I often get requests via email from people who want to become a Virtual Assistant. Sometimes via my VA forum, sometimes via my website contact form, sometimes by email and sometimes by phone.
It’s generally the written requests that concern me. Some write in ALL CAPS. This is not polite and considered yelling. It also makes me wonder if they really do know how to type or whether they’re hiding the fact that they can’t.
Many do not proof read what they write before hitting send. Their written examples give me little confidence in their ability to write for clients when needed, or even to liaise with them appropriately by email.
Some fill out forms intended for potential clients. This leads me to believe they cannot read and/or follow written instructions. More cause for concern. I know they’re anxious for work but they do need to make sure they are filling out the right form.
If you’re someone anxious to become a VA please take the time to read properly, do what’s required when making contact and follow instructions. You’ll be readily welcomed into our team of VAs as long as you meet the criteria. New members are always welcome.