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Saturday, January 17, 2009

How I Became A Virtual Assistant

As a graduate of the CVP program. Virtual Dream OfficeServices became my business name. Living on a farm in Wisconsin, I never thought there would be chance to supplement my income and do it while at home. Having two small kids and working full-time there was no way for me to have a second job outside the home.

While going back to school for my associate degree in accounting, I did a research project on telecommuniting. Then, I got pregnant with my first child. While on maternity I researched more about working from home. At that time there were very few companies that hired employees this way and very few people did it as their very own business. I was too conservative to quit my job since I carry the health insurance for the family.

I live in a rural area and jobs are quite scarce if WAH didn’t work out. So, starting slow has helped. I switched jobs and less stress gave me more time to really do some calling for opportunities. Then I met my mentor, Diane Hess, of the Certified Virtual Professional program.(http://certifiedvp.com/portal/Home/tabid/36/Default.aspx) Until I was given the opportunity to have hands on experience with Diane Hess, I really didn’t feel like I had much to offer.

Now, limiting my availability and making sure I stay fair to the family is my biggest hurdle.
In a few years if I can pay for a family trip to Disney World, that will be my final decision-maker to do this full-time.

2 comments:

wilson said...

you have dealt wonderfully with time, research and going back to school, and the emphasis you made on going on training and tutorials...your article i a great help...a very nice one

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Dixie said...

Thanks so much for sharing your journey. Like yours, mine began shortly after giving birth to my youngest daughter. At the time the internet was a part of doing business for many companies however, their people working from home was not. I continued to work outside the home and researching until I was fortunate to meet up with a local VA. With their help and the training offered by Diane Hess, I'm finally living my dream.

Please continue sharing your story.

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  • 15 Plus Years of Office Experience
  • Associate Degree Accounting
  • Associate Degree Admin Assistant
  • Own & Operate A Family Farm
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