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This is a guest post by Amanda Johnson from VACT

There’s no getting away from it, juggling a family and J.O.B can be hard. There’s the usual 9 to 5 treadmill, not counting the commute there and back each day and, when you get home, you change hats and continue working in a different role. Is it any wonder we crave a little more control over how our day should pan out!

As a PA, administrator or secretary, you may be a little tired of working for someone who doesn’t understand that struggle. The lack of control you have over you own career can be frustrating – or maybe you’re currently facing retirement or redundancy and want a new career direction altogether – exactly as I was back in 2012.
Juggling tasks
Prior to starting my career as a Virtual Assistant (VA), I was a Logistics Officer for the Royal Navy. After my retirement from the Navy in 2012, I wanted a career that was flexible, enjoyable and able to run from anywhere. I decided to establish my own VA business and, after 18 months in my new career, I became southern region Runner Up in the VA Awards of 2014!

I’m a wife and mother to two young children, so I appreciate how difficult it can be to find a career that fits around your family’s unique timetable. As a mother, you want to be there for your children and watch them growing up – but you also need space to grow and nurture yourself and your finances too – and this is why I love being a VA.

I still run my own successful VA team but, through my company VACT, I’m also in the great position of being able to support, mentor and inspire 1000’s of women, anywhere in the world, to take the leap into self-employment and to create their own VA business.

If you’re looking to:
Be your own boss
Have greater flexibility around your working hours
Create a successful & portable business – work anywhere you like!
Always be learning something new
Support multiple clients in various locations

Having your own VA business may be the answer you’re looking for.

The great thing about starting your own VA business is that, if you’re already a PA, secretary or administrator, you probably already have some of the soft and hard skills needed to become a good VA. At VACT we can give you the business acumen you need to start your own VA business – from our free resources through to our mentoring programmes. You can also train, set up and launch, whilst still in your current position – making it a smooth and easy transition; you only need a computer, internet connection and clients to get started!

So why not get in touch for a 30 minute, no obligation consultation, to explore which route is best for you! For more info see here.

Amanda Johnson
The VA Coaching and Training Company


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