Last summer I took a road trip with 2 of my teenagers and our puppy. We traveled from Wyoming through Montana, through northern Idaho to Seattle, then down through Oregon to southern Idaho, and all the way home to eastern Wyoming.
Before we left, we mapped out our routes, made reservations for our stops, and decided what we wanted to see. We set a budget and stocked up on snacks (for us and the puppy). We checked tires, changed the oil, and loaded the car strategically.
Our trip was amazing! For the most part, it went super smoothly and we saw incredible sites and hung out with lots of our favorite people along the way.
Some of the BEST moments were unplanned. We took the puppy swimming for the first time in a river we found in Montana. And we took a detour to find a gluten-free burger for my GF kid, and ended up seeing the neatest little town and eating a delicious meal.
Becoming a Virtual Assistant is like taking a Road Trip
There’s so much about starting online work that reminds me of my road trip.
You set a destination, make plans, and most of the time end up where you want to do.
Then you get everything you need for the journey ready and do your best to be prepared.
And finally, you start out with high hopes and lots of excitement, maybe get a little tired on a long leg of the trip, but mostly you enjoy the ride and all the stops along the way.
A Guide Makes all the Difference
Something we’ve done over and over on our family road trips is raft the Rogue River in Oregon. We’ve gone by ourselves a few times and only braved the smallest of rapids. But better yet, we’ve signed up to go with a guide. With their equipment, expertise, and leadership, we’ve been able to go longer distances through rougher waters – while still having fun.
A guide can make all the difference on a new journey.
I have learned how to be a good virtual assistant (sometimes by being a not so good one), how to work with clients, how to find jobs, how to balance my family and my work, and so much more in my years of VA work.
I wish I’d had a guide in my early years to help me navigate the rough waters and make a better plan. Sometimes I was just winging it, and sometimes I was doing it all wrong!
Take a Road Trip to Becoming a Virtual Assistant with me
Now it’s my privilege to teach other Moms how they can get started in VA work. I love sharing what I’ve learned – both the good and the not so good – and helping Moms along their own journey.
I created this Road Trip to Becoming a Virtual Assistant as a guide to help you get started. Along with a “map” to get you from no experience to Virtual Assistant, I’ve got roadblocks to look out for and road signs to follow, with lots of pro tips and tricks along the way.
Download your Road Trip to Becoming a Virtual Assistant here, and get started on your journey today!