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There are a few skills you will want to have in order to be a good virtual assistant. Just as with any other business, your reputation will depend on your competence.

Many virtual assistants have secretarial experience. Bookkeeping and excellent computer skills are also recommended. You may also need to be a decent writer or have good customer service experience. And of course, you need to be extremely organized.

Beyond that, you will want to have some skills in the area in which you would like to specialize. Specialization is one of the keys to success as a virtual assistant. If you have some sort of experience with the work you are being asked to do, you can complete it much more quickly.

If you want to help people in the legal field, for example, experience in the legal or paralegal field will be a huge help. Similarly, if you want to help people who run online businesses, you are probably going to need to understand the Internet very well and probably need HTML skills.

The more creative you can be with your past experience, the better. What you do as a virtual assistant is very much defined by what you want it to be.

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