My Ongoing Journey to Becoming a Freelancer
Freelance, freelancer, freelancing, online jobs, work at home, work at home moms, virtual assistance, virtual assistant, data entry, internet research, SEO, Social media manager.
These and more are the words I often see over the years. I have always been curious about how these people who are now freelancers, virtual assistants, or have work at home jobs did it. All I know is that having a computer or a laptop and an internet connection is not enough. I have searched for a lot of articles on how to be one but somehow, all of it were just bits and pieces of the whole pie. Nothing describes an in depth discussion about what really happens when you are freelancing. Or maybe I have not really looked hard enough. But while these were not in depth, I don’t discount the fact that I was able to pick up a few pointers from these readings.
I have also enrolled in an online virtual assistance program before but I was not diligent enough because of the demands of my work at that time.
Getting serious with becoming a freelancer, even if it’s just part time
Last summer, I started seriously thinking about freelancing / work at home / online jobs again. I am good in the corporate world right now, but I think I also need to acquire some new skills so that at least I have other options in case life takes me out of the city jungle in the future (aka should I decide to go back home for good to start my own family). If that happens, at least I have more options where source/s of income is concerned.
“How to Become a Virtual Assistant Class Summer Promo”
I saw this Facebook page last May and I got interested because of 2 things – 1) Virtual assistant class and 2) summer promo. I am a sucker for promos, but I guess that’s human nature because I don’t know someone who isn’t hehehe. And I’m sure I have said several times in the past that I am ok to pay as long as I will learn something applicable to everyday life from a training or a class that I have paid for. Of, course, always value for money.
But let’s focus on the first thing – virtual assistant class. A class. Wow. There really is a class on how to become a virtual assistant. So, maybe, just maybe, this is what I need. I did not hesitate and sent an inquiry right away. I was given a lengthy email that includes topics covered, benefits, how it works and how I to get started.
It was a semi-lengthy email exchange first (or maybe I just ask a lot of questions) but in doing so, at least I was able to know that I was corresponding to the owner herself. I finally confirmed my interest by reserving a slot for Batch 10 (yes, they’ve already done 9 classes before I learned about it!), paying my “tuition”, and then doing the pre-class requirements setup as instructed in her email.
I’ll share with you more details about my experience with this class after I complete all the modules. What I can assure you though is that you’ll learn a lot should you decide to enroll. And this is not a paid post. I am just happy with my experience, hence I’m sharing it.
And if you’re wondering what this class is, it’s the Filipino Virtual Assistance Coaching class by Coach Julmar Grace Locsin. Aside from the very informative modules, live sessions every Tuesdays, assignments where you’ll apply what you have learned, her and her family’s journey to freelancing is also inspiring. 🙂
Want to know more? Head on to their website and see for yourself – https://filipinovirtualassistance.com/
Curious about the classes? All links below were outputs after each week’s lessons.
Social media accounts:
And my new site for my online portfolio which I’ve been meaning to put up for maybe 2 years now hehehehe – http://mylenelucando.com
Hope this helps.