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    Default Anyone else doing virtual assistant/administrative consultant work?

    I have a background in marketing and am at quite a senior level but find it hard to get part time work at a similar rate to my old salary. With baby 2 on the way I'm thinking of work from home ideas. I think this plays to my strengths (super organised and good at ticking things off my list!). I can also offer a few additional skills from my marketing background.
    Just interested to know if anyone has done this successfully as I'd love to have a chat and find a bit of a mentor/someone to share ideas with etc. Realistically with another baby on the way it's not something ill do for at least a year but just want to get some ideas of if I'm heading in the right direction.

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    Subbing as I have been trying without success to do something similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taffabella View Post
    Subbing as I have been trying without success to do something similar.
    @Taffabella can I ask what you've tried so far? Someone I know is using a virtual admin assistant for their business and I checked out her FB page. She only started up in March and is already at capacity, trying to get an extra day of daycare for her kids because she has so much work. Looks like she's working with around 6 different companies doing various tasks from travel bookings, meeting notes, social media schedules etc. All stuff I could do as my current role is as a project manager. I think the hardest part is getting clients so that's where I'd love to work with someone (not interested in being competitive) to try and share ideas/strategies etc. Especially since working from home can be lonely would be awesome to have a bit of a virtual office buddy/mentor.

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    Subbing. We can't afford childcare where we live and I'd love to take on some work of this kind

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    Subbing also...... I first heard of this a few years ago, well before DS arrived. I've been SAHM since he came along and think this is something I could do easily with my skill set - just need to know more about how it works, how you get clients etc.

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    @Steph12 sorry I've only just seen this today.

    I've registered a business name & number and attempted to get clients (although I will admit quite ad hoc and via word of mouth) without luck.

    I've tried picking up freelance work so I can have a portfolio to show of my skills but securing freelance work which gives you that kind of profile is very difficult...a lot of that is hard to pick up when people will work for less than minimum wage (which is particularly difficult when you are competing internationally)...

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    @Steph12... Just wondering if you've pursued this yet? I've picked up the pace and am trying to score freelance work, so far without luck. 😥

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    Freelance work is great. I did some stuff through Fiverr.com and Freelancer.com.

    Did a lot of odd jobs on the cheap to get a good 5 star rating. I then raised my prices and still gave awesome content. Becuase I already had the 5 star rating, people were more likely to spend money on quality. I ended up doing some work for a company in the US and they hired me on for 12 months which was great. Took a bit of work to get there though.


 

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