Virtual assistant Job

United States
November 7, 2006 6:42pm CST
Anyone have helpful advice on becoming a virtual assistant. I am wanting to start this on the evenings for extra income, but not sure what and how to start this. Need advice from someone who has gotten this started for themselves. I support myself so have no spouse income to help out.
5 responses
@talisman (1308)
• United States
8 Nov 06
A virtual assistant job isn't something that can just be done in the evenings. It pretty much has set hours (to an extent) and is an actual JOB, not a hobby.
• United States
8 Nov 06
I do know that it isn't a hobby, most hobbies don't compensate, I know it is a job. I don't want anyone to think that was what i was saying. Yes, most virtual assistant jobs have to be done in the normal business hours. Some can be done other times.
@miamilady (4924)
• United States
6 Sep 07
Wow. That response came across as so condesceding. I think many people who look into starting a virtual assisant "business" (not "job"),do so because they are looking for work with some type of flexiblity. That doesn't mean they think of it as a hobby.
@fubugirl (913)
• United States
8 Nov 06
I would love to do that online.
• United States
8 Nov 06
Do you know anyone who has or is doing it with success.
@mirage108 (3403)
• United States
8 Nov 06
I would like to help but I dont know what virtual assistant is. I might even be interisted in it. Let me know more and maybe I can help
• United States
8 Nov 06
They pretty much do what a secretary does, but on their own computer at their home. Tasks are either mailed, picked up or by internet or messenger. That is what I am now is a secretary in an insurance office. It is just beginning to be a bit much with my x-husband in the same office, but can't afford to quit, pay is pretty good where I am.
@miamilady (4924)
• United States
6 Sep 07
Try this link http://www.wahm.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=51 I have found a lot of helpful information here. Good luck
@fubugirl (913)
• United States
8 Nov 06
No i do not sorry.