7 Tips For Introverted Virtual Assistants Survival Guide

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Are you an introvert? As we may know, being an introvert may appear to be a  disadvantage at times. Especially when everyone around you appears to be so outgoing and expressive, which would usually make the introvert seem to be less friendly or communicative. However, what you don’t know is at least half of all individuals on the planet are introverts! And introverts can become extroverted for brief periods.


Many superstars, leaders, and speakers are introverts. Introverts can also make excellent entrepreneurs and virtual assistants! As introverted virtual assistants, working at home has its perk for introverts, since it allows us to spend and plan our time and energy effectively.

Interested in becoming a virtual assistant now? Then here are some tips on how you can better apply your personality or improve yourself to become one! See down below:

 

1) Align Your Everyday Activities With Your Energy Levels

Keep track of your energy levels throughout the day and week in a notebook. When are you most energized? Creative? Tired? Inspired? Use these diverse emotions to your advantage, and tailor your job to your energy levels. There are a lot of apps and tools in the market that can help you with recording your physical and mental condition throughout the day. With them, you can easily understand your working condition and plan for a better schedule for yourself.


2)
Modify Your Marketing Mentality


Usually, it is embarrassing for introverts to be pushy and badgering. Thus, to them, sometimes doing marketing or sales work for the clients might be terrifying and unsettling for they have to put themselves out there to create demands or convince strangers to purchase. However, not only tons of practices can help a lot, a change of mindset will too. For example,  It makes a significant difference to focus on assisting people rather than selling to them. Remember that there are people out there seeking what you have to give, and make it your mission to go out there as much as possible so that they can discover you.

 

3) Make Time In Your Day Before And After Your Customer Calls

Take a few minutes to prepare for your meeting with a client, and make sure you have any topics you wish to discuss written down. If you feel rather uncomfortable having a long conversation, try to prepare the meeting with some rehearsals and practice. Sometimes, taking notes and planning out the agenda in advance could be helpful as well. And it will always be nice to take a few moments to relax after your meeting.

 

4) Manage Your Time

Schedule time to focus on what needs to be done and inform others that you should not be bothered unless there is an emergency. This way, you won’t be continually interrupted and you can better prepare yourself if ever the tasks require high attention and energy.

 

5) Take Frequent Rests To Allow Your Mind And Eyes To Rest

As also an introvert and a virtual assistant myself, I have a habit of going a little further than I should. I know when to quit, but I believe that doing just a little bit more will be worthwhile for some reason. And in a result, I’m always exhausted and feel less and less happy with my work. From the experiences, I learned that it is important to always take a break from your duty and leave some personal time for yourself to freshen up. I recommend getting up at least once an hour to take a break from your computer and go for a walk, hug your dog, or grab a drink. And stop working when you begin to feel tired. It makes a difference, believe me.

 

6) Accept Fewer Clients And Work Longer Hours

Some virtual assistants want to work with a large number of clients for a limited number of hours each month. Others, including myself, would prefer fewer clients who buy more hours. As a result, we interact with fewer individuals overall, and we get to be really involved with a few firms, which can be a lot of fun! When you aren’t managing 10 clients at once, it’s also simpler to get to know them. And it also helps save a lot of energy of yours to familiarize yourself with a new client and working environment! Consider dealing with retainer clients (those who work with you on a regular basis.

Are you an introvert? As we may know, being an introvert may appear to be a disadvantage at times. Especially when everyone around you appears to be so outgoing and expressive, which would usually make the introvert seem to be less friendly or communicative. However, what you don’t know is at least half of all individuals on the planet are introverts! And introverts can become extroverted for brief periods. Many superstars, leaders, and speakers are introverts. Introverts can also make excellent entrepreneurs and virtual assistants! As a virtual assistant, working at home has its perk for introverts, since it allows us to spend and plan our time and energy effectively. Interested in becoming a virtual assistant now? Then here are some tips on how you can better apply your personality or improve yourself to become one! See down below: 1) Align your everyday activities with your energy levels. Keep track of your energy levels throughout the day and week in a notebook. When are you most energized? Creative? Tired? Inspired? Use these diverse emotions to your advantage, and tailor your job to your energy levels. There are a lot of apps and tools in the market that can help you with recording your physical and mental condition throughout the day. With them, you can easily understand your working condition and plan for a better schedule for yourself. 2) Modify your marketing mentality. Usually, it is embarrassing for introverts to be pushy and badgering. Thus, to them, sometimes doing marketing or sales work for the clients might be terrifying and unsettling for they have to put themselves out there to create demands or convince strangers to purchase. However, not only tons of practices can help a lot, a change of mindset will too. For example, It makes a significant difference to focus on assisting people rather than selling to them. Remember that there are people out there seeking what you have to give, and make it your mission to go out there as much as possible so that they can discover you. 3) Make time in your day before and after your customer calls. Take a few minutes to prepare for your meeting with a client, and make sure you have any topics you wish to discuss written down. If you feel rather uncomfortable having a long conversation, try to prepare the meeting with some rehearsals and practice. Sometimes, taking notes and planning out the agenda in advance could be helpful as well. And it will always be nice to take a few moments to relax after your meeting. 4) Manage your time. Schedule time to focus on what needs to be done and inform others that you should not be bothered unless there is an emergency. This way, you won't be continually interrupted and you can better prepare yourself if ever the tasks require high attention and energy. 5) Take frequent rests to allow your mind and eyes to rest. As also an introvert and a virtual assistant myself, I have a habit of going a little further than I should. I know when to quit, but I believe that doing just a little bit more will be worthwhile for some reason. And in a result, I'm always exhausted and feel less and less happy with my work. From the experiences, I learned that it is important to always take a break from your duty and leave some personal time for yourself to freshen up. I recommend getting up at least once an hour to take a break from your computer and go for a walk, hug your dog, or grab a drink. And stop working when you begin to feel tired. It makes a difference, believe me. 6) Accept fewer clients and work longer hours. Some virtual assistants want to work with a large number of clients for a limited number of hours each month. Others, including myself, would prefer fewer clients who buy more hours. As a result, we interact with fewer individuals overall, and we get to be really involved with a few firms, which can be a lot of fun! When you aren't managing 10 clients at once, it's also simpler to get to know them. And it also helps save a lot of energy of yours to familiarize yourself with a new client and working environment! Consider dealing with retainer clients (those who work with you on a regular basis. Some people are fortunate to have realized that they are introverts since it has helped them make sense of their need for quiet and solitude. They now understand how to better control their energy levels and what they require to be happy and healthy. Introverts are not all the same. My advice is to keep track of when you feel the most exhausted and what activities make you tired. Then, in the future, find out how to include quiet time around these activities. Don't be afraid of letting others what it means to be introverted and what your requirements are. The more we communicate with individuals around us, the more we can all relate to one another. If you are interested in becoming a virtual assistant, fill out this form and submit your resume. We offer paid training and operational support to our pool of virtual assistants. You’ll also receive advice from our coaches and get access to our client profile. We are currently hiring for the Executive Virtual Assistant (EVA) and Inside Sales Associate (ISA) roles. Previous virtual assistant experience is not required, but at least six months of call center experience is required. Learn More About Becoming a Virtual Assistant: 24 Virtual Assistant Interview Questions to Help You Prepare 5 Tips to Handle Virtual Assistant Interview Questions Virtual Assistant Services You can offer How to Become a Virtual Assistant

Some people are fortunate to have realized that they are introverts since it has helped them make sense of their need for quiet and solitude. They now understand how to better control their energy levels and what they require to be happy and healthy.

Introverts are not all the same. My advice is to keep track of when you feel the most exhausted and what activities make you tired. Then, in the future, find out how to include quiet time around these activities.

Don’t be afraid of letting others what it means to be introverted and what your requirements are. The more we communicate with individuals around us, the more we can all relate to one another.


If you are interested in becoming a virtual assistant, fill out this form and submit your resume. We offer paid training and operational support to our pool of virtual assistants. You’ll also receive advice from our coaches and get access to our client profile.

 

We are currently hiring for the Executive Virtual Assistant (EVA) and Inside Sales Associate (ISA) roles. Previous virtual assistant experience is not required, but at least six months of call center experience is required.

Learn More About Becoming a Virtual Assistant:

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