Let’s start with a quick resume:
You can stop reading now if that’s all you need, but if you want the real story, here it is.
A lot of years ago, more than 20 of them, I was in a unique situation. I had twin one-year olds that had special needs and I had a full-time job. Due to the twins special needs, they needed me a lot. That meant I was away from my job more than I was there. It wasn’t fair to my employer, so I quit. Figuring it was going to be easy to raise the twins and work from home, I started a Virtual Assistant company. (Side note: It wasn’t easy. Remember, this was over two decades ago.) At the time, I was told that working from home via the internet was never going to work and that the idea of freelance administrative work would never be accepted (again, over two decades ago). They were wrong. In 1998, I launched VOAssistant and have continued to help clients run their back office ever since.
So, why am I giving you this background? Because everyone has a story. My story is long and boring. But by living my story, I have learned a lot about working from home, balancing work and family, putting pieces of technology together so they get the job done, and most importantly, I’ve learned that you can never stop learning.
Over the years, I have had the privilege of working with many different people with many different business models and I’ve learned from each and every one of them. Now, it’s my turn to help you learn from my experiences.
I want to help you learn how to calm the chaos that sometimes happens when you work from home. By working smarter, hiring help when you need it, and taking time for yourself, we can make a plan that will work for you.