This is a pep talk for my fellow VA sistahs and some brave brothers out there as well. I have written many blogs that have taken fellow virtual assistants to task. Make sure you show up, communicate with your clients, be referable if you say you are going to do something do it. Because nothing is more frustrating than to have to cut through past abusive situations by other VA’s to get a client to trust you. I just don’t get it how you can work so hard to get a client and then be abusive to them.
But today, I am here to tell you that the VA’s I know the people who are actually on their computers and working hard for their clients. They are the unsung hero! Unfortunately, not many of these people will be recognized for their work, for being there for their clients and providing services that help others get recognized as being great.
Being a virtual assistant has many upsides. We usually can schedule our work around our family obligations. We can do our work any time we please, still in our jammies till noon on one day and the next day to be in our best dress & heels for a client meeting. The variation of days makes it a fun. However, virtual assistants usually have to be able to motivate ourselves. There is no boss to make sure you get to work every day.
The ups and downs of client work is one of the most difficult things of being a virtual assistant. We love having those long term clients that we can count on month after month. However much we seem to plan and work at keeping our client database full there always seems to be an ebb and flow to our monthly income.
So I want to give a shout out to my fellow VA’s and encourage you through all the difficulties and challenges of being a virtual assistant. Could you really image seeing yourself doing anything else? And if not then I encourage you to Keep On!