There are many people who have opted for Virtual Assistance as a career option. Flexibility and independence are the prime reasons for a boom in this profession. But not every VA is equally effective. What skills differentiate successful Virtual Assistants?
A right skill is the one which a VA has perfected overtime. As the Virtual Assistant develops and perfects new skills his/her business could grow accordingly. Few basic skills required for success as a Virtual Assistant are as follows-
- 3 to 5 years experience in the real world administrative services. This would make a VA familiar with the business which he would indulge in the future.
- Proficiency in the Internet, computers, software, word processing and spreadsheet applications etc. This is important as technical skills would be the basis of his earning.
- Excellent communication skills both verbal and written. This is the first noticeable skill of a Virtual Assistant.
- Good business management skills. This would include knowledge about marketing, advertising and public relations and excellent people management skills. Apart from helping a VA operate his/her business this would also make him capable of understanding the client’s business.