Contestant's Case to Win
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Virtual Assistant Forums was created in 2007 as I discovered the virtual assistant profession for the first time and went in search of a friendly, encouraging community with REAL information (no work at home scams, get rich quick schemes, or $4/hr 'data entry jobs' allowed! Did you know that the average professional, skilled VA charges at least $35/hr?). I was looking for a place where I could network with like-minded people and learn more about being a successful VA. Finding the need of such a site, I created, curated, and continue to develop Virtual Assistant Forums. As my own virtual assistance business grew and flourished, so has this amazing community of fellow VAs.
The site, although small at the beginning, served it's purpose immediately and quickly grew into what it is today: a welcoming, diverse, and dynamic community of success-seekers, thinkers, and small business owners from all over the world.
I continue to grow and develop VAF because there is nothing more gratifying than helping other people (especially other moms!) access the information, resources, support, and encouragement they need to start and run a successful home-based virtual assistant business.
I'm a business owner and entrepreneur, yes - but most importantly I'm wife to my best friend and mom to a fabulously fun three and a half year old daughter. As much as I love my work, that little girl is the best part of my day, no matter how busy it might feel at times (there's nothing like playing princesses and ponies in the middle of the day with a silly little girl to keep you focused on what's truly important in life!) My family, my little daughter, those are the reasons I keep working to build my online business. Working from home allows me to be a mama first and foremost - a gift worth striving for.