Do you have what it takes to be a VA?

Today there is a lot of information on the web about Virtual Assistance and indeed many have discovered a new way of working.

If you want to get good information about this industry you can participate in several forums and Networks in which are involved experienced virtual assistants. It is always good to learn from others who have already run the way and also don’t see us as competitors.

The virtual assistance industry is expanding rapidly and the desire to become a virtual assistant is becoming a reality for a large number of people. But how many of those people are successful in their business? Do they work to improve their skills, find the right training, and perform the necessary networking? You must remember that your customers trust you to help in the growth of their business. Are you ready for this responsibility?

You must not only have the necessary knowledge to manage the services you offer, but also you must have what it takes to be an entrepreneur.

Lets consider first the characteristics of an entrepreneur:

  • Have a goal to achieve
  • Willing to take risks
  • Trust themselves
  • Accept the challenge

 Let see now certain personal characteristics

  • Are you an entrepreneur?
  • Do you like working with dynamic people?
  • Are you sure about your abilities?
  • Are you creative?
  • Can you adapt to changes quickly?
  • Are you good at solving problems?
  • Can you set goals and meet them through?
  • Can you handle multiple tasks at the same time?
  • Can you anticipate the needs of others?
  • Do you consider yourself a leader?
  • Can you learn from your mistakes?

Perhaps these questions may help you when considering starting a Virtual Assistance business.

Do you manage well your time? This question may have surprised you .. Talk to any Virtual Assistant and will tell you how time has impacted her business. You must know how to manage your time. You must deal with deadlines, interruptions, family problems, etc.. It is essential that you organize your day in advance.

Do you know people who could need your services? Many Virtual Assistants are fortunate to know their customers in advance. May friends, or friends of friends.

Are you aware that you can generate a good income and you will not stop until you achieve it? When working as employees, others determine the value of our time, when we become Virtual Assistants we set the value to our hours. Considering your skills and experience what you think is the value of your hour?

Do you like helping others? It is wonderful to see how we can speed up the growth and be part of the success of our customers. An experienced Virtual Assistant can help develop the corporate image of their clients.

Naturally, the more knowledge you have, the better it is for your performance. However, you should consider personalizing your business and adapt it to your abilities. Start by offering those services that you’re sure you can perform efficiently. The good thing about owning your own business is that you can choose your clients.

And … Do you have what it takes to be a Virtual Assistant?

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Alicia Diaz

ALD Group – Virtual Assistance