I started my business not having a clue, just a dream. After a lot of DIY’ing I under took certifications and qualifications in business coaching and marketing. But at the time I didn’t want to go into coaching as I am a more of the behind the scenes kinda gal. And so was trying to think of some other way to use my skills learnt and hence I became a freelancer doing VA and Social Media work.
I am quite tech efficient (well on my good days, we are all human, and those little tech gremlins like to test us all) so this was a good fit for me, working from home as and when I was available. Being the nerd that I am and given my love for studying I couldn’t help but delve into every course and resource I could on how to become a good VA.
Initially I started off doing admin tasks, setting up emails, or zoom and then of course social media schedluing but progressed further into setting up tech and systems. To becoming pretty much a mix of a project manager and OBM.
I found a love for the social media side of things (which is quite funny as I’m not on there a lot personally being ‘social’, I told you introverted) and that’s what I found my clients needed most.
I went on to get certified as a Social Media Specialist, Content Marketing Specialist, Digital Marketing Specialist and Social & Community Manager by Digital Marketer. I have also completed Social Media Manager training with Social Media Pro, Liz Benny, Laura Roeder, Cat Howell, Curt Maly and more. I continue to dive deep into most of the social media platforms, but my main focus is primarily on FB Groups for which I have taken many specific trainings with a few big names in the industry like Andrew Kroeze, Caitlin Bacher, Arne Giske etc. I also work a lot on Insta, Pinterest and Linkedin.
Obviously in this line of work it required me to become very disciplined and organised in order to be as productive as I needed to be, so I did some training in time management skills and became a certified productivity coach.
Why am I telling you all this?
Well it’s sure as hell not to brag, if anyone knows me they know I actually like to stay out of the limelight and often play down my skills. The only reason I am broadcasting this here is because let’s face it VA’s and SMM’s are a dime a dozen these days, it feels like every 2 mins another one is popping up. And that’s great, there truly is enough work out there for everyone as the online business world is exploding.
But I want to demonstrate that I am not someone who just decided on a whim, one day to have a play at this freelancing stuff. I take my business very serious, I resect that I am essentially handling someone else’s baby, and that they have worked hard to build it. That is why I always bring my A game and will only work with clients who are serious action takers and who I feel truly are a good fit. That is also why I continue to learn and develop so I can stay current with all the changing algorithms to help bring you the best results.