5 reasons to become a virtual assistant

Alexa Kowaltchuk
November 20, 2020

Have you been considering becoming a virtual assistant for a while now, but aren’t sure if you should take the plunge? There are SO many reasons to become a virtual assistant, that it would be impossible to list them all in this post. From more flexibility in your day-to-day life, to having more control over your future and freedom, to earning a supplemental income — there is bound to be at least one reason that aligns with your goals and motivations. Here are our top 5 reasons to become a virtual assistant.

Be your own boss

In a time like now, there is so much uncertainty with employment and the future of the job market. Offices are shutting down, workplaces are shifting to remote workspaces, businesses are downsizing and trying to cut back on costs wherever possible. Being your own boss means that you never have to worry about leaving your job security and career in the hands of someone else. When you’re your own boss, YOU have the power to control your own destiny and to secure your own future.

Build upon your skill set

Getting a little bored doing the same routine tasks every day? As a virtual assistant who works with a variety of clients, no two days are ever the same. Each day presents new challenges and projects that might challenge you to work outside of your comfort zone and “regular” skill set. Being a virtual assistant is a fantastic opportunity to dabble in new areas that you would have never had the chance to before, to broaden your skill set, and gives you new opportunities to grow your areas of expertise.


Work when you want, where you want. One of the biggest perks of being a virtual assistant is having flexibility and choice with your work schedule and location. Many of us have a dedicated home office space or area in our homes where we can perform our work in a quiet, distraction-free environment. Others enjoy travelling while working, giving them the chance to explore the world and work at the same time, as a digital nomad. When taking on new clients, you’re able to agree on the hours you will work for them and your weekly or monthly schedule. Having that flexibility can be instrumental for those who live in remote areas and don’t have immediate access to employment, work-from-home parents, and those looking for more options to match their lifestyles and work-life-balance needs.

Work with a variety of clients

One of the most exciting aspects of being a virtual assistant is the opportunity to work with a wide variety of clients. Clients can be located across Canada and the United States, and can come from a range of backgrounds and industries. This is a great way to experience work in different industries, with different cultures, with different communication styles, and is a fantastic opportunity to build your professional network.

Earn supplemental income

Do you already have a full-time or part-time job and are looking for a way to supplement your income? Are you a stay-at-home parent who would like to fill your child’s nap time hours with a few hours of work? Are you retired and looking for something to do with some of your spare time? Whatever your reason may be, being a virtual assistant allows you to earn supplemental income. Whether you want to side hustle for only 10 hours a week or just on weekends, this is a great opportunity to set aside some additional income.

There are hundreds of reasons why becoming a virtual assistant may be one of the best choices you’ve ever made. Our 5 reasons only comprise a small fraction of the long list of reasons. Have you been considering making this career move for a while now and want to learn more about becoming a virtual assistant with Virtual Gurus? Click here to learn more about what we do and how you can be involved.

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Alexa Kowaltchuk

Alexa is a social media and blogging guru with a severe case of the travel bug. For the last 3 years, she has been travelling across the world while working as a digital nomad. When not busy writing and creating content, she is out discovering new cheeses to add to her next cheese board.

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