This is a Virtual Assistant case study and interview with Azi Rosenblum. Azi is the Founder and CEO of the Baltimore-based Virtual Assistant firm RemSource which focuses on providing administrative and bookkeeping support to solopreneurs and small businesses. This is the story of how he became a Virtual Assistant and set up his business.
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I think it’s really important to see what it’s actually like to be a VA so I’ve set up some video interviews with new VAs for you. I want to show potential VAs what life is actually like when you work for yourself, to see that ‘regular’ people can do it and to inspire you to make the leap yourselves. I also want to give existing VAs an insight into how other freelancers work, what tasks they do, who their clients are, how they manage them, how they get them and how much they charge them.
This is a Virtual Assistant case study and interview with Nicolle French who is the owner of Nicolle French Communications; Based in London, Nicolle works full time from home and worked on bespoke ad-hoc client projects for several years before transitioning full time last year. This is the story of how she became a Virtual Assistant.
This is a Virtual Assistant case study and interview with Michelle Gibson. UK-based Michelle lives in the small village of Measham in the East Midlands, and initially started her business in 2011 when she became a freelance administrator. She now runs Gibson VA and has a fascinating niche because she actually provides creative support to other VAs!
This is a Virtual Assistant case study and interview with Sam Cook. Sam has just celebrated her two year anniversary of being a VA and lives in Geelong near Melbourne, Australia. She has a 4 year old son (who’s a tornado of energy, questions, and chatter – just like his mum apparently!) and an insatiable travel bug. Sam will be off to Mexico shortly to work with The Hunger Project Australia and get some new projects and leadership training off the ground. This is her VA story.
This is a Virtual Assistant case study and interview with Ditte de Voss who lives in Copenhagen, Denmark with her boyfriend and French bulldog Otto. Providing branding and online marketing services, Ditte only set up her business this year but is already successful and has some great advice to potential VAs about the start-up phase. This is her VA story:
This is a Virtual Assistant case study and interview with Geniece Brown. Geniece set up her business in 2012 and officially launched her company Brown Virtual Assisting LLC in early 2014. She was born in Texas, raised in Mississippi and currently lives in Omaha, Nebraska with her husband and two children. This is her Virtual Assistant story.
This is a Virtual Assistant case study and interview with Michelle Rødgaard-Jessen. Michelle is Danish but has lived and worked in various different countries including Spain, Morocco, Brazil and Chile since she became a freelancer in August 2014. She is therefore the first (but hopefully not the last) Digital Nomad to be featured on my site. This is her VA story.
This is a Virtual Assistant case study and interview with Nikki Ince. Nikki is the owner of Willow Admin, a Virtual Assistant company based in North Stifford in Essex. She initially only provided onsite admin support to local businesses but went fully virtual in 2013 and now provides admin and social media support to small businesses and entrepreneurs. This is her VA story.
This is a Virtual Assistant case study and interview with Becky Considine. After many years high level administrative experience and working as a PA and EA within the NHS, Becky decided to re-evaluate her career after having her second daughter. She runs her business from Oxford, England and launched OXVAS (Oxford Virtual Assistant Service) at the end of 2013.
This is a Virtual Assistant case study and interview with Lakisha Sarbah who is the founding Executive Director of Uniquely Coordinated, LLC. Lakisha is fortunate enough to live in two different US states, spending the winter months in Atlanta, Georgia and the summer at her home in Alabama. Lakisha started her VA business in March 2009 and this is her VA story.
This is a Virtual Assistant case study on MOI! You can read a bit about me here but this is the story about how I became a VA, what I did before I went freelance, how I manage clients and what I’d do differently if I had to start again. I set up Munro PA Services at the end of 2008 and I live in sunny Brighton in an apartment full of shoes, wine and cake.
This is a Virtual Assistant case study and interview with Kathryn Hall. Kathryn runs My Virtual Sidekick, is based in Shoreham in Sussex and has been providing admin support to creative women since 2011. This is the story of how she became a VA.
This is a Virtual Assistant case study and interview with Jama St. John from Strategic Virtual Solutions. Jama manages a team of VAs from her farm in Franklin, Georgia, has clients all over America, Canada and Australia and has been a VA since 1996. This is her VA story.
This is a Virtual Assistant case study and interview with Lee Frances Thomas. Lee relocated to Hove from London in April 2013, began working as a VA in August 2013 as ‘Onsite and Virtual Services’ but decided to narrow her focus and rebrand her business in January 2014 as ‘Professional Services for the Music and Creative Industries’. This is her VA story.
This is a Virtual Assistant case study and interview with Jenny Jameson. Jenny recently changed her niche to more of a tech-focused area and set up Web Tech Wonder Woman but previously ran ‘Not Just Another VA’. She lives in a lovely Grade 2 listed flat in Brighton with Mr Jen, Poppy the guinea pig, Bella the hamster and has been a VA for just over three years. This is her VA story
This is a Virtual Assistant case study and interview from Yaritza Baez. Originally from Puerto Rico, Yaritza started her business, Office Help Direct, in 2011 and currently divides her residence between Puerto Rico and the UK. This is her VA story.
This is a Virtual Assistant case study and interview with Kathie Thomas from the Dandenong Ranges in Victoria, Australia. Kathie registered her business, ‘A Clayton’s Secretary‘ in March 1994. In Australia, having a ‘Clayton’s’ something means having something in place of the real thing, so in her case she was the ‘secretary you needed when you hadn’t got a secretary’! This is her VA story.
This is a Virtual Assistant case study and interview with Rachel Brown from Secretary Outsource. Rachel lives on the south coast in Peacehaven, East Sussex, her business operates locally from Newhaven Enterprise Centre, and she started trading in October 2007 when she was “the wrong side of 45!”. This is her VA story.
This is a Virtual Assistant case study and interview with Rosie Brent who owns Personalised Administrative Support Services. Rosie has over 20 years experience in a multitude of sectors from aerospace to the voluntary sector, is based in Darlington, County Durham and has been a VA for just over a year.