consider myself to have any special talents worth selling. One day I read about Virtual Assistants and thought it sounded like something I could do but I have no idea how to set up my own business. Literally, I'm a disaster with accounting stuff, the thought of doing taxes makes me want to cry (that hasn't changed at all) and I never considered myself business minded. But I DREAM BIG!!! The thought of being a VA kept bugging me. "What if I did? What if I could actually do this...homeschool, run a business and trying to run a household (which was always my weak point).
One morning I spoke to my husband and I told him I'm going to go for it. He knows I have some crazy ideas regularly and he just said sure. Probably in his head he thought it would pass quick...but it didn't.
A year later, I have a full running business, with another side gig going on too.
I wanted to share with you some tips on becoming a mompreneur. Sure, I am not an expert, but I've been there and done that so if you are thinking about working from home and feeling overwhelmed I want to encourage you. I am not a coach...I'm not gonna ask you to invest in my service to help you to get started but I would still love to chat with you if you need someone to talk to
Here are first 3 tips for you:
Turn Passion Into Money: Starting a business for purely financial motives makes it difficult to sustain your passion and energy. FInd a way to blend a smart business idea with something you have a great passion for to reduce the stress of work. For me it was social media and even though I run so many accounts and spend hours working on my client's social media, I still enjoy it and find satisfaction when I see their accounts thriving.
Your business growth is directly related to your personal growth. If you want your business to grow, you have to grow and invest in yourself. I can really look back and see how much I've grown. I have invested lots of time in reading books, finding motivation in other people's content, working with a coach, training...and I'm not saying just stuff related to my business but in my life. I am all day with my kids but now I make sure that at least once a month I leave the house alone for a few hours and that really helps me to recharge.
Work hard and don't give up when it gets tough. Consistency is key.
Running your own business is tough. It takes lots of energy and stamina but at the end of the day it is so rewarding. I love the fact that my kids get to see me do what I love. I let them to find their passion and pursuit it so it's an amazing feeling to know that you are being the perfect example for them.
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6 Reasons you need a Blog Management Virtual Assistant
What is the definition of Blog Manager? Why would you need a Blog Management Virtual Assistant?
Whether you are a blogger or an entrepreneur, today I am want to let you know how helpful it would be for you to have a Blog Management Virtual Assistant. There are many reasons businesses should have a blog. Blogging is important to help build brand awareness, establish yourself as an industry leader and build a better and stronger relationship with clients or potential clients. It also helps you rank high on Google by providing more visibility.
with a Free Simplified Social Media Guide
Social Media has become essential for small businesses and in many cases so has hiring a Virtual Assistant for your Social Media needs. An active social media presence is crucial for the growth, sustainability, and success of your business.
Your online presence serves as the virtual face of your brand. It is your chance to increase Brand Awareness and to make a great first impression on your prospective clients.
Organize your life with Trello
Why do I need project management software? Why choose Trello? Because it has changed my life and it can change yours. Trello is an online project management platform. If you own a small business, manage a household, or have a busy schedule, this is the best tool to keep track of anything and everything. Have you discovered Trello yet? If not, you must start using it NOW!
I’ve been brainstorming about some awesome gifts ideas that mompreneurs will actually appreciate. With our new addition making me a homeschool of 3 and a business owner, I’ve been thinking about thing that would actually make my life easier. I got some amazing gifts for my baby shower. Some of my favourites were gifts to pamper myself. I hope that doesn't make me sound selfish but I truly needed them. I started thinking, if I had to give a gift to a mompreneur like me what would I give her? I also asked some other mompreneurs for their tips on idea gifts. Surprisingly, the ideas were all along the same lines.
What is a virtual assistant for? The virtual assistant is a self-employed administrative or personal assistant who works remotely (usually at home) for various clients. Virtual assistants are especially in demand by entrepreneurs and online businesses that need help but don't want to bring on staff in their location. A VA does the majority of things that a Personal Assistant or office administrator does but they're never in the office....anything you can do online, your VA can help you with.
Today, as I woke up from a short nap, I started thinking about how bless I am. I wanted to write this blog post to encourage any struggling mammas out there. Mompreneurs who struggle with guilt, or who think they are doing all this work for nothing.
Today is International Virtual Assistants Day. I wanted to write a quick shout out to all the amazing VAs out there.
Today acknowledges the efforts, determination and commitment of all the VAs everywhere. Just in case you don't know who Virtual Assistants are, they are amazing people who work on freelance basis to deliver managerial, administrative, social media and personal assistance related services to clients. Basically, VAs are an extra pair of hands and eyes that help your business flourish while avoiding your burn out.
When you start a business to make money online from home, you often find yourself wearing all the hats required for running it. Changes are, you are the head of your business strategy, accounting, marketing, sales, customer service and product/service manufacturing departments. Juggling your business from home especially while having young kids is no joke. As a Homeschool mom of 2 boys hopefully 3 by the time I finish writing this post, time management is key. Whether you are homeschooling, have toddlers running around all day or your kids are in school, how we spread out our workload through the day is so important
As the first Virtual Assistant in my little country (as far as I know), I get asked a lot of questions about what I do. Today, I want to tackle one of the most frequently asked questions. What are the benefits of hiring a Virtual Assistant over an in-office Personal Assistant?