I’m sitting here staring at this blank page and all I can think is:
“Why has this blog post been so hard for me to get done?”
Here’s what I’ve come up with
- Starting my blog in general took me forever
- Where do I begin? When I began my journey or at present?
- I think I’m thinking too much!
The One Thing I’m Sure Of
I should have listened to my friend, Rebecca, two and a half years ago when she said, ‘Hey, you should do a blog about what you’re doing’ (*might be paraphrased*)
Why “Diary of a Virtual Assistant”
Most obviously, these blog posts will be more personal– a diary of sorts. I like to think of it as my verbal scrapbook.
My idea for “Diary of a Virtual Assistant” is to share my journey with anyone that wants to listen. I’d like to share how I became a VA and how my business grows. Hopefully my successes and failures will help others on their journey.
We are all in this together, so we might as well give each other a hand.
A personal advantage of blogging my journey is that I will have something to look back on as the years go by. I like that idea. In a few years time, I’d like to look back and be able to say to myself “Look at what you’ve accomplished.”
That all being said, I’m back to “Where do I begin?”
It all started on a cold snowy day back in 1978…(Just kidding, I won’t go that far back)
For now, I think I’ll answer the question…
“How did I become a VA?”
When the idea of a virtual assistant was brought up to me, it wasn’t something I was familiar with. It sounded like something I could do well and enjoy. Work from home; be my own boss; help clients from all different places– I was intrigued.
As the logical person that I am, I figured the more I learned about the VA industry the better. I put my Google search to work.
Whether you are just dipping your toes in to test the waters or jumping right into the deep end, my advice is:
Research. Explore. Learn.
I think the single most useful resource I found was the Virtual Assistant Forums. This forum is full of excellent information and awesome people who helped me begin planning my journey into entrepreneurship. It continues to be a useful resource for me as my business grows. The awesome thing is: the more I learn, the more I become part of that resource for others! If you are interested in becoming a VA, within any niche, I highly recommend visiting this site and signing up!
My First Clients
I will be the first one to admit that I Got Lucky! My very first two clients were both referrals.
This has been both good and bad:
- Good: I got a chance early on to show my skills and begin building client relationships.
- Bad: It spoiled me!
To Sum It Up
It is hard to create something from nothing! Sometimes everything falls into place and sometimes everything just falls. I look forward to sharing each piece–where ever they may fall.
I’d love to hear from you.
~ Just getting started? Share your questions, struggles, or successes in the comments.
~ Been doing this for a while? Share your story!