Filipino VAs: Why You Should Consider to Become a Virtual Assistant

Filipino VAs: Why You Should Consider to Become a Virtual Assistant

Remote working has provided jobs for Filipinos that can give them a better lifestyle. Just the time alone saved from traffic can allow us to do more productive things. 

You can use it to learn new skills. Focus more on that passion project you’ve always wanted. Or more time for your family. Arguably, the most accessible way to begin your freelancing journey is by becoming a virtual assistant!  The problem is, where do you start?

 

Why Become a Virtual Assistant

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Why Become a Virtual Assistant?

Virtual assistants are remote workers that help entrepreneurs around the world with their administrative tasks freeing up their time for more crucial functions in their business. These are the most common tasks passed to virtual assistants:

Lead Generation, Sales, CSR:

  • Making phone calls
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Email correspondence
  • Marketing
  • Tech support

Content Marketing and Research:

  • Editing
  • Writing
  • Proofreading
  • Data entry

Digital Marketing:

  • Social media management
  • Blog management
  • Graphic Design

Finance-related:

  • Bookkeeping

 And there are a lot of specialized types like SEO, Real Estate VAs, Amazon VAs, and so much more.

 

Virtual Assistants are in Demand Today

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Virtual Assistants are in Demand Today

The demand for virtual assistants is just growing day by the day. There are currently thousands of openings on various sites such as OnlineJobs.PH, Upwork, and Jobstreet

And this will not slow down anytime soon. 

 

Choose Your Niche

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Choose Your Niche

The first step is choosing your niche. What is your current skill set? Chances are you have worked already for a certain job. What are you good at?

For example, you might have worked for a bookkeeper for a company. That might be a starting point. Or maybe you have a talent that you can monetize. 

As for me, I’m not a graduate of any writing-related course but I was an editor when I was still studying. Lo and behold, this is now my full-time remote working career. 

Try out things that you are interested in and skilled in. Who knows, it might be the start of your career.

 

Common Traits for Virtual Assistants

Learning how to become a Virtual Assistant will be different for everyone. But there are common traits you should possess to be an effective Virtual Assistant:

  • Independence
  • Confidence
  • Communication Skills
  • Self-Starter Attitude  
  • Go-getter Attitude

 

Learn the Skill

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Where Can You Learn the Skills?

There are plenty of resources online. But there is so much clutter, that you wouldn’t know what’s good or not.

If you badly need the skills, you can try out these 8 Legitimate Freelancing Courses to jumpstart your freelancing career. 

Yes, it’s paid. But compared to most free courses, you will have a mentor that will guide every step of the way. They already have the valuable experience to help you navigate the freelancing market to your best opportunities as of the moment. 

 

Conclusion 

In the Philippines, the number of VAs is growing. More and more Filipinos are seeking the comforts of working from home and enjoying being their own boss. This trend doesn’t seem to be slowing down. If you’re keen on becoming a VA, jump into the bandwagon today!

 

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