I sat down looking at the computer trying to figure out what I should blog about and then it hit me, I have been meaning to share with you guys what it's like to run a VA (Virtual Assistant) business from home! I left my 9-5 just over 1 year ago and I haven't regretted it since!
So, unlike other virtual entrepreneurs, I don't stick to a strict schedule for my work day and I also like my freedom, so I also don't take on too much client work. Every day for me is different, depending on what my schedule is for that day or if I want to sleep in.
With that being said, here is what my schedule looked like today:
>> Woke up at 7:45, stretched for 15 minutes, then got up
>> Made a cup of bullet proof coffee (organic coffee, coconut oil, ghee/grass-fed butter & honey)
>> Sat down at my computer to sort through emails
>> 8:30-12:30 - worked on client's social media scheduling/other work
>> In between client work took a break to dye my hair
>> Scheduled appointment with current client for updates
>> Lunch with the hubby (I made organic Ravioli)
>> Made some home-made larabars, home-made chicken stock
>> Washed the dishes
>> Swept leaves off of deck
>> Listed some items on Swap/Shop
>> Gave away 2 complimentary VA books in exchange for Amazon Reviews
>> Chatted with Hulu rep about updating my plan
>> 4:00-5:00 client phone appointment
Other days, I have more to do such as scheduling my own social media, promoting my current books, work on writing my next book or sometimes I will have a client contact me to do a quick project for a few hours. My job never gets boring, that is for sure!
There are so many perks to working from home that I love. Being able to cook my husband and myself healthy meals all day is something that I never had time for before. Now I am able to cook & bake everything from scratch, which is so much healthier and more budget friendly. I also love that I am not bombarded all day with phone calls or drop-in clients. I rarely use my phone for business except for the rare once a month meeting with a client. I love that I can wake up and begin work whenever I like; especially since I have really bad allergies, working from home has been a lifesaver! I save so much money + time on not having to wear makeup daily and buy an office wardrobe. I love that I can take a day off to go shopping, watch chick flicks or go on a vacay whenever I like! For me, running my own business is more about freedom, than it is about money. When you run your own business, you are free to run it any way that you like and that is the beauty of it!
Not to mention, all of the amazing things that I have learned while working from home. I have met some of the most amazing women online and attended courses + webinars that have taught me beyond what I could have learned at any 9-5. Before starting this business, I didn't have half of the skills that I have now nor the confidence. It's been an amazing journey and I have happily helped several other people start their own VA businesses by sharing my book. I can't believe it's been over 1 year now. I can't wait to see what 2017 holds for me; but no matter what it holds, I know that I can go into any project with the confidence and skills to get the job done!
Okay guys, I hope that you enjoyed "A Day in the Life of a Virtual Assistant." I am about to grab some coffee and I am headed out to take a nice walk outside. It's such a gorgeous day out! If you are interested in a great way to work from home, I would definitely suggest starting out as a Virtual Assistant and learning the ropes first. That way you can figure out what your niche is and how everything works virtually. You can also check out my book on Amazon; "The Ultimate A-Z Guide to Running a Lucrative Virtual Assistant Business!"
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Did you enjoy hearing about my VA business? Let me know if you would like another post with more details on the type of work that I do!