It’s Not About the Money, It’s About the Journey.

It’s Not About the Money, It’s About the Journey.


Read our interview with Glenise Anderson, owner of Self Confident Woman, on why she doesn't believe she could have achieved all she has done without the help of her awesome virtual assistant, Kate:

What inspired you to start working with a virtual assistant?

So many tasks needed to be done in both of my businesses.  I either didn’t have the time or experience to do them all.  Trying to do everything yourself is exhausting and of course creates less than ideal results.  Both are outcomes every entrepreneur wants and needs to steer clear of.

Tell us a little about what you have delegated and how you work together?

Katie Martin from AbsoluteAssistance.com.au created 2 of my websites and social media pages and pretty much manages them all.  She knows about all of the programs I run in the business and suggested others to make us run more efficiently.  When we migrated to Infusionsoft, she went above and beyond to get it up and running properly.

Any creative ideas I have she knocks into shape and as I’m a pretty passionate entrepreneur, I have a million ideas a day! Katie is a great sounding board and since we’ve been working together for a number of years now, she is not backward in coming forward if she doesn’t think an idea is a good one.  That’s extremely helpful for me, albeit sometimes I don’t like it!

How has working with a virtual assistant supported your business, and you personally?

Having a VA support me has let me focus on my business and regularly step out if I need to.  I don’t think I would have been able to achieve what I have without her.  Katie has some great experience and is very creative as well.  Between us, she was able to create the Self Confident Women website which won a Bronze Award at the international Stevie Awards for Women in Business in New York last year.  This definitely would not have happened without her input.  She is proactive in suggesting ideas and always keeps an eye out for anything that may move my business forward.

Did you experience any challenges? How did you overcome them?

We just work through any roadblocks, which I have to admit is usually me having too many ideas and going off on a tangent. Everything can be overcome with great communication.

What advice would you give to aspiring virtual assistants looking for new clients?

Make sure the fit is right.  Both you and the client want a long term, successful relationship.  It’s not about the money, it’s about the journey along the way.  You need to like each other to weather the ups and downs of life and business.



 

Glenise Anderson is the owner of Self Confident Woman, and is passionate about helping women find and reach their full potential and dreams by empowering them to discover their hidden self confidence powers. You can see more of what Glenise is up to on her website, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

 

 

 

 


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