It was several years ago I began this journey of developing a business at home. 16, in fact, next month. That time has flown by. My daughters are all now adults and no longer needed a mum at home but I must admit I have no inclination to go back out into the traditional workforce. I love my surroundings, my comfortable office and the line of work I do for my clients.
However, I know many feel totally overwhelmed when they join the Virtual Assistant industry and have no idea how to start first or where to go for help. Should they have a website? Should they be joining VA networks? Which sites should you pay to join without being scammed?
These and a million other questions surface when people are faced with starting their own business – it’s not just in the Virtual Assistant Industry.
Let’s face it. There’s nothing like being supported and encouraged by someone who has already trodden the path you are choosing. There’s value in learning from someone else’s mistakes rather than making your own. And why should you re-invent the wheel if someone else can share their knowledge and experience?
Enter the VA Coaching Club. With a monthly call session and teleseminar, including periodic guest speakers, the opportunity to tap into the wealth and knowledge of experienced VAs and access to materials and services designed for the VA industry, it makes good sense to join. There is a monthly fee but it’s not high and you’re not locked into a time period. We’re also establishing a forum just for members of the coaching club and also the VATrainer course students.
If you’re new to the industry, either just starting, or been around for awhile but need some help, then why not explore the VA Coaching Club for more information? Make sure you check out the webinar lineup of speakers – we have some great topics being covered.
Lisa Olinda says
I highly recommend participating in Kathie’s VA Coaching Club. After taking 18 months to really establish my business I wish I could turn back time and avail myself of her years of experience.
Kathie has inspired and motivated me many times over the past 2 years of knowing her.
Sandra Sims says
Really good article Katie! You made several really good points in this article due to the fact that I had some of those very same questions when I was researching out the Virtual Assistant world and was it possible to create your own company doing such administrative tasks like I had performed in the “commute work world”. And what good forums to join that were not just going to scam me. You and other VA’s that have been in this business for such a long time and giving that you all are is what helped me to get the info that I needed to make my decision to become a work at home mom. And boy am I glad that I have opened my own company and am my own boss! I highly recommend your VA coaching and thanks for being one of the VA’s that you can count on!
Kathie Thomas says
Thanks Sandra. I’m glad to hear that I’ve been able to help you, along with many of the other senior VAs.