For a few years, a sizable portion of my income while working from home was made as a VA (virtual assistant). While I did well and worked with some wonderful individuals (partners as well as clients), I soon became dispassionate about my work. I was stubborn and slow to accept and learn about blogging as an important facet of running a successful business and I was overwhelmed by social media in general. I’m not as stubborn as I formerly was regarding these common business tools, and while I still have so much learn about them, I am genuinely making the effort.
Before I started my own virtual support business, I read every available Internet magazine article, skimmed every blog, lurked in every VA forum, examined and quietly critiqued every known VA web site, and asked thousands of questions. After paying my due diligence, I felt I was ready to get down to business – well, almost.