The problem with going it alone

March 27th 2023 – Written By Stephanie Sheargold

Congratulations! If you are reading this, the chances are, you are considering starting your own virtual assistant business.

Being your own boss, setting your own hours, and choosing your clients are just some benefits of running your own business. Say goodbye to the typical 9-5 routine and hello to a more flexible work-life balance. You can work from anywhere in the world and at your own pace.

It really is an exciting journey to start.

But, the downside – one of the biggest challenges is the lack of support.

A lonely journey

When I first started my virtual assistant business, I had very little help and made a lot of mistakes. While building my business from scratch was fun and rewarding, I could have achieved success more quickly if I had received the right support from someone who had been there.

Starting a business alone can be a lonely journey, especially if you do not have a network of other virtual assistants to turn to for advice and support.

While my family has been hugely supportive of my business, after six years, they still don’t fully grasp what I do. It can be frustrating when people don’t understand.

You have options

Fortunately, options are available to help you navigate the challenges of starting a virtual assistant business. One such option is the Timpi Academy, which was created to help aspiring virtual assistants like you get the knowledge and support they need to succeed.

By enrolling in the Timpi Academy, you can gain clarity on essential topics such as:

Defining your target audience and services

Determining the rates you should charge

Understanding your legal obligations

Practising self-care when running a business

Marketing your business

Finding your first client

These are all crucial components to building a successful virtual assistant business, and having the right guidance can make all the difference.

The Timpi Academy was founded by someone who has been in your shoes and understands the challenges of starting a virtual assistant business. With the help of the Academy, you can learn from the mistakes made by others and avoid costly errors that could potentially derail your business. You can also access a supportive community of like-minded individuals on the same journey as you.


Starting a virtual assistant business can be an exciting and rewarding experience, but it can also be challenging to do alone. By seeking out support through resources like the Timpi Academy, you can gain the knowledge and guidance you need to confidently build your business and achieve your goals.

So why not take the first step towards building your dream virtual assistant business today by contacting us at the Timpi Academy or finding out more by clicking here.