Me as an example is a fulltime employee in a government service. Being employed with a permanent status is what others envy. But things changed when I had two kids, both became very sickly late 2012 and I have been on leave every other week or so. Its not healthy on my part too. Until, I decided to just work from home and at the same time rear my children( I now have 3 😊) according to my beliefs, customs and plan. I can dedicate more time with them. Many people think Its an irrational way of thinking. But, for me its a calling. I feel more happy and challenged at the same time being a Virtual Assistant. I had to create a new kind of working system that would benefit not only my clients but my family as well.
Virtual Assistant is an individual who works "virtually" meaning in front of a computer screen doing administrative, graphics, technical tasks from clients all over the world. These days, being a VA is an in demand career for those who wants to earn for their family without leaving their home. You can either work in a cafe, restaurant, parks, library, the list will be endless as long as you do you job as expected.
If you decided to be a VA, you must have the necessary skills and be tech savvy enough to learn new trends so that you will have a lot of things to offer to your clients. But, I read an article that one must specialized on a specific niche to further serve your clients. It all depends on what your goal is.
Being a VA is not easy as others may think of it was. I started with a very low rate but as my skills and expertise diversified, and so as my salary :). One tip would be is not to Stop learning. Keep on doing research, read more and upgrade your skill sets so that when a Client contacted you or when you apply for work, your confident enough to serve them.
Ill be doing more posts on being a Virtual Assistant in a weeks to come.
Let me know your thoughts on the article you have read, Are you a budding VA or an Experienced one? Whats your niche? Comment your answers below.