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50 ‘Off The Top Of My Head’ Reasons Why Being A Virtual Assistant Is Cool

Michelle Dale - Friday, April 15, 2011

This is a really silly random post, but I decided to write down (actually type down) the first 50 things that popped into my head as to why being a virtual assistant is cool – yes I said cool, it’s a very childlike post! These are literally not very well thought through, and are completely written down exactly as I thought of them in this order.

  1. You can work in your pyjamas.
  2. It can take less than 30 seconds to commute.
  3. You can obliterate the 9 to 5.
  4. No boss.
  5. No coffee runs.
  6. No cubicle.
  7. You can have a lay in any morning of the week.
  8. You can stop work to go hang out with your kids.
  9. You can go on holiday when you want.
  10. You can work while on holiday – if you felt like it.
  11. You can work from anywhere with an Internet connection.
  12. You can live anywhere.
  13. You can set your own hours.
  14. You can earn passive income.
  15. You can have the TV or radio on in the background.
  16. No uniforms.
  17. You can be part of a great network of other VA’s.
  18. You can be social, and just be yourself on Facebook and Twitter, which is actually helping your business.
  19. You get to work with clients of your choosing.
  20. You can stay up to date with the latest technology trends.
  21. It’s a popular industry amongst digital nomads.
  22. You can justify an iPad purchase.
  23. You can justify a Mac purchase.
  24. Heck you can pretty much justify any Apple product purchase!
  25. You can offer loads of different services.
  26. You can make your business as large or as small as you want it to be.
  27. You can work with a cat on your lap.
  28. You can watch your kids having a fight, then break it up, without having to leave the room.
  29. You can have a glass of wine at your desk and you won’t get sacked.
  30. You can nip out to the shops in the middle of a work day for as long as you want.
  31. You can put a load of laundry on in between emails.
  32. Everybody needs a virtual assistant.
  33. You can work in the back garden on a sunny day (watch for screen glare).
  34. You don’t have to buy work shoes.
  35. You don’t have to blow dry your hair in the morning if you don’t feel like it.
  36. Your internet connection is not monitored for how long you spend watching YouTube videos.
  37. You don’t have to arrange a childminder in school holidays.
  38. You don’t need to arrange someone to pick the kids up from school because you have to work late.
  39. If you do work late, it’s because you choose to.
  40. You don’t have to work really hard and have someone else take the credit.
  41. You can sing in the office and nobody will stare at you.
  42. You don’t have to have a photocopier code that you can never remember.
  43. You can choose the colour of your office Walls.
  44. It’s fun.
  45. You don’t need a lot of “stuff” to be a VA.
  46. You don’t need to worry about losing your job.
  47. You can work on your terms.
  48. You don’t feel obliged to put makeup on in the morning.
  49. You can chat with a colleague online while in your kitchen.
  50. You can stay home with your kids if they are sick and take the day off.

There has got to be loads more than this! If you are a virtual assistant, I would love to know if you have any more to add to this collection, or expand on even, literally just the first thing that pops into your head! Please leave it on a comment – thanks!

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Hi I'm Michelle, an entrepreneur specialising in virtual assistance, a digital and real world nomad, and a down-to-earth mother of three.

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