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Becoming a Virtual Assistant | 5 Reasons to Start Your Own Business

Starting Your Own Business

The year 2020 transitioned a lot of people from full-time employees in an office to being remote employees learning how to navigate all aspects of their businesses online. 2020 also saw a surge of new entrepreneurs starting online businesses to ensure they had a job that would keep them safe at home. 

I was one of those who realized after losing my job due to the pandemic, and taking a new position in a remote setting, that I could help people navigating the new world of business online. People ask me all the time why I decided to do this. They also want to know where to start. Here are a few reasons why I started a business and why you should to. 

5 Reasons to Start Your Own Business

Your "Why"

We all have reasons to start a business. The most important reason to start a business is your "why". Why do you want to do this? For me, I have always had this feeling I would have my own business one day. When I lost my job during the pandemic, I knew it was time to take the steps. I was never 100% clear on what my business would be, but I knew I wanted to help people. Becoming a virtual assistant in a world that suddenly became very virtual, made sense to me. I had the skills to offer and I had people looking for my help. 


Starting a business is a lot of work. Some days you can work from the moment you get up to the moment you go to bed and still feel like you got nothing done. That is a true fact. But the thing is, you get to decide that. Even if you do work 12 hour days, no one else is telling you to do that. You are flexible to make your own schedule. That is a great feeling.


Life in itself is already an adventure, but starting a business brings on new exciting things to explore. You learn to become a leader. You learn that hard work pays off. You get to reward yourself and those who are helping you along the way. You get to learn how to fail. Failure in itself is an adventure. It brings on growth. You learn from your mistakes and take it to the next level. The hard stuff and the great stuff come together and create balance. Whew, what an adventure that is!


Building a business that people recognize and love is a great feeling. Maybe you create something that makes a difference in the people's lives who use your product. Maybe you help someone get ahead in their own business and they are forever grateful. You yourself will feel gratitude for the opportunities that come into your life and those you help will hold gratitude for you. It is a great feeling. 

Make the Choice that Works for You

There are many reasons why I made the choice. But that was the point. It was MY choice. It isn't always easy and there are days I doubt my choice, but I wouldn't change it for the world. It is a learning opportunity and there is a lot of growth associated with it. 

Have you considered starting a business? Are any of the five reasons I mentioned your reasons? Let me know in the comments!

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