I’ve been talking with Tricia Gardner of Time Saver VA for quite awhile about doing a CBC. We both loved the idea of taking my experience of being a VA for the past couple years and her being a ‘newbie’ and interacting with some conversation. But, I kept putting it off and putting it off because of not having this site all set up perfectly and the way I want it yet.
The topic of co-promotion came up on Mom’s Morning Show where I’m one of the several crew members we have there. A challenge was thrown at me, that week, to get out of my comfort zone and contact someone about co-promotion. Instantly the idea of the CBC conversation with Tricia popped into my head so I contacted her and here we are.
Here is Tricia’s first question to me:
“When you decided to become a VA what was your thought process? How did you decide this was what you wanted to do?”
Tricia what a great question! And to answer that, it’s kind of funny how my thought process really went.
Kelly McCausey, queen of Podcasting, and I used to live in the same town (and my son and I even lived with her and her son for a couple years) and I watched her begin her home based business and always thought in the back of my head wow that’s so cool. One day after my hours had been cut to part time hours at my job, Kelly approached me and asked me if I would like to be her VA. Back then I had never even heard of a VA or what a VA did.
I honestly have to say that I didn’t have a big thought process going on about all this. I didn’t think I would leave my job as an Optometrist Assistant to work from home. As a single mom I never imagined it was a possibility. But the more I got involved in working with Kelly and working out of my home office, I started to wonder how it could become a reality.
Again I have to give credit and a lot of thanks to Kelly. She was pretty well known in the WAHM (work at home mom) community and when she started mentioning my name, things began happening and moving along pretty quickly! The next thing I know I was leaving my job and coming home full time!
To answer the second part of your question, how did I know this is what I wanted to do, it just felt right. I had peace about it. I loved learning new things, I loved working with all the other small business owners (all WAHM’s) and knowing that by offering my services to them I was saving them time and helping them to be able to focus on other more important aspects of their business.
So Tricia I leave you with this question:
As a ‘newbie’ VA what is the one thing you find yourself struggling with most?