Are you be-your-own-boss material?

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Emily Morgan works 60 to 70 hours a week and doesn’t even get a steady paycheck. You would think she’d loathe her boss, but you’d be wrong.

Morgan is a virtual assistant. She’s the one who chooses how much work she takes on and how many hours she works. “It’s exhausting, but I have no regrets,” she says of her thriving business.

Practically all virtual assistants, or VAs, enter the entrepreneurial world with a naive vision of what it’s like to work for themselves, she says.

“The big, glaring difference is that you’re running a business and doing the work,” she says. That means you end up working all the time, just like any small business.

Ever wonder whether a VA career might be right for you?

Questions to ask yourself:

1. Are you skilled at managing
and motivating yourself? And not merely when it comes to the admin work. “There’s a whole side to running a business that’s not for everyone—invoicing clie...(register to read more)

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