Archive for ‘Virtual Assistant’

November 5, 2011

Choosing Career as a WAHM

Choosing a career without any passion at all seems a heavy luggage. That’s why before I decide to become a Work at Home Mom (WAHM), It took me awhile to finally make my decision.

When I started home based freelancing three years ago, the Odesk platform was my first training ground for a challenging work as a WAHM. Since working online is relatively popular today, I decided to make this article to provide some advises for those who want to career venture at Odesk and become a Work at Home Mom.

If you’re an internet savvy who wishes to have additional financial assistance, Odesk will provide you several kinds of jobs such as:

  • web designing if you have knowledge in IT
  • virtual assistant if you’re into clerical works
  • data entry if you’re good in administrative support
  • technical writing if you have the passion in writing
  • Telemarketing if you’re good in advertising/ marketing etc.

The photo below shows all job categories being offered in Odesk. So whatever your profession is, you can always find your niche freelance job.

You should think on what kind of career path you want to follow and then start working from there. Assess yourself first — What are your talents? What are your skills? Are you good in clerical works, in advertising or something similar to these? This will help you easily map out your career goals while having a clearer picture of what you want to pursue.

In addition, once you started working in Odesk continue on learning new things to provide a room for improving your talents and skills. Constant learning will help you find a greater avenue where you can excel the most.

Though it may take you a long way towards success, but doing something you love the most is the most fulfilling thing to do. A career in Odesk isn’t easy but with patience and perseverance, this platform might be your ticket in achieving a bigger career opportunity someday.

October 21, 2011

How to become a Virtual Assistant WAHM

For all moms who would like to work at home, venturing on virtual assistant business seems an excellent option if you’re looking for an online job that will surely provide you a good compensation. When you have a strong background in clerical works and you’re quite a computer savvy, this will definitely lead you towards starting your own virtual assistant business at home.

Some insightful considerations on how to become a Virtual Assistant WAHM are listed below:

1. Enroll on credible training courses.

If you do not have formal school trainings and certifications, you may take some training courses online as these can help you learn a lot of information concerning on how to become an excellent assistant online plus the fact, that you will get the chance to improve your skills so you can perform all the tasks at hand without any difficulty.

2. Set up your own comfortable home-based office.

Find a place in your home that is suitable for virtual secretarial business. It should present a nice working atmosphere with dependable computer, necessary software for your services and high-speed internet connection.

3. Create your own website or blog site.

You also need to create your own website if you want to become Virtual Assistant WAHM. It should have clear list of information about your credentials, services offers, contacts, and several samples of your work.

4. Find a couple of decent clients.

Consider a business networking opportunity online like venturing to social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. This will help you find clients in such a good time.

Hence, it does not have to be hard or pricey to become a Virtual Assistant, if you’re new on this business just follow these insightful considerations above.