Are there too many virtual assistants?

When you’re in this virtual realm it’s easy to feel like EVERYONE and their sister is a VA.

Is there a bunch of virtual assistants? Yes.

Is there a ton of restaurants? Yes.

I know these two things seem totally unrelated at this moment, but stick with me. Do you ever think to yourself, “Gee, I wish there were fewer restaurant options for me to pick from?” Probably not.

Some people love eggplant parm from Gino’s, other people love eggplant parm from Carraba’s. Other people prefer sushi. Or tacos. Mmmm. I need to eat lunch,

Back to what I’m getting at here, yes the VA market may be feeling saturated right now, but I like to operate from a mindset of abundance. There are enough clients for everyone. And what you may excel at may not be someone else’s bread and butter (I really didn’t realize how hungry I was until I started writing this!)

This is where knowing yourself comes into play. What do you like to do? Maybe you love color coding and managing a calendar, but really don’t care for doing data entry. Do not offer data entry as something you can provide your clients.

If a potential client asks, “will you do data entry for me?” You can confidently say, “that’s not something I offer, but I do have all the other skills you are looking for and I may know someone who loves entering numbers. I can reach out to them.”

There’s no shame in that. As the saying goes, “a rising tide lifts all boats.”

Plus, I would be willing to bet, if you walked out your door and asked the first person you see, “Do you know what a VA is and what they can do to support a business?” their answer is going to be “no” followed by “tell me more, please!”

So, the next time you’re feeling overwhelmed by all of the people commenting on some rando’s Facebook post about needing a VA, take a deep breath and remember:

  • there is enough for everyone.

  • my perfect clients are out there.

Want to learn more about what skills you can offer as a VA? Or what tasks you can delegate to a VA to support your business?