I make £5,000 a month helping people sitting at home – here’s how you can do it too
A TIKTOKER claims she earns £5,000 a month on her laptop at home – and says you don’t need any experience to start.
Lily May started her business at 22 as a virtual assistant, helping clients manage their social media.
She says you can be based anywhere in the world and you don’t need any qualifications.
Now she offers to teach others how they can do it too.
One of her TikTok videos says, “How I started making £5,000/month as a virtual assistant (no experience).”
She says the first step is to choose the type of businesses you want to work with and lists examples of “photographers, beauty brands, designers, fitness trainers.”
Then she says you have to choose what services to offer.
These may include managing Instagram and Pinterest accounts, or administrative tasks such as organizing customer emails and diary.
Then you need to market your business and book clients – Lily recommends using Upwork or Instagram to get noticed.
She says: “Charge £20/hr upfront. Work up to £50/hr. »
Her video racked up nearly 10,000 likes.
One viewer said, “That was so helpful.”
Another said: “You are my ultimate inspiration but I’m so scared and don’t even know where to start.”
Lily – who now runs online coaching sessions at £180 a head – says she also had no idea when she started.
She said, “I didn’t take any classes! I set out to learn everything myself. It took months of research and trial and error!
And she advised another viewer: “There are so many positions that pay over £5,000.
“Look beyond the typical corporate 9-5. I’m just sharing what I wish I had known.”
However, many people were skeptical that she could earn as much as she claimed.
One said: “As a VA, I’ve found that you need qualifications, insurance, registration with government agencies, and then lots and lots of networking. This doesn’t is not so easy.”
Others pointed out that there are virtual assistant companies in India offering similar services for much cheaper.
TikTok is full of people who claim to have the secret to making a fortune.
A teenage business owner claims he made £6,000 in his first month after buying an old pressure washer to clean patios.
Earlier this month we told how a retired church minister was making an extra £800 a month from an incredible side business selling beauty products.