By Pamela Dollesin
One of the biggest reasons why many people across the globe are choosing to be VA’s is owing to the fact that this is a job which allows you to be your own boss and work from home. Unlike in other assistant positions where you need to be at the constant beck and call of your employer, this position allows you to maintain your own autonomy and do online no more than you are being paid to do.
This is an especially good job in case you happen to be someone who hates taking orders from others and if you happen to do your best work when you are in solitude and away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
The chief tasks which a virtual assistant is expected to do online is-
- Research work
- Writing tasks
- Desktop Publishing
- Video/Audio Editing
- Data Entry
- Graphic Design
- Answering Calls
- Booking Appointments
- Tech support
- Social Media Management
Apart from the tasks which have been mentioned above, there are other tasks, which you as a VA might be asked to handle as well. The hallmark of a good virtual assistant is that he or she is able to multi task and handle even the biggest of issues with effortless ease.
So, if you think you have what it takes to be a great virtual assistant, then given here are some ways in which you can land yourself a great assistant’s job.
Equipment required by some companies:
A virus-free PC or Mac computer
MSOffice Software Installed
Fast and Reliable Internet Connection
Video camera as well as, a microphone or a headset that work with Skype
Get the required training
Many people believe that a VA’s job is something can be done by any and everyone but in actual fact this is not so. Prior to hiring anyone, companies want to make sure that they have the required degrees to back them up.
Make sure you brush up on your skills
To be a good VA and bag a good job online, you do need to have a great set of hard and soft skills. Above everything else, a VA needs to have exceptional communication skills as most companies are looking for professionals that are a great communicator both verbal and written. VA’s should also have the ability to multi-task and can work well under pressure.
Sign up on various websites
You cannot expect to bag a good job if you do not have a kill resume prepared. Once you have done this, you should sign up on as many websites as possible. This is because companies immediately look online the moment they feel that they need to avail of the services of a virtual assistant.
Here's my list of opportunities for you to try your luck for a Virtual Assistant Job:
Virtual Office VA
24/7 Virtual Assistant
NS Virtual Services
If you follow the tips which have been mentioned above, then you will certainly be able to bag a great job and work from home at the earliest.