A virtual career… Is that something you’re ready for?
Are you ready to start forging your path to virtual freedom?
Making your own hours,
working in your own space,
and of course, living your best life!?
I can tell you, for me at the start it wasn’t easy, finding out what platforms to use, different ways to market my services, and heck, figuring out how much to even charge for my services because to me, my skills are PRICELESS!
But have no fear, virtual career girl, all of the hardships I have gone through, allowed me to pave the way for you!
Now, I can’t promise it’s going to be easy but if you put in as much hard work and dedication into your work as you do at your 9-5, then the world is your oyster, girl. I can’t wait to see the success that comes out of your virtual career!
I will be with YOU 100% of the way.
What Made Me Become a Virtual Assistant and start a virtual career??Well, to be honest: I like most of you, was extremely limited in my past profession. I liked working on various tasks, and I wanted to put my hands on anything and everything to grow my knowledge, and my knowledge grew—quick! Spreadsheets were my JAM but marketing was my BREAD and BUTTER. The company I worked for was all about helping you grow and learning, but my direct supervisor didn’t like that at all. I would get pulled away on different projects and then would get scolded the moment I got back to my desk. The constant back and forth of wondering am I doing everything right? What am I doing wrong?
I’m certainly putting in the hours, missing precious time with my daughter, having to miss out on field trips, class parties, you name it I was missing out on it, constantly trying to prove myself, and my problem was I put in the time and effort into something that no longer challenged me. Why do we do this to ourselves?
I decided to be BOLD and ask for change.
I was working on getting switched out of the department I was in, but I was told to be patient and wait until the timing was good to become the assistant to the executives. I waited a few months, and nothing changed. This was a great company and I loved the foundation the company was built on and the leadership at the top was phenomenal, but I was ready to move forward to use my skills the way I thought they could be used. They turned me on to an online platform where people go to outsource for most of the important projects. We even used this platform in the company from time to time.
Ever heard of UpWork?
When they told me this I thought: Whoa!!! I have got to check that out. And from then on it was history. Thanks to them, I found Upwork and started my virtual assistant career. Now I am a Top-Rated virtual assistant on Upwork with a 100% job success score. I’m making my own hours and getting paid the right money for my talents.
What Is a virtual assistant? Why choose this as your virtual career?
A virtual assistant is an independent contractor that does not work inside the company’s office.
We usually work from a home office, but can basically work from anywhere as long as you have a laptop and an internet connection to receive information; such as shared calendars and any other important documents necessary for the job.
What does a virtual assistant do? Honestly, a virtual assistant can do ANYTHING! Marketing, data entry, scheduling, and even website design. Whatever experience you have, can pretty much be utilized online, on your terms.
What makes a virtual assistant different than an office assistant? You would be surprised by the way people treat you in an office when you are working “for” them instead of working “with” them. When you’re a virtual assistant trained at the skills a business owner needs, you then enter in a partnership with that company. Both parties agree upon terms of the “partnership” and as long as both ends are held up everything is hunky-dory. How do you get virtual assistant skills?
I spent my high school/ college years in the computer lab. So if you haven’t been doing graphic design, or programming, or any of that nerdy stuff, don’t be alarmed girlfriend!
There is no need to become a member of YouTube University (been there, done that) and girl, it’s a waste of time.
Do you know how frustrating it is to be on a webinar for TWO HOURS only to find out they were only going to tell you the basic information you already know? I’ve done it so many times I wanted to beat my head against the wall and I’ve had it with the scams! That’s why I’m giving you all the resources you need in one place in the virtual career girl toolbox!
With Virtual Career Girl we’re going to discuss some of the most important factors an entrepreneur such as yourself would want to know.
- Email tips & tricks
- The art of Blogging
- Tools every virtual assistant needs
- Places to get FREE stock photos
- How to set up a blog! With video!
- All the social platforms you need to be in and why
- Digital Marketing experts share their knowledge on Websites, Search Engines, and even advertising!
Be a part of the community
Virtual Career Girl started when a group of my girlfriends and I were having a glass of wine while discussing our careers. Not all of them are virtual like me, but these amazing ladies have big dreams too! Building a business and being an entrepreneur isn’t something you should have to do alone. Women supporting women get to the top is what it’s all about. I couldn’t survive without my girl tribe, and I can’t wait for you to be a part of it!