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Become a Virtual Assistant

Do you want to become a virtual assistant?

Have you reached a time in your life where you’re considering a change? Perhaps you’ve thought about starting a business or would like or need to work at home. If so, a virtual assistant business may be the perfect choice for you.

Everything from having the freedom to define your own hours to entering a career field that you might enjoy are two of several reasons why some move into the world of being a virtual assistant. Another advantage to this field is that it really is not very difficult for many people to become a virtual assistant. Anyone with several years of experience in high level administrative positions and a decent computer can start this business with minimal costs.

There are many reasons people choose to become a VA.

According to the Virtual Assistant Chamber of Commerce, the top 10 reasons the surveyed professionals chose to become a virtual assistant are:

  • Flexibility/Portability 13.93%
  • More freedom/control over my own life (hours, income, etc.) 13.74%
  • Better quality of life/more fun 11.83%
  • Ability to more fully utilize my skills 11.67%
  • Entrepreneurial bug/have always wanted to be my own boss 11.33%
  • Tired of the corporate rat race 10.26%
  • Ability to more fully contribute my talents and ideas 9.96%
  • To stay home with children 7.63%
  • Extra income 5.04%
  • Got laid off/downsized 2.94%
  • This particular home based business can allow many people the chance to own their own business while working at something they enjoy and have excelled in during their administrative careers. Services from general administrative to industry specific and highly technical fields are in demand.

    Many people have had the experience I had of working years in administrative positions yet, despite excellent service, failed to reach a decent level of income or respect. A virtual assistant business can be an excellent alternative if you have the
    qualifications you need to succeed.

    It’s not a Get Rich Quick Scheme

    Some people have decided to become virtual assistants in dreams of getting rich quickly or having much more free time than their previous jobs allowed. While there is a chance to earn more money and schedule your own time, the virtual assistant business will not make you rich quickly. You also need to consider the time it will take you to market your business and the daily operations of running a business on top of the services you will provide.

    You will have more free time once your business has grown and built a reputation. Before delving into this entrepreneurial career path, take the time to do your research and learn as much as you can. This website is designed to provide information and resources to help you along the way.

    Learn More…

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