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The Set Back and Progress of Being a Virtual Assistant


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The Set Back and Progress of Being a Virtual Assistant

  1. 1. The SET BACK and PROGRESS<br />of being a Virtual Assistant<br />
  2. 2. There are two sides of a thing: <br />
  3. 3. GOOD<br />BAD<br />
  4. 4. Being a virtual assistant doesn’t make one<br />immune<br />to this reality.<br />
  5. 5. photo by swamibu @ flickr<br />It has ADVANTAGES and DISADVANTAGES.<br />
  6. 6. So if you are planning to become one,<br />
  7. 7. then you might as well look into the real picture of a virtual assistant.<br />
  8. 8. Advantages<br />+<br />
  9. 9. 1<br />You <br />are<br />the<br />boss.<br />
  10. 10. See?<br />He agrees.<br />photo by armchairphotos @ flickr<br />
  11. 11. Who <br />doesn’t <br />want<br />boss?<br />to be <br />the<br />
  12. 12. Being a virtual assistant, you become the boss of your business.<br />
  13. 13. You<br />decide on your own<br />
  14. 14. You<br />set your own goals <br />
  15. 15. You<br /> give the services you want<br />
  16. 16. photo by nicolas-baltenneck @ flickr<br />Since you have the freedom to choose your services…<br />
  17. 17. you will be able to focus on your skills or your specialties and you can decide whether you will undergo training or not. <br />
  18. 18. 2<br />Work <br />from<br />home.<br />
  19. 19. Like what he does.<br />photo by elkilla @ flickr<br />
  20. 20. the opportunity to work from home is the biggest advantages of being a virtual assistant <br />photo by practicalowl @ flickr<br />
  21. 21. photo by mishmish @ flickr<br />If you are a mother, you can look after your kids and take care of them.<br />
  22. 22. all you need:<br />computer<br />+<br />internet connection <br />
  23. 23. 3<br />Low start-up cost<br />&<br />decide your own pay <br />
  24. 24. The cost of being a <br />virtual assistant is <br />low.<br />
  25. 25. All you need other than your technical skills...<br />… is an office.<br />photo by paladin27 @ flickr<br />
  26. 26. A spare room in the attic <br />or under the stairs will do.<br />
  27. 27. Now…<br />ATTIC<br />photo by lornajane @ flickr<br />BASEMENT<br />doesn’t this look nice?<br />Photo by photopaulm @ flickr<br />
  28. 28. Being a virtual assistant requires the use of an internet connection and a computer…<br />…thus, these two will be of utmost importance than other office amenities. <br />
  29. 29. Also<br />being a virtual assistant,<br />POWER<br />you will have all the<br />to decide how much<br />you earn.<br />
  30. 30. +<br />work smart<br />work hard<br />$<br />$<br />$<br />$<br />$<br />$<br />,<br />=<br />a chance to earn that six figure income you’ve been dreaming<br />
  31. 31. 4<br />and<br />In<br />Interesting<br />Demand<br />
  32. 32. photo by raindropturkishhouse @ flickr<br />Working as a virtual assistant gives you a chance to work with different cultures and various personalities. <br />photo by w3i_yu @ flickr<br />
  33. 33. Plus, there is a GLOBAL CRAZE for outsourcing nowadays, <br />making the DEMAND for virtual assistants REMAIN HIGH and expected to rise.<br />
  34. 34. The business world today just can’t live without a virtual assistant.<br />photo by lucbyhet @ flickr<br />
  35. 35. 5<br />Able to help<br />entrepreneurs…<br />SUCCEED<br />
  36. 36. Perhaps there is nothing more rewarding than the capacity to help especially to your fellow entrepreneur.<br />photo by tulanesally @ flickr<br />
  37. 37. helping other businesses accomplish their goal is what made a virtual assistant so interesting <br />
  38. 38. VIRTUAL TAP<br />That<br />on the shoulder <br />through their positive feedback <br />is such <br />a spirit lifter.<br />
  39. 39. Disadvantages<br />-<br />
  40. 40. 1<br />No <br />Benefits<br />&<br />You Pay Your Own Tax<br />
  41. 41. Since you are working on your own, you have <br />no benefits to start with. <br />photo by mjohnso @ flickr<br />
  42. 42. x<br />No health care<br />benefits<br />x<br />No sick leaves<br />x<br />No vacation pays<br />and above all <br />
  43. 43. Also, in some states and countries, registering your internet business is required.<br />
  44. 44. Your local law might require you to pay taxes by working on your own or running your own business.<br />photo by alancleaver @ flickr<br />
  45. 45. 2<br />Requires Discipline <br />&<br />Dedication<br />
  46. 46. Yup<br />.<br />.<br />.<br />discipline<br />photo by zsoltvajda @ flickr<br />
  47. 47. photo by blmurch @ flickr<br />Since you will be near to your family, most probably you will be interrupted by them when you are working.<br />
  48. 48. Working from home requires some level of discipline and dedication.<br />photo by gurana @ flickr<br />
  49. 49. 3<br />You<br />work<br />alone<br />
  50. 50. One deterrent towards becoming a virtual assistant is<br />loneliness<br />since you will be working on<br />your own.<br />photo by typefiend @ flickr<br />
  51. 51. However, <br />joining a virtual assistant organization<br />beneficial<br />will<br />be<br />.<br />
  52. 52. 4<br />Cannot work without internet connection<br />&<br />Hard to find clients<br />
  53. 53. By its definition, <br />a virtual assistant requires an internet connection in order to function… <br />photo by devcentre @ flickr<br />
  54. 54. …and finding a client doesn’t come easy.<br />photo by ollieolarte @flickr<br />
  55. 55. =<br />Without work <br />No money<br />
  56. 56. virtual assistant <br />business is not just all<br />F<br />U<br />N<br />
  57. 57. There are bright <br />and dark sides of it.<br />
  58. 58. In the end, <br />it’s about you <br />as a person.<br />
  59. 59. It’s up to<br />YOU<br />photo by jannem @ flickr<br />
  60. 60. The decision to become a virtual assistant is in your hand.<br />photo by 42232541@N04 @ flickr<br />