Personal Note from Julie: Be Your Own Boss — Become a Virtual Assistant

Mar 27, 2015 | Technology

Business CardWhen I left my corporate admin position 10 years ago, I chose to pursue a career as a virtual assistant (VA). Part of my reasoning for doing this was because I didn’t want a gap on my resume. I knew I didn’t want to go to another corporate environment, but I wasn’t sure what my next move would be. I also liked being more in control of the type of work I was doing and being able to choose the kinds of clients I worked with. It was nice to set my own hours and chart my own course on my terms.

Being a VA allowed me to do all of these things. And, more importantly, it helped me get my feet wet as an entrepreneur. I learned the ins and outs of being my own boss. It taught me how to build relationships with clients and be more organized. I learned how to run a business and supported some extraordinary entrepreneurs in the process. In a lot of ways, my VA work was a launch pad for All Things Admin, and it helped me get to where I am today.

If you’re between jobs, looking for temporary work, or need something to do during retirement, I highly recommend you research the VA possibilities for yourself. This week’s feature article includes some valuable information on getting started as a virtual assistant. You can also find additional resources on our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages.

With a little research and proper planning, being a VA can be a very interesting and enjoyable career if you’re open to new possibilities and are willing to give it a try.

Supporting your administrative success,

Julie

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