Should I Quit My Day Job?

So many of you ask me everyday, “Reese, should I quit my day job and focus 100% on building my virtual assistant business? When I get asked this question I really don’t know how to answer each person.   There are so many factors involved and so many potential options available to us that we often times aren’t aware of all the possibilities.

For many of us we seem to think we can do A or B and must choose between one of the two.

So many people think that they have fewer options than they really do.   Hell, I even have a distorted view on what my real options are but when it comes to this topic, I know what I’m talking about because I’ve been there, done that and I want you to learn from my experience.

Your decision making process of whether to quit your job and become a full time virtual assistant isn’t as cut and dry as you think.   My answer may surprise you.

Listen to the video below and to what I have to say about this question and leave me a comment below with your questions.








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0 thoughts on “Should I Quit My Day Job?”

  1. Hi Reese,
    Just saw your video and I agree with you. I have a full time job and the perks that come with it is the professional development and training of applications that most companies use. I have the luxury of building my skill sets and build my business without the stress of spending money I don’t have. I have the time to thoughtfully build my business and not feel the weight of needing to make money to survive.

    1. Good for you for seeing the forest through the trees, Nanette! You’ll be all the more ready when the time comes to open up your virtual doors on a full time basis if that is the direction you choose to go in.

  2. Hi Reese,
    Just watched your video. I started my VA business back in January of 2006. I had quite my corporate job to focus on my VA business because I didn’t think that I could focus on two things at once plus my husband and I were in a financial situation where I could do this. Well I had a few clients but not enough to guarantee a good income every month. I tried a lot of things to build up my client load but it just wasn’t coming along as fast as I wanted and my income source was running low. Then I got offered a regular job again as an admin so I took the job. This was in 2009. I’m still working at this job, but now I would like to become a VA again. This time I am going to slowly build up my client load and when I feel I can bring in a substantial income every month, I will quit my regular job. It really depends on everyone’s situation and whether they can support themselves if they quit their regular job.

    1. Mary, I totally get you! How can running your own business be pleasurable and give you a sense of pride if you’re constantly worried about the next paycheck? When you’re struggling to get clients and the money just isn’t coming in it can be REALLY hard to hold onto perseverance. I get that! That’s why I don’t suggest to my community of virtual assistants that they should quit their job to focus on their VA biz. That may be fine for some, but for others it can be detrimental to your finances as with any new start-up there is usually a year of hustling before the revenue starts coming in.

  3. Hi Reese,
    You pretty much described how I am unfolding the VA business I have envisioned for me. I’m currently working full-time and plan to for several more years, but have taken the first steps to build a website and identify which of my skills to include in the business.

    All your messages are helpful to me in one way or another. Much appreciated!


  4. Hi Reese
    What a a joy and affirmation it is to hear you say what I have been doing over the past 6 months. I am fortunate that I work part-time (3 days per week). So I’m able to strike a balance between working on building my business while holding down my day job.

    This week I had a call from what might be my first client. So I’m super excited about that!!

    Thank you for your insight. You are a fountain of information. ;0)


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