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  • Leslie Truex
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    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 2, 2011

      Below please find a copy of How to Work At Home as a Virtual Assistant, which
      is available for re-print on your site or in your newsletter. Please don't
      forget to include the About the Author bio at the end of the article.

      Article:�How to Work At Home as a Virtual Assistant

      Word Count:�453 words including the bio

      Author: Leslie Truex

      Website: Http://www.workathomesuccess.com

      How to Work At Home as a Virtual Assistant

      Virtual assistance is a growing field with ever increasing opportunities for
      work. While many think of a virtual assistant as a home-based secretary, virtual
      assistants can do so much more. Just about any skill or experience you have
      can be used to help a small business, entrepreneur or sales person.

      What do VA's do?

      What don't they do? The only thing I can think of that a VA doesn't do is bring
      coffee to the boss. Other than that, there is no limit to what a VA can do.
      Some provide basic office support such as managing email, contacts and the
      boss' calendar. Some provide specific duties such as invoicing, bookkeeping
      and payroll. If there is a task that a business person needs done, odds are
      a virtual assistant can do it or at least provide support in getting it done.

      How flexible is VA work?

      Flexibility in virtual assistant work depends on who you work for. Some businesses
      want you available during business hours. Others, particularly those who work
      for online entrepreneurs can have a very flexible schedule.

      How much do VAs earn?

      Income as a virtual assistant varies greatly. Some earn $8 to $12 per hour
      while others who run their own virtual assistant business earn $15 to $50 per
      hour. The type of work you provide can determine income as well. VAs who provide
      skilled services such as web site design and maintenance, money management
      or paralegal support can charge more than VAs who provide general support.

      What is required to be a VA?

      You need to have skills and experience to provide the services a business needs.
      You also need to be organized and efficient in your work. Since you're providing
      help to others, you need to be a good listener, which can be difficult as not
      all clients describe their needs very well. Other traits include accountability
      and resourcefulness.

      How can I become a VA?

      Although you can get certified as a virtual assistant, it's not required. Some
      virtual assistant work might require other certifications. For example, a Realtor
      might want a VA with a real estate license. There are many ways to find work
      as a virtual assistant including job and freelance work sites and networking
      with people you know online and off.

      About the Author: Leslie Truex is the author of The Work-At-Home Success Bible
      and Jobs Online: How to Find and Get Hired to a Work-At-Home Job. She has been
      telecommuting and running home businesses for over 15 years and helping others
      to work at home since 1998. She runs Work-At-Home Success University offering
      low-cost email courses on working at home including Virtual Assistance. Visit

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