Why Become a VA?
As a member of Jomar Hilario‘s Online Internet Marketing Workshop Club (OMC), I heard of virtual assistant from his subscription emails to the members. But I was not interested at that time. My dream really is to establish my own business. That is why I opted for the online internet marketing. However, I was not able to give focus to making my niche blog since I don’t know yet what my core gifts are. Or what I am really passionate about.
After some months, I decided to try to learn about being a virtual assistant. But since there’s no training available near my city, I opted for the online seminar. After the seminar, I was given two months to do my assignment. But again, the same as in the internet marketing, I got stuck. I don’t know exactly why. But my hunch was, I was hesitant into becoming a virtual assistant because I don’t have the confidence, even in doing the assignment. I was thinking that the tasks is difficult. Until the 2 months expired. And then I forgot about it.
So, now, what prompted me to finally become a virtual assistant?
To establish my own business, earn overflowing income so I can help less fortunate.
I have always wanted to have my own business since my 3rd year in college. I didn’t even bother applying for a job after I graduated. My mother was the one who pushed me to apply for a job saying how could I start my business if I don’t have a capital. Well, she was right. So, I applied and got a job. And told myself I won’t be staying in this job for long ’cause I’ll start my own business. But. 16 years later. I am still going to the office. Working 8-5. 5 days a week.
Last December 2011 I made the most important decision I have ever made in my life. Ah, well, next to getting married, of course. hehe..
With frustration and restlessness with the life I am living, I ask Jomar what to do. I told him I already really wanted to get out of the 8-5 job routine. I have so much other things I’d like to do, yet it’s all being suspended because of my job. I sent him a long email telling him what I really want with my life and what I love doing more. And you know what his email was? It was just a two-sentence reply. Telling me that the solution to my problem is easy. I simply need to become a VA asap. With this, I can already quit my job yet have an income. And then he asked me if I am attending his VA seminar in January 2012. I got teary-eyed after reading his reply. I have to read it over and over again. To really digest the message I am getting. After a few minutes, I decided. Even though I will be venturing into the unknown world of VAs, I just decided. I told myself, this probably is the ticket to my freedom. To doing what I love to do. And I smiled knowing it was there all along. Staring to me in the face every time Jomar sends mass emails regarding virtual assistants. Before I sent my reply to Jomar, I called my husband, then and there. I told him of my wanting to become a VA and my other plans. He said he’d support whatever makes me happy.
So, to make the story short. I am now making my VA assignment after attending the January seminar of Jomar in Cagayan de Oro City. I attended the seminar with my sister (I paid for her registration fee. She has no regular job for the past 3 years. I thought this could probably be also her ticket to financial stability.).
I am very much excited to be able to get out of my comfort zone. 🙂