Maintaining a Work/Life Balance While Working from Home as a Virtual Assistant

Feb 16, 2021

Working from home is a great lifestyle. But it is important to establish a healthy work/life balance when working from home as a Virtual Assistant. It is hard to keep work from creeping into your personal time and your personal time from creeping into your work time. 

 Defining work/life balance can be different for everyone. You need to be clear on what balance looks like for you so that you can structure your day to meet your expectations. Not having a healthy work/life balance will cause you undue stress and chaos that cancels many of the benefits of creating your own Virtual Assistant business.

 

So how do you create an environment to support this balance in your life?

 

1. Get ready for work every day. 

Just because you are not commuting, doesn't mean you shouldn't have a morning ritual. Many of the Virtual Experts® in my group start the day with a morning routine that might include reflective time, exercise, a good breakfast, a shower, and then...

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Why Office Managers Make Exceptional Virtual Assistants

Oct 20, 2020

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So COVID-19 shut down a bajillion offices across the country. You may be thinking it’s pretty hard to be an office manager when there is no office to manage.

This COVID thing might be temporary, and you might be able to wait it out.

Or maybe your company has already decided they aren’t going to re-open the doors. They are going to go virtual all the way and save on a ton of overhead costs associated with the physical space. Maybe you are already feeling like it’s only a matter of time before they let you know you’re no longer needed. Don’t despair.

First

First, if they’re thinking that (“We no longer need her/him.”) then they have totally underestimated what you can do for them regardless of a physical office or not.

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Second, I’ve got great news for you. There’s a career option just waiting for you. (Like as soon as you’re done reading this post you can click and be on your way to...

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Live Event Planners Easily Transition Into Virtual Assistant Careers

Oct 13, 2020

by Kathy Goughenour

Some are saying that the return of live, in-person events won’t happen until 2022. (Did your mind just blow and your heart break? Because mine did when I heard that.)

I LOVE live events. As someone who works virtually all the time, I relish the in-person time. But I also relish physical health and safety. So when COVID hit I had to take my humongous and typically-live event to the online space, because I desperately wanted to still see my community while also keeping them safe.

To make that event successful (especially since it was my first ever virtual event of that magnitude), I required the expertise and support of event planners. I needed them when I was planning the live event, and I needed them, even more, to transition the whole thing to a virtual event.

You know what this means for you, right? If you’re an experienced live event planner, there’s tons of opportunity for you to transfer all of your skills and experience to the online...

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Did You Know Teachers and Educators Make Awesome Virtual Assistants?

Oct 02, 2020

Teachers and educators typically join the education profession because they want to work with young people, and they want to make a difference. They get joy out of the creativity of teaching.

Unfortunately, the enjoyment of the profession is often diminished due to a poor work environment, lack of respect, and overwhelming stress.

A survey conducted a few years ago showed that 73% of teachers have considered leaving the profession – mostly due to workload. More than 54% said that they did not think they’d be teaching in 10 years. Almost a quarter imagined they’d move on, in half that time. And all those statistics were before the pandemic.

 

Imagine how many more teachers are considering leaving the profession due to the coronavirus outbreak?

A survey conducted in May 2020, surveyed almost 2,000 teachers and educators. Two-thirds say they’re concerned about the health implications of resuming in-person instruction. And some...

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How to Create a New Path with a Successful Virtual Assistant Business

Sep 03, 2020

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Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

If you’re like me, you often think about your life and if you’re on the right path. Perhaps the more important question to ponder is: Where do you want your path to lead?

Right now, you have two choices:

1) maintain the status quo and end up in the same place you are right now, or
2) create a new path that opens a world of possibilities.

 

The first option is easy. You simply do nothing. Yes, doing nothing is an option and a choice. You don’t have to make any changes. Yet, what are the pitfalls? What are you compromising?

If you’re happy where you are in life, then the first option might be right for you. If you’re not happy, not fulfilled, not earning as much as you’d like, let’s examine choice #2.


The second option is a bit more difficult. It provokes those uncomfortable...

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Give Yourself the Gift of Starting Your Own Virtual Expert® Business

Aug 27, 2020

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As you reflect on your life, what do you long for?

-More time with family and friends?
-The joy of work you love performing?
-The flexibility to travel whenever and wherever you’d like and take your work with you?
-You feel like your hard work is appreciated?

What if you could give yourself a gift that empowers you to realize success on your terms?

We, as women, tend to forget to make ourselves a priority.

Today, I want you to consider giving yourself the best gift of all … the freedom to imagine, to wonder, and to take the necessary action that empowers you to build a fulfilling career. A career on your terms.

Starting your own Virtual Assistant or Virtual Expert® business gives you many gifts:

The Gift of Success on Your Terms

An unfulfilling job leaves you feeling stuck, drained and uninspired. You’re stuck performing tasks you hate, and any hope of a promotion depends on someone else’s evaluation of your performance.

The...

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4 Advantages of Working From Home as a Virtual Assistant and Virtual Expert®

Aug 11, 2020

Right now, you have a full-time, nine-to-five job. You may be listening to that little voice in your head that says: “There are so many advantages to working from home as a Virtual Assistant. If only I could work from home, I would be so much happier.”

The idea of being able to work from home seems like a dream. You can turn it into reality by becoming a Virtual Assistant or a Virtual Expert® (VE).

 

Today, I’ll share with you 4 reasons why you may want to become a Virtual Expert®.

 

1. Your schedule is flexible.

Being a Virtual Expert® who works from home, you have the freedom to ask yourself what time of day you are inherently the most productive.

In contrast to having a face-to-face job, as a VE, you’re not controlled by the time constraints of regular business hours. You can begin work, end work, get ready for the day, or take your dog for a walk anytime you want.

You can also do activities or errands you wouldn’t have the...

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How to Start A Successful Virtual Assistant and Virtual Expert® Career?

Aug 06, 2020

With a “traditional” career, there’s an order of operations to accomplishing your goals. There are specific stops along the way to success. Things like college degrees or trade school certificates. You know what’s expected of you because the road to get there has been mapped out for you.

With a Virtual career, the path is less defined. That’s partly because there are so many possibilities. It’s also partly because you get to create your career doing what you love in the time frame you want — not what a boss dictates.

Being in charge of your career and destiny is exciting! It can also cause apprehension because the path feels uncertain and unpredictable.

Starting a career as a Virtual Assistant or Virtual Expert® requires a relatively small start-up cost. You don’t need a ton of space. You need zero inventory. What you do need are a few essentials including a computer, internet, and a phone. Many of those essentials you likely...

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