Online Job Seeker Guide

How to Become a Virtual Assistant?

If you are currently looking for a job that gives you the flexibility to work at home or anywhere you prefer, then becoming a virtual assistant in the Philippines might be the right choice for you. Virtual assistants (Filipino VAs) are professionals who are highly-skilled, mostly home-based that work for companies, businesses, and entrepreneurs, usually either part time or full time providing them mainly with administrative, customer service, social media, and technical support.

Fun Fact

Did you know the Philippines is the main country in the world for entrepreneurs and business owners to hire virtual assistants in? Being a Filipino virtual assistant has many tremendous benefits that often include the following:

  • Higher pay
  • Flexibility (some employers have fixed working times, some don't)
  • More time with family and friends
  • No more commuting in the ever growing Philippines traffic
  • Prestige of directly working for a foreign company
  • Companies and entrepreneurs hiring virtual assistants delegate a variety of tasks.

There are Filipino virtual assistants who focus on administrative tasks that are essential for business operations. There are others who focus more on highly technical tasks such as website development, graphic design, SEO, social media management, PPC and more.

The service virtual assistants can offer are definitely numerous. But the question you're probably asking is how does one become a virtual assistant?

How do you become a virtual assistant?

Surprisingly it's easy. First of all, you go to a website like which is a Philippines online jobs website that is dedicated to connecting Filipino virtual assistants with employers and businesses from around the world.

Create a free Jobseekers account, create an amazing profile including a profile picture, and then go apply directly for virtual assistant jobs on

An important aspect that you need to know about virtual assistant jobs is how you will be paid. Depending on the services you offer and the specific functions you are performing, you will be able to earn from Php 15,000 - 30,000 per month with some full-time virtual assistants (virtual specialists) like programmers and accountants earning upwards of Php 40,000 per month.

Most employers on pay their virtual assistants weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. Individual salaries and payments are decided between you as the virtual assistant and your employer.

Things you need to have to be a virtual assistant:

Internet access English speaking skills Finally, if you are wondering if you need some special training to be a virtual assistant, there is no exact training to actually be one. Depending upon your educational attainment, previous work experiences, and training, you will be able to scout the best virtual assistant job for you. Just go to and browse jobs.

Just make sure, that you are equipped with good organizational and time management skills, plus very good communication skills. With these, you will surely land a good virtual assistant job.

Whatever route you choose, a virtual assistant job will definitely be available for you. You will be able to earn well with the benefit of flexibility in terms of being able to work from home or anywhere you prefer.

Three reasons hundreds of thousands of Filipinos now work as a virtual assistant:

  1. Earn a great salary (part time or full time)
  2. An online job means no more commuting in the busy Philippines traffic
  3. More time with family and friends

Hope this article has helped, remember you can go to and find an online job as a virtual assistant today.

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By: Michael Brodie

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