Are you one of the millions of stay-at-home moms who loves being home with your kids, but craves a little professional “excitement” – along with a nice steady income to supplement the family finances? Becoming a virtual assistant might be the perfect choice. A career as a virtual assistant offers stay-at-home moms several distinct advantages over other options that may be available to you.
Here are just a few of the perks stay-at-home moms can expect when they decide to become a virtual assistant:
* No more rushing to pick up the kids. The top priority of most stay-at-home moms is, of course, taking care of the kids. While a job in the traditional workplace means struggling with the same issues all working parents face, working as a virtual assistant means stay-at-home moms can continue to put their kids first.
* No more unexpected overtime. Stay-at-home moms who are virtual assistants decide when, where and how much work they’re willing to take on. If your schedule does not allow for an extra project, you simply don’t have to accept the work. Try doing that with a boss.
* No more guilt. Many stay-at-home moms would feel guilty rushing off to work every day and losing that time at home with their family. Being a virtual assistant eliminates that guilt. It truly is the best of both worlds – you get to continue to be a stay-at-home mom, with all the perks that go along with it, while sill keeping one foot firmly planted in the professional world.
* No more layoffs. When you’re a virtual assistant, you’re in control. You are not at the mercy of a large corporation that may see you as expendable during tough times. Stay-at-home moms who are virtual assistants don’t have to worry about a loss of income simply because someone in a boardroom decided it was time to let them go.
* No more office politics. I don’t know anyone who actually enjoys petty co-workers or domineering bosses…stay-at-home moms included. But while your counterparts in the more traditional workforce have no choice but to put up with it, virtual assistants never have to work with anyone they don’t want to.
* No more expensive (and uncomfortable) business suits or commuting expenses. I’m not saying you should look into becoming a virtual assistant simply because of the outrageous price of gas, or because you’ll save money on your wardrobe, but it is definitely a perk!
A successful small business owner, Rebecca Trelfa runs a network of websites dedicated to the virtual assistance industry, including http://www.VirtualDynamos.com , http://www.Work-the-Web.com and http://www.Top100VirtualAssistants.com .