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A lot of you may have planned to work online and become a VA or simply a Virtual Assistant but does not have the ability to be able to start. It may not be easy switching from your corporate job with an online job, but once you start, you may well be on your way to become a Virtual Assistant. VA Networking describes a Virtual Assistant as a “highly-skilled, independent professional who provides administrative, technical and/or creative business support services. They may be your off-site administrative professional”. They provide services online. Here are some ways to kickstart your career as a VA:

1. First, do some self-analysis to uncover your passion. This will determine your niche or field of expertise which can embody the core services you desire to offer. As an aspiring VA, you need to identify your abilities and talents, what and where you are good at and which of those will you market to your clients.

2. Make a roadmap or strategic business plan to organize your thinking. Incorporate your target market and who your ideal clients may be, your brand (or image which you want to project to your clients), the services you want to offer, how you will certainly market them, how you are going to charge them, your unique value proposition or statement that best describes what value your client will derive from you, your primary goal, your vision and mission statements along with your time management.

3. Start a personal blog/website. As a starter, it is advisable not to spend a lot first. Instead of working with a web developer, you are able to register for a free account using Wordpress(.)com or com. It is significant to create a blog so that it can provide much more information concerning your services and will function as your portfolio and online resume. This also will offer a professional image about yourself and to your prospective customers.

4. Understand about the work you are going into and just what it entails. Identify the pros and cons of working online . Do research to find out whether this is the right career change in your case. Join virtual assistant forums and groups to learn more about the VA world.

5. Create an email address solely for your VA services. This email address must have a professional appearance. Use your real name and avoid using aliases. This email address will serve for your means of communicating with your clients so it must reflect your personality as well as your character.

6. Generating a virtual assistant office requires minimal capital. All you need is a computer, a trusted hi-speed internet connection and headset with microphone. Get the essential VA applications and tools you'll need like Skype, a project management software, Dropbox, MS Office, Google Docs, GotoMeeting, Prezi, Evernote, Trello, GotoWebinar, Awesome Screenshot, Google Calendar, Gimp and a whole lot more!

7. Once you've set up your operations, it's about time to market yourself and search for clients.For starters, you can sign up for free accounts in outsourcing sites like Onlinejobs(.)ph (for Filipino Virtual Assistants), Odesk and Elance. From here, you'll be able to come through developing your network.

8. Be prepared for payment methods for instance setting up a Paypal account and a bank account. You may verify your Paypal account using EON Unionbank account and Online banking. You can even open a BPI or BDO account for direct deposit payments through your clients.

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