Hello from Staffordshire


#1

Hi everyone, I am Hannah from South Staffordshire. I have been a VA now since September, providing traditional, travel, customer services social media, and more. I am really enjoying it. I have a few clients of my own who are building steadily and am also an associate to a couple of other amazing VAs.

I have 16 years of experience in travel, customer services, and administration and took the plunge after being made redundant from a Business Travel Company at the end of the first lockdown. It has allowed me to work around my 2 toddlers and endometriosis flare-ups, I will be increasing my hours shortly after my youngest heads off to preschool and I finally get my operation for my endometriosis in the coming months (I will also be looking for an ad-hoc associate in a few months time as well) exciting times.

I look forward to meeting some of you.


#2

Hi Hannah

Welcome to SVA!

You’ll be wanting our guide to booking travel most probably, which is slightly more complicated for VAs, rather than as an employee: https://www.societyofvirtualassistants.co.uk/2020/09/15/booking-travel-as-a-virtual-assistant/

Those hours at preschool make such a difference, even though it seems silly, but suddenly you aren’t forking out £££s every week and actually have some time back. Enjoy it!

There are a few VAs with endometriosis and they’ve found that the flexible workload really works for them around managing their symptoms. In fact one who appeared at the VA Conference a couple of years back credits the condition with her building a better business because she needed associate cover from Day 1.


#3

Hi Hannah,

I live in South Staffordshire too! I still work fulltime & do my VA business on an evening & weekends.

Good to meet you.

Fiona


#4

Having them in preschool definitely helps and working around them and endometriosis means a lot and one of the reasons I took the plunge. I am so happy that I have best decision I made.

Thank you for the link I will check it out.


#5

I can imagine that takes excellent time management skills. I understand the pressure as I did my degree when working full time it takes skill!


#6

Hi

I am in Staffordshire too - Stafford. Welcome.

Bec