A Top Virtual Assistant's Guide To Niching Down
“There's no path to success. Everyone constructs their own path. The important thing is to follow your heart. Find your niche, is my best advice.” — Karol G
In the VA business, a niche is a specific job that you are uniquely equipped to handle. This job requires your exact skill set, personality type, and experience, making it something you can keep doing consistently and with relative ease.
For virtual assistants, however, niching down is easier said than done.
But fortunately, TopVA is here to simplify this process! So in this blog, you will learn how to zero in on your niche and make your life as a VA much more meaningful. So let’s not waste any more time and get started!
What Do You Love to Do?
Notice how we didn’t just say “What do you like to do?”
If you love something, that means you have a genuine passion for it. So no matter where you are or what you’re doing, that thing is always on your mind and you’re always looking to get better at it.
Everyone has a passion. So it’s on you to find it and relate it to your job as a virtual assistant. Which brings us to our next point…
What Do People Want?
Here’s where it gets tricky.
Now that you’ve discovered your passion, you’ve got to turn it into a practical, monetizable skill. Be it copywriting, graphic design, website creation, or simply handling administrative tasks and dealing with clients.
Fortunately, most small businesses have various holes to fill, particularly in these areas. So it won’t be hard for you to find work once you’ve decided on your specialization.
Be Open to Change
If you’ve singled out your specialization/s, great! That means you’re ready to start working with business owners.
Just because you’ve already got your mind set, doesn’t mean you’re stuck with that for the rest of your life.
Your virtual assistant career is also a journey of self-discovery. And as you go along, your priorities may shift and you might prefer other types of tasks. So always be open to change and don’t be afraid to pivot, if it means making your job a lot more fun.
Bonus Tip: Patience is Key
Even if you understand all the aforementioned tips, you won’t be able to apply them if you’re impatient. So here’s a friendly reminder to trust the process and let things come to you. Niching down isn’t a race—every virtual assistant is free to go at their own pace.
But if you’re not exactly the most patient person, that’s okay! Maybe these tips will help you right the ship:
when things annoy you, pause and relax before you react
don't rush through tasks; focus on one at a time to reduce frustration
accept that delays happen and let things occur naturally instead of resisting
engage in activities that divert your attention
focus on what you have and appreciate the positive aspects of the situation
It’s safe to say that at TopVA, our virtual assistants have found their niche and become stars in their respective roles. It’s why we’re a close-knit, ultra-productive team that gets results for our clients!
So hopefully with these tips, you can follow our lead and discover your own niche as a VA. And with that being said, thank you so much for reading, and stay tuned for our next insightful blog post!