Why Did You Start Your Virtual Assistance Biz?
In 2013, after working online as an editor and a transcriptionist for 6 years, I finally mustered the guts to strike out on my own. But this was the summer it dawned on me that this was real life and it was going to pass me by if I didn’t do something about it. It was time to start my pursuit of happiness and meaningful work. It was the same summer I started meditating again and also took an ill-fated crack at that Insanity workout. My little introverted-self was ready to make some changes!
I knew that meaningful work for me meant being a solo biz owner, having flexiblity, the ability to only work with people whose work I believed in, and supporting other women. I also knew I’d developed mad skills in time management and focus as a transcriptionist and editor. Getting paid by how quickly and accurately I got things done, not hourly, I learned all the tricks to squeeze every last drop out of an hour.
So, a bunch of research, an internship with a more established VA, and an LLC later, Ali The Happy VA was born. I’m happy to say it’s been my bread and butter, fully supporting me while keeping my clients super stoked since January 2014.
What’s The Blog All About?
I’ve filled my head with an EncyclopediaBritannica of work-from-home tools since I began in 2007. I learned most of it the hard way and I want spare you this unnecessary pain!
So, I started a blog for freelancers, solopreneurs, and virtual assistants (and aspiring virtual assistants) who want to build their practice and work from home. Learn my secrets for finding more time and space in your life!
Topics We Cover:
Happy By Design: Getting balance in your life and business, achieving goals, self-care practices, and other well-being related posts.
Building a Happy Business: Sharing ideas and tips to help you grow your business, manage your business as well as business systems.
Happy Blogging: Sharing tips to help you get started blogging, writing content, technical help, and earning money from your blog.
Social Media Tips: I cover social media management, social media strategy, as well as tips and tricks that I use with my clients.
Tech Tips: This includes technology tutorials, software tutorials, software reviews. I share tools I use in my business.
Why should I hire you?
Because I care a lot about what I do and about my clients. I feel invested in my client’s results, not just because it’s good for my business, but it makes me feel excellent to assist women who do work I believe in as well. Also, I’m always learning new things, and I love to share my research and knowledge with my clients. I’ll always give you my honest opinion, though in a nice and constructive manner.
Just a few of the courses I’ve taken that help me support your business:
Ali Being Very Serious in Her Very Silly Hat
Who is Ali The Happy VA?
I’m a happily introverted homebody who loves reading, rainy days, animals (especially my pup!), synchronized swimming for one (I’m a mermaid in my own mind), and the color pink. I still like the Oxford comma, mostly because it’s called an Oxford comma.
After working in a tea shop, I now drink a staggering amount of it and love all varietals. Also, I love wine, but I’m no snob! Those uh…fancy? boxed wines are just fine with me. They’re more eco-friendly.
How do I hire you?
Check out my hire me page first. Then, shoot me a message to set up a time to chat over tea on Google Hangouts (or the phone).