My next interview in this series is Christine Myers
1. What made you decide to take the VATrainer.com course and how did you find it?
I was working as an Administrative Assistant and my boss decided to retire. Since I was out of a job it was the ideal time to consider going into business for myself. I read an article about a woman who was a virtual assistant in Louisiana before Hurricane Katrina. Because she worked remotely, after she relocated, she was back in business in no time at all.
Her story intrigued me, but not knowing how to begin was overwhelming.
I scoured the internet for information. One evening I listened to a seminar sponsored by “The Barefoot Executive,” Carrie Wilkerson, featuring Kathie M.
Thomas from “A Clayton’s Secretary.” The VATrainer.com course seemed to be just what I needed.
2. What were you hoping to achieve after completing the course?
I was hoping to achieve a business “mindset” with a focus on virtual assistance. I needed a step-by-step approach to gain the knowledge and confidence to start a business and to market my skills.
3. Did you?
4. Where are you now with your plans to operate as a VA?
I have incorporated as: Virtual Assistant Services.net and my website is www.VirtualAssistantServices.net I presently have 3 clients. Also I have been asked to write a weekly column about Virtual Assistants in an online newsletter.
5. Would you recommend the course to others and if so, why?
Oh, yes! This course takes you from supplies and equipment, your mindset,
business plan, incorporation, charging fees, setting up a website, all the
way through to marketing, networking and more…….
6. Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers?
Yes…. find a mentor (Take a course like the VATrainer.com, join a group,
organization, forum) for learning and encouragement, develop a mindset for
your business and then take massive action… “just do it.” Most of all
“Don’t give up!!!!
7. Please provide brief intro of who you are, along with your website link,
location and anything else of interest.
My company offers remote administrative services, which can include one-time special projects, day to day clerical tasks, and personal assistance to small business owners, private practice independent professionals and busy executives.
When I am not working I enjoy traveling, being at the beach, watching the
birds feed at the bird feeder and most of all being with family. I am
passionate for children and I am a department head & teacher for the
children’s ministry where I attend church. I have been involved, as a
volunteer, for almost 20 years. I reside in West Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
You can learn more about my services through my web site:
www.VirtualAssistantServices.net or contact me at:
(954) 496-6982 and cmyers@VirtualAssistantServices.net
Thank you, Kathie for this opportunity!