My VA Journey ๐ŸŒท

Hello, friends! ๐Ÿ˜Š

How are you? I’ve been on hiatus here for a month jsksksllsls so sorry ใ…  ใ…  waaah (so here’s a cute pic of jungoo to make bawi / “compromise” to all of you ๐Ÿ˜‰โœŒ)

I know I should have posted something here last month (ugh literally feels like yesterday haha), but I felt I just needed to write my thoughts and feels on my journal instead. I still write A LOT – where in fact, I’m using 3 notebooks since February 2019 which I usually bring them at work.

  1. Journal/ Diary / Devotion / Doodle notebook โค
  2. Gratitude/ to-do list/ Art History notebook ๐ŸŒธ
  3. Side-hustle Notebook ๐Ÿ˜Ž

So without further musings and ramblings, here’s my VA Journey ๐ŸŒท

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Since I’ve been into Truly Rich Club (superb club), I’ve been thinking and exploring ways where I could earn a sideline / side hustle and here are the things that I have tried:

(Online)

  1. Apply as an ESL teacher – Rarejob & Bibo
  2. Answer surveys
  3. Make a book review
  4. Learn how to be a VA (ongoing)
  5. Affiliate Marketing (TRC, VA bootcamp course, Airbnb, Klook)

(Nursing)

  1. Apply as Nurse Reliever
  2. Apply as a Nurse in Aide app

I tried.

I failed myself many times.

I failed to pursue and go for it (self-doubt, fear, & laziness)…..

But I still choose to RISE after every failure.

“Investing in yourself is the best investment you will ever make”. – Robin S. Sharma

One Webinar/Power Talks that I’ve watched from Bro. Bo Sanchez has lead me to “Virtual Assistant” world (late 2017). I was inspired because the guest speakers there are earning while working from home #Freelancing #WorkFromHome #SuccessStories.

I’ve researched first about Mr. Jomar’s VA careers and stuff. It’s goooood!!!

Weeks later…

I’ve researched about Mr. Jason’s VA courses and stuff. Yey! Jackpot! This is it! Hehe what I like about the VAB is the active community/ support group and the success stories after enrolling in VAB!! So I told my best friend, Sym, to join me in the course too. Hehe but she doesn’t have time.

Hmmmm…why not try? Me talking to myself for days, so I tried the free course first…. and I felt dismayed because it’s difficult ใ…  ใ…  I think this is not for me..

Fast forward to July 2018, I’ve received an email from Mr. Jason’s discounted VA course. I asked myself if it’s now or never in availing the course hahahaha and yes, of course, I’ve enrolled na!!! (Effective email marketing po hehe)

For the first 2 months, I’m on/off learner…

Until I had to quit because I lacked motivation and I didn’t know if I could really do this…

So… I sticked with my corporate job as an occupational health nurse.

Fast forward to February 2019, I’ve finished watching Romance is a bonus book and because of Kang Dan-i’s strong character, I’ve gained my motivation to work hard to have a side-hustle.

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I went back to study again the VA modules. I also told myself that I’m not a quitter. I kept on watching and reading success stories to fuel up my emotional why, why am I doing this. I didn’t have a VA friend who has same goals like mine so it’s hard to move forward with the modules and all. So, I pray the hardest during these times that I felt alone.

I felt God is moving me๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ

  • February 20, 2019 ~ I’ve finally got my VA certificate ๐Ÿ˜Š #VABgraduate
  • February 21 – March 21, 2019 ~ I’ve fixed my online profiles on onlinejobs.ph and on Upwork. I tried to create an account on Hubstaff but I didn’t push thru it because I was lazy. I only wanted to find jobs on Upwork. Also, this time (I was about to give up again after several attempts of submitting my profile on Upwork – rejected twice), I asked for the help of one of our VAB coaches, Ms.Anna, if she could help me to get my Upwork profile approved – and viola! Approved!! ๐ŸคŸ๐ŸŒŸ thank you po ๐ŸŒท
  • I’ve decided to do a DIY hustle challenge because I was not confident yet to join in their HC ๐Ÿคง
  • March 21-31, 2019 ~ I’ve reviewed the modules again esp. on how to write cover letters. Tried to submit proposals on the 31st..special thanks to my bff, Sym, for motivating me too!๐Ÿ˜˜
  • April 1, 2019 ~ I was browsing for jobs on Upwork. I submitted 4-5 proposals. Then, yeyyyy! I got my 1st client! Task: Write in medical forum (yey!!! Thank you Lord! ๐Ÿ™)
  • April 2, 2019 ~ I’ve submitted 2-3 proposals again on Upwork for another fixed job.
  • April 3, 2019 ~ I got my 2nd client! Task: Manage IG account (New Zealand Travel!!) Wah thank you Lord!!!
  • April 4, 2019 ~ Rest ๐Ÿ˜Š
  • April 5, 2019 ~ I submitted proposals and applied for a VA job post.
  • April 6, 2019 ~ Had my 1st Skype interview with my client. I was really nervous!!! But everything went well, and I got hired!! Eyyyy!! ๐Ÿคฉ #TRAVEL related rin ๐Ÿ˜

  • Within the first week of April, I got 3 good clients on Upwork huhuhu thank you po!! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™
  • I have no time to complain because this is it! I’ve been juggling into 4 jobs ๐Ÿ™ lack of sleep is real zzzz but I don’t want to let these blessings go.
  • My first job ended after 10 days, April 10 and I got a kilig feedback huhu ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿฅฐ Thank you po ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท
  • April 21, 2019 ~ Upwork notified me with this ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ omo! thank you Papa Jesus! This was Easter Sunday!!! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™ so many blessings, indeed.

  • April 29, 2019 ~ I’ve decided to take the Upwork Readiness exam ๐Ÿ™
  • April 30, 2019 ~ I received my Rising Talent Badge ๐Ÿ™ thank you Lord!!

๐ŸŒŸ ALL GLORY AND PRAISE TO GOD ๐ŸŒŸ

If you’re curious about VA, It means Virtual Assistant. So here’s the list of skills that I’ve learned in the VA bootcamp:

  • Data Entry
  • Email Handling
  • Social Media Management
  • Calendar Management
  • WordPress Management
  • Transcription
  • Internet Research
  • E-commerce
  • Extras : MINDSET, MOTIVATION, NO ZERO DAYS, KEEP HUSTLING, #JasSuccess videos ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’ฏ

See my credly badges below ๐Ÿ˜‰

Feel free to click my affiliate link in the VA course:

Free VA Course ๐ŸŒŸ

Freelancing is not for everyone, but this VA Bootcamp will help and prepare you – that working as a freelancer is possible because of their incredible support to their students ๐Ÿ˜‰

If you’re still here, thank you so much! Feel free to email me if you’re interested to learn more about the VA bootcamp.

Always be grateful ๐ŸŒท

  1. Thank you for not letting your fear/doubt win
  2. Thank you for investing in education
  3. Thank you for stepping outside of your comfort zone (Nursing to VA)
  4. Thank you for believing in yourself
  5. Thank you for not giving up
  6. Thank you for hustling
  7. Thank you for doing this for yourself and your family
  8. Thank you Papa Jesus for not giving up on me and for giving me abundant blessings ๐Ÿ˜ญ
  9. Thank you for the VAB amazing team, Mr. Jason Dulay, Ms. Bong, Ms. Anna, and to all students who keeps on inspiring and motivating me.
  10. Thank you for this humbling experience that I am able to inspire and help someone too ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿฅฐ

Love,

Nj

๐Ÿ™Œ I’ll create another blog post about some tips that I hope will help you on your VA journey. Stay tuned! Hehe ๐Ÿ˜‰