Virtual Assistant: Is It Just a Profession or Lifestyle Change?

Virtual Assistant: Is It Just a Profession or Lifestyle Change?

For a typical office girl, or an ordinary day worker, choosing to become a virtual assistant is milestone decision in life! Imagine working professionally at home? That’s quite absurd for some! And the thought that you will be changing your life style, your daily routine or pattern of life? You may really think that deciding to be one is not really just a matter of changing a particular profession but totally changing your life’s pattern. But does t really matter? Many Vas or virtual assistants preferred to work at home doing some typical office chores. Just as like writing something, receiving and sending communications thru fax or mostly thru e-mail! Doing the office stuffs at home? Isn’t it amazing? Choosing to Become A Virtual Assistant Somehow, choosing to become a virtual assistant is tantamount to devoting your self at home. Well, this time, not just to attend to the basic needs of your family but to improve your career at home. Not just that, improving your salary grade as well! There are indeed so many fine reasons for a mom to finally decide working at home. There are some who had previously been employed in different professional field but feels like they are stuck into something. Without any improvement in terms of career move and salary increase. The major turning points for so many moms are flexibility in schedule. While they will be having more time with the kiddos, they earn well! Please then take note that to be a virtual assistant is not for everybody. It cannot simply just a fallback just because you don’t want to work...
Consider the Pros and Cons of Social Networking: Would You Spend Longer Time Online?

Consider the Pros and Cons of Social Networking: Would You Spend Longer Time Online?

There is no doubt that social networking nowadays is one of the hottest, if not really the hottest online trend in the universe. So why the avalanche of technology? Probably because the different social media sites become a powerful vehicle in giving us a way to keep in connected with loved-ones and friends. Not only that, it also gives the public the opportunities for online networking professionally. Social networking can be beneficial for your career. But just like as any other thing, there might also some disadvantages to be considered. Let us now look deeper on the possible pros and cons of engaging into social networking. This would give you hints whether to work out or to devote more time on doing online activities, or totally not! Knowing on how to make the most of different social media sites will start from basic question of whether or not “is social networking really for you?” If the answer is no doubt yes then it really is! If not, just read on. We might be able to give you more advice and guide to determine it. The Pros of Social Networking Social networking gives many benefits in terms of money and contact to all possible Online workers. With the current trends of technology, it is easier today to keep in touch with old friends, loved ones and former colleagues. Professionally speaking, there is some professional networking site just as like “LinkedIn” that allows end- users to request for an introductions or basic network to “business people” who are in their contacts. The aptitude of this improved connectivity is very powerful. It...
Virtual Assistant Blog: Maximizing Blog as a VA

Virtual Assistant Blog: Maximizing Blog as a VA

Virtual Assistant Blog – Your Way to Attract Potential Client One of the assets of the Virtual Assistant is having a blog or website, a professional virtual assistant blog one! But what is a blog anyway? Blog is tantamount to a personal website but is being use for official purposes. But of course, that depends on your intention on why you are establishing your blog in the first place. If you only make a blog for passion why not? But if there is a chance of maximizing it for profit? Not a bad idea! It is your very own space on the net wherein you can post important information about yourself, your talent and your advocacy. You can also share here your previous working experiences for the purpose of creating an image of a more credible “you!” Through your virtual assistant blog, you can market yourself and you can get the best possible client that you possibly can. If it is like selling yourself, for sure you would be more than excited to highlights your assets to be as best virtual assistant as you can. Blog is actually your portfolio and your resume. If this is your passport in getting the job, then why not make the most out of your blog? What to Do Before Making a Virtual Assistant Blog There are things that you must keep in mind before creating your blog: If virtual assistant blog is tantamount to portfolio of a VA, then it must really be a must that you know how to create your own. Well, do not worry because it will not be as...
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...
Basic Steps on Getting Your Virtual Assistance Career Started

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...