What is a Virtual Assistant and What Do They Do?

Working from home has been a dream of mine for a very long time. I’ve always been an independent person and feeling “free” is important to me.

Before starting my work as a VA, I coached aspiring entrepreneurs through the logistics of starting their first businesses. Before that, I had a bath and body and a jewelry shop.

Although I worked really hard at my businesses, I just didn’t make enough to justify quitting my day job and solely being an entrepreneur.

All this changed as soon as I became a VA.

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A Sneak Peek at My Day as an Entrepreneur (with pictures)

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to take the wheel of the One Woman Shop Instagram account! One Woman Shop is a community and resource gold mine for women solopreneurs, and I had so much fun sharing a peek into a day in the life of a busy online business manager!

In case you missed it, here’s a photo tour of a day as an online solopreneur.

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How I Became a Virtual Assistant and Quit My Job in 3 Months

I’m an entrepreneur at heart. My dreams of owning a business started a long, long time ago! From soap maker, to jewelry designer, to blogger, to coach and then Virtual Assistant, my journey has been colorful!

However, I struggled for many years to make enough money to quit my day job and work from home full-time.

Starting my Virtual Assistant business helped me fulfill my dreams of quitting my job and working from home. And yes, it’s everything I thought it would be!

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The Pros and Cons of Being a Virtual Assistant

It’s a dreary, rainy day and I’m grateful that I can cuddle up on the sofa with a blankie and my laptop and do my work from home. An iced coffee and my two fur-babies are by my side which makes it even better. Talk about bliss!

This blissful state inspired me to write about why I love being a virtual assistant. But it would be unfair to list all the good things about being a VA and not the bad, wouldn’t it? There’s got to be some cons, right? Well…let’s dive in and see, shall we?

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Simple Tips for Creating An SOP for Your Small Business

You may have heard that every business needs an SOP. And yes, it’s true. But what exactly is an SOP and why do you need one?

SOP stands for Standard Operating Procedure and it’s an outline of the steps you take to execute re-occuring tasks in your business. To sum it up, it’s a checklist of tasks you do for your business.

I know, sounds pretty boring, huh? But don’t run off…trust me! You’re going to want to learn this. Why? Because an SOP will save you time, energy and money. Plus, as an added bonus, you’ll have a checklist of tasks you can delegate to a virtual assistant as your business grows.

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ABOUT BILLIE

I help entrepreneurs & virtual assistants grow ama-zing businesses. In my free time you'll find me cuddling with my fur babies, watching funny movies, and scoping out new restaurants with my hubby.