“Can I be a virtual assistant with no experience or college education?”
Aspiring VA’s ask me this question all the time and every time I shout out “omg yes!”!
You build your VA business & services around what you are good at, not based on your education. We all have different talents, degree or not.
People get mad with me when I say that a college education is so overrated, but it’s true. If you drop a post in a Facebook Group right now asking “who has a college degree but don’t use it” there will be a resounding “me” coming from 50% of the members.
The reason a lot of people don’t use their degrees is that those with an entrepreneurial mindset find it hard to focus on the traditional way of schooling. Don’t get me wrong; I do think that a college education is valuable, but I don’t think it’s essential to the survival of the human race.
To be an entrepreneur you need to have the right mindset & motivation. These two go hand in hand if you have them right then you will be successful. The right mindset to start your business. The right motivation to do whatever necessary to be successful.
So let’s take a look at how creating your services fits in with this.
When determining your services, you need to ask yourself three questions.
- What do you love doing?
- What are you good at doing?
- What skill would you love to learn?
Find your passion, then charge for it!
What do you love doing?
Forget about services for a minute and write down all the things you love doing. For example, walking the dog, shopping, cooking, writing, reading books, drawing.
What are you good at doing?
These are things you do where you amaze yourself. For example, organizing your house or parties, are you an artist or can you keep a strict budget and are you good with numbers?
What skill would you love to learn?
Is there something you have always wanted to learn how to do. For example, learn a new language, learn graphic design or how to use social media for marketing?
Write down the answers to each. Take a good look at your answers and pick out the things that stand out to you. You might have put “organizing the house” under things you love doing and things you are good at doing — highlight organizing. Perhaps you’ve put “bookkeeping” under things you love doing and “good with numbers” under things you are good at doing.
Organizing someone’s receipts & tax returns plus bookkeeping could then be great services that you can offer. Do you see how this works?
Ok great! Now work on those lists and determine which skills you want to offer.
You already know what you love to do and what you are good at doing. Now, look at things you want to learn then find courses to learn these new skills. These will become goals that you can work towards achieving in your business.
Do what you love and you will never work a day in life!
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