Why I Love Being A Virtual Assistant
There are lots of reasons why you’ll love being a Virtual Assistant but I’m only going to tell you some of mine. First and foremost, I am here in my room, on a cold rainy Wednesday, wearing my pajamas, old socks and sweaters, writing this article about being a Virtual Assistant – which is already part of my job. I haven’t had to leave my warm house for a long commute to some office where I have to be all dressed up only to be ruined by exhaustion and traffic. How cool is it to be earning money while sitting in my room just tapping away on my keyboard? I can even munch on anything that I want or listen to whatever music that I like without worrying what my colleagues or managers would have to say. No travel and office wardrobe expenses to add on that. Virtual Assistant work is not location dependent either, as long as you have a desktop or laptop, a fast and stable internet connection, and a distraction-free space, you can work anywhere.
— Emily Cooper (@taaVirtual) October 15, 2014
Yes, there’s less “social life”, but there’s more flexibility and freedom in being a Virtual Assistant. I can raise my family and avoid those dreaded day care costs while developing a career. With the help of a nanny, I am physically at home to watch over my kids and do some mum-duties as well! Prior to working as a Virtual Assistant, I spent a total of 12 to 13 hours a day away from home; 9 hours at the office and 3 to 4 hours travelling. Now, I get up only 15-30 minutes (sometimes even just 5 minutes!) before start time and log out exactly after work. Those 3 to 4 hours that I save a day is a big addition to the quality time that I spend with family and friends.
My clients (previous and current) are another reason why I love being a Virtual Assistant. Being a Virtual Assistant for more than two years has enabled me to work with people in locations all over the world. This naturally allowed me to be selective in identifying the clients that best suit my skills and personality. Safe to say, I only work with people who I want to work. I love what my clients do and they love me right back because I am helping their businesses grow. It’s a mutual benefit – not just me working like a bee and the people on top collecting all the honey. I am also paid exactly by the hour without those salary deductions that I don’t understand. Best of all, I earn twice more than what I used to 2 years ago.
— Sarah Brewer (@BrewerVAservice) September 23, 2014
It still amazes me that pretty soon I will be celebrating my three-year business birthday as a Virtual Assistant. I’m still often asked, “What is a Virtual Assistant?” After I explain it, the next question that follows is, “How did you get into that?” If you want to enjoy the beauty of working as a Virtual Assistant, I suggest that you take action now as there’s a great demand for Virtual Assistants these days.