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"So why did I decide to become a Virtual Assistant?
The more people I meet at the different range of events I attend, the more times I am asked ‘what made you decide to become a Virtual
For me there is no quick and easy answer, if there was I wouldn’t be writing my first blog with my answers.
I had previously considered the possibility of setting up a VA business in 2008 when expecting my second child, but decided against it at that time as my husband had also set up his business and as any parent of a newborn will tell you, for those first few months it can be a real struggle to remember what day of the week it is, let alone manage the diary of a client.
Fast forward to the end of 2010, my husband’s Relocation Consultancy business is going well but needs some serious marketing attention and I’m feeling pretty worn out with managing the house, two children in different locations during the day and my husband’s commitments which mean that he is away for four days most weeks. We decide to put all our enthusiasm and energy into his business, so by
the beginning of 2011 I’m assisting with all his marketing, increasing his Social Media profiles and carrying on with all the administration I’ve done for him since his business began.
After a few months, I realise that I am actually pretty good at all things related to administration and organisation, which is no great surprise considering I have 20 years of administrative experience behind me, working in Life Insurance in a variety of roles from Claims Administrator through to Management PA. My most recent Corporate career was in the Building Consultancy Industry working as a
Team Secretary and after five years I realised that I had become stuck in my role with no prospects of promotion or a change of Team, which I found frustrating.
A bit of research and fact finding is completed and after a week in the sun, the last I will probably have for some time I’ve now realised, I launch Super Sec Virtual Assistant services. With two young children at home, I have the capacity to work at hours that suit myself and my clients and with my clients coming from a range of industries I have so much to embrace and learn about all their individual specialities.
To overcome the lack of face to face contact I have with my clients, due to the virtual nature of my business, I started to attend Networking events both through forums and at local venues and have become a huge fan of them.
Getting my first client was a fantastic achievement and four months later, I now have four regular clients with lots of potential enquiries and referrals out there for the future of Super Sec."
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