Saturday, November 17, 2007

Goodbye office ;-)

Saturday, November 17, 2007

How nice it would be if we don’t have to wake up early and rush amidst the hectic traffic to the office. It’s the new trend that’s catching up now, which is not going late to office or bunking it altogether no no no. Its virtual assistance the new way to earn right from your home, it is a professional service of remote administrative office by an independent contractor called a virtual assistant(VA) who works with clients in an ongoing, collaborative professional relationship.
Its pretty simple, all you have to do is get yourself a PC and broadband connection then make your skill a service available to the needy. You can provide administrative services, answer fitness queries, help students with their homework; the choice depends on the skill you possess. The huge benefit of this is you can decide the working hours and arrange it according to your convenience, not to mention escaping your grumpy boss and taking holidays as long as you wish.
To start off the single-most important qualification to become a virtual assistant is at least five years administrative experience earned in the real (non-virtual) business world working in occupations such as administrative assistant, executive assistant, secretary, legal assistant, paralegal, legal secretary, real estate assistant, office manager, etc.From this level of experience, a VA is expected to possess the superior skill sets, training and business knowledge which are the hallmark of a truly qualified virtual assistant. You can also register into VA organizations and business directories which will put you through prospective clients.
A VA can earn upto 400-500 per hr or even more based on his recognition and qualification. There are about 8000-10000 VAs in the world, in India the number is small but its steadily growing since the services are cheaper than abroad.Though its all enticing to hear some facts are also to be considered, by becoming a VA he will be losing the status of an employee which provides job security, pension, and health concessions on job. But still many professionals are turning into virtual assistants for the convenience it provides and the ease of work and independence.

Lets all hope for a new work experience….


deepa said...