Anna Millar

AVA Business Services

I have been a VA for a bit over 6 years. To begin with it was previous employers and friends with businesses. I took a break due to gaining full time employment and to raise my children. I have recently made the decision to re-establish myself as a VA again so that I can work around my children's needs as well as get back to travelling without having to take long periods off work.

I enjoy helping people grow their business and believe that a vital part of that is having excellent administration systems. I love educating owners on the systems available in order to help manage their business without spending unnecessary hours on paperwork and inefficient systems.

my core skills

Systems Analyst

Systems administator

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.

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