It never fails. Someone finds out I work at home and asks me, “So, what do you do again?” And the conversation goes like this:
“I work from home as a Virtual Assistant.”
“A Virtual Assistant. I support small businesses from my home office.”
Sigh. “It’s pretty fantastic, actually. I get to use the skills I’ve developed my whole life to help business owners and I support my family in the process. Oh, and I’m home with my kids.”
“Why don’t you just get a real job?”
There are so many scammy, spammy, non-legitimate work at home jobs these days that people are skeptical of all of them, even the real ones. If you or someone you know has wondered what Virtual Assistant (VA) work actually is, how it earns an income, and if it’s a real job, read on for the answers to our most frequently asked questions.
“I just don’t understand how this can be a real job!?”
Totally get it! The online world is strange. And if I (Victoria) hadn’t had one of my first jobs out of college be with an online marketing agency, I probably would have been sketched out by online business, too. The online business/blogging/marketing world is a strange one. But the money really is there. Take for example income reports from this food blog and this podcast. These are online businesses who hire VAs to help them, and you can see the crazy money they’re making month after month. There are lots of factors that go into how online businesses make money, but they do!
So kick the naysayers to the curb! We’ve done it, we’ve taught other moms how to work at home and be successful. You can do it too!
– Carlee and Victoria