How to become a Virtual Assistant


Becoming a Virtual Assistant is one of the most exciting things you can do!


"Some great reasons to start a VA business are:

  • It’s quick to set up and affordable, especially if you already have the skills and equipment to do the work. All you need is a laptop or computer and a fast internet connection.

  • You don’t need specific licenses or college degrees to get started.

  • You can create your own schedule and work as much or as little as you want.

But before you get started, you also need to be mindful of the cons of starting a new business as a virtual assistant:

  • Unless you already know someone that needs a VA, finding your first clients can be challenging.

  • You have to stay on top of current technology and trends in the services and industries you offer.

  • You will have to compete with overseas VA that can offer much cheaper rates. To offset this, you’ll need to offer a higher level of service and ideally niche down in something more specialized that could require specific technical skills."


- Gathering Dreams, 2020 (

We have made a summary below of some key areas to think of when becoming a VA. This list is personal experience & therefore may not be the only things to think about for your own experience


Hint: Check out our Industry Support Directory for help with your VA Business

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