Imagine a job where you can dictate the hours you work, work at any time and from anywhere, and your skills are needed by hundreds of firms, enterprises, and entrepreneurs all over your area or country – or even globally, for that matter. What job is this? You may already have an idea – and if you say ‘VA,’ you are correct! More people are attracted to becoming a virtual assistant because it gives them the freedom to work at their own pace and at their own time, and better yet, it pays a reasonable rate – and pays even more the more skills you have! But is it really for you? Here are the top reasons why more people are working as virtual assistants.
- You can fix your own time and schedule
Many of us would love a job where we can choose our own time and schedule – and as a virtual assistant, you can do just that! One of the best incentives for people to become virtual assistants is that they have their own schedule and their own time. You don’t have to wake up before dawn just to get to work on time, and you don’t have to suffer through a long commute. If you work as a virtual assistant, you can essentially tailor your workday according to your lifestyle. For instance, if you have a dog and like taking it out for long walks, you can do it without issue. If you like meditating or doing yoga in the middle of the day, you can do so without any worries. This gives you a healthy and ideal balance between work and life.
- You can wear anything you want!
If you’ve had to wear blouses, skirts, and high heels for years, wouldn’t it feel good to say goodbye to all of that and wear anything you want when you’re working? Who says dressing formally will make you more productive, anyway? On the contrary – if you are comfortable wearing a tracksuit or yoga pants while working, why not? Of course, if you have a Zoom meeting, it’s best to make sure your upper half is presentable – but you are likely to spend most of your days working in comfy clothes that will not limit or hamper your movements.
- You can work wherever you are
Another excellent aspect of being a virtual assistant is that you can work from wherever you are! Many people love working from anywhere because it gives them the ultimate freedom. You could be on holiday at a tropical beach, lounging around and sipping a pina colada, and your boss and co-workers will have no idea. Obviously, you can work from the comfort of your home, but if you want a change in your work environment, you don’t have to go on holiday, either – you can spend the day at a co-working space and perhaps even get to make friends.
- You can have a great network of contacts
This is not widely known by those who work as virtual assistants, but you can also have a great network of people around you. For instance, you can join online groups or be part of an agency that will support you and others. It allows you to be a part of a community and exchange ideas and experiences, the best working spots, and more.