Yup, you TOTALLY could, but the truth is this - your LIFE still isn’t taken into consideration there.
Just because you’re out of the corporate office doesn’t mean you’re out of the corporate mentality.
You know the one… where you’re supposed to not be a human with needs outside of work, be constantly connected to your email, and definitely never EVER have a sick kid or take a vacation.
The reason I love VA work is all of that IS taken into consideration because you’re the boss (and luckily, you’re a really nice one who gives yourself the time off you want and the vacation you crave).
Sure, you’ll still need to let your clients know when you’re going to be out, but because you’re a contracted worker, you make the schedule and are ultimately in charge of your time and clients are almost always happy to work with that.
And if they’re not?
As I said, you’re the BOSS. Kick ‘em to the curb.
Remember there is no shortage of clients out there and you can easily replace clients when you need to.
Been there, done that, and also worked for a TON of coaches.
Here’s the thing about coaching:
It takes most coaches 6 months to a year to even get their business off the ground and turn a profit.
Sure, the numbers they share are big. But the truth is, it’s such an incredibly small percentage of them that are actually making the big bucks.
The rest? Often end up quitting before they hit their first $5K (or actually leave the business significantly in debt - ouch!). I don’t know about you, but I didn’t want to go massively in debt to start this business and I sure as hell didn’t have 6 months of my son’s life to miss.
The VA’s that I mentor in my high-ticket 1:1 program?
A whopping 84% have over a 100% ROI in their investment in mentoring, 72% have completely full client rosters, 63% are making a minimum of $5K per month and another 22% are making a minimum of $10K per month.
Because the best part?
All of them are working on their terms, during the hours they want, bringing in the financial stability that they desire. While some of my mentees desire to make $1-$2K per month in their business, others make upwards of $20K.
The sky is the limit and the only person who gets to choose how far you aim is you.
Yeah, also been there done that.
Are you noticing a theme? Consider me your own personal guinea pig.
THE THING ABOUT MLMS IS…
That your success is so dependent on your upline (or the person who you sign up for the MLM under). If they’re amazing and are willing to put in the massive amount of time required to teach you how to start a business from the ground up and be profitable in that very specific industry, you might stand a chance at creating a successful business in the first year (but remember, you’re gonna need a big network to do this!), except that the truth is the smallest percentage actually do (1%).
If your upline and network aren’t thebomb.com and actually follow through on all the training and hand-holding promises they make? Well…you can say buh-bye to that sign up fee and starter package you hoped to recoup your costs on.
The majority of my 1:1 VA clients?
They make $50K in their first year.
Or even sell products on Amazon.
I mean, you could… but... do you want to?
I’m totally not hating on this if it’s your passion but it’s not the place you’ll find sustainable income and it’s certainly not the place you’ll have uncapped income. And I don’t know about you, but sustainability and revenue that grows each year?
That’s a non-negotiable for this momma.
If I’m going to dedicate time and effort to something, I want to make sure it’s something that will pay me back for years to come, not just a few small paychecks.
Lastly, it takes learning a WHOLE new skill set.
Being able to teach others is a SKILL y’all. Being able to teach others who don’t speak your language? A skill most of us don’t have (I know I don’t!). And the Amazon bit? TOTALLY a skill most of us haven’t learned (and usually requires a HEFTY upfront investment, not only to learn but supply products).
What I love about being a VA is that the skills I already had were so applicable.
I was organized, detailed and was awesome at project management.
I find the same to be true for all of my clients.