VA Skills: Skills Needed to Get Started

VA Skills: Skills Needed to Get Started

VA Skills Needed to Get Started with VA Careeer What would it take to be a good Virtual Assistant? Just as like in any career, one must possess some skills to get the job. Do you really need to have those skills to be an effective virtual assistant? Or just the guts and willingness to be one? Try to find out VA skills! Important VA Skills 1. Proficiency in Computer Use One must be well versed with the use of Office Application like MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel and the like It is a plus point if you have knowledge on Photoshop, even basic knowledge only. MS Publisher is also a good choice. Movie Presentation through simple programs like Windows Movie Maker is one of the top VA skills needed to get started with your online career. 2. Proficiency in using the net Even some basic net skills are important in working as a Virtual Assistant. If you are proficient, that is definitely an edge over your competitors: Emailing – This is not actually an issue anymore because obviously, how would you apply for a virtual assistance job if in the first place you don’t know how to contact them through electronic mail. All the sort of attaching documents is a must for a VA. Maximize the use of Social Media – It is presumed that all virtual assistant takes advantage the use of all popular social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Facetime and the like. On-line Research – This is actually the heart of the job of a virtual assistant, doing research online. Otherwise, you will...
The Pros and Cons of Being a Virtual Assistant

The Pros and Cons of Being a Virtual Assistant

What Is It to Be a Virtual Assistant Regardless of what career that you’re gonna choose, before you finally decide, of course you have to know what would favors you and its negative factor. Only in this way you would realize what weighs heavier. This article will help you determine why you would prefer do jobs online and become a virtual assistant. The Pros Opportunities are indeed unlimited! Try to imagine yourself working in a typical company wherein you have a fixed salary, and the fix working hours. Now try to imagine yourself to work as Virtual Assistant and how it provides you with greater opportunity. How? Because you can all have the desired freedom to work to and for two employers or even more! Depending on your capacity and availability. The keyword here is how you are going to maximize your time. The increase in rate of a VA is also faster than any other traditional company. This of course depends on your performance. Availability to Work Anytime, Anywhere, Anyway This is one of the advantages that you are going to love as virtual assistant. You can work any time of the day, and anywhere! There are deadline of course, but you can work with it at your most convenient time. Lower Business Investment compared to any other business Investment is of course very important in any business. But mind you! Working as virtual assistant will only needs a very low investment. What you only need is your laptop and your internet connection of course! If you already have one, well, you will be engaging in an almost...
First VA Bootcamp Experience

First VA Bootcamp Experience

I have been in the VA industry for 7 years but it was my first time to attend a VA bootcamp last April 26th, 2014 held in Lispher Inn, Davao City. Of course, I invited a friend of mine who is also a starter in virtual assistance job. I learned a lot of new things from the speakers and got inspired and motivated with their stories. My goal in making this site is definitely to share my story & inspire VA newbies and I feel so obliged with the thought of sharing. VA Bootcamp 2014 Photos Photo Credits:...

Basic Steps on Getting Your Virtual Assistance Career Started

Just as like in any other career, there must be some elementary steps on how to start your chosen profession. If you want to start your virtual assistance career, there are some things that you must do. Virtual Assistance – Basic Steps In this article, I will teach you on to get your career started. Please take note that even it is a step-by-step process but it can actually be interchanged depending on the situation you are dealing with. 1.) Set up “Office” at home – who says your house cannot be your workplace? Think again. In a Virtual Assistant Career, it can definitely be! Just make sure to pick the most strategic area in your home.. It can be your very own bedroom or any other are in your house. Choose one with no or least distractions so that you can focus on your work. More than considering the area, give utmost importance on the laptop that you are going to use for your transactions. And of course, a reliable internet connection. DSL is one of the most preferred internet connections because of the speed an if your work requires more video calls just as like as “Skype”. 2.) Establish your professional electronic mail address. This will serve as your “legal personality” in all transactions that you are going to make. You cannot establish credibility if in the e-mail itself, you would already sounds like bogus. It is very important to create an image that you are indeed professional to deal with. 3.) Establish your own blog and website – Don’t just stop with e-mail. Do not just...
Are You Destined to Become a Virtual Assistant?

Are You Destined to Become a Virtual Assistant?

Virtual Assistant Destiny Yes. Because everybody can be one. Almost everybody who loves surfing the net can. And well, no! Because, it is a choice that you must make. No one wakes up one day and realized he/she is already doing virtual assistant job. Indeed, starting a new job or a new career just as like  as being a Virtual Assistant is a tough  decision you must make today. If not today, then when? You might realize one day losing so many opportunities to grow, make money, and make friends right at the front of your own laptop! But before you actually become a Virtual Assistant, you must undergo a necessary assessment of yourself to come up with a better decision. Think of something that will motivate you to do better. Here are some guides or checklist that you must ask yourself before finally deciding to start a new career just as like becoming a VA. Virtual Assistant Sentiments This is reality. This is what the sentiment of most of the aspiring Virtual Assistant I heard: Oh yes, I am a newbie in a corporate world. Will I land a good job? I am  a fresh graduate anyway! I do not have a job for a long time. I am single mom. I cannot even afford to pay for a nanny just to take care of my kiddos. Is this my situation? I work for a very long time in the government service. I was never promoted. I dream to but with the current trends in the government, my chance is very steep!  I want to save more money...
Understanding Virtual Assistance Jobs Deeper

Understanding Virtual Assistance Jobs Deeper

  Virtual assistance is defined as one kind of job wherein a certain person gives assistance to the client through the use of telephone, mobile phone, fax, electronic mail…and mind you, even instant message! Virtual assistance  job is being provided by a VA or Virtual assistant. They are also called as independent proprietor who works independently with the use of  technology to deliver their services to respective clients worldwide.It is obvious that most of the tasks given are done at home. Some Virtual assistance job  offers secretarial or clerical services buts as the industry grows there are more people with varied backgrounds and skills goes in the arena! So now, Vas specializes in different areas like marketing, webpage and/or graphic design, and IT support are being more in demand. People who engage in virtual assistance business maximize the use of modern technology to deliver basic services to the clients and be able to communicate with them while working independently. Virtual Assistance – Target Clients of Vas: real estate brokers Business coaches Speakers Authors Executive and Non-executive directors Chief Executive Officers Medical & legal professionals Consultants Nowadays, virtual assistants are also engaged with social media monitoring. This is kind of virtual assistance that is trending now. Advantages of Doing Virtual Assistance Business At Home: Fund is not an issue because you can start your very own business even with limited budgets. You have all the chance of using the same skills you acquired in your past employers and even expand it to specialize in a specific field. The Virtual Assistance industry is now rapidly growing and its demand is expected to...