A virtual assistant (VA) is a business owner providing professional level administrative, technical, or sometimes creative assistance to clients–usually to other independent entrepreneurs and solo and small business practices. Virtual assistants work from their own office (hence “virtual”), thus making it a fairly popular (and growing) profession. The number of virtual assistants worldwide is estimated at 5,000-8,000.
Common modes of communication and data delivery include the Internet (e.g. WWW, FTP and email), conference calls, online work spaces, and fax. Professionals in this business work on a contractual basis; long-lasting cooperation is common. Typically, at least five years of administrative experience in an office is expected at such positions as executive assistant, office manager/supervisor, secretary, legal assistant, paralegal, legal secretary, or real estate assistant.
I have stumbled upon this job while surfing the internet and other people’s blogs. I found it really interesting.
This days I often find myself scouring the internet for work at home jobs and right now being a virtual assistant is the number 1 stint on my list.
Don’t get me wrong, being a call center agent here in the Philippines is not a bad career at all. I just think that its time for me to move on because I have learned a lot already in the span of more than a year of being a telemarketer.
I’m still researching more about this career. If anyone could help me out about this, feel free to do so!