Do you need office banter?
The life of a VA can be quite lonely as you may not leave your office for days on end and when you do leave, it is to attend a networking event. At the end of a long day when you are with your family or friends you may realise that you haven’t seen anyone else for a while.
If you need the interaction with other people, why not try to meet up with other VAs or home workers in your area to get together for a coffee.
Are you prepared to work harder and longer hours?
Being your own boss is very rewarding but also a lot of hard work. You now wear all the hats and have to learn a lot of new skills. You need to be prepared to put in the work and hours to make your business a success.
Can you afford to start up?
One of the first questions many new VAs ask is how long it takes to get clients. Some people have clients lined up before opening their ‘doors’, others find it took them up to 6 months. You have to make sure that you have savings to cover your expenses until your business is in a position to pay you a salary.
It is recommended that you have approximately 6 months worth of savings.