Virtual assisting is an industry that has partially grown out of the need for getting important jobs done but with less overhead. To that end, virtual assistants take on a number of roles for the online business owner as well as large corporate companies. But, as you strive to achieve business success, beware of burnout.
A virtual assistant has to wear many hats. He or she is not a secretary but a fellow business professional that has developed a skillset that is in demand by other business professionals. You may start off with a few services that you offer: database creation, newsletters, word processing, creating reports.
But, depending on your background you will add other services to stay competitive and also to utilize what you know: website design, Internet research, article writing and submission, event planning, et cetera.
While you are building a client base, you are going to be quite busy. As most virtual assistants work out of their home, that means many hours spent in your home office getting the job done. You make your money based on the number of hours you bill and the quality of your work. Burnout can severely impact that quality. No one wants that.
So, if you have to start turning down work because there are not enough hours in the day, it’s time to take a different track. This is when it is time to hire your own Virtual Assistant and let them help you in getting those busy daily tasks done as previously stated in this article!
Contact Lighthouse Virtual Solutions to find out just how your virtual assistant needs can be met! Please feel free to leave a comment.