If your 2020 resolution is a return to work, there are different ways to do it: job searching, work from home, or starting your own business. I’ll be blogging about all of these paths in the next days until Christmas, so you can think about them and start planning your 2020 success story.
If you like challenges and feel that starting your own business is what you want to do, be aware that it requires discipline, strategy, planning, and medium-term goals. But you are your own boss! With mentoring, an excellent product/service, and strategy, you can achieve a steady income by the end of the first quarter!
If you are excellent at scheduling, organizing calendars, social media, uploading documents, messages, phone calls… Then you might want to open your Virtual Assistant business!
Virtual Assistants (VAs) for publishing services, designing, public relations, influencers, travel, and hospitality industries are in high demand. More and more employers, small business owners, and companies looking to outsource projects (reducing costs, of course) turning to offsite personnel to fulfill these needs. Many people have heard of VAs now or know someone who uses theirs. In most cases, once someone has a VA on their team, they don’t turn back to in-house staff to fulfill those duties.
How do you succeed in life? It is about working smarter! Not harder!
-Ms. Cruiser GT Teacher
“A virtual assistant is an independent contractor who provides administrative services to clients while operating outside of the client’s office. A virtual assistant typically operates from a home office but can access the necessary planning documents, such as shared calendars, remotely.” –Investopedia
They say that virtual assistants usually have several years of secretarial or office management experience. Not entirely true, your mom skills are pretty much what you need for starting your own business as a VA (hello multitasking!), but you do need to be tech-savvy since it is absolutely 100% remote position.
Administrative support as a VA is a highly competitive market. Still, you can market yourself as an off-site solution to those downsizing companies. However, if your mommy skills land more on creativity, initiative, good judgment, and the ability to communicate effectively, then market yourself as a VA Public Relations specialist. Lastly, if your thing is reading and writing, the publishing industry is your market.