5 Sure Fire Ways to Hire a Virtual Assistant for Success

5 Sure Fire Ways to Hire a Virtual Assistant for Success

Recently, hiring Virtual Assistants has been the fad for people trying to set up a company but just don’t have enough time to do all that is needed to be done. In order for you and your Virtual Assistant to be successful in your goal, you have to take care of the professional relationship you have from setting up to managing it. Here are the tips: 1. Find the Virtual Assistant you need Since you are setting up a business, you have to decide which tasks will be assigned to be done by the Virtual Assistant you will hire. It has to be clear and concise. When you find the certain tasks you need to be done for you then that is the time to search for the Virtual Assistant that has the qualities that you need. If you need a content writer then find a Virtual Assistant that specializes in writing. Need a Web Developer? Find a Virtual Assistant that specializes on exactly that. This will save you a lot of time and this will make your money worth it. Why? That is because of the quality service you get from a Virtual Assistant who specializes in a certain skill – which you need for your business. 2. Know the Advantages and Disadvantages According to Elance-oDesk’s senior vice president of categories and geographies Rich Pearson, it may cause more money to hire someone coming from an agency. This is because of the existing overhead expenses. Although an agency might make a way for an entrepreneur to utilize more than one assistant to fix issues in availability or in...
VA Attitude – 10 Ways to Become a Better Person

VA Attitude – 10 Ways to Become a Better Person

It’s been quite a while and I miss blogging. As a VA Coach at the same time an entrepreneur, I have been obviously busy and trying my best to update this blog site to help you with your online career. I will hopefully go back on track with daily posting with at least developing positive VA attitude towards a successful virtual assistant career. I’m telling you, it’s not all about hard work and money to get through success, it takes a lot of perseverance and positivity. As an entrepreneur, I aim to get better everyday. Thus, I have a strong interest of personal growth. This of course can’t be done by myself alone. So, here are a few things I do and will always do: Choose a good company. Surround yourself with positive people. Hang out with friends who are smarter than you and learn from them. Don’t waste time with less important things and people. Use time wisely. Don’t judge people. In order to do that, put yourself in their shoes and ask yourself how it feels to be judged. If you have mistakes in the past, make sure not to do it again. Learn from it. If you unintentionally hurt someone, if there’s a chance for a confrontation, that would be good but if none just think about that ‘Everything happens for a reason‘. Use Facebook wisely. Don’t overspend time with it. 10-15 minutes is okay. Don’t stalk people. Don’t post negative statuses. Try to post encouraging statuses that your friends can relate to. Let’s bring positive vibes in the internet. If you’re down, you don’t have to shout it out. Talk...
Virtual Assistant Skill: Developing Listening Skills as Virtual Assistant

Virtual Assistant Skill: Developing Listening Skills as Virtual Assistant

Who says virtual Assistant focuses only in writing?  Well, probably yes. But on the other side of the coin, listening is also as important factor of virtual assistant skill. Remember, I already shared that information from clients to virtual assistant can be through video calling just as like as Skype. Let me share this belief from Roger Imhoff. “Let other people confide in you. At first it may look like not helping you, but will actually sincerely help them” What is meant by that? At first impression, listening to other people may look like to benefit only the person who is sharing. But when you tried to become a good listener, you will be putting yourself in a good way to help yourself too! You want to try?  You will realize for yourself that you can have that ability to develop good relationship with your clients. It will also help you to gather invaluable information and increase your understanding other people. Here are some tips on how to be a better listener and eventually become a good Virtual Assistant. Pay attention to the Speaker (client) – The entire process of listening commence with giving the speaker (client) your 100% attention. As you go on with a conversation with your client, do not do other things like working, shuffle papers, text or doing other tasks in your pc. As much as possible, do not interrupt your client. – It is highly understandable that some people might react wildly if they will be interrupted. Of course, you would also feel the same way. Base from to Robert I. Montgomery’s belief, the...
Determining Your Level of Employability: The Secrets of Getting an Online Job

Determining Your Level of Employability: The Secrets of Getting an Online Job

In the event that the world will most likely be hit by an economic slowdown, there are tendencies that big companies will do some cost-cutting measures by reducing the workforce. You might be affected! Before it happens, you have to secure a job, if not in typical office works, why not try an online job? For beginners, there are ways on how to cultivate your skills and finally land an online job. 1. Learn the Routine of Empathy It is obviously known that most of the companies worldwide prefer potential employees with job experience prior to applying. In this principle, it is somehow an indication that actual experience and empathy or workplace acclimatization is a must. Generally, the future employers may assume that applicants who have previously employed by a reputable company in the past will most like know how to integrate himself better in a team-oriented workplace just like. According to a New York Times Bestselling author George Ander who wrote Perfect Enough, in 2020, the no. 1 job skill will be “empathy.” Generally, it is referred to the ability of a person to put himself on another’s shoe. Thereby creating or becoming more acquainted not just with the work itself but with the workplace. It belongs to Emotional Quotient (EQ) Skills. 2. Learn to be “Tech-Savvy” Being one does not actually mean putting know-how in MS Word in your CV.  It only means to have a working know-how on technical matters. It is a   plus if you have a basic knowledge for example on database management system just as like SQL or any other programming language. 3. Learn the Secrets...
Lighten Up Your Life Through Virtual Assistant Services

Lighten Up Your Life Through Virtual Assistant Services

Whether or not you are just starting your own investments, or you just have too many tasks to do, availing some virtual assistant services can actually ease the level of stress you may gain in striving to work harder.  Imagine that your life will be bombarded of documents, and you have to determine what you need for a particular task, that would be stressful! There comes entertaining the idea of hiring a VA that will make a database for you. If you think that’s the only thing he or she can do for you? Think again.  Filtering and controlling emails Basically, one of the most hated parts of anybody’s job is the relatively large number of e-mails that you are required to go through daily. Out of hundreds or even thousands of emails received and sent daily, which of which are important? And then you still have to determine the level of significance to your particular tasks! Now, imagine that you already have your virtual assistant; they will do it for you! That’s tantamount to a faster. Keeping the database up-to-date To be able to know the latest of who has been hired or who have been fired in a company will make it easy if you have a virtual assistant. Imagine that ton of information if not properly filtered and organized will make your life in chaos. Organizing a comprehensive appointment To be able to smoothen the process of all your transactions, what to do? And whom to deal with? You need to make a planner or organizer. Nothing to worry then because you’re supposing efficient VA will...