How cool is that? Taking time off for the holidays and watching Dr. Phil and I see a segment on the economy and one of the guests mentions starting a virtual assistant business to help with finances. I was thrilled. Can you remember when no one even knew what a virtual assistant is? Not no more. Yeah for us!
Plus, I'm really excited because I know that it works. I know that you can become a virtual assistant and succeed. Why? because I know so many who are doing it. Businesses are faced with record layoffs. Work still needs done and that's why a virtual assistant is the perfect match. They can work on as needed basis and get er done. (Can you tell how much time I've taken off this week!)
What does it take to succeed? I think knowledge of the industry is key. You want to do as much research as you can to learn all the do's and don'ts. Plus, fortunately today so many pros are out there on blogs, social networks, etc., that you can get great advice. Read, research, and seek out the pros who are successful themselves.
Second, make sure you match your skills and experience to the right client. So many virtual assistants think you have to do it all and you don't. Find the niche that fits you.
I'd love to talk with anyone who is interested in becoming a virtual assistant. As many know, I'm an email away. firstname.lastname@example.org
I've love to also hear from other virtual assistants. Do you see more demand for us? Tell us what industry you are seeing the growth.
Thanks Dr. Phil!
Diana Ennen, www.virtualwordpublishing.com