then you have come to the right place.
Hello, and welcome to my gig! I’m Layla, a super organised VA with over 7 years of professional experience as a receptionist. I love anything to do with admin work!
I can help you with:
– Email management
– Calendar management
– E-commerce management
– Data pulling and data entry
– Customer support (live chat, group moderator, etc.)
– Social media management
– Proofreading and editing
– Copy pasting
Who should you choose me?
Because I treat your goals and business as my own. You will have a reliable Virtual Assistant that guarantees fast and amazing results. Whether you’re a startup or an established business owner I’m here to make your job easier and help you scale your business.
Please message me before placing an order to make sure we’re a good fit for each other!
I look forward to hearing from you 🙂
What to do next?
You might not get an immediate result even with the most well-crafted gig description, but don’t give up.
Sometimes it just takes time.
Please keen in mind that a good gig description is not the only factor that influences a potential buyer to make an order. Things like your overall profile, your pricing and packages, other gig offerings – can also determine whether they want to order from you.
Use the time to work on your profile, and bio and improve your other gigs. Look what other successful sellers are doing and take inspiration from them (never copy).
You can also gain new knowledge and skills in the meantime. Take courses and expand your skill set on sites like Coursera and Skillshare.
Promote your gig on your social media, and tell your friends and family about it.
Look out for briefs that matches your VA profile and gig
At the time I’m writing this, Fiverr just closed the buyers’ request section. They have a new feature where they ‘match you with a brief’. Make sure you enable this and look out for any good buyer offer.
And when you submit your offer, make sure you’re addressing the buyer and their issues, and how you can assist them. Try not to rush your pitch.
Use Fiverr analytics and Fiverr community forums to improve your VA gig
That aside, Fiverr gig analytics and community forums are your best friends.
- When you see you aren’t getting enough impressions, you might want to niche down (or up) and try to optimise your gig keyword SEO.
- If you aren’t getting enough clicks, try to redesign your gig images.
- When conversion is low, try to revise your gig offerings and description and make sure what you’re offering is clear and persuasive.
- If nothing seems to work, consider asking the Fiverr community for feedback (I’ll be happy to give mine too).
Found these tips useful?
Consider reading my other blog posts about my experience with Fiverr:
- Why Fiverr is a Great Place to Kickstart Your Freelancing Career
- How I got my first Fiverr order
- Avoid These Bad Buyers on Fiverr
I hope you find this blog post helpful! If you have any questions about writing gig descriptions or want feedback, feel free to write to me in the comments 🙂
Very informative and descriptive, keep up the good work!
Thank you for your support! 🙂
Great tips! I am going to start using some of them today.
Thank you! I’m glad you’re going to use some of the tips 🙂
Wish you success and blessings in your freelancing journey!