Five Obstacles a Virtual Assistant Might Face and How to Get Past Them

Five Obstacles a Virtual Assistant Might Face and How to Get Past Them

Thinking of Hiring a Virtual Assistant?


As with any job, being a VA has its challenges. As a Virtual Assistant, you can get around these problems and build a very successful business.

1. Not Asking for Help

“It takes a village to raise a child,” says an old proverb. Your Virtual Assistant business is like your child in some ways. It can be hard, hard to predict, hard to understand, and hard to do. There will be times when you feel as though you just want to give up, find a quiet place, and cry your eyes out.

On the other hand, just as a parent would do for their child, you need to pick yourself (and sometimes your pride) up, face the difficulty, and figure out how to proceed.

Asking for assistance is the most effective way to find a solution to problems that arise while you are in the process of constructing your virtual assistant business. Find a coach who has already attained the level of success you want to achieve. She is familiar with the sensations and has triumphed over the difficulties that you have faced. Her experience and knowledge can serve as a map to help you reach your objectives.

Additionally, you should consider joining a support group comprised of other veterans. There are women who have built highly successful businesses as virtual assistants and who are more than willing to assist you. If you look hard enough, you can find them. You automatically become a member of our very welcoming and encouraging VA Community the moment you enroll in our VAFLIX program.

You don’t need to figure out everything by yourself if you don’t want to. Locate your resources and put them to good use.

2. Not Valuing Yourself

As you grow your virtual assistant business, maintaining a healthy sense of self-worth can become a major challenge for you. As female business owners, we sometimes make the mistake of allowing our emotions and fears to dictate how we manage our companies.

It’s possible that you’ll have the impression that you’re not up to par or that you’re not sure what you’re doing. Because of these feelings, you make it possible for other people to test your limits and negotiate with you until you accept significantly less than you are entitled to.

Keep in mind at all times the benefits and value that you provide to your customers. Keep your rates the same and don’t settle for anything less than what you’re worth. Your high level of service and expertise compels the need to compensate you monetarily for the value you bring to the table.

3. The Fear of Failing 

You won’t find any significant differences between the women who have had positive experiences with VAFLIX and you. Keep in mind my guiding principle: “What one woman can do, another woman can do.”

Those successful VEs have, just like you, had their fair share of setbacks. They’ve had to overcome obstacles. They’ve had a lot of problems. They have considered throwing in the towel on numerous occasions, but they have always managed to pull through. They decided to take a different path, they learned a new tactic, and they solicited assistance.

The wise words of Franklin D. Roosevelt can be paraphrased as follows: “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

The feeling of fear can prevent you from achieving your goals. It impedes your progress and leads you into a corner. You are unable to live the life you envision because of your fear.

You can conquer your fear by establishing goals and working in baby steps toward achieving those goals. Success doesn’t happen overnight. If you do not allow fear to dictate your actions, it is inevitable that you will achieve success even if you have to rewrite your path several times.

4. Failing to Take Proper Account of Your Achieved Goals

It is much simpler to allow oneself to become consumed by one’s struggles and difficulties than it is to acknowledge one’s achievements. When you’re having trouble, it can feel like the negative things are winning out over the positive ones.

For this reason, it is essential to recognize and rejoice in even the most insignificant accomplishments. You can help to maintain a positive frame of mind and keep yourself motivated to persevere by thinking about the things you’ve achieved in the past.

5. Strive for a Healthy Work-Family Balance

When you are a part of VAFLIX, you will spend the majority of your time working from home. As a result, the length of your list of tasks may seem endless. If there are dirty dishes in the sink and loads of laundry to be done, it can be difficult to concentrate on running your company. The pressure of managing a home and taking care of a family is a source of distraction that can be easily exploited.

As a consequence of this, it is essential that you establish a hierarchy of priorities for both your personal and professional lives and adhere to it.

Even though you don’t have to leave the coziness of your home in order to work, it’s still important to establish specific working hours and a particular location for your office. This frees up your mind to concentrate on your business rather than the responsibilities of running your home. 

You want to find the right balance that works for you, just like you do when you work a traditional job. Your life will become significantly more enjoyable once you’ve established a routine, and you’ll be able to achieve goals that you never thought were possible.

As someone who has built multiple highly successful businesses, I am in a unique position to assist you in achieving your objectives and prevailing over any obstacles that may arise during the process of constructing your virtual assistant business.


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