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Online Job Seeker Guide

Virtual Assistant Jobs For Beginners in the Philippines

Imagine what it would be like if you could work as a virtual assistant while at home and working from your laptop?

You'll finally be able to implement a work-life balance that you have longed for. Have the freedom to work for whom you like and do the work that interests you.

Working as a virtual assistant (VA) in the Philippines might be perfect for you if you want to have control over your own time. But are you ready to take on the challenge of being a great virtual assistant?

Working from home as a virtual assistant is open to anybody in the Philippines, whether you have experience or whether you do not.

You can start from scratch and, over time, increase your hourly salary rate by demonstrating to employers that you provide increased value to their business.

What Does a Virtual Assistant Do?

As a virtual assistant, you may perform a wide range of support functions online, including administrative work, social media management, research, and other such activities.

The great thing about being an online virtual assistant is that you can learn new skills and develop as a person.

Suppose you have experience or have undergone training. In that case, you could even specialize as a specific type of virtual assistant, for example, a real estate virtual assistant or an Amazon virtual assistant.

Sometimes by specializing as a particular virtual assistant, you might be able to ask for a higher hourly salary rate. Of course, to specialize, you need first to learn the skills necessary for that type of niche.

Here are some of the services you can offer as a virtual assistant:

1. General Admin

General admin virtual assistants help companies manage their calendars better and respond to phone calls by doing office tasks like taking phone calls and replying to emails. 

You'll also be in charge of company scheduling, travel planning, and sending bills to clients. Therefore, you must have excellent verbal and written communication skills to be effective as a virtual assistant.

2. Social Media

A virtual social media assistant is a remote worker that has been trained and skilled to assist any business with social media-related activities. They work from their homes and may assist clients with a variety of tasks. For instance, developing content, scheduling posts, maintaining handles, communicating with an audience, and researching trends, among other things.

You'll be working with a team to run social media campaigns and report to the social media manager on the many social media activities the firm undertakes. The ideal applicant must be technologically savvy, innovative, and always learning about new consumer trends to be suitable for the job.

3. eCommerce

eCommerce virtual assistant provides remote support to eCommerce business owners to effectively operate their online stores and scale up their operations. The virtual assistance services offered are product sourcing, inventory management, product listing, catchy product descriptions, or customer service. 

4. Data Entry 

A data entry virtual assistant is a virtual assistant whose primary task is data entry into a client's computer system. The job may be further classified as the following jobs or data input services: 

  • Prepare data by ensuring that it is appropriately classified according to the client's specifications (e.g., alphabetical, according to last modified, location, etc.) 
  • Complete corporate files or transfer data to specific documents 
  • Maintain or exercise control over records or business records 
  • Take care of patient information or medical history 
  • Reports on spreadsheets 
  • Secure client or client contact details 
  • Verify that every work is correct and error-free

To efficiently manage massive data, data entry, virtual assistants need to be detail-oriented and meticulous. For example, suppose you can type for at least 60 wpm typing speed (time-sensitive jobs, however, might require 80-95), are organized, capable of multitasking, and have a keen attention to detail. In that case, you may try data entry as a starter in your virtual assistant career.

5. Accounting/Bookkeeping

Numerous virtual assistants are needed in accounting and bookkeeping to prepare and assist financial tasks, including balance sheets, invoices, payroll, and general ledger preparation. More jobs available for bookkeeper/accounting virtual assistants are the following:

  • Tax records
  • Profit shares
  • Monthly-end closing reports
  • Year-end reports
  • Trial balance
  • Inventory analysis
  • Miscellaneous and administration
  • Data entry 
  • Cash flow projections

6. Work as a Real Estate Virtual Assistant

Many clients and employers are looking to hire real estate virtual assistants in the Philippines. This means there is a massive opportunity for you to work in an exciting and often high-paying niche.

On average real estate virtual assistant jobs in the Philippines usually pay between $3 and $12 per hour.

There's a lot of effort that goes into both purchasing and selling property. As a result, buyers and sellers rely on real estate agents for assistance. Realtors assist buyers in identifying their dream property, maintaining listing information, promoting available properties, and setting open houses (to name a few). It's a lot for one person to do! As a result, many realtors hire real estate virtual assistants to help them increase their productivity.

As a realtor's virtual assistant, you will likely be doing the following tasks: 

  • Place bookings for appointments and house viewings on the calendar
  • Open houses on the market 
  • Write property listings and descriptions 
  • Contact existing customers/prospective customers 
  • Social media management
  • Data entry
  • Follow up with leads and clients

It's a terrific chance for anyone with expertise in real estate or who is interested in the subject. As an aspiring virtual assistant, you will significantly contribute to the realtor's success by helping with their sales.

Skills Needed Of A Virtual Assistant 

There are hundreds of work-related talents you can gain on the job or through various life experiences, but there are still plenty of skills you already possess that will make you an excellent virtual assistant. Here are some of the skills you may have and can use to your potential:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Content writing skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Creativity 
  • Good social management skills
  • Research skills
  • Typing skills
  • Data entry skills

Online Virtual Assistant Training Courses

However, having any social media or bookkeeping abilities will not suffice when running a small business. A training course might benefit you if you're starting in a new career field. 

Virtual assistant training courses provide training in Virtual Assistants (VA). 

The courses you take will teach you the critical parts of the VA job. 

Many lessons are run by virtual assistants in the industry for years and use specific tips, methods, and things to do or avoid. Having the opportunity to view these in-depth instructions gives you a leg up in avoiding beginner mistakes while beginning your freelancing virtual assistant career or taking this job as your full-time gig. 

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By: Maria

Virtual Assistant from Zamboanga, Philippines