The Virtual Assistant to Be
Who you are:
You are a talented secretary, personal assistant, administrative professional or someone with specialized skills and have a professional outlook on life. You are motivated, a high achiever and a go-getter. You love what you do but deep down you know it’s time to take your skills and experience home and start your own business. You are tired commuting to and from work and working in a corporate environment.
You are searching for an affordable and simple-to-set-up home business that gives you the flexibility to spend your hours as you choose and gives you the opportunity to better attend to your family needs. You’ve probably tried a couple of home based business ideas previously that didn’t work and you are desperate to find something where you can use your current talents and skills and still have a high enough income potential to contribute to the family income.
You know that starting your own business will require that you invest time and money in developing yourself to grow your business to a successful level.
Your biggest focus right now is to investigate different opportunities to ensure you make the right decision that fits your lifestyle and ambitions of becoming a professional and independent business owner.
You find yourself…
…spending a lot of time searching the internet for viable business opportunities. You’ve probably heard about Virtual Assistance but are not really sure what it is and how it can be a solution to your current situation. You are not even sure how on earth can people deliver administrative services via the internet. You want to investigate this opportunity and evaluate if it has the ability to provide you with an income potential similar or even higher than what you’ve earned in the corporate environment.
What you really want at this stage is someone telling you more about the VA industry so you can make an informed decision if virtual assistance is really what you want to do. You want more info on what it entails, how it works, what is needed to start a VA business and what the pitfalls are.
What you need to focus on right now…
…is doing the necessary research and planning before you can make your final decision. You need to find out exactly what a Virtual Assistant is. Then it is about finding out what services can be delivered virtually, if you have the right entrepreneurial skills and if becoming a Virtual Assistant is the right career choice for you. Then it’s about finding out what the minimum requirements for starting a VA business are.
It is all about doing the necessary pre-work, reading about the industry and researching the different virtual careers to make the best choice for you.