Whenever I get asked what I do for a living, and I tell people I work as a Virtual Assistant, I often get a confused look from them in return. This said I thought of shedding some light on the subject and perhaps be able to cover some frequently asked questions as well.
A Virtual Assistant or virtual professional is someone who works remotely for a company or business. VAs typically work from home and perform administrative tasks, creative, and support services. Think of a virtual secretary to make it simple.
VA tasks can range from answering phone calls for clients, organizing and scheduling events, email management, Social Media management, content marketing, bookkeeping, research and data presentation, graphic design, and a whole lot more. Sounds fun, right?
No. You might hear others on the web say the opposite thing but, in my 9 years of experience, I can tell you that being a VA requires qualities that not all people possess. Agreed, you don’t need prior experience to become a VA, you don’t need to have a fancy degree, or be articulate in the English language. However, you should at least possess the traits below if you desire to become a VA: