How to Become a Virtual Assistant

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    A free resource site to help new Virtual Assistants (VA) and those considering becoming a VA to make the right decisions for themselves and their businesses, become a virtual assistant.

  • How I Became A Virtual Assistant
    Virtual Assistants either choose the career for various resions or they become VAs because they have to have an income and must work from home. Become a Virtual Assistant

  • Become a Virtual Assistant
    Become a Virtual Assistant and work from a home-office may not the easy option but for many people, for various reasons it is the ideal solution.

    • Example Client Portfolio
      When you present yourself as a business to your prospective clients you need to create a feeling of trust. The easiest way to do this is with a Virtual Assistant Client Portfolio.

    • Finding Clients - Your Skills
      Many people start a business and then run a business without ever finding out who their ideal clients are going to be. Become a virtual assistant.

    • Finding Clients - Their Needs
      It has long been proven that telling someone what you as a virtual assistant can do for them is not the best way to market your skills, telling them how you can solve a problem is the answer.

    • Charges for Virtual Assistant Work
      As there are so many different services a Virtual Assistant can offer, there are various charges you can make. You can either have one hourly rate or various rates. Become a virtual assistant.

    • Confidentiality Agreement
      It is important that you have a confidentiality agreement for those clients that wish to use one and also lay out your virtual assistant booking terms in advance of issuing one.

    • Booking Terms
      A booking form or proposal will be produced for each order and must be agreed and signed by the client before work can begin. Become a Virtual Assistant

  • Free Virtual Assistant resources
    Free business downloads for Virtual Assistant and other small businesses. Get our complimentary e-book.

  • The Virtual Assistants Website
    A website should be your best and most cost effective marketing tool. Many of the top Internet marketing Guru's give help and advice as to what your website should contain. Become a virtual assistant

    • Website Structure Plan
      When you are putting a Virtual Assistant website together it is important to make sure that the layout and content help the visitor find what they are looking for.

    • Website Promotion for Virtual Assistants
      Your virtual assistant website is your on-line brochure, a way of getting your message to current and prospective clients anywhere, anytime. Put your URL on everything you can think of.

    • Website questionnaire
      Using a questionnaire on your website can make clients think about your services and not just read about them. They click the boxes and suddenly realise that they need a Virtual Assistant.

  • Experience Needed to Become a VA
    You will either have paper qualifications or hands on experience - as long as you are able to do the work and your clients are happy then you have what it takes to become a virtual assistant.

    • MS Word and Digital Transcription
      Digital transcription is a large part of many Virtual Assistants workload. It needs excellent word processing abilites as well as a good ear. Become a virtual assistant

    • MS Office Products
      PowerPoint presentations have come a long way since Microsoft first brought the program out. If you are skilled in its use, it is a very good skill to add to your Virtual Assistant portfolio.

    • E-mail, MailMerge and CRM
      MS Outlook is the most popular mail program and should not be confused with Outlook Express which is the free mail program with IE. An ideal product if you want to become a virtual assistant.

    • DTP, Graphics and Adobe Acrobat PDF files
      Desktop publishing is the 'next step' up from standard document production. It is easier to produce DTP using specialist products designed for graphics and text. Become a virtual assistant.

    • Virtual Assistant Bookkeeping Services
      If you have experience of these sorts of services there are now accounting programs that allow the complete bookkeeping service to be undertaken via the Internet. Become a virtual assistant.

  • Articles for Virtual Assistants
    We come across many articles relating to Virtual Assistants and we like to bring these to your attention. All part of the service to help you decide if you wish to become a Virtual Assistant.

    These articles have been written by members of the Alliance of UK Virtual Assistants. They all have at least one years experience as a Virtual Assistant.

    • Homeworking equals automatic successess - or does it?
      Homeworking equals automatic successess - or does it? You've decided to work from home because you've always wanted to. Becoming a Virtual Assistant could be the answer...

    • Time is Money
      Time is Money Tomorrow is a busy day - we can all relate to those days when your Virtual Assistant office seems to have declared a state of war.

    • Security Matters
      Security Matters "Oh, how full of briers is this working day world" As You Like It - W. Shakespeare Call me paranoid but I often feel that a Virtual Assistant can neglect aspects of personal safety.

    • Home and Away - Virtual Assistant Clients
      Home and Away. Local Clients - Are They a Different Breed? It's a safe bet that the majority of those working as a Virtual Assistant started their business by concentrating on local clients.

    • Christmas as a marketing tool
      Christmas as a marketing tool. Traditionally Christmas is seen as a time to wind down. but is can be a time to advertise your Virtual Assistant business

    • From wage slave to home alone
      From wage slave to home alone. Making the transition from employee to running a self employed Virtual Assistant business

    • From minion to chief
      From minion to chief. What is your reaction when a potential client, having received your quote, queries your price? What is a Virtual Assistant worth...

    • How do you become a Virtual Assistant?
      How do you become a virtual assistant ? The first step in becoming a VA is to understand what that means and how it works.

    • A Company Profile
      Following 15 years in the legal field, primarily giving advice on Family Law issues, J&S Virtual Assistant was born

    • Digital Transcription File Types
      If you already have a digital recording mechanism for Digital Transcription, there’s a good chance that it will record a variety of different file types for different purposes.

  • Advertising for Virtual Assistants
    This page details advertising I have checked out and tested. It is mostly free but there are ways of increasing your advertising and paying for more if you wish.

  • Contact us for further information on being a Virtual Assistant
    Contact us for further information on being a Virtual Assistant, your experiences of starting your business and any other queries that you may have.

  • Terms and Conditions
    User Agreement and Terms of Use: Use of this Web Site constitutes acceptance of the User Agreement and Terms of Use. You represent that you have read and understood these terms and conditions and agree to be bound by them.

  • Links for those wanting to become a virtual assistant
    Links to other sites that may be of use to those wishing to become a Virtual Assistant

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Become a virtual assistant - Honesty Online

How I Became A VA
Become a Virtual Assistant
Example Client Portfolio
Finding Clients - 1
Finding Clients - 2
VA Charges
Confidentiality Agreement
Booking Terms
Make Money NOW
Free Virtual Assistant resources
The VA Website
Structure Plan
Website Promotion
Website questionnaire
Experience Needed
MS Word Transcription
MS Office Products
MailMerge and CRM
DTP, Graphics & PDF
Bookkeeping Services
Articles for Virtual Assistants
Advertising for Virtual Assistants
Contact us
Terms and Conditions
Site Map

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