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In the post-pandemic world we live in today, more and more roles are being carried out remotely and that also applies to administration roles. It’s now possible to offer your administration skills in this way, allowing you to start your own business as a virtual assistant from anywhere with an internet connection.

That’s what we’ll be looking at here today, as we highlight what the job entails and how simple it is to boost your entrepreneurial skills with online learning from OCA. Geographical location is not the deal-breaker it used to be in the professional world, so let’s take a look at just a few of the possibilities.

The Duties of a Virtual Assistant

To begin with, it’s important to say that the only virtual part of being a virtual assistant is the fact that you’re not in the same location as your client, as you’re very much involved in the day-to-day running of other people’s businesses. Typically operating from your home or office, you’ll be providing the full spectrum of administrative services to one or a group of clients.

The duties of a Virtual Assistant...

  • Scheduling appointments
  • Managing correspondence
  • Fielding enquiries
  • Liaising with clients/suppliers
  • Making phone calls on behalf of your client
  • Preparing reports

One of the many reasons this is a popular option for modern business owners is that admin tasks can be completed on a per-job basis, allowing them to only pay for what they need. With a relatively small group of clients in your customer base, it’s possible to make a very good living in this way.

Specialising & Diversifying

What we’ve just described are some of the duties you’ll carry out as a virtual assistant. However, it is possible to specialise by adding to your skillset with online learning. For instance, some self-employed VAs choose to focus on providing their services to the graphic design sector or even in marketing and social media.

The parameters of the position are quite fluid in that the tasks can vary greatly. You could be creating blogs one moment and helping with graphic design projects the next. It all depends on the client in question, so you’ll need to be flexible and open to learning new things. However, if you’re able to adapt, the sky's the limit in terms of your earning potential.

Get The Skills Required For Your VA Business the Easy Way

If this sounds like an appealing prospect to you, then we’re pleased to be able to tell you that acquiring the skills you need to run your own business can be gained flexibly and affordably with online learning from OCA. We offer a range of Business & Entrepreneurship courses that are video-based and offered in bite-sized modules that can easily fit around your current obligations.

If you’d like to know more about learning at your own pace for your professional future, all you need to do is visit us today at However, if you’d like to speak to our friendly team about your training requirements, simply call us on 1300 611 404 today and we’ll do our utmost to find you the perfect solution. 

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