Why Do VAs Not Setup Their Own Businesses As Marketer?

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I have just been reading another Post about what is a fair salary for a VA in the Phillipines. I dont have a VA yet as im not upto that stage, but not sure how it works either.


If people in Phillipnes and countries alike are carrying out VA duties, they surely understand what they are doing and they most likely are aware they are making someone alot more money than what they're earning. They probably even have the relavant resources.

Why do these people not utalise their skill and resources and earn the potential money that the marketers are earning. (it is after all a money game)


Can someone please shed some light on this matter.

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#businesses #marketer #setup #vas
  • Profile picture of the author Josh Monroe
    Originally Posted by New beginnings View Post

    I have just been reading another Post about what is a fair salary for a VA in the Phillipines. I dont have a VA yet as im not upto that stage, but not sure how it works either.


    If people in Phillipnes and countries alike are carrying out VA duties, they surely understand what they are doing and they most likely are aware they are making someone alot more money than what they're earning. They probably even have the relavant resources.

    Why do these people not utalise their skill and resources and earn the potential money that the marketers are earning. (it is after all a money game)


    Can someone please shed some light on this matter.

    :confused::confused::confused:
    A lot of VA's are just unskilled workers working in a large computer center to make ends meet. There will be a guy that runs the whole operation, and that guys is making the bread.

    Also, when the above is not aplicable, a lot of people start out as VA's as they don't know how to make money doing X, so they sell there service. Eventually they learn the tricks of the trade, get a better understanding of what they are doing then move on from there....Also a lot of VA's become VA's to steal the methods that work. Whats better then working for the 'source' then taking their ideas? Lets face it, the amount of information we give to the VA makes it VERY easy for them to do that.
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    • Profile picture of the author New beginnings
      [QUOTE= Also, when the above is not aplicable, a lot of people start out as VA's as they don't know how to make money doing X, so they sell there service. Eventually they learn the tricks of the trade, get a better understanding of what they are doing then move on from there....Also a lot of VA's become VA's to steal the methods that work. Whats better then working for the 'source' then taking their ideas? Lets face it, the amount of information we give to the VA makes it VERY easy for them to do that.[/QUOTE]

      This is what i thought, but i often read about people having VAs for several years.
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  • Profile picture of the author 07
    The VA's just have basic skills, they dont know how to earn money, So they can do tasks, but the dont know how to make a system of making money from this separate tasks, plus they are mostly very low skilled people.
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    • Profile picture of the author Calamaroo
      I know many Filipinos in the United States.

      Almost 99.9% of them are employees, not entrepreneurs.

      They value certainty and security above all.

      They don't like to take entrepreneurial risk.

      They are great workers, great employees, very hard working, very efficient, great at working with fellow employees. But they tend not to be business people.

      There is absolutely nothing wrong with this. Filipinos are excellent nurses, pharmacists, accountants, doctors, etc. They make middle class income and sometimes upper middle class income and contribute to society.

      But they are not entrepreneurs. Yes, there are Filipino entrepreneurs. That's why there exist businesses like Jolibees, Seafood City, LBC, various private practice doctors, lawyers, and insurance agents. But, overall, Filipinos are employees.

      Being a virtual assistant is being an employee. Filipinos, in general, would rather be employees. Are the Filipinos who work as pharmacists at Walgreens capable of starting their own pharmacies, or consulting firms, or even of writing information products that teach people about the proper ways to use vitamins, supplements, and medicines? Of course they do.....but....they don't.

      Do not worry that your Filipino virtual assistants will compete with you. Walgreens has nothing to worry about.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Barboza
    Definitely it has to do with mindset. I have some lucky friends here in Colombia whose parents could fund a business for them if they wanted so, yet they prefer to spend their money taking a master's degree or some kind of specialitazion to get a better job.

    Some people just like the "security" of a job.
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  • Profile picture of the author DianaHeuser
    It's not just about the Phillipines.

    There are millions of people out there who are very skilled but they do not want the headache of running their own business. Their live choices are different. It does not make them wrong just because they choose a different path.

    The stress levels when you run your own business can be high. For some that is the very reason they choose not to.

    Di
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  • Profile picture of the author eternalwarrior
    Depends on people's choice. Some people does not like to take the headache of running a business and may prefer to work for someone and getting paid at the end every month.
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  • Profile picture of the author shane_k
    Well it might be hard to believe but not everyone wants to be an entreprenuer!
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  • Profile picture of the author techbul
    VA's are actually people with not so many skills. Also, they value security: it's just easier for some to get $350 or so every month and not worry about making sales, etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author New beginnings
      Thanks Guys and Gals for the insight!!
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