By Sarah Rugg, Founder, My VA Business
As a PA or EA, you already have many of the skills required to set up your own Virtual Assistant business, and now’s the time.
With almost 50% of employed adults working from home during the peak of the pandemic, the attitude shift has happened much more quickly and will have a massive impact on the way we work in the future; more companies will turn to independent, home-based professionals for cost-savings and to fill crucial skill gaps.
Freedom as a VA
You’ve gained an enviable skillset, masses of experience, but has life turned out as you’d planned? Maybe you’re a parent and you’d like to do the school run. Maybe you’re caring for elderly relatives. Maybe you want to train for a marathon.
Whatever is driving you, a career as a VA will give you the chance to bring your life back into balance. You’ll have complete freedom to work around what you’d like to prioritise. And with no limits to what you can earn as a VA if you’re prepared to put in the work, you’ll be looking at a decent hourly rate of £25-£30.
Don’t go it alone
There is a lot to think about when you start your own VA business. You want to be certain you’ve covered all those main areas such as insurance, data protection and how to start getting clients.
Get some good support in place – your business is far more likely to thrive if you’ve got an experienced VA guiding you through. They can tell you when you’re paying a fortune for advertising that won’t bring a return, show you how to get the right kind of clients and advise if you’re not charging enough.
My VA Business
My VA Business has step-by-step programmes certified by the Society of Virtual Assistants and will help you realise your potential and achieve a flexible and rewarding career, working from home. If you’re considering starting your own VA business, watch this free 1-hour webinar to help you decide and pick up some tips: https://bit.ly/myvabusiness
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