As a Virtual Assistant, you face a computer majority of your working hours. Working most of the time in front of your computer, you must know how to operate the basic programs and applications since your computer is your primary work tool for Virtual Assistant work. You may also need to know a little basic computer maintenance as well. These are important because if your computer goes down, both you and your client’s work will face a significant downtime.
One primary job of a virtual assistant is as a Content Contributor. It is either as a ghost contributor, creative writer or layout artist. With these tasks, you need a web publishing tool like Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher or Wordpad. Knowledge of the basic to intermediate functions of these applications would be your magic wands to do good as a virtual assistant. These tools allow you to produce a wide array of jobs. The list is endless: from creating books, brochures, business cards, calendars, letterheads, logos, magazines, newsletters, postcards and even websites
From basic web publishing, you can also learn advanced graphics applications to have a better