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Why 2021 is your year to become a virtual assistant

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Laura Teeter

December 18, 2020

Let’s face it, 2020 was an unusual year. It has altered life as we know it for not only many Canadians and Americans but for people all around the world. My name is Laura and I’m a virtual assistant here at Virtual Gurus, specializing in marketing, social media management, blog creation and so much more. I am going to tell you why this is the year you should embrace the changes that have been thrown at us and start that side hustle you’ve been dreaming of.

1.     More Time

First and foremost, many of us have more free time at home than pre-pandemic. I think we can all agree that we’ve been inundated with pockets of time here and there that we wouldn’t once have had. Our weeknights and weekends aren’t as busy as they once were. We aren’t traveling like we used to. We’re ordering groceries online and using delivery services. And many of us are working remotely and no longer commuting – even that is a huge chunk of time that we’ve been given back. That’s why this is a great time to grab the reins and take advantage of this gifted time. Why not use this time to earn some extra income? It’s a win/win!

2.     Flexible Income

This is a factor that we don’t like to face, but if we’re being honest 2020 has shown us that at any second life can change drastically. Businesses have had to close their doors – some temporary and some permanently. This is why it’s beneficial to have multiple streams of income. Getting into the virtual assistance world gives you a flexible back-up plan and another source of income. You can always start small, just a few hours here and there. However, there’s ample virtual assistance work out there and if you ever find yourself in a bind, you can increase your hours or add additional clients. It really is the most flexible side hustle.  

3.     Work Anywhere

Have you ever wanted to move to a tropical island but still maintain your career? Me too. As a virtual assistant, you can work almost anywhere as our work is 100% remote and client meetings happen virtually. Flexibility with location is an added benefit to those that may not always want to be stuck in one place. You have the freedom to roam!  Even if it’s only from your bedroom to your living room until this pandemic is over.

4.     It’s Fun!

Becoming a virtual assistant is not only a wonderful way to channel your creativity but a great way to develop a new skill set. You get to meet people from all over the world and make meaningful, lasting connections. You get to choose what inspires you – do you want to create graphics? Do you want to offer administrative support? Do you want to write blog posts? You get to pick your niche and run with it. There is such a realm of diversity when it comes to providing virtual assistance to businesses across Canada and the United States.

I hope this article has inspired and encouraged you to look into the many benefits of becoming a virtual assistant. This job can be done virtually anywhere, is a great way to utilize spare time, gets your creative juices flowing and provides you with multiple sources of income. What’s holding you back!?

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Laura Teeter

Laura is an executive assistant with social media management expertise. She has over 5 years of experience supporting executives within the financial industry. She is skilled in social media management, content creation, blogging, managing busy calendars and email inboxes, arranging business travel, and expense reporting and reconciliation.Laura earned her diploma in travel and tourism. She uses the business teachings from her diploma to consistently deliver exceptional client experiences and to arrange efficient and memorable business travel for high-level executives. A self-starter and highly-motivated, Laura is a great addition to any team looking for an independent and resourceful virtual assistant.

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