I love being a Virtual Assistant and I’m often approached by other women who are looking to work from home and want information on becoming a Virtual Assistant.
Today, Dec. 1, 2012, is my four year business birthday. In four years I’ve been asked, “How do I become a Virtual Assistant?” countless times and it seems due time to do a blog post about it.
Reasons why people want to know more about offering Virtual Assistant Services:
- Have been unemployed (or under-employed) for too long
- Have young children and the cost of daycare prohibits working outside the home
- Need additional income
- Hate their job but know now is not the time to look due to high unemployment rates
- They want to work from home to reduce travel expenses and driving time
- Any many, many more – typically very personal ones
Six Resources for Becoming a Virtual Assistant:
- Buy this ebook: Become a Virtual Assistant (Read my review)
- Join the Virtual Assistant Forums (and regularly participate in, or start, discussions)
- Check out the free ebook, training videos and more on VA Networking
- Join any of the Virtual Assistant groups on LinkedIn (and regularly participate in, or start, discussions)
- Join IVAA (International Virtual Assistants Association)
- Set up a profile at Virtual Assistantville
And, of course, there is Google. You can gain a lot of knowledge by researching other Virtual Assistant Websites. Some have rates displayed, nearly all will have a services list (great for those “ah-ha” moments!)
Buying the ebook is the best place to start. It’s so detailed and includes exercises to help you determine if being a Virtual Assistant is really for you. If you have questions after reading it, I’d love to have you write me a note.