My friend and fellow Virtual Assistant Tricia Gardner of Time Saver VA and I have continued our cross blog conversation. If this is your first time visiting, you can go here to read the beginning of our CBC.
This time Tricia asked me:
Name five sites where you have learned the most about becoming a VA and working from home. Why were these sites so important and what kind of information did you get from them?
Once again Tricia has provided me with a great question! And she’s gonna make me think this time around I should know this right off the top of my head but I can only think of a couple. So I might not be able to provide you a list of five, but I’ll give it my best shot!
Sites I have used & I recommend:
- Mom Masterminds – I can’t even begin to explain what information is available here because there is so much! It’s a paid membership site for moms and it’s worth every penny. In fact I just recommended this site to another one of my friends that is starting a VA business. I told her if she was going to invest any money into her business I highly recommend investing in a membership at Mom Masterminds. Not only is it full of learning resources but the mentoring forum is full of so many wonderful successful business owners that are willing to give you support, feedback, etc.
- Internet Based Moms – This isn’t specifically geared towards VA’s but it has a lot of information about working from home. It’s an interactive message board where you can ask questions and receive feedback. It’s free to join and has lots of helpful information. I’ve even picked up a couple jobs from other members that frequent this site.
- Just Online Jobs – Again this isn’t geared specifically towards VA’s but the information about working from home here is helpful. This site is more about telecommuting jobs but I’ve found it very helpful and just recently there was a section added to the site specifically for VA’s.
- VA Networking – I haven’t utilized this site as much as I should but the few times I have visited it and used the message board I was impressed. Unlike the other sites mentioned, this one is geared toward Virtual Assistants only. Although I’ve been impressed with the site I have to say that I also feel overwhelmed when on the message board. There is so much information there that I often don’t know where to start & just end up not reading any of the posts.
Well, Tricia I know you asked me for five sites but I honestly can’t think of a fifth one off the top of my head. I hope that the four I’ve listed give you a good idea of what each individual site offers and the type of information you can pick up there.
I leave Tricia with this question:
If you could have someone take you under their wing as an intern what thing(s) would you want to learn? In other words, what would be the perfect intern opportunity for you as a ‘newbie’?