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Updated: Feb 2, 2019


Being a VA has stressful moments, for sure, but overall I absolutely love what I do! Although there are many more reasons than just 3, today I would like to share with you my top 3 reasons why I love being a Virtual Assistant.



#1 Reason I love being a Virtual Assistant


I get to work from home


Being able work from home means I am able to be available for my family. I love being a Virtual Assistant because I can work from the comfort of my own office right here in my home. I also can set my own hours. Being a mother of 8 children, it is important to me that I am available for my family. If one of my children comes home from school sick, I am right here. If my senior in high school has a function in the middle of the day that I need to help her with, I am right here. If my kindergartener has a field trip, I am free to go along with the class. I love the fact that my life can revolve around my family rather than my career.



These are actually the 8 most important reasons why I love being a Virtual Assistant


#2 Reason I love being a Virtual Assistant


I get to express my creativity and utilize my gifts.


I have always loved three things, writing, making things aesthetically pleasing, and computer work. For many years before becoming a VA I blogged, wrote ebooks and enjoyed copywriting. I also have many sales and marketing skills that believe it or not, I actually enjoy. Now with my Virtual Assistant work, I get to express that creativity and utilize those gifts while helping others. I strategize my clients' online presence to help them upscale their business. I get to craft beautiful landing pages, social media graphics and create blog posts for these amazing entrepreneurs. It's lovely when someone can enjoy their work, and I certainly do.






#3 Reason I love being a Virtual Assistant


I love to please.


Yes, by nature I am a people pleaser and knowing that I have gone above and beyond to make my client happy is so fulfilling. I thrive on serving others and seeing their businesses scale because of my work. This is a reward in and of itself. If my client succeeds then, I am a success. To be able to use my skills and strategies to help their business grow and see the results is tremendously satisfying.



So those are my top 3 reasons why I absolutely love being a Virtual Assistant. I could list many, many more but those rank the highest for me.


Are you interested in becoming a VA? I would love to talk with you.

Are you wondering if you need a VA? Check out my 5 signs it might be time to utilize a Virtual Assistant.

Are you not sure what a VA does? Read this article: What is a Virtual Assistant?

  • Jenny



When people ask me what I do and I respond to them that I work at home as a Virtual Assistant. Their response is usually,

"Cool!..."

and then...

"What is a Virtual Assistant?"


Now, granted VA's are becoming more and more popular as our technical society becomes increasingly more advanced. In fact, the term Virtual Assistant is becoming a household name and gaining front and center attention as Entrepreneurs and CEOs realize the depth of their value. Because business leaders do not have to pay benefits to freelancers their expenditures are far less than a brick and mortar buidling. On the flip side, the convenience of being able to work from home, especially for those with families, it is a win/win situation for all.


So today I would like in a simple, concise way to answer the question, "What is a Virtual Assistant?"



A Virtual Assistant is the right hand of a busy Entrepreneur, relieving them of all the un-necessary tasks so that they are freed up to do what they do best. As the owner of a business, there are certain things that only you can do. So a VA comes in and takes away the burden by freeing up your mental space, your time and your energy.


There are SO many things a VA can do. And depending on your Virtual Assistant will depend on their strengths that will suit you best. Here are just a few examples:




Scheduling and Organization:

We've all see the TV programs where the executive walks in the door and his right-hand assistant comes up with their clipboard ready to spell out the day and the priorities at hand. Whether it is making appointments, reminding you of your next event, handing your email inbox communications or contacting needed clients, your VA will lighten your load.




Copywriting:

Do you have a website? Do you have proposals that need to be written, letters to be drafted or articles to be composed? A good VA can take care of it for you.




Online Marketing:

Most of our advertising and exposure in this society is through the online venue. Social Media marketing is a must. Whether it is running ads, creating engaging posts on social media, blasting out valuable content through email marketing these are all things your VA has covered. Do you have a product you need to sell or a service you want to highlight to your perfect prospect, your virtual assistant will handle it all through landing pages, email campaigns and building your lists. A good VA will have knowledge of the best way to optimize and leverage these things online.




Webinars, Podcasts, and Videos:

Hosting a training seminar, planning a meeting or preparing to record killer content for your business? Let your VA have it in hand, and you just show up for the meeting!




Strategy and Launches:

A good virtual assistant is very much your project manager. With a head for business and the feet on the ground application, your VA will be a part of your power planning and strategic goals, helping you achieve them and taking them on as their own. Your passion becomes their passion.



I hope these few things will give you a glimpse in answer to the questions, "So, What is a Virtual Assistant." In short, a VA can be as much or as little as you want/need them to be. Some people only have an assistant for just a few hours a month, others full time. But, however you use a VA, whether you have a large scale company or a small business, I know you will find you, Virtual Assistant, a valuable asset.


What are some of the ways you have found your Virtual Assistant to be beneficial?



Jenny is the happy wife of 23 years to Steve and the blessed mother of 8 children ages 21 down to 5. She is the owner of Concordia Virtual and loves to assist others in bringing harmony to their business and homes.




Whether you are a paper and pen kinda person, or a digital expert, we all can agree that the virtual world is looming larger than ever. Technology allows us to communicate globally in a way never possible before. This is allowing for more and more business owners to get away from the brick and mortar office buildings and rely on home executives and freelancers such a virtual assistants to help with the smooth running of their businesses. This can be a win/win situation for everyone.


How has technology changed things? Home executives such as virtual assistants can experience freedom in a way that they could not before. They can run their homes and be with their families while still bringing in solid income from home. They can use their skills and expertise to support entrepreneurs and small businesses all within the comfort of their own environment. Entrepreneurs, on the other hand, can have a team of assistants, be it one or several, assuring the smooth running of their businesses. These business owners, do not have to provide benefits for their assistants, nor have the overhead that the office of yesterday had. Because of these benefits, Virtual Assistants and the relationships between Executives and Assistants are flourishing.


But, the question one might have is, how do you know when it is time to make that jump from sole business owner, to hiring out for assistance? Here are 5 tell-tale signs it is time for your to consider hiring a virtual assistant.


1. You are just starting out as a new business owner.

Many virtual assistants are skilled in branding your business online, social media marketing, and new business launch. Having a skilled VA who is savvy in these things can make or break a business. You have the fantastic skills, ideas and vision. Your VA's have the practical how-to for applying it. Are you just launching? Make sure that you have the strategies in place for the best success in your launch by letting your VA manage and assist from the very beginning.


2. Your business is struggling.

Perhaps your business has been around for awhile and you are afraid to take that next step in hiring out some of your business tasks. Should you spend the outlay to get help? Consider this, hiring a VA could literally be the change your business needs. A VA can bring a fresh perspective, give marketing advice, organizational skills and that boost of extra professionalism that could launch your business to the next level. Let an experienced Virtual Assistant come onboard to assist you with what is needed to skyrocket your business.


3. Your business is booming.

You have an amazing business that is thriving. You do not need assistance with it's launch; you need assistance with it's management. There are many tasks that a VA can take off your hands so that you can be freed up to do the things you do best as CEO. Why spend the time organizing your emails or keeping your social media advertisements going, when you can be masterminding furthering your business. Why manage your website when you could be spending more time with your family? Let an experienced VA handle the busywork and administrative tasks while you do that which only you can do.


4. You don't have enough time.

Let's face it, there are only so many hours in the day. There are loads of things that a quality assistant can relieve you from. Perhaps there are many business items that are simply not your favorite thing to do. Outsource them to your VA. Perhaps there are things that you are just not skilled at for your business? Outsource them to your VA. Perhaps you just want to be able to make more of your child's little league games. Outsourcing to your VA can free your time up in many ways.


5. You are losing the joy in your business.

Whether you are feeling stressed because you have lost that work/life balance, you are so busy you can hardly take a moment to breathe, or you are feeling like you are spinning your wheels a VA can help. As the business owner you are passionate about your vision. You should never lose this. But, many times the day to day grind can bring you down. You can lose that joy you had when you first started. Having a skilled assistant can make all the difference in being able to enjoy your business again.

A good VA will share your passion and fuel it with vision. A good VA will assist you in running with your goals as they become your "other you."

I hope these 5 points will help you to know if it is time for you to add a virtual assistant to your business. Be sure that your VA is skilled and has the proper qualifications to make your opportunities soar. Here at Concordia Virtual we are committed to this integrity and excellence. Contact us for more information.



Jenny is the wife of Steve and Mama to 8 children. She runs Concordia Virtual and enjoys bringing harmony to entrepreneur's businesses and homes.



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