Tag: virtual assistant

The VAbootcamp: Point of View

Cash at your disposal that is close to twenty thousand pesos deserves a considerable amount of thought. You may decide to spend it on a travel package or a new gadget. Or treat yourself to a pair of branded shoes or bag.  You can choose to save it in the bank or use it for something that will give you a great return on investment. No matter how you want to spend it, the choice is still yours to make.

Spending money in training courses like the Virtual Assistant Boot Camp gives you a high return on investment. The benefits of gaining expertise and improving self-worth outweigh every penny you spend in the program. Rather than buying things that go out of date, enrolling in the VA Boot camp is a good call. It is the best place to start learning “Work from Home” skills and building a career in online jobs.

Holistic Training

The training is holistic in its approach. It focuses not only on teaching essential skills but also nurturing a positive attitude in students. Trainees learn how to thrive in global freelancing platforms. It empowers graduate to be world class. Not to mention that a graduate from the course is one step ahead in getting online job offers.

Concise Lecture

Lectures in a video format are concise and easy to learn. Assignments are challenging. Quizzes at the end of each module are mind-boggling but rewarding. For one thing, student passing the quiz receives the colorful Credly badge.

Online Professional Networking

Students get exclusive membership in “Virtual Bootcamp Members” and “Flip”  These are FB Groups which are useful for members to make new connections and to stay in touch.

Online Freelancing Roadmap

The training is a Roadmap in itself.  Students undergo a series of steps starting from learning relevant skills all throughout job hunting, accepting and maintaining clients.

Budget Friendly

The cost of training is budget friendly. You can either pay in full or in installments. Payment channel is so flexible because you can pay either through credit cards, bank deposits, Western Unions and a lot more.

Home to Members

Above all, it is home for members that are treated as families. You are not on your own because it has a well-developed support system. Students feel a high level of comfort because coaches are everywhere to give guidance. Queries are answered and addressed in no time. And the best part is, you learn at your own pace, at your own time and in the comforts of your own home.

Final Thoughts

Fire up your career in Online Freelancing.  Join the training that will give you the edge over other Freelancers. Be a VA Bootcamper!

 

IS IT POSSIBLE TO WORK FROM HOME?

Working in a corporate world for more than five years, I have been a lot of experienced from the heavy traffic I need to face every day going to office plus increasing fare of buses and jeepneys that were not really reasonable, bossy managers and supervisors even co-workers, low compensation that I don’t think I deserve in the first place. And suddenly, this question pops up in my mind.

After further searching if is it really possible to work from home, fortunately I found an answer. And yes, it’s a YES! In fact, there’s a lot of work from home. There’s a lot of opportunity working online. One of these, I found out is FREELANCING! Have you ever heard about it? Or do you have an idea what is it all about? If not at all, let me give you an idea or background what freelancing is all about and the possible work that can be offer along the way!

In my own analysis after deep research what Freelancing is all about. It is a work wherein there’s a contract between a freelancer and a client. Here in freelancing, you as a freelancer offer your services to a prospective client. Particularly, you offer your skills virtually such as Web Design, Virtual Assistant, Bookkeeping and a lot more. You just need to complete on what is the specific tasks given to you then, finished and submit before the deadline you have agreed between your clients. And that’s it! The client will pay you more if you deliver exactly the tasks assigned to you. Nowadays, there are a lot of freelancing websites/platforms on the internet where you can make and build a profile and find a job hiring. Some of these are UpWork, FreeeUp, Onlinejobs.ph, freelancer.com and more!

But there’s no easy way! Before making a big transition to work in an online job from a corporate world, you should be mentally and most of all financially prepared. Because you need to invest a lot more time and effort before diving in freelancing. You have to learn and develop a skill so that you can present your best portfolio to a client. Also, you need to invest a good laptop and stable internet connection since you will work online. 🙂

5 Tools I’ve Learned (so far) to be an Effective Virtual Assistant

5 Tools I’ve Learned (so far) to be an Effective Virtual Assistant

I wanted to be a virtual assistant. I have some of the skills required, but then I don’t know how to go about it. I’ve done my searches, and this word – portfolio, kept on jumping at me. It’s not enough that I know these skills. I need to showcase these skills, and apparently, portfolio is just the way to do it. That, and to learn more skills, if not to develop own skills, seem daunting. Learning new things could be cumbersome and time consuming for some. And to a traditionalist sticking to good old ways and resisting to change, can be challenging. However, a determined person (like me) would go to lengths in order not to fail.

So I enrolled in the bootcamp, hoping to learn the ropes and eventually, to become a rockstar or a ninja or whatever they call the very best of freelancers today. In doing so, I compiled some of the tools I’ve acquired so far to become an effective Virtual Assistant.

Google Docs

I’ve been using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Publisher for ages. From my school days to an entrepreneur that I am now, Microsoft is my go to when I need something done. It’s only recently that I learned about Google Docs. Google docs is actually not that much different with MS Office. It’s simple, but more. Don’t be fooled with its simplicity though. It’s a powerful tool embedded within a google drive for seamless work efficiency and productivity.

Gmail

Have you ever experienced reaching 1000+ messages in your inbox? With the VA Bootcamp, I learned how easy I can reduce these messages to zero. I thought they’re using a special app to have this task done. And found out a simple trick: Putting labels and filters on my email.

Google Calendar

When I was googling for possible VA jobs (years ago when I don’t have a frigging clue about what can a VA do), I kept seeing this calendar thing. I thought it should be easy organizing someone else’s schedule, but then I’m at a loss how to do it. I got this “aha” moment when i learned the know-how at the bootcamp.

Do you see a pattern here? The tools I mentioned so far are all Google Apps. It’s how comprehensive it is, and yet at the same time, offers a very efficient platform to get multiple tasks done.

Canva

Most people would say Photoshop is the best photo editing software out there, but I find so complicated. Very much intricate, and not user friendly to a beginner like me. So i researched for a simpler software where I can create wonderful images without trying to understand layers. And the best I came across to is Canva. It’s so easy to use, even people with absolute zero knowledge about photo editing will have a breeze doing it in this app.

Buffer

Buffer is a software application for the web and mobile, designed to manage accounts in social networks, by providing the means for a user to schedule posts to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Linkedin. With this app, your friends, associates, followers would never miss a post from you.

How about you, what skills have you learned as you started this Virtual Assistant journey? Let me know in the comment below.