I find it hard to believe, but I have been a Virtual Assistant for over 19 years now. And throughout this time, I’ve learned so much about what it takes to work remotely with clients. It’s truly a unique experience – and I love it. I have always been an administrative support professional, but once I discovered the world of Virtual Assistance, I knew I didn’t want to work a traditional 9 to 5 office job anymore. Working online was too much fun. Technology made it fun for me. But the best part of it all has been the people I’ve met and worked with over these 19 years. I can honestly say my clients have been the best part of this journey.
In the world of Virtual Assistance, a lot depends on relationships. Building and maintaining great VA/Client relationships is crucial, but it’s not difficult. It’s really about understanding the needs and expectations of my client and then doing everything I can to ensure those needs and expectations are met. This has always been my goal and has been essential in achieving long-term success.
Collaborating with various clients over the years has benefited me in ways I never imagined. I’ve been fortunate to work with people from all over the United States and beyond. It’s given me freedom, independence, flexibility, and countless opportunities to develop my professional skills. In the last 18 months, I earned certifications in Social Media Management and Online Business Management. The impetus for pursuing these tracks was, as always, providing better service for my clients.
Through it all, I have found enormous satisfaction in knowing I’ve played a significant role in supporting many clients in many ways over the years. Now I look forward to continuing to do the work that I love.
Thank you to everyone!
Owner, Virtual Admin Services
Becky Gregory is an Executive Virtual Assistant and owner of Virtual Administrative Services (VAS), a full service VA firm.