GETTING STARTED AS A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT (VA)

I guess i’m writing this post because of the passion i have for the virtual assistance industry and i believe there’s someone out there who may be looking for an opportunity to start doing business online from the comfort of his/her home.

I have been a virtual assistant since 2004 and have achieved a lot. I was in actual fact in business before i got wind that my kind of business was actually what was trending in the outsourcing industry.

But who is a Virtual Assistant (VA)? A virtual assistant is someone who provides administrative support services to a client from a remote location. This means you do not need to meet your client physically. I have worked for my major client for 11 years without seeing him physically. He resides in the United States, and I, his virtual assistant in Ghana. How cool is that?

The services VA’s provides varies from each individual according to their area of expertise. Most of the services VA’s provides are but not limited to;

Word processing

Data entry

Transcription Services

Internet Research

Answering emails

Bookkeeping

Event planning

Desktop publishing (creating brochures or newsletters)

Internet marketing

Phone Answering (client directing his number to your phone number)

Creating and Maintaining databases

Send and/or receive faxes

Proofreading

Prepare mailings (including marketing materials, holiday cards, thank you notes, etc.)

Write and send follow-up letters

Maintain business Web site

Create reports

Customer service

Paralegal services

Make online purchases

Transcribe voicemail messages

Prepare job ads and post them online

Schedule interviews and other appointments

Edit documents

Manage contacts

Bulk mailing

Etc

it is important that you know your field of expertise and who you want to work for. Example, when i was working with my first client, my schedule was to provide customer support services to agents in over 55 countries using a web portal to create calling PINS. I managed that with ease because of my expertise in customer relations. Aside that my other expertise is Online Researching. I also sub let some contracts like webdesign to other VA’s and we all work in a team

Contact me if you need coaching in getting started

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GETTING STARTED AS A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT (VA)