As the world of business continues to be increasingly competitive, it’s important that Virtual Service Providers (Virtual Assistants, Virtual Executive Assistants, Virtual Support Providers, etc.) never stop expanding their knowledge-base and skills. With so many platforms and tools available to help entrepreneurs run their businesses, it’s inevitable that no service provider can know everything. However, being a continuous student works in your favour. The more you learn and know, the greater expertise you can provide to clients. Win-Win, right?
So how can you keep your skills fresh and gain new ones? [Enter free/low-cost courses and certification programs.] With so many trainers and educational schools in the online world, there are numerous options available to upgrade your skills through self-study training.
Here are a few popular online learning platforms to get you started:
With the virtual services industry not slowing down anytime soon, are you prepared to rise to the occasion and acquire the skills necessary to serve your clients? Sure, you maybe wish you could clone yourself so you can know-it-all, but let’s apply a better alternative instead. Create a list of skills you want to acquire and your desired target clients. Narrow down your list to the things you really want to learn and create a timeline for completing each subject matter. Take your list in strides, practice what you learn and be consistent in your studies. Before you know it, you’ll be broadening your horizons and providing your clients with increased value.
Are you a continuous learner or do you shy away from knowledge-building?
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