OMG! There is so much to learn!
March 12, 2018 2:54am CST
I'm self employed as virtual assistant. As a natural course of spending so much time online, I'm discovering so much new technology! I actually have to set an alarm to make myself get off of the computer to get up and move around. I've even found apps that make money! REALLY?! Really! There are 3 that seem to be pretty popular including for "farming". Regardless, of what everyone is saying, I doubt you can make any kind of real income from them. One of them though, seems it's promising enough to at least pay my monthly cell phone bill. We'll see. One of the apps I've had for almost a month. It's made about $5. I know not much. I'll see how the withdraw process goes. If that goes well, then I'm thinking of just putting it into one of the popular investment apps. I'm thinking of it this way. It's not taking much, if not, any of my time, it makes more than my saving account every will, and it's $5 I didn't have last month. It's kind of like doing laundry and finding $5 in a pair of jeans.
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@Shavkat True, not the same. I enjoyed the human touch. My co-workers were friendly I liked the morning hugs and good-bye hugs at the end of the evening. They would bring me coffee, lunch and other treats because any assistance I offered. Good times!
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I don't know what you mean by the beginning. I've been self employed since I started doing the Virtual Assistant thing. I used to work with a real estate broker as an office coordinator. When I moved I was asked by many of my agents if I would continue working with/for them virtually. Not a tough choice there. So, yeah. I've been self employed ever since.
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@Swayamsiddha Oh, goodness! Lots of questions. LOL! Okay... "Have you done data entry in your va career?" - Yes "If yes, then how?" - How ever I was requested to. Data entry can come in many forms. Fortunately for me, much of it had to do with Excel (my favorite program). I would often suggest using Excel as well so that it can be used as a database for future projects. I was working with people that didn't understand the benefits of Excel and it's uses. "Was it difficult?" - For me no. It may be a bit complicated for others, though. But, put me in front of a computer and I will explore all the nifty tools that I might have at my disposal! I cannot tell you how many companies I had worked for that did not realize the resource they had sitting on their desks and they would invest in costly programs that did tasks their Microsoft bundles could do. Oh, well! "Also what things did you do as a virtual assistant?" - Oh, boy! lots of stuff. Where to begin? Well, I would design flyers or fulfil other graphic needs. Create or do the upkeep on websites. Maintain social media accounts. Create databases. I just started dabbling in video editing again (something I haven't done in a great many years). Really, anything I could do on the computer in the office I could do at home. Oh, and I am still called on if someone as questions about a new phone. Not quite as easy to answer those questions when I'm 1000 plus miles away. LOL! I hope that was helpful. Feel free to let me know if you have any other questions.