My Journey to Becoming a Virtual Assistant (VA)
A few months back I was working a full-time job for a company that I won’t name doing a job that I hated. It was at that point I decided I needed to work for myself. Most people ask, “why would you want to work for yourself?” and I have to say, “so I can be in control of my life.” Of course, we all know that your only in control to a point and then it’s the people you work with that have a certain amount of control over you.
In my lifetime, I have had several job titles and learned many tasks that I am now wanting to use as I make myself available as a Virtual Assistant. What is a Virtual Assistant, aka VA? A VA is a person who assist small businesses, entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, etc. doing administrative tasks, website creation and maintenance, social media platforms, bookkeeping and any other tasks that an administrative assistant, personal assistant or executive assistant could do in an office, but when done by a VA, it is done from their home office via online.
I get to set my own hours, which are 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (CST) Monday through Friday. I get to decide who I work WITH, not who I work for, but who I work WITH as I am your equal. I am an independent contractor, so I don’t work for you. You do not have to pay me any benefits and give me holiday or vacation pay.
I will give you a FREE hour for every 10-hour Retainer Package that you lock in. Packages are available for 10, 20 and 30 hours per month. In addition, you can purchase time by the hour. If you need more time per month, I will prepare a proposal for such. Please contact me directly for more information at my business email: firstname.lastname@example.org.