The great thing about becoming a Virtual Assistant is that there are no age boundaries. It’s not like the corporate world where you’re judged by your age, or appearance for that matter. Just think, how many times have you heard about people not being able to find jobs because they’re ‘over a certain age’?
If you’ve got the skills and experience, this isn’t a factor when you’re a Virtual Assistant. In fact, being older can actually be an advantage in that you”ll have more experience and maturity, which will benefit clients.
Ultimately, clients don’t care ‘how old’ you are. Sometimes, they don’t even know what you look like! All they want is someone who can do the work, someone who is a good personality fit and someone who they can count on.
This should be an inspiration to those of you who have written to me saying that you’re being forced into retirement by your employer. If you’re not ready to retire yet, you still have the option to work at home as a Virtual Assistant and take control over your life.
For those of you who are nowhere near retirement age, just consider that one day you may be in a similar position – forced into early retirement by an employer wanting to cut back on outgoings. It can be difficult to find alternative employment the older you get. But as a Virtual Assistant, you won’t have this problem! As I said earlier, clients simply want someone reliable to assist them in their business, and if you have the right skills, personality and experience, age doesn’t come into it.
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