One of the best things about running your own business is that you have control over who you work with. Working with your ideal client makes work so much more enjoyable. No more grumpy boss or annoying coworkers because you get to hand-pick the people you WANT to work with, that you’re happy to be around, and that you really click with!
As a VA, I have noticed that there are 11 traits that successful Virtual Assistants share. These traits are uber important for having an organized and profitable business that clients are happy to refer to anyone looking to hire a VA for themselves.
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.
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.
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!
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?