Just like other people working in the virtual world I also want to become the best Virtual Assistant. This desire spring up when I was taking up the virtual assistant course.
In this article, I’m going to share with you my realization from this desire for you to become a useful Virtual Assistant. These can be very helpful to you, yes you who are reading this, Why?
Not everyone in this field becomes successful either with the relationship with their Clients or their working habits because they miss out on at least one aspect of their life and that makes them unsuccessful. So I am sharing this for you to become mindful of the things that will make you successful.
A Great Virtual Assistant Possesses These Traits:
Skills – Computer and the internet may be an essential tool to work as a virtual assistant, but that is not the most important thing, it is our Skills.
80% of our job is Administrative, 10% Creativity and 10% technical.
Clients /employers will not outsource or hire a Virtual Assistant who is just making their resume “cool” to look at, putting skills they don’t know only to make a good impression to Client and when Client ask for samples of your skills written on our curriculum vitae we fail to give the clients expectation from us. That will only create a wrong impression on your Clients and possibly you will become blacklisted.
Learning is good, but if you just keep on learning but you do not develop the skills that you have and what you learned by practicing it is nothing. Practicing is the secret to excellence and perfection of your skills.
Teachable heart – When a client has already outsourced you because you have the skills, it doesn’t mean you are already perfect, and you don’t need any advice. Remember, perfection comes through continuous learning.
You must learn to accept teaching/corrections from your Clients because first, it is their business they know how does it run, second, it will help us grow in both knowledge and skills. Having a teachable heart means you are giving yourself a room where you can improve.
Good Personality – Having a good character with your client is very important because you are building a relationship with them. You make them trust you by outsourcing you to become part of their company and their lives. These are some of the personality that we must have kindness, joy, love, faithfulness, patience, hardworking, etc., Always keep in mind that when you have a good personality, you work positively.
Integrity – Let your yes be Yes and No be No. Integrity means honesty, no compromising, and no lying to your client and your self too. If we promise to work and give our project on a specific date and time, then we must finish it and submit it on or before the deadline. Someone who continuously cannot follow the agreed deadline is someone incompetent.
These are only a few of the many writings you can read on the internet about how to become a great Virtual Assistant. And this is the fact, no matter how many articles you will read on the internet about this topic, no matter how many Virtual Assistant courses you are going to take up, no matter how much advice you will ever hear if you don’t help yourself to grow and achieve what is right then everything will become useless.
If you have a teachable heart, a good personality, and integrity you are allowing yourself to accept new learning and corrections for you to grow as a virtual assistant then it would be more natural for you to have the skills because skills can be developed to perfection.
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