I'm posting this survey because just recently someone mentioned they have met more part-time VAs than full-time. After getting the percentage I'd like to have a discussion on why this may be the trend.
Began for me with losing my full time job this past summer and deciding that THIS is what I want to do with my life!! Fortunately, I have a wonderful husband who is fully supportive and also loves the idea. We have 3 16-year-olds (twins and one from a second marriage) only one of whom drives. So the other two still need to be schlepped to cheer-leading...youth group...work...etc.
I am exactly where I want to be!!! (Except for the needing more clients part...LOL BUT I WILL GET THERE!!)
My only source of income is my VA business but I work less than regular full time hours a week. I had a very busy summer with project work and have been enjoying the holiday season planning a big marketing push for the beginning of the year to gain some more long term clients.
I work for myself full-time after leaving my previous employment but back then I worked 40 hours a week during the day there and then evenings on my own business. I'm glad that nightmare is now over! I feel the same as Janine though, perhaps I don't work 40 hours a week on client projects but overall I work a lot more then I did before what with my accounts and marketing (love it though).
I only started my VA business in August and since then have been abroad for a few weeks and relocated to France, so my business is only just starting to take off... At the moment I work part-time on clients, but the rest of my time I am marketing and promoting myself a lot.
Since I had my son in April I reduced my hours at my FT job to PT. I now spend the rest of the time with him and building my VA business. I would love to expand my VA time into FT so I could leave my out-of-home job altogether! That's the goal I am working for!
I am just starting out with my virtual assistant business but am currently working a full-time job M-F, 8-5. I'd like to get my VA business to the point where I can quit working full-time for someone else and focus solely on the VA business.