I started out as a marketing personnel for a school. I thought I would be doing that for all of my life. I came to a point in my life where I had to do something else.
An opportunity to work in Medical Billing but I have to leave the company and look for other profession.
In 2010, I was offered to work as a virtual assistant. He's an author, motivational speaker and wants to do business online. I like the idea that I would be working from home but at that time I was also working for another company. Eventually, I had to let go of the day job and go for this virtual job.
A lot of people would tell me I can get fired any time but I tell myself not until I will teach myself how to become the best VA this person can have.
As a VA or Virtual Assistant you can't possibly adapt the same working ethics that you had when you were working in an office. One reason is you don't see your boss face to face. Example of this is when you have question and you don't ask right away the boss would assume you're working okay and you don't have a problem on the task. When you're working in an office your boss can see you or your office mates can see you and would notice you're having a problem with what you're doing.
Second of all, you're working alone and the temptation of watching TV or sleeping instead of working is high. A good VA does not watch nor sleep during work time because at the end of the day you have to have a report or a list of tasks you've done because if you don't then your boss would tell you're fired and he's not paying you to do nothing. Unlike working in an office your boss can basically see you right away if you're working or not.
Third of all, you have to be open to feed backs. Often, feed backs in the virtual world is given to you every day or twice or thrice a day.
Fourth of all, you don't have to be good at something as long as you keep teaching yourself and be up to date with softwares.
And lastly, you need to have a good internet connection.
PS. I will be writing more on this topic. Feel free to leave a message or question/s