If you’re like me, you are trying to step into a whole new world, which is as exciting as it is terrifying. There are a lot of questions I’ve been asking myself about diving into a Virtual Assisting.
Am I ready to be my own boss? Am I disciplined to work on my own?
What do I offer to the field that no one else does?
What do I need to do to make this into a career?
These are all really big and scary thoughts. And it’s okay to have those thoughts, you just have to reason them out. This is what I’ve come up with so far.
Am I ready to be my own boss? Yes. I am aware that it will be hard, but I think it will be rewarding.
Am I disciplined? Honestly, I’ve worked in a big business for a long time and for the last half I’ve had managers who didn’t micromanage. On a day-to-day basis, I’ve been lucky enough to be able to manage my own day. I had tasks the boss wanted us to do, and I figured out when I had to get them done. I am much happier working that way.
What do I offer? That’s a harder question, in my opinion. I find the easiest way to answer is to assess my skills first.
- I am very familiar with WordPress and have been using it for personal reasons for about six years or so. I also have a lot of experience with HTML and CSS.
- I can manage several social media profiles at a time.
- I have years of experience maintaining calendars, usually for multiple providers.
- I thrive on researching things. When are the best days/times to post on Facebook or Twitter, what is popular in the niche I am researching, etc.
There are others, but these are the ones I think will most help me on my venture. As for the part about what I offer that no one else does, more or less, I offer professional passion. This isn’t just a job to me, it’s something deeper. I want you to succeed as much as you do.
How to make this into a career? I’ve been researching a lot and I will tell you what I’ve found out in an upcoming blog post.
The journey is beginning right now. I am very excited about my blossoming career. Here is to the future, my friends!