Think of a skill or service you want to participate in. Are you good at writing or perhaps a previous stint as a call center agent has given you the confidence to make voice calls to clients? Identifying your capability takes out the guesswork in the niche you are willing to do and saves time.
Also, spend time browsing online and see what Virtual Assistant (VA) tasks are needed–you might be pleasantly surprised with an overlooked skill that can make you earn money.
Try to narrow it down to one or two specialized skills. Avoid being a “generalist” in accepting whatever is available without giving it much thought. You have to be sure of what you can contribute and your work output will show clients what you are worth, moving forward.
Never Stop Learning
Once you’ve identified a VA task that you want to do, immediately find resources that would give you updates on the latest trends and offer learnings to keep you on your toes.
Demands from clients constantly evolve and the digital age has greatly accelerated this. Learning should not stop to maintain an edge in your chosen field.
Many online sources provide free training on VA tasks but better quality is expected from paid programs since these offer a more structured approach. Furthermore, the network of users and former students share tips and techniques to improve the trade.
The VA world is very competitive; keeping your edge above the rest can determine your success.
Create a portfolio of your experiences, achievements, and skills. A simple web page or document from free sites or built-in programs on your computer can speak volumes about your marketable skills.
You may not have prior experience being a virtual assistant, but it helps to prove you have experience in a field you want to participate in.
Make Your Presence Felt
Now that you have your portfolio made, broadcast it on popular online work portals or social media sites. Search the internet and create an account to better manage your offerings.
More than just a portal for your services, these sites also provide information about available jobs and various information such as pay rates and job descriptions to better gauge where you belong.
Don’t Give Up
With many businesses and platforms now transitioning to online work, Virtual Assistance can get very competitive. Digitization has made hiring and firing workers very easy and your dedication and patience can make a big difference.
Consider that at this stage in your online career, you are still at the early stages of making your mark. Expect setbacks but this is all part of the journey. We all have to start somewhere and attitude and perseverance can determine your success at Virtual Assistance. All the Best!
Try This Out if You Are Still Undecided
The available niches in Virtual Assistance are widely varied and it opens up opportunities for the aspiring VA to learn or enhance a skill. One need that is quite common to online businesses is web designing. As they broaden their reach through the internet, having a dedicated web page is in demand now more than ever.
This course is great for aspiring or current Freelancers, Virtual Assistants, Website Managers, Web Designers, and Business entrepreneurs who want to learn how to build and design their own website.
- Understanding Web Design and WordPress
- Exploring the cPanel and Installing WordPress
- Exploring the WordPress Admin Dashboard
- Web Designing using Page Builders
- Building a Landing Page and Basic Email Marketing
- Create an Online Shop with WooCommerce
- Building a Membership Site
- Basic SEO
- Basic HTML and CSS
- Marketing and Growing your Business
Our course comes with:
* 10 recorded coaching sessions
* 2 live coaching sessions
* Learning teams
* Personalized feedbacking
* Lifetime assistance
* With online certification after course completion
* Free OJT/apprenticeship
* Hiring referrals to FVA agency partners
* In-house hiring opportunity via our global brand, Surge