I was recently asked this question. The person asking wants to become a VA but wasn’t sure if there were other men doing this and whether it would be more difficult for them to break into it.
I know of a few men who are VAs, not many but there shouldn’t be any reason why a man can’t be a VA. In fact, I have a small number of men on my team and it is slowly growing. And I know that VANA have a number of men on their list as well.
I think because traditionally women are in the secretarial role of old becoming a VA is a role that many women have quickly adopted, combining home and family, but certainly, I encourage men to go for it. There are many husband and wife teams operating Virtual businesses, both specialising in different areas and then there are men operating on their own as well.
Although it was originally men in the 1800s who held the ‘secretary’ role – did you know that? Women were considered not to have a strong enough constitution to become ‘typewriters’ using the new machine that had been invented.
You might be interested to know I recently saw an article and it’s written by a male VA I know through one of the VA networks I belong to.