My story –
I’m an administrative professional with over 23 years experience. I started working in an office when I was 15, and since then I’ve held every position from Receptionist to Bookkeeper to Executive Assistant to Office manager. There isn’t a task I can’t handle, a customer I can’t appease, and I’m well versed in lots of industries, including construction, hospitality, utilities, not-for profits, and online sales.
One winter, I was driving home from work in yet another snow storm. We knew a bad storm was coming, and I had asked my boss to leave early but he wouldn’t let me. My car just wouldn’t make it up this one hill. I was spinning and sliding and ended up sideways and stuck. People were behind me beeping (I’m not sure what they were thinking- it wasn’t like I was purposely stuck sideways!). I decided that I’d had enough. Hours later, I finally made it home. I threw my keys in a snowbank and vowed never to drive in the snow again.
I started blogging to supplement my income, and while I was making some money and getting to review some really cool things, I wasn’t totally fulfilled. I am happiest doing administrative work, and happiest helping others. I never really felt like I was helping people when I was blogging. I was entertaining them, but not helping.
I then started freelance and ghost writing for other bloggers and content mills. I was making money and helping people, but still missing the administrative part. When a person is as organized as I am, they don’t have too many administrative tasks to keep up with.
I added administrative support to my services in addition to content creation. One thing led to another, and now I’m a full fledged virtual professional. This business allows me to help people, do what I love, and get paid for it. I envision doing this work until I’m too old to use a computer. Hopefully that won’t happen for another 40 years or so.
I am a member of several virtual professional networks, so even for the services I don’t offer (such as web design and telemarketing), I can always find someone to fulfill that need for a client. I’m an asset to any sort of business, regardless of if they are in their first year of business or fiftieth.
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