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Serviced Accommodation Virtual Assistant

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What is a serviced accommodation virtual assistant?

Virtual assistants are the jack of all trades, and they can perform almost anything assigned to them. However, it still depends on the sector. Bookkeeping VAs, medical VAs, and legal VAs require more background or expertise in the subject, while the more general VAs are hired for other purposes like data entry, journalism, writing, or personal assistance.

Services accommodation virtual assistants work for the hospitality sector and are responsible for: covering guest liaison, setting up and managing the company’s social media research, and helping with other tasks as required.

What is a serviced accommodation virtual assistant?

Skills needed to be a serviced accommodation virtual assistant

Here are the skills and traits needed to be a serviced accommodation virtual assistant:

  • English proficiency
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Digital marketing skills
  • Content/copywriting
  • Customer service skills

Outsourcing FAQ

How many hours does a virtual assistant work?

An online virtual assistant can work on the agreed upon work hours. For part-time workers, 20 hours per week is a good minimum. This is enough time for starting VAs to get familiarized with their tasks and get them done. The tasks of a virtual assistant should not be rushed.

If you’re handling a team of VAs, let them share ideas and strategies through effective online collaboration tools that are perfect for remote work. 

Do virtual assistants work from home?

Virtual assistants are “virtual” because they don’t work physically in an office. The jobs assigned to them can be done remotely, anywhere they want. They take care of their own internet connection, equipment, and other things needed for their work. 

While most virtual assistants have established their own home offices to have a conducive working environment, some choose the life of a digital nomad. Clients usually do not care wherever you choose to work, as long as the tasks are done efficiently and on time.

How old do you have to be to become a virtual assistant?

Virtual assistance is a tough and legitimate job. While some clients prefer to hire VAs for part-time or full-time positions, you will still be given a good amount of responsibilities. You can possibly be a VA with no prior experience, but you have to be at least 18 years old when applying, especially when it’s done online.

Most companies outsource their VA needs, and outsourcing companies always require proof that the applicant is at least 18 years of age before pushing through with the application.

Is there a demand for virtual assistants?

Virtual assistants have always been in demand. With the rising number of small to medium-sized businesses flourishing, and with the rising awareness regarding outsourcing and remote work, companies are realizing the advantages of hiring virtual assistants.

Virtual assistants are the jack of all trades of remote workers, they can offer a wide variety of talents and proficiencies that will prove beneficial to the company. From scheduling appointments to providing excellent customer service, as well as offering graphic design, social media management, content writing, and making travel arrangements, the demand for virtual assistants is now higher than ever.

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