That’s the title in today’s My Career page 3 article about the Virtual Assistant industry. I was called by the journalist about 3 weeks ago and interviewed about the industry here in Australia.
We talked about various influences on the industry and how Tim Ferriss helped highlight the industry to the public at large, particularly those who wanted to travel and still maintain their businesses.
It also covered the different type of virtual assistants globally and looked at forums here in Australia and overseas.
If you buy today’s The Age (Melbourne) or Sydney’s Morning Herald you’ll find the article inside the MyCareer pullout.
Let me add that working from home is not a bed of roses, nor does it provide a quick way of earning an income. Unless you have the relevant skills and equipment you will find it hard to get started. But good skills will definitely get you on the road to developing a worthwhile VA business that will, over time, provide you with a good income – it takes time to build up a client base and will not happen overnight, or even in a month or two. Hard work and perseverance will pay off. And joining VA networks to learn from your peers will help considerably too.
I do need to correct one error in the article below:
I do moderate two virtual assistant forums (one Aussie based and one US based) but neither have anything to do with the Virtual Assistant group which was mentioned and has 10,000 members. That’s a separate group again of which I am a member. It’s a Canadian based group. Unfortunately that information got mixed up in the article.