Beauties, have you ever heard of Virtual Assistants? Working as a Virtual Assistant or Virtual Assistant has recently been widely discussed on social media. They are someone who provides administrative services to companies remotely. The company considers this work to be more efficient and brings benefits to the company because it does not need a special room in the office.
What qualifications are needed to become a Virtual Assistant? How to start? Reporting from Investopedia, here is everything about Virtual Assistants and how to learn more about them!
What is a Virtual Assistant?
Virtual assistants are workers who provide administrative services to clients when operating outside the client’s office, aka remotely. Virtual Assistant or Virtual Assistant is one of the most popular jobs today thanks to the rapid growth of online businesses. This is because business owners rely on Virtual Assistants to reduce daily operational costs.
How do virtual assistants work?
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Because Virtual Assistants work independently, companies do not need to provide the same benefits or taxes as those given to permanent employees, and do not require work space and work equipment in the company office. A Virtual Assistant is expected to provide their own computer equipment, commonly used software programs, and high-speed internet service.
Qualifications Required for Virtual Assistants
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A Virtual Assistant should be tech-savvy, have a variety of computer skills, and a high level of proficiency with commonly used business software and programs. Although there are no strict educational requirements, many clients look for Virtual Assistants who have a high level of education or specialized training, such as bookkeeping.
Benefits of Being a Virtual Assistant
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For clients, one of the benefits of hiring a Virtual Assistant is the flexibility to contract only the services they need. Not infrequently, Virtual Assistants are paid based on the tasks they perform, not based on the hours they work.
Meanwhile, for small business owners, hiring a Virtual Assistant can help the owner free up valuable time to focus on growing the business and generating income.
How to Become a Virtual Assistant?
Virtual Assistant illustration/ Photo: Pexels/Marcus Aurelius
Having previous experience as an administrator will help us get a job as a Virtual Assistant. But don’t worry, if you don’t have previous experience, you can take a training course to learn the skills needed. Be diligent in visiting freelance networks such as Upwork and Fiverr, because there are many Virtual Assistant job vacancies open there.
So Beauties, are you interested in becoming a Virtual Assistant? Or, interested in finding a Virtual Assistant to help you?
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