• Leslie Redman

Office Manager To Virtual Assistant: How To Worry Less & Achieve More

Updated: Aug 10

I’m embarking on my most exciting career transition yet! What could be so exciting about work? I’m taking clients as a Virtual Assistant and am going to be my own boss!

For thirteen years, I’ve worked in both the

public and private sectors for businesses ranging from local mom & pop shops to multi-million dollar corporations with locations all over the world and have learned a lot about my work style and priorities courtesy of my diverse breadth of work experiences. The past year of adapting to Covid-19 restrictions and commuting to my office to do business as usual motivated me to reassess my work-life priorities. I realized that I could easily convert the skills that make me a great office manager to a remote work environment and a schedule that enables me to thrive both in work and in life. So I am taking a chance and breaking into a career that allows me to help business owners grow their businesses while also giving me more time to enjoy life outside of work.

What is a Virtual Assistant?

Virtual Assistants remotely provide general administrative services or more specialized “niche” offerings like social media management and podcast editing. I plan to begin my Virtual Assistant endeavor by offering office administration and limited social media services but hope to eventually get jobs as a copywriter and editor. I love writing and have a serious knack for stylistic and grammatical editing, so I look forward to offering these niche services in the future.

Why hire a Virtual Assistant rather than an executive assistant or office manager?

While most businesses (pre-Covid) typically operate with all of their staff under one roof, the last year has shown that people can be productive whether they are in the office or working from home in their pajamas. The Virtual Assistant takes that concept a step further by taking the conventional idea of employment out of the equation. When you hire a Virtual Assistant as an independent contractor, there is no need to worry about payroll employer taxes, time-off accruals, sick days, 401k matching, or even paying rent for office space! Your Virtual Assistant works remotely and pays their own employer and employee taxes, provides their own equipment, and takes tasks off of your plate so that you can focus on the success of your business.

How do I get more information on your services?

Check out my range of services offered and if you’d like to learn more or set up a discovery call with me, contact me here!

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