Working as a Virtual Assistant is no different from any other job, the most noticeable difference is that you don’t get to know your employer face-to-face. You get to know your employer through video calls, phone calls, emails, and messages.
After a few online meetings and other interactions like phone calls or emails, you will get a feel for your employer’s preferences and dislikes. After some time working together it can become even more harmonious than working together in the same building.
In order to become a successful Virtual Assistant you need to have some of these qualities:
- Be reliable: Don’t disappear, and always answer your employer’s messages or emails quickly.
- Be a great communicator: Have amazing communications skills, and always update your client about your work and projects.
- Have great time management skills: Plan ahead what you will be doing during the day and schedule tasks for when you’re at your most efficient hour.
- Be an active learner: You’ll probably have to work on things that you’ve never done before and you will have to find out how to do them, to become a great self-taught learner.