Let’s Make Some Money

Jul 17, 2023
The VA Connection: Let's Make Some Money

When you begin working as a Virtual Assistant, it’s easy not to set a schedule for your days. After all, you’re now the boss, and you get to choose how you spend your time, right?  This is what you’ve been wanting for so long – time freedom.

Not knowing where to start, you might wait to sit at your desk until you feel “ready” and putter around under the guise of “working.” You organize your email inbox until it’s at zero; pay your bills; spend hours rearranging your digital files; and investigate software that you think will make you more valuable to future clients. Your days feel productive, but somehow, you don’t feel like you’re in business for real.

That’s because when Virtual Assistants are in pre-client or “set-up” mode, they overlook one important fact when deciding how to spend time: they forget they’re in business to make money. Not to be organized or have perfect inboxes.

Yes, you might have chosen to be a VA so that you can work from home and have the time and freedom to be with your kids or aging parents. But without the money coming in, you’re not going to be able to sustain your lifestyle.

To top it off, when you’re spending time on activities that are keeping you busy but generating zero dollars, it’s not going to be long before you’re discouraged and frustrated, maybe even ready to quit.

To be successful, you must manage and prioritize your time every day toward activities that keep that objective a top priority. Here are some things to remember:

  1. You’re never going to feel ready. “Ready” is a slippery slope. How does one know when they’re ready? I have no idea. But what I do know is that you can set the stage to get work done. Clear off your desk, put on some music, choose a revenue-generating activity, and decide ahead of time how long you’ll stay in your seat.
  2. Prioritize what you spend time on. You can only work on one thing at a time. I know that you think you can multi-task and get more done, but all you’re doing is starting and stopping and starting and stopping over and over, which leads to fractured thinking and mistakes. Make a decision about what you’ll work on and stick with it until you’re finished. You’ll get much more accomplished.
  3. You can’t think your way to success. Often, new VAs will think about what they need to do, research the best next steps and not take action. Taking action is what will create success. Taking action is also what quiets the voices in our heads that are doubting whether or not we’ve got what it takes.

I love helping my clients. And I love making money. Making money is fun. Making money is exciting. Making money is something you can easily do as a Virtual Assistant when you make it a priority.



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