But it’s flexible!!! So if something comes up you can:
- Work from the auto shop
- Work at night if you want to ski during the day
- Work ahead if you have a trip planned
- Work in the passenger seat while your partner is driving
- Work at your kid’s soccer game on the sidelines
Myths about Virtual Assisting
it is a Scam.
Sometimes when I talk about virtual assisting, people flag it as a scam. When I first looked at virtual assisting, I wanted to say “It’s too good to be true,” but in reality it was just something I wasn’t familiar with. There is a lot of fear and unknown when we see something unfamiliar. Rather than jumping to the wrong conclusion, let’s ask questions and do some research.
Virtual assisting is not a scam, it is also not a pyramid scheme. A pyramid scheme is when you are getting paid to enroll more people into something and you profit from the people underneath you. This is not what virtual assisting is. Virtual assisting is also not a MLM. It is not multi-level marketing. Virtual assisting is someone who assists a business remotely for a certain amount of time in exchange for money. It is a service.
Virtual assisting is NOT a scam! It is a service.
You need a website to get started.
You do not need a website to start offering virtual assistant services. You do not need a fancy Instagram account. You do not need a Facebook business page in order to find clients and become a virtual assistant. If you think you need these things, here is your permission from me that you don’t. All of these things are just excuses that are delaying you from getting started on your journey.
Most virtual assistants that I mentor and coach do not start with a website. In fact, some of them already had a website and took it down because I explained to them how it can really hurt your business if the website isn’t good. Rather, I coach my students on how to find clients using their VA Profile.
Creating a website is an excuse standing in your way of getting started as a virtual assistant. You do not need one!
You need online skills.
You do not need to know how to code a website. You do not need to know how to get an Instagram account to 10,000 followers. You are supporting a client. If these are skills that you develop along the way, awesome!! But you do not need them to get started! This means you do not need all of these certificates, or to purchase a bunch of skills courses before you begin.
Think about the basic skills you can offer as a virtual assistant. Start by offering the ones you know you can already do, like calendar management or commenting on social media posts. Everything else you want to know, you can learn after you get started! Your clients may even pay you to learn one of these more advanced skills you are wanting to acquire!!
You are never going to learn enough to build up your own confidence to get started, so just start!
You need a niche to find clients.
When you are first starting, you do not have to pick a niche, you can if you want, but it’s not necessary. There are niches that exist that you do not even know about yet! How are you supposed to choose a niche before you even know about it yet?
You already have skills to start offering as a virtual assistant, then as you are playing the field, you will find what niches you really enjoy!
Start with an open mind!