Who Is A Virtual Assistant?


A virtual assistant (VA) is generally self-employed and provides professional administrative, technical, or creative (social) assistance to clients remotely from a home office.

Working as a Virtual Assistant is truly liberating. I have been a VA since 2011 and since then, I couldn’t imagine myself doing a different job. Becoming a virtual assistant (VA) has its advantages and disadvantages. For the first two years of my career as a VA, I’ve worked under a company. But after I gave birth to my second child, things have changed. I decided to work from home and I never regret my decision. One of the advantages is I got more time for my kids. The disadvantage is sometimes working from home can be a huge distraction. Life happens, and it happens a lot at home. There are many household chores like doing the laundry, getting the kids ready for school, etc. One of the most important thing is you know how to balance your time.

Another advantage is you can be your own boss BUT because you are the boss, you have full responsibility for the entire business. You have to take care of all the little details and perform the tasks you have been hired for. Sometimes, it can be a little overwhelming.

For aspiring VA’s and for those who are just starting their career as a VA, my advice is that don’t forget to do your best in every task that you do. Be pro-active, honest, reliable, and responsible. Value your client. The most important thing is to love your job.

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

 

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