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Is a Virtual Assistant Business Right for a Homeschool Mom?

July 15, 2019

Back to Homeschool Decisions (and a Giveaway!)
It's that time of year, Back to Homeschool season. Along with an incredible giveaway (see below), many current homeschool moms are looking for a way to make extra income to afford the homeschooling lifestyle. You might be a mom curious about homeschooling and hoping you can find a way to earn extra money while you  homeschool.

I'm here to encourage you, that YES! You can homeschool and work from home. And this could be the year you get to celebrate two things: working from home and a back to homeschool giveaway!
Is a Virtual Assistant Business Right for a Homeschool Mom?
When determining if a virtual assistant business is a good work from home opportunity for a homeschool mom, it helps to take a virtual assessment.  Ask yourself the following questions to help you make a sound decision.
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Many homeschooling moms have heard the buzz about working at home. Is it possible to work at home and have a work at home business?

It's vital to consider that homeschooling is your first commitment. You've made the promise to your family.

Ask yourself:

* Can I prioritize my homeschool over my business and still bless my family financially?
* Is it possible to serve my family and my clients in a way that doesn't stress me out?
* Can you manage a "side hustle" and still homeschool well?

Let's look at what a virtual assistant is and what's required.
First, What is a Virtual Assistant?
A virtual assistant is an individual who helps manage portions of a business owner's business. Normally a freelance worker, you can work your business from anywhere. A homeschooling mom is an ideal fit for this! She's likely already a working through the three areas you need to master to be successful!

They are ...
1. Manage (your VA Business)

* Time- Are you able to manage the time necessary to work your business? Can you handle the daily life interruptions? Can you balance homeschooling, working at home, and family life?
* Money- Can you handle the ebb and flow the income? Are you able to manage taxes due? Can you make wise spending choices?
* Instructions - Are you willing to take the time to follow instructions and learn the needs of a client? Can you balance the client needs with the needs of a homeschooling moms life?
* Alone time- Do you have a strategy for handling time alone and make the best use of that time?

2. Market (your VA Business)

* Don't be shy! Are you willing to get yourself out there? This often takes time and that's a precious commodity for a homeschooling mom. Can you make this work?
* What are you good at? Make a list of your skill set. Think about the things you already know and do as a homeschool mom that can translate to a VA business.
* Ideal Client, what's that? Are you able to think about who you already know that you might be able to help with their business. This is likely the homeschooling community.

3. Master (your VA Business)

Are you willing to invest your time and resources into what's necessary to grow your skill set and establish your business properly?