As my regular readers will know, I’ve been in this industry for quite some time. In fact, my 20th anniversary in business will be in March 2014. Not that far away.
It was in April 1996 that I began the network, initially for home-based secretaries, and then we changed our titles to Virtual Assistants as that term became popular around the world. Seems such a long time ago now.
What is the new milestone pending? The 1400th VA to join the “A Clayton’s Secretary” network. We’re only a few off that number now. It seems to have sneaked up on me 🙂
It’s good to see the numbers of our industry growing worldwide and that it is now a recognised vocation for those who want to use their office-based skills in an office of their own… at home. And I love helping them achieve that.
Since I believe this to be a great milestone I’d like to offer a special all this week as I’m sure we will hit that very goal this week.
For all those who newly join the ACS VA Network this week I’m offering membership at half price for you. And whoever becomes #1400 will get an additional 12 months’ membership added, i.e. 2 years for the price of less than 1! Yes, almost 1400 VAs have been a member of this network since 1996. I’m thrilled that many have been members for over 14 or more years. That’s quite an achievement and we are just like one big happy family in many ways. So many of us know each other well – even though the majority of our contact is via our discussion forum online and the annual conference (the next one is being held in Brisbane March 2014).
What do you need to do if you want to join? Fill out the application form, then come back here to select the payment link below. You then need to forward your resume to me as well. Please note you must meet our criteria. Minimum 5 years’ working experience in office-based work, or similar. If you haven’t got 5 years but feel you would still be eligible you’ll need to contact me direct to discuss. I love assisting others to get set up and look forward to seeing you join our team!