Hi I’m Jo,
I’m a tech and marketing VA based in Nottingham! As of last week I am also a certified Marketeer! (just waiting on my certificate and updated badge!)
I kind of fell into this business really. I’d been an administrator for a good 15+ years in various guises then in 2018 I had Bell’s Palsy which has left me with what I think is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the daily commute would just wipe me out. It became really clear that I needed to work from home full time so I asked friends on Facebook what could I do? One of them suggested I became a VA - which I had never heard of! So I delved into research!
I started my business in September 2019 and tried to get it off the ground while working a full time job and networking locally in the evenings and on my days off - then I relaxed at Christmas and couldn’t face going back to the day job. Leap of faith with no clients.
It’s been a hard two years but I don’t regret it! (well, after the first few months of the pandemic anyway!) Now I just need to grow my business (and not have clients randomly not be able to pay me for several weeks!)
My hubby is soon going to do a bookkeeping course and then will be joining me.
I am also doing an OBM course as I intend to grow my business to cover a full scope of work!
I am also a finalist for an award next week and one later in the year!
So yeah, that’s me, hello!