Finding Virtual Assistant Opportunities by Yvhes Panelo

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Some people say you need to have a relevant experience as an executive assistant for business owners and managers before you can work at home as a Virtual Assistant. While it is partly true, not all need to have this experience to become a VA. Like I mentioned in my previous posts, there are variety of virtual assistant tasks that you do not need experience for.

You can gain experience while starting to work at home through simple tasks such as writing, data entry and research and encoding or typing. Along the way you begin to do more challenging tasks such as transcription, database management, email handling and support, call support and social network management. When you become more confident, experienced and your online presence have gradually increased, you might be able to do tougher but more financially rewarding tasks such as bookkeeping, web development, web design, search engine optimization, appointment setting and sales, etc.

Speaking of online presence, this is very important when you’re starting to work at home. Ask yourself what you want to focus on. Is it writing? Call support? Email support? Web designing? SEO? Data entry? Or any administrative tasks? You need to assess your own strength and interests of course that will help you decide which VA tasks you want to specialize on. Makes sense, right?

When you have found out the tasks you want to focus and specialize on, get to know all the resources that will make you a good service provider for that type of VA task. When you have decided which VA task you want to specialize on and concentrate on offering, you need to make sure you can offer quality virtual assistant service.

If you would like to start by doing writing tasks, it is essential to be well versed in English and very good at writing compositions or articles. It also helps when you are familiar with various topics and does not limit your boundaries only to a few subjects for writing. Most popular topics would be home employment, latest gadgets, health, web development, online businesses, real estate, food, advertising, among others. The more topics you are familiar with or have interest in, the better for you. Some clients may want to pay his Virtual Assistant on a per-work basis. So the more write ups or articles, the better compensations.

Another advantage of having knowledge in different topics is that it increases your marketability. When you are applying to be a Virtual Assistant to do mostly writing jobs, most likely you will be asked to write about a given topic to test your skills. When you already have knowledge and interest in the topic given to you, you can write better.

If you are more interested in doing transcription, you must make sure you’re typing skills is above average if not excellent. You also must be a good listener for audio transcription. You may practice by transcribing any audio file you have or can download and see how you will fare. Most clients are very sensitive about accuracy and turn around time.

If administrative tasks such as data entry, research, sending emails and posting ads online are what you are planning to offer, make sure you are well experienced in these tasks. How? You can be an assistant to yourself first. You can post ads advertising your services to gain experience in posting ads. You can do data entry, research and sending emails for yourself by looking up good websites or places where you can find virtual assistant jobs, compile them into a spreadsheet, gather their information and send your letter of application as Virtual Assistant.

If you think your expertise or forte is call support, you need to make sure you sound good over the phone and know the proper phone manners. Doing phone calls for clients is more financially rewarding in most cases. If you can also do outbound calls to generate leads and set appointments, the better compensation for you.

So how can you be an effective Virtual Assistant in your chosen task? You can sharpen your skills and experience by doing small and simple tasks first. As you gain experience, you can set your rates. If you have the experience, it makes you more in-demand. Check out the simple tasks where you can gain experience from.

About The Author

For more information about becoming a Virtual Assistant and other online job opportunities, you can follow the author’s blog. http://beavirtualassistant.blogspot.com/

Make money online from home.  100% money back guarantee.  Full training and support from top income earners and trainers in the industry. Fully legitimate, fully ethical, fully proven. If you can follow simple step by step instructions, this is for you.  This is real work at home and if you are looking for a get rich quick, then stay at your job.  If you are looking for a real online business from home to replace your job, congratulations, you found it here.

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