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So, What Does It Take?

The world of virtual assistance is set to take off in the next few years. By 2023, there will be many more opportunities available to become a successful virtual assistant than there are today. So, if you’ve been thinking about becoming a virtual assistant in the future, here’s what you’ll need to know to succeed.

First and foremost, you’ll need to be proficient in technology and up to date with the latest developments. In addition to being proficient in basic computing, you’ll also need to know your way around digital applications like Slack and Trello, as well as being comfortable with task-automation tools like Zapier and IFTTT. You’ll need to be comfortable navigating and using social media tools, as this is often a requirement for virtual assistant roles.

Furthermore, being organized is key to success as a virtual assistant. To stay organized, you should keep your tasks organized in lists, document any client information that you have and be prepared for deadlines. Being proactive and responsive is also essential; this means making sure you keep up with emails, phone calls and tasks so that your clients feel that their requests are handled quickly and efficiently.

Communication skills are another essential attribute of successful virtual assistants. Having the ability to interpret your clients’ requests, provide advice, write well-structured emails, communicate professionally and effectively with clients, and interpret complex information is essential for any virtual assistant role.

Finally, you’ll need to be familiar with a wide range of digital services, such as websites, emails, chat and video-calling, as well as being comfortable with digital filing and archiving. These skills will help you to perform tasks such as file creation, tracking expenses, and billing your clients, among other things.

All in all, being a virtual assistant in the year 2023 is a great career opportunity. With the right skill set, attitude and enthusiasm, you could soon be making the move to becoming a successful virtual assistant.

-Xoxo, Cierra K.

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