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...
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

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...
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 of 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: The 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...