So, here we are. Chances are if you are reading this, it means you’ve been tossing around the idea of becoming a freelancer. Maybe you’re in the beginning stages of dreaming about having a cool career that lets you travel and hold flexible hours or maybe you have a note in your phone with a list of services you could offer, a business name and a marketing strategy. Perhaps you’re somewhere in between, wondering if stepping into the world of virtual assistance is right for you.
Becoming a VA is a lot of work, but it’s rewarding and an amazing career choice for the woman who is creative, a go-getter, and who is over having someone else be the boss and dictate their life. The only person you answer to is yourself (well, and the amazing clients you get to work with), but being a VA means every day you wake loving what you do and freedom your career gives you.
Let’s take a look at our top 5 reasons why it’s time for you to pull the trigger and start a career as a virtual assistant.
1 – It’s not as hard as you think.
VA is a growing industry. Doesn’t it seem like everyone is looking for a little extra help these days? That could be YOU solving their problem and offering them what they need! From people who need a little help (like answering emails and setting up appointments) so those who need a lot (hello, full marketing strategy), people are always on the lookout for a person they jive with, who understands their mission, and can be there to support them. That, my friend, is you.
2 – You’re not location dependent.
Clearly one of the best pieces of the VA puzzle is that you can work from anywhere as a VA. As long as you have good wifi, you can get your job done. This means you can take all those family vacations, hit all those amazing travel destinations you see on Instagram and you can still get paid while away. No more saving up those 10 vacation days a year, travel while you work.
3 – You make the rules.
Someone once told me that being a VA is like having several different bosses. While that statement is kind of true, the truer statement is that they are actually YOUR clients. You call the shots and make your schedule and they are the ones who pay you!
4 – You don’t need to call in sick when your kids are sick.
This was a hot seller for me! When you have two sick kiddos at home the last thing you want to have to do is call in sick at work to stay home with your kids. As a VA, you’re home already and can still work between puke bucket checks, switching out movies and making chicken noodle soup. You can take care of the ones you love with sacrificing income.
5 – You make friends all over the world!
In fact, as I write this I am on the way to see one of my clients right now! I value turning my clients into personal relationships. I love doing business this way and it works for me. It also means I have places to stay when I travel, people who genuinely care about me more than the bottom dollar and I get to build a community of clients who I love working with each and every single day.
I read a quote once that said tomorrow you will have wished you started yesterday. With every moment today is getting closer to becoming yesterday so take the steps NOW to kick off your VA career so you can live the life you’ve dreamed of. Start freelancing NOW. Spending time travelling with those you love, building personal and professional relationships with interesting people, being there for your family and bringing in a sustainable income can all be yours!
And no, I’m going to sell you a magic lamp you rub and a genie pops out to grant you three wishes to make your VA dreams come true. Number one, I would have used that genie already to wish for my fear of flying to disappear, to have endless hot coffee and endless sleepovers featuring cheesy Hallmark movies with my fave gal pals.
I’m offering you something better.
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