How to Earn As Virtual Assistant: 5 VA Fundamental Questions Answered
To top up our income in this trying times Work from home called virtual assistant is becoming the easiest way to earn extra cash fast.
And once you read the basics I am pretty sure you could do it all the way. One thing, you should determine the right skills required for the job and the attitude and discipline to carry on as VA.
1. What is working online as a VA?
It is called VA or Virtual Assistant. It is working online at home or anywhere, not in the physical place of the work itself such as the office or company. This could be Adm. Personnel answering emails, calls, setting appointments, and the like.
2. What is the general overview of being a VA?
1. Ensure you have everything. A laptop and cell phone with
2. You should self-motivated, has initiative, prompt, and
punctual in submitting your work on a specific daily schedule.
3. You should also be ready to be available for “emergency”
4. Determine your pay usually $10 -$100 according to your
efficiency and effectiveness
5. You need a website where your client or employer can
6. Understand the system how your client can easily
communicate with you how the system works in general
including how you pass your job report
3. How to be a VA?
Either you want as an independent contractor (I) or as an employee. To be independent you handle their businesses or as an employee of a reputable company.
4. What's the difference between an employee VA and independent contractor VA?
a. Disadvantages of Being an VA Independent Contractor:
You work for yourself, you dictate what time you will work. The number of hours of work per day. You can decide which day is your off day if you want to. You choose your own client. You determine how much is your pay and is directly send to your account.
It is difficult sometimes to negotiate terms and conditions. You have to be completely responsible for finding your client. Doing it as an independent means you have to handle all the responsibilities. You have to ensure you are paying your taxes with due diligence.
b. Advantages and Disadvantages of Being a VA Employee:
You get the job fit to your skill set provided by your employer, you only have to work on the agreed number of times or timings. Companies usually provide you with tools resources even pieces of training.
On the other hand, you are paid according to their pay scale. Your time is determined by your employer and could be inconvenient for you. You have company policies, rules, and regulations to follow.
From VA Employee to VA Independent Contractor
I advise you to begin as a VA and transition yourself as an independent contractor. This way you will also know exactly all the details on how to be a proficient VA and you might have established networks that could help you find companies for this purpose.
Focus on social media, be active to discover and connect with people who could provide companies requiring VA’s Connect with other VA in learning the secret of the trade
5. Where to find companies or employers?
There are sites you can easily search on the internet. I suggest you check the following sites as well: You can search a lot of them in the internet.
All the Best. I hope it helps.