THE PROS OF BEING A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT

1) I have freedom I crave freedom. Being a virtual assistant helps curb that craving and makes me an all-around happier person!

Freedom to:

• make my own schedule — I can work, take breaks, schedule personal appointments, take a vacation, etc. when I want to
• location freedom — I prefer to work from home on the sofa or in bed, but if I wanted to work at a coffee shop or while traveling I could
• ease into my day – instead of rushing through my shower, breakfast, and commute to work, I can leisurely drink my coffee and not have to worry about being late
• sleep longer if I want to – sometimes I don’t sleep well, so having the freedom to sleep longer is ideal for me!
• work as late as I like – I can start work when I want and work as late as I want
• take it easy when I’m sick – I no longer have to ask if I can call in sick! I have the freedom to take it easy and rest!

2) I work from home Working from home was a dream of mine for a very long time. Becoming a VA allowed me to finally make that happen! I no longer have to commute to work or sit at my desk wishing
I was at home! It’s perfect for introverts, like me!

3) I choose who I work with if you’ve ever worked in customer service, you’ll understand why it’s a big deal to work with whoever you want. Some people are just plain cranky and take it out on everyone they
come across. I don’t miss that at all! Before I started working with any clients, I got really clear about who I wanted to work with. Not only did this help me determine if a
prospective client was a good fit or not (someone I wanted to work with or not), but it also gave me an idea where to find my ideal clients.
4) I set my own rates The days of someone paying me what they think I’m worth and giving me a raise when they’re ready, are gone. I now have control over how much I charge and when I raise my
rates.
5) I can wear yoga pants and tees I love that I can wear whatever I want, which usually ends of being yoga pants and a tee or p.j.s. 🙂
6) The costs of starting a virtual assistant business were minimal I just basically needed a laptop (which I
7) I do work I enjoy I first started out as an OBM (Online Business Manager), but now I’m a Pinterest manager. Being a VA means I can create new services and discontinue others.

Why I Love Being A Virtual Assistant

There are lots of reasons why you’ll love being a Virtual Assistant but I’m only going to tell you some of mine. First and foremost, I am here in my room, on a cold rainy
Wednesday, wearing my pajamas, old socks and sweaters, writing this article about being a Virtual Assistant — which is already part of my job. I haven’t had to leave my warm house
for a long commute to some office where I have to be all dressed up only to be ruined by exhaustion and traffic. How cool is it to be earning money while sitting in my room just
tapping away on my keyboard? I can even munch on anything that I want or listen to whatever music that I like without worrying what my colleagues or managers would have
to say. No travel and office wardrobe expenses to add on that. Virtual Assistant work is not location dependent either, as long as you have a desktop or laptop, a fast and
stable Internet connection, and a distraction-free space, you can work anywhere. Yes, there’s less “social life”, but there’s more flexibility and freedom in being a Virtual
Assistant. I can raise my family and avoid My clients (previous and current) are another reason why I love being a Virtual Assistant. Being a Virtual Assistant for more than two
years has enabled me to work with people in locations all over the world. This naturally allowed me to be selective in identifying the clients that best suit my skills and
personality. Safe to say, I only work with people who I want to work. I love what my clients do and they love me right back because I am helping their businesses grow.
It’s a mutual benefit – not just me working like a bee and the people on top collecting all the honey. I am also paid exactly by the hour without those salary deductions that I don’t
understand. Best of all, I earn twice more than what I used to 2 years ago.

How much does a virtual assistant make?

The national average salary for virtual assistants is $15.87 per hour, and salaries

How do you find a virtual assistant job online?

The Internet is a great place to start your search for a virtual assistant job. Indeed lets you search for virtual assistant jobs in any geographic location, even including remote
roles. Simply type your preferred location or “remote” in the “Where” search box and then click “Find jobs” to see your results. You can even set up a job alert by typing your email
address in the box beneath the search bar

I))) THE PROS OF BEING A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT

1) I have freedom

I crave freedom. Being a virtual assistant helps curb that craving and makes me an all-around happier person!

Freedom to:

• make my own schedule — I can work, take breaks, schedule personal appointments, take a vacation, etc. when I want to
• location freedom — I prefer to work from home on the sofa or in bed, but if I wanted to work at a coffee shop or while traveling I could

• ease into my day – instead of rushing through my shower, breakfast, and commute to work, I can leisurely drink my coffee and not have to worry about being late

• sleep longer if I want to – sometimes I don’t sleep well, so having the freedom to sleep longer is ideal for me!
• work as late as I like – I can start work when I want and work as late as I want
• take it easy when I’m sick – I no longer have to ask if I can call in sick! I have the freedom to take it easy and rest!

 

2) I work from home

Working from home was a dream of mine for

a very long time. Becoming a VA allowed me
to finally make that happen! I no longer have
to commute to work or sit at my desk wishing
I was at home! It’s perfect for introverts, like
me!

3) I choose who I work with

If you’ve ever worked in customer service,
you’ll understand why it’s a big deal to work
with whoever you want. Some people are just
plain cranky and take it out on everyone they
come across. I don’t miss that at all!
Before I started working with any clients, I got
really clear about who I wanted to work with.
Not only did this help me determine if a
prospective client was a good fit or not
(someone I wanted to work with or not), but it
also gave me an idea where to find my ideal
clients.

4) I set my own rates

The days of someone paying me what they
think I’m worth and giving me a raise when
they’re ready, are gone. I now have control
over how much I charge and when I raise my
rates.

 

5) I can wear yoga pants and tees

I love that I can wear whatever I want, which
usually ends of being yoga pants and a tee or
p.j.s. 🙂

6) The costs of starting a virtual assistant
business were minimal
I just basically needed a laptop (which I

 

 

 

7) I do work I enjoy

I first started out as an OBM (Online Business
Manager), but now I’m a Pinterest manager.
Being a VA means I can create new services
and discontinue others.

7 steps to becoming a virtual assistant

If you are interested in beginning a career or having a side job as a virtual assistant, try these steps to get started:
1. Identify your skills
• Computer proficiency: Virtual assistants use a wide range of computer programs
• Communication: Excellent verbal and written communication skills are necessary for virtual assistants to contact clients, receive assignments from clients and perform numerous duties,
such as customer support and creating records.

light research and typing documents.

• Organization and time management: Besides helping clients manage their time by overseeing calendars, schedules and appointments
and performing organizational tasks for clients, virtual assistants need to be adept at organizing their own tasks and managing their own time. As a virtual assistant,you might accept jobs from
multiple clients at once and need to perform them all effectively and on time.
2. Decide what services you’ll offer and your pricing structure You can better target potential clients and earn jobs by knowing beforehand what tasks you can and are willing to perform. Besides
identifying your services, you should also determine your fees. Some virtual assistants

charge hourly, daily or weekly rates, while others get paid per task completed.

3. Obtain any necessary equipment
4. Search for jobs
Begin your career as a virtual assistant by getting clients. You may need to start by accepting small, lower-paying jobs until you build experience and positive reviews. You
can also refer to your professional network for job openings or search job listings online.

5. Build a portfolio
6. Market yourself
7. Consider specializing

How To Become a Virtual Assistant (With Little to No Experience)

Being a virtual assistant is a great career option that offers flexibility, variety and work-life balance. In this article, we discuss what virtual assistants are and how you can
become one.

What is a virtual assistant?

employees or performing the work themselves. And virtual assistants enjoy the flexibility and independence of remote freelance work that often offers opportunities for entry-level employees.

What does a virtual assistant do?

The range of tasks a virtual assistant might perform is diverse and depends on the needs of the client and the skill set of the assistant.

Some common tasks a virtual assistant might accept are:

• Answer, monitor and organize emails
• Answer, direct and make phone calls
• Transcribe documents
• Provide customer support, such as answering questions and processing orders
• Prepare reports, letters and statements
• Organize files and documents
• Make appointments
• Manage spreadsheets
• Research content and/or keywords
• Data entry
• Coordinate schedules and calendars
• Edit and proofread documents
• Make travel arrangements
• Order supplies
• Generate sales leads
• Bookkeeping, billing and accounting activities
• Screen potential clients and projects
• Community outreach
• Email marketing
• Manage online presence, such as website design and maintenance, social media and professional profiles
• Create and maintain records

5 Reasons why you are really destroying Your Business by Not Hiring a Virtual Assistant!

“She not only takes care of things for me, she does them better and faster than I ever could.”
Those are the expressions of FACEBOOK MARKETING master, Jeff Wideman. He is an independently employed MARKETING advisor that is encountering record-breaking business development. He owes an extensive part of his prosperity to his Virtual Assistant.

On the other hand, there are scores of little entrepreneurs, advisors, and business visionaries, who are running themselves and their organizations into the ground in light of the fact that they have yet to insightful up; take the dive to contract a Virtual Assistant and make an additionally flourishing and productive business.

As a little entrepreneur, you have to continually take supply of your activities and their effect on the primary concern to find regardless of whether they are lessening the measure of income that your business can produce.

Find five convincing reasons why you are pulverizing your business by not having a devoted virtual aide on your group and how you can make a move to change it.

Your life likely looks like situations that fit into the accompanying three regions that most little entrepreneurs are always tending to stay above water.

Efficiency
The Money Factor
Discharging Control