With the recent outbreak of the novel corona-virus, the world went into lock-down, controlling the spread and chaos it brings. This directly and indirectly affected business and lives; online was the only place to connect with friends and loved ones because of the restricted movement. However, Let’s not lose hope, there’s light at the end of this Covid19 tunnel.
Because of the Covid19 pandemic, many businesses turned into remote working to sustain human resources and continue their business. Schools and other important gatherings also found a virtual solution to the restrictions that our government implemented. However, several people sadly lost their jobs and were drastically affected by this crisis. Still, as Filipinos, we continue to fight and think of a better way to beat the situation.
The online job industry is vast, and freelancers offer particular skills to business owners. Still, Virtual Assistants (VA) are like a one-stop-shop for multiple online skills useful to most businesses. There is a massive market for VA’s and virtual assistants in the Philippines are not left behind.
What is a Virtual assistant?
Many people refer to a VA as a secretary without knowing what a virtual assistant is or what role they play in a business’s growth. They are not entirely wrong, but there is more than meets the eye.
A virtual assistant is anyone who offers multiple services that can be done remotely to business owners in exchange for an agreed-upon fee (usually hourly).
Types of virtual assistants.
There are different types of VA’s out there, but their tasks are usually grouped into either one of the two, considering VAs’ is not limited to just one primary job as you would have it in a traditional office setting.
What is the role of a VA?
Like any business, there are primary and secondary goals. As an assistant, you will be working in-hand with the business owner, handling most of the secondary tasks, saving time, and enabling the business owner to focus on his primary objective. Consider yourself a business owner/partner, as your work is crucial to the company’s success or business. Think of it as a farmer and a market retailer, both roles critical to each others’ success.
As an assistant, the most important skill you would need to have on your sleeve is the ability to research online, yes as mundane as it may sound, a lot of what you will do will require online research whether or not you have previous VA experience or not.
Many VA’s start off not as VA but as a remote worker for a single skill and developed more skills over time, creating value to the business, the business owner, and the employee.
What skills do you need?
Are you ready to start a career as a virtual assistant in the Philippines? And Yes, you will be working hand-in-hand with the client, time to face your “Nose-bleed” phobia. Here are some online job skills that you might need to start learning.
Research (keywords, content, marketing, etc.).
Social media management
Website creation, design, and management.
Marketing (lead generation, cold calls)
The list is endless, and with technological advancement and businesses growing, the need for more skills will arise, so if you are an advocate for learning and growth, being a VA would be a dream job for you. However, let’s face the fact that most of us cannot afford to pay for training fees to gain those skills in this time of crisis. Don’t worry; we got that covered!
The VA Hub Inc. provides FREE Real Estate and Marketing training that includes most of the skills that were mentioned above. We will also take care of you throughout your virtual assistant journey. All you need to have is a working computer or laptop, a stable internet connection, a headset, and a webcam. It would be best if you also were goal-oriented, passionate, and, most importantly, can communicate using the English language.
If you have what it takes to become a virtual assistant, we encourage you to sign up and start your virtual assistant journey with us. Visit our website today and click the Apply Now button, and be ready to change your life.
Contributor: Brian Onoh