A virtual assistant is an entrepreneur!

Are you familiar with the definition of entrepreneurship? Did you know a virtual assistant (VA) is considered an “entrepreneur?”  Definition:  Entrepreneurship is the process of starting a business, typically a startup company offering an innovative product, process or service. 
A lot of VAs have either had a shift in their career plan or left a previous job.  VA’s can continue to share their expertise, experience and knowledge with others by starting their own business doing virtual work.
There are some amazing benefits that come with working as a virtual assistant. First, start-up costs are generally pretty low when working out of a home office, and you have the freedom to set your own schedule.  Second, you get to determine the type of work you want to do, and last but not least, you determine what you are going to charge your clients for your services.
With all of these positive aspects of being an entrepreneur in the virtual industry, are you prepared for the unknown?
Below are some situation you need to plan for: 

  • Heavier than normal  workload. Maybe a client that normally only estimates about 10 hours per month, all of a sudden just doubled their need for help.
  • Lighter than normal workload.  Your client’s VA budget could suddenly change, or their company may hit a slow time.
  • Technology changes.  Are you prepared to keep up and continue learning?  How will you schedule that into your day?

Given that life is full of unpredictability,  you should always  have a backup plan in place so that you don’t lose your momentum or get too stressed out.

Check back for tips on how to plan for some of those unpredictable moments that come with being an entrepreneur.

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