Part 5 – The VA’s Role and All Its Versatility
Unlike other careers where we can call people ‘managers’, ‘advisers’, ‘CEOs’ and other fancy titles, Virtual Assistants are simply called Virtual Assistants. We work closely with all those managers, advisers, and CEOs so that they can achieve success.
Something I absolutely love about being a VA is that there are so many facets to this career that it just has limitless opportunities to learn, grow, and freedom to create your own work title. We’re not locked into one role for a business. You can be a bookkeeper VA, a digital marketing VA, or a general admin VA. To the rest of the world you are simply a VA – the person to help the client make things happen and better their business, but how much you do and how far you go is completely within your power.
I believe that working as a VA is a lucrative career. But of course, you have to start somewhere, and if I’m being honest, it’s not necessarily easy. You have to start with a base rate and it’s not always pretty. Can you believe that in my first writing job, I was paid $1.50 for articles over 500 words long? You have to start somewhere, but as the name implies, it’s a start. As you build yourself and your skill set, you’ll be able to command higher rates and higher pay.
For myself, I look at the opportunity for growth over how much it will pay me. My mindset has always prioritised building myself up somehow. Luckily, hard work pays off naturally and I now believe I am well compensated for all the hard work I do – earning more than enough to live a comfortable life for myself and my family.
Being a VA can take you anywhere you want to go, but just be prepared to work your way there. Just be assured that hard work pays off and that your goals are definitely within reach.