One of the initial steps that a would-be / aspiring virtual assistant should take is to build a portfolio or a resume of one's experiences, education/training, work samples...all these elements should give one's prospective client a clear picture of one's qualifications.
One of the more effective ways of presenting a virtual assistant's skills and aptitude is by taking online tests that measure one's knowledge and skill that match with a particular job requirement.
I am currently building my portfolio at oDesk, a virtual assistant's hub to find online jobs. I am taking as many skill-focused tests as I can so as proof to a prospective employer that my listed knowledge and skills are backed-up by diagnostic test scores.
I am thrilled, proud, and owe myself a pat on the back with this recent test score that I got:
Doesn't that make you feel like you're on top of the food chain? Well, it could be a jungle out there...
My destination is to be a work and earn from home mom. Being a virtual assistant or a virtual entrepreneur is my road. I've got pave it smoothly with my portfolio. You just gotta start somewhere. Start it here, start it now.