5 Benefits of being a Virtual Assistant in South Africa

Becoming a Virtual Assistant was one of the best decisions I’ve made for myself so far. While it was a decision I almost had no choice but to make. Being a VA is a wonderful and lucrative journey to embark on.

If you’re considering being a Virtual Assistant below are a few key benefits that should help you make the choice.

You will never leave where you are until you decide where you’d rather be. — Dexter Yager

Freedom of choice

Being a VA gives you the freedom to choose who you work with and the projects that you work on. Working with different clients gives you an opportunity to work on projects you love and make a real difference.  No two days are the same

Taking time to figure out who your ideal client is is important for this to work out for you. Who you are as a person does also influence how clients choose you. 

You can work from anywhere

Working from home helps minimise business costs. However because you’re working virtually you can work for your home, a cafe, or a co-working space maybe even a sandy beach

“Suddenly my location was completely irrelevant to my ability to make a living.” Bernard Vukas


Low business costs

When starting out you don’t need to have a lot of money to get your Virtual Assistant business going. For the most part, you need a computer and internet access. There are lots of free resources that can help you start. 

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Being in charge of your income

You have the freedom to set your rates based on your experience, skills, and honestly what you’re comfortable charging. You also get to determine how much you make by how much you work. At a job, you’re usually offered a salary with little to no room for change for about a year. However, as a VA you get to decide how much you want to make and you go for it. 


Flexibility with your schedule 

Your schedule as a VA is entirely up to you. While this probably requires a lot more discipline than a regular job. It means you get to do what you want to do when you want to do it. 

You have the option to work when it’s convenient for you and to take time off any day you want. You don’t have to be bound the traditional way of working. This allows you to work in a way that best suits you, especially if you’re a night owl. 

Flexibility is one of the main roads leading to happiness.- Mehmet Murat Ildan



You get to step out of your comfort zone and have your limits tested. Being tested is good as it builds perseverance which you will need to help you sustain a lucrative opportunity.


You get to being charge of your life and create  a good work-life balance

There are so many wonderful reasons but they should help you consider becoming a Virtual Assistant

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