I have been in business as a Virtual Assistant for over two years. I started on a whim, I had no plan in place, no ideas about what I wanted to achieve. It was a spur of the moment decision that has been one of the best (if not the best) decisions I have ever made.
On Saturday, 5th May 2018, I woke up intending to start a website. And a website I started. By the end of the day, I had created the website, launched social media channels. I had a fledgeling business. At the time it was momentous. Now, looking back, it was the biggest thing I have ever done for myself.
I started my business with what I already had at my disposal – I had the hosting, and a website domain just sat there, so my business began as Lollipops & Rainbows. It wasn’t ideal, but it got me out of the starting gate. I gained my first two clients and looked into changing the name, and in August 2018, my business became The Happy VA.
It was under the name, The Happy VA, that I gained a couple more clients. One on a retainer who just so happens to be a coach and has coached me every step of the way. In a way, she has become much more than a client. She has become a friend too.
I suppose that brings us up to the most recent change in name. After 18 months of learning to fly solo, I felt The Happy VA was still a façade… “Hey look, everyone, I’m happy, honest!”. Now, with two years of experience coupled with a firm idea of the direction my skills are heading in, I felt the time had come to appeal to the right audience.
I chose Red Kite VA after almost three months of brainstorming. Yes, three months. I’ve considered dropping the VA bit, but at the heart of my business is the Virtual PA work. It’s a part of the job I love and never want to lose, to be honest. The other skill sets I’m establishing will be additional extras in my CV.
Red Kite VA is the time-saving solution for busy people. I’m flying high with the grace of the Kite.