Of being a Virtual Assistant

By Bhem
@JustBhem (31735)
Davao, Philippines
June 1, 2016 11:22am CST
Since I quit working in a BPO company. I planned to work in the Virtual world of Virtual Assistant. I like the idea of their job but I really don't know the works. I've been trying to ask my friend about that and she told me I need to study. In short, I need to study first about it. Today. There are many companies for Virtual Assistant growing in the city and I'm still stuck in the idea that they will not gonna hire me because I'm sick. I really need to have a job. Of course for my treatment. I need to support my treatment in order for me to live more and save for my future. So, is there anyone of you working here as a Virtual Assistant?
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6 responses
@zarlamain (24531)
• United States
1 Jun 16
I have never been a Virtual Assistant before. First thing you should do is apply for the job though because they fill up spots fast.
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@JustBhem (31735)
• Davao, Philippines
1 Jun 16
Yeah. I've seen a lot of it here in the city. And I'm still afraid.
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@zarlamain (24531)
• United States
1 Jun 16
@JustBhem If you really want to do it, apply. If you are hesitant and scared, try to find something else instead.
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@JustBhem (31735)
• Davao, Philippines
1 Jun 16
@zarlamain You are right. I just need maybe to equip myself with confidence first. :) Thanks Zarla. How are you today?
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@trivia79 (7918)
• El Segundo, California
1 Jun 16
sick? what is your illness?
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@JustBhem (31735)
• Davao, Philippines
1 Jun 16
I've been into Dialysis for almost 3 years now Adam. And I'm still trying to cope up with this unpredictable sickness. :)
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@trivia79 (7918)
• El Segundo, California
2 Jun 16
@JustBhem you have kidney problems?
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@JustBhem (31735)
• Davao, Philippines
2 Jun 16
@trivia79 Yes. That is why I'm into dialysis. :)
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@SIMPLYD (78118)
• Philippines
2 Jun 16
My friend who is a CPA , resigned and is now a virtual assistant of two foreigners that hired her at ODesk . Then she also have an informal office in their house that employs about 3 employees who also works for her via ODesk . I didn't ask how it works but it seems she is getting much from it .
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@JustBhem (31735)
• Davao, Philippines
2 Jun 16
I send my resume in Odesk but never get a chance to get a job from them. Since I don't any computer to use I'll probably will apply to an office based VA.
@MGjhaud (20749)
• Philippines
2 Jun 16
@JustBhem thats going to be tough if you dont have a computer Bhem. keep looking, try something else.. im sure there are a lot of them.
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@JustBhem (31735)
• Davao, Philippines
2 Jun 16
@MGjhaud Yup. If I want to work home based I should have my own computer and since I don't have yet. I will probably apply to an office based VA.
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@tech40 (9221)
• Philippines
3 Jun 16
Virtual assistant, is this a chat support? and can we know what is the reason why you quit on BPO company
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@JustBhem (31735)
• Davao, Philippines
3 Jun 16
Nope. Virtual assistant has a lot of job. They can be a clients secretary, others do research. Chat support is more on customer service none voice. I quit because I am not happy with the environment anymore. The company I worked with they don't value their workers.
@skysnap (17818)
2 Jun 16
I struggle financially lately. so i'd love to be a VA too. but i don't know where to find clients.
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@JustBhem (31735)
• Davao, Philippines
2 Jun 16
Have you tried Odesk? I heard a lot of US and Australian clients looking for filipino VA.
@thelme55 (14014)
• Germany
2 Jun 16
What do you do as a virtual assistance? I have heard about Odesk and there are lots of Filipino working there.