Being a Mom is not an easy task. You must be available in 24/7 for your family. And while you are staying at home, you think about the future or how you can help your husband financially. There are many reasons why moms become a virtual assistant. Kathryn Alexander of becomeavamom.net and I shared some common reasons:
7 Reasons to Become A Virtual Assistant Mom
1. BE AVAILABLE FOR YOUR KIDS
Childhood goes by so fast. If you have to work out of the house you may miss some things. We all know that providing for the family is the most important and comes before everything. But with a virtual assistant business, you can give for the family and be with the kids at the same time. This is the number 1 highest ranking reason that moms start a home business.
2. NO AGE DISCRIMINATION
This, unfortunately, is a real problem in some businesses. You are either too young or too old to work. In some businesses, there is a legal age need to work there if they serve alcohol or smokes. When you become a virtual assistant you are the boss and if you can do the work then your clients won’t care what your age is.
3. THE ABILITY TO CHOOSE WHO YOU WORK WITH
Do you tend to click with certain types of people more than others? With a VA business, you can decide who you want your clients to be. Authors, salespeople, consultants, coaches, executives, entrepreneurs, and small business owners are just a few of the types of people you could work with. You have the freedom to choose who you want as a client. This benefits both you and the client making you both more productive.
You can also put in your contract, that either party can end the contract immediately for any reason, especially if the client and assistant work becomes stressful, not paying on time, rude or abusive language or behavior, etc. you can stick anything in your contract because you are the boss of your business and get to decide who you work with.
4. YOU GET TO PICK YOUR OWN HOURS
When you become a virtual assistant you can work your own hours when the kids are asleep or napping, and you can work when they are in school and be available for them before and after. The flexibility is amazing. You can also choose if you want to work part-time or full-time.
5. SAVE ON COMMUTING COSTS AND TIME
If you live in a big city, or even a little city, travel to and from work is time-consuming and costly if you drive or have to pay for a bus pass monthly.
When you become a virtual assistant at home, it means no more strangers rubbing against you on the bus, or filling your gas tank every couple days to drive across town and spend hours commuting to a job you don’t really love anyway.
6. GAIN BUSINESS SKILLS AS YOU MAKE MONEY
In this business, you can charge whatever you want because you are the boss, within reason. Most people stay in the general area of $10-$40 an hour for different VA skills. For more advanced jobs you can charge more, and the more experienced VA’s charge higher.
When you are just starting out you can learn as you earn money. If you announce you are just starting your business and list what tasks you can do, and also announce you want to learn new skills you will find work. You will need to charge so, as you are learning as you go. Probably $5-10 an hour to start out if you don’t know anything. But after just a couple months of experience, you can start earning $15-$25 depending on what you are doing.
7. ALWAYS SOMETHING TO LEARN
When you become a virtual assistant you constantly have the opportunity to learn systems, programs, skills, and services if you want to. All you have to do is sign up for a system that most people use but you have never used it, go to the support or help files and read it and learn what you can. There is also the trusted YouTube to learn pretty much anything or you can enroll on tutorial classes to niche your skills.