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  • 1. 10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
    Presented by: VirtualAssistant.org
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 2. HOW DO YOU KEEP UP WITH THE
    VIRTUAL ASSISTANCE INDUSTRY?
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 3. WHO WOULD EVER THINK THAT SECRETARIAL SERVICES WOULD EVOLVE WORLDWIDE, NOW CALLED
    VIRTUAL ASSISTANCE?
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 4. TO STARTWITH…
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 5. YOU HAVE TO BE AN EXPERIENCED VIRTUAL ASSISTANT YOURSELF OF COURSE.
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 6. FROM THERE…
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 7. YOUR SKILLS ARE EVALUATED IF YOU HAD SOME EXPERIENCE IN DIFFERENT KINDS OF TASKS.
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 8. THE FOLLOWING ARE TEN STEPS TO GET AHEAD IN
    THE VIRTUAL ASSISTANTINDUSTRY:
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 9. Train and utilize training resources
    Build your online resume
    Be the best in what you do
    Get recommendations
    Be certified
    Virtual Assistant
    Know the latest
    Track your work records
    Are you well-equipped?
    Do the pledge of ethics
    Participate in the Virtual Assistant community
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 10. TRAIN AND UTILIZE TRAINING RESOURCES
    E-books, Audio, and Videos
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 11. IF YOU WANT TO IMPROVE ON YOUR KNOWLEDGE
    BASE AND SKILLS..
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 12. YOU CAN SEARCH ONLINE FOR
    FREE TRAINING RESOURCES.
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 13. DOWNLOADABLE E-BOOKS, AUDIO, AND VIDEOS.
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 14. TRAINING PROGRAMS ARE ALSO PROVIDED BY SEVERAL ORGANIZATIONS LIKE ASSIST U.
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 15. BEING TRAINED LETS YOU NETWORK WITH OTHER VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS AND MENTORS.
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 16. THESE PEOPLE HAVE THE EXPERIENCE TO EQUIP
    YOUR SKILLS FOR YOUR CAREER.
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 17. BE CERTIFIED
    International Virtual Assistants Association
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 18. REMEMBER THAT VIRTUAL ASSISTANCE IS NOT A REGULATED PROFESSION..
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 19. BUT AT LEAST...
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 20. YOU CAN GET CERTIFIED…
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 21. TRAINING PROGRAMS DO OFFER CERTIFICATES AFTER YOU
    FINISH THEM..
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 22. TELL MORE TO YOUR CLIENTS..
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 23. WHAT YOU HAVE IS AN INDISPENSABLE
    PROOF THAT YOU ARE A BETTER
    VIRTUAL ASSISTANT..
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 24. THE INTERNATIONAL
    VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS
    ASSOCIATION
    CAN GET YOU CERTIFIED!
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 25. KNOW THE LATEST
    Facebook business page
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 26. DO YOU KNOW THE LATEST TOOLS USED OUT THERE?
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 27. HOW ABOUT TRENDS ON VIRTUAL ASSISTANCE?
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 28. AN EXAMPLE ..
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 29. IS THE FACT THAT FACEBOOK
    CAN BE USED AS A “PAGE”..
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 30. USE AS A STRATEGY FOR YOUR CLIENT’S
    FACEBOOK BUSINESS PAGE…
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 31. IT’S JUST SIMPLY READING THE NEWS AND KEEPING YOURSELF UPDATED..
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 32. PARTICIPATE IN THE VA COMMUNITY
    VA Community forums
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 33. ANOTHER WAY OF BUILDING NETWORKS IS PARTICIPATING IN THE COMMUNITY..
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 34. BUT WAIT..
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 35. IN WHAT COMMUNITY SHOULD YOU JOIN?
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 36. FORUMS ARE GOOD CHANNELS
    TO BUILD ONE..
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 37. KNOWING THE LATEST AND TRAINING WITH THEIR RESOURCES ARE BONUSES. .
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 38. ONE FORUM ABOUT VIRTUAL ASSISTANCE IS FOUND @ http://www.virtualassistant.org/forums
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 39. ATTENDCONFERENCES AND EVENTS LIKE
    THOSE LISTED IN
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 40. DO THE PLEDGE OF ETHICS
    “To my clients, I promise…”
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 41. Well,
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 42. I don’t mean literally putting your right hand over your heart and say..
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 43. “To my clients, I promise…”
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 44. VIRTUAL ASSISTANTSARE EXPECTED TO OBSERVE ETHICS..
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 45. Only trusted VAs out there protect sensitive information about their clients..
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 46. Always be HONEST about your credentials with your colleagues..
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 47. Always Do Your BEST!
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 48. GET RECOMMENDATIONS
    Ask for recommendations..
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 49. HAVE YOU EVER WORKED OR ARE YOU CURRENTLYWORKING WITH A CLIENT?
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 50. WHEN YOU HAVE ESTABLISHED A RELATIONSHIP ALREADY…
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 51. IT’S ALRIGHT TO ASK FOR RECOMMENDATIONS..
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 52. IT’S CONSIDERED IMPRESSIVE WHEN A CLIENT READS YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS..
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 53. AND..
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 54. LEARNS HOW YOU ARE VALUED BY YOUR FORMER CLIENTS..
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 55. TRACK YOUR WORK RECORDS
    Never miss details of tasks you have done..
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 56. SIMILAR WITH RECOMMENDATIONS, ONLY THAT THIS IS FOR YOUR RESUME..
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 57. NEVER MISS DETAILS OF TASKS
    YOU HAVE DONE..
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 58. GOALS YOU HAVE ACHIEVED AND SKILS YOU HAVE DEVELOPED..
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 59. The more accomplishments you’ve had, the better the chance at landing a new client.
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 60. BUILD YOUR ONLINE RESUME
    Further expand your presence…
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 61. THIS IS ESPECIALLY USEFUL FOR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS..
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 62. FURTHER EXPANDYOUR PRESENCE!
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 63. Putting up a website dedicated to telling clients about what you do and did as a VA..
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 64. MAKE IT AS A CHANNEL TO SHARE RESOURCES AND TIPS TOO..
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 65. If you can’t do that, at least create a blog
    or join social networks.
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 66. How about creating a virtual resume in a presentation or video format?
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 67. That way you can share your work records through a much more understandable medium than a paper resume.
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 68. ARE YOU WELL-EQUIPPED?
    MS Office, Google apps, call and messenger apps
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 69. IF YOUR ANSWER IS YES..
    CONGRATULATIONS!
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 70. You have the basic tools in providing quality services to your clients.
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 71. EVEN THOUGH SOME CLIENTS PROVIDE SOFTWARE/HARDWARE FOR YOU..
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 72. IT’S A PLUS WHEN YOU HAVE..
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 73. BE THE BEST IN WHAT YOU DO
    Become a better virtual assistant..
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 74. TO SUM IT UP,
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 75. You make your client happier as you keep growing to become a better VA.
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 76. No matter what perspective you see better; leverage your career by following these tips.
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 77. MAKE YOURSELF COMPETITIVE.
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 78. It’s time to step up to the plate and become a top class VIRTUAL ASSISTANT.
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 79. THANK YOU.
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 80. You've made it this far.
    Thanks for your attention and sharing!
    Please let us know your Thoughts!
    Twitter: @VAsocial
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/virtualassistantinc
    Email: socialmedia@virtualassistant.org
    Blog: http://virtual-assistant-org.blogspot.com/
    Official website: www.virtualassistant.org
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    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 82. CREDITS
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    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
  • 83. END
    10 TIPS IN BECOMING A BETTER VIRTUAL ASSISTANT