Time for New Skills

Mar 22, 2020
The Virtual Assistant Connection: Time for New Skills

While the world is turning a little bit slower, it’s a wonderful opportunity for Virtual Assistants to learn some new skills.

Use these slower times to improve your skill set. Here’s how…

  1. Pick one. While it’s easy to bounce from new application to new application, you’re better off spending time exploring one at a time. Click on all the buttons and tabs and check out all the functionality.If you take the time to understand one type of application (CRM, photo editing, email, etc.), you’ll generally understand others because so much of the functionality is the same. That’s why it’s important to know one well, vs. dabbling in many.

  2.  Use it for a real project. Learning is always more productive for me when I’m applying the new skills to an actual project. MailChimp is a great tool to know and a great place to jump in. You can use it to announce your new business or start your newsletter.

  3. Take Notes. Jot down the key things you want to remember when you use the tool the next time. Evernote is a great way to do this. Start a notebook called Skills and for each application, start a new note titled the name of the application. Before you know it, you’ll have an entire library!

You can start being a VA today with the skills you already have. But you’ll be even more valuable to your clients if you expand on that knowledge.




If you’re not already a member of our Facebook Group, The Virtual Assistant Connection, and would like to join, here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thevaconnection/