I thought I would introduce you to some of those who have undertaken my VATrainer course to become Virtual Assistants and run their own businesses.
This is an online course that runs over a 10 week period and has been available online for a couple of years now. I have been pleased to see the number of students that have come through and the quality of work they have produced throughout their course.
The first is Kellie and in her words, here is what she felt about the course:
1. What made you decide to take the VATrainer.com course and how did you find it?
I wanted to work from home so I could be with my children. As I have a background in administration and clerical, becoming a VA seemed the right thing to do. I came across VATrainer.com via A Claytons Secretary whilst surfing the net. This was a fantastic opportunity for me to learn about becoming a VA and what was involved with establishing a home business.
2. What were you hoping to achieve after completing the course?
To be confident and knowledgeable enough to start my own home business as a Virtual Assistant.
3. Did you?
4. Where are you now with your plans to operate as a VA?
I have been operating as a VA on a part-time basis for the past 9 months, mainly assisting other VA’s with sub-contracting jobs. Hopefully, when I get enough clients, I will be able to become a full time VA.
5. Would you recommend the course to others and if so, why?
Yes. If anyone wants to become a VA, there is a wealth of information from how to start your own home business to gaining that very first client.
6. Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers?
For quite sometime now, I have wanted to be a ‘Work At Home’ mum. Whilst surfing the net to see what was available, I came across VATrainer.com – via A Claytons Secretary. I thought “This is it! This is what I would love to do; become a Virtual Assistant and to establish a home business. What a great way to earn a living by being able to work from home and still be able to be there for your children whilst in their early years”.
I enrolled for VATrainer.com, and enjoyed it from day one. VATrainer.com provided me with everything I needed to know: from how to start my own home business to gaining that very first client. After completing the course, I spent the next 9 to 12 months setting up my business – Bloom Virtual Office Solutions. All thanks to VATrainer.com, and the help of Kathie Thomas, of course. Without her wealth of knowledge, there is no VATrainer.com.
Nb.. I am meeting my first client face to face next week – he has come out from New Zealand to see that I really do exist! If it wasn’t for VATrainer.com, I would never of had the confidence, or the knowledge, to start my own business.
7. Please provide brief intro of who you are, along with your website link, location and anything else of interest.
My name is Kellie Carrier. I am the owner/operator of Bloom Virtual Office Solutions, based in Liverpool, NSW in the Sydney metropolitan area. I possess more than 15 years experience within an administrative/clerical environment, including providing high level customer sales and service, accounts payable/receivable, and general office administration assistance. I offer a wide range of secretarial and administrative services ‘virtually’ to small business owners and individuals. I also have 4 children under 15, which is the main reason I decided to become a Virtual Assistant – so I can work from home whilst spending quality time with my kids.