Q & A
Whats the best thing to happen to you in your career to date?
I had the privilege within my last employment to help my employer set up a new business which was in addition to the business which they hired my services for. There were so many benefits for me partaking within this phase of their business, however it made me realise my passions within my career and fundamentally is what made me want to work as a VA.
What does a typical work week look like for you?:
My work week, for contact wise is 5 days a week however I do work around my family and my productivity time can vary at times but generally 4 days a week for a solid block, then evenings as necessary.
Describe your working environment in a few sentences..
I have a home office set up. I also take the opportunity when I can to work remotely at cafe's, parks and anywhere else that presents quiet opportunity.
What sets you apart from other freelancers in your industry?
I am constantly learning new skills within in administration to be able to provide a more comprehensive service to my clients.
What are the tools of your trade?
My main tools are my laptop and phone. I would not have a trade without them. Program wise there are many as I am constantly updating my skill set with programs on the market and will also learn specific ones where needed for clients or my own business use.
Do you collaborate with others? If yes, how does that works?
I do not collaborate as yet, however I do have my son assist with some graphics and some tech support. I am building a contact base so that if I am not skilled within an area I can refer, recommend or collaborate where required.
Whats been the biggest freelancing lesson to date?
That Rome was not built in a day and finding the right clients to suit you are the most important factor of your business.