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How To Land A Virtual Assistant Job Nowadays?

How To Land A Virtual Assistant Job Nowadays?
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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
  • Tutoring
  • Transcribing
  • Programming
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Video/Audio Editing
  • Data Entry
  • Graphic Design
  • Answering Calls
  • Booking Appointments
  • Tech support
  • Social Media Management
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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:

Assistant Match
Vicky Virtual
Fancy Hands
Red Butler
Virtual Office VA
Clara Labs
24/7 Virtual Assistant
NS Virtual Services
Paragon Planners
Flex Jobs
Worldwide 101

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.

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  • I’ve considered becoming a virtual assistant part time. I think I will lool into it again.

  • I’ve always wondered about posistions like these, I’m currentl not in work so I may have to look into these while I am looking for work, I don’t really have the qualifications though so that might be an issue. Thank you for writing honestly about this rathe than “Anyone can work from home” which is normally what I read when I see advice on working online.

  • Daria says:

    Myself I am not an assistant but a freelance designer, so I know what is like to work from home. It is great, especially for people with kids, or anybody who needs flexible hours. Very useful article, need to pass it to lazy nephew:)

  • TeeShares says:

    I’m a VA myself and loooove it! I love the flexibility. As a full-time mama I also get to spend time with my little one while I earn something.

  • Corinne and Kirsty says:

    I have always wondered what virtual assistants were. Sounds like a new job on the market. But it is great to see all the great skills and tasks that are involved! It is a very useful article that could help a lot of people!

  • Ahmed Hossain says:

    I have been working as virtual assistant for 6 years. I am excited to work with someone as long term basis. Here is my company what services I usually provide.

  • stylevicksen says:

    This is great information! I was trying to suggest VA work to my daughter. I will show her this article so that she can look into it.

  • Stephanie Jeannot says:

    I think it is a great job to have. I mean especially if you are going to be on line anyone and have time; why not.

  • Cia Black says:

    This is not something that I ever thought to take into consideration as a job. Being a Stay at home mom this sounds like the most ideal job for me and still be able to attend to my personal life when needed.

  • Angela Ricardo Bethea says:

    I think having a VA is such an awesome way to do our task quickly. and being a VA is such a great feeling because you don’t need to left the house and leave your loving children. Being a VA is having a flexibility time and you can work with your child.

  • Tiffany Yong says:

    Thanks for sharing the links to apply to be a VA. I was hoping to find some sources and I’m glad you’ve provided it! I didn’t know where to apply before this!

  • Ana Rozanova says:

    I’ve been thinking about trying a VA job. My child is still very little, so it would be great to do some work from home. Thanks for your tips and breaking it down into understandable information.

  • Elizabeth O says:

    Others didn’t know VA. How it works and how to have it. Like me I have a Virtual Assistant to help me for my social media chores and tasks. They do it and finish it on time. No pressure and no worries. VA is a big helpful for us , like me.

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