Free Online Courses Offer Great Opportunities To Improve Skills
“The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead”
– Aristotle -
Although this quote from Aristotle may seem a bit extreme, his premise still holds true centuries later; education is often the key to success. Online training courses offer virtual assistants and other individuals the opportunity to learn advanced skills to compete in today’s global economy.
All you need is a PC and an Internet connection to participate in free online courses that offer a wide range of course material in many fields. There are numerous places to find online courses, with Moodle being the most recognized. Since the VA industry is completely reliant on technology, a virtual assistant trained in several areas will be a much more attractive hire than a one dimensional VA.
How does a “virtual classroom” work?
The virtual classroom is a web-based collaborative where groups of students meet at specified times in a virtual learning center. Students can share knowledge in online group discussions or work independently to hone new skills. The quality of the training you receive is usually directly related to the education and experience of the instructors; in both actual instruction and in creating the curriculum for you to study.
At VirtualAssistant.Org, our expansive curriculum, the quality of our courseware content and the hands on experience of our instructors helps our program stand out from the rest of the crowd. The individuals
involved in our VA training program have many years of experience in fields like:
- Graphic Design
- Internet Marketing
- Content Writing
- Search Engine Optimization
- Accounting & Finance
- Online Retail Business Owner
Community Resources from VirtualAssistant.Org
If you have the motivation, Virtual Assistant.Org has the resources to help you succeed. We have spent a great deal of time and money to assemble course material specifically designed to aid virtual assistants. A sampling of our Free online course material includes:
- Web Design Courses
- Content Management System Courses
- Web Development & Maintenance Courses
- Accounting & Bookkeeping Courses
- Advanced Internet Marketing Courses
- Software Product Courses
As we have discussed in previous outsourcing blogs, evidence shows that the globalization of the world’s economy will continue to create a demand for Business Process Outsourcing. While outsourcing manufacturing may slow because of high oil prices, other businesses will continue to try and lower their operating costs using virtual assistant outsourcing. Online business owners are prime candidates for using VA’s. Just achieving a decent position in the search engines for their targeted keywords can be more than Internet business owners can handle, or want to handle.
Demand for Technical Website Services
Online businesses will increasingly look to find skilled individuals to outsource work to in areas such as;
- Creating and maintaining a blog post
- Creating, formatting and distributing press releases, newsletters and online articles
- Creating enticing video and flash presentations
- Creating and managing a shopping cart system
- Creating logos and brand identification
Stay ahead of the curve. Take advantage of this great opportunity to expand your field of expertise by participating in free online training courses.