“Being a VA has taught me about healthy boundaries. I’m very intentional about who I bring in as contractors and the clients we work for.” — Janice Dalager
2020 made remote work a necessity. But even before then, many of us were already looking for flexible work arrangements that would allow us to work from home. And one of the newer careers that have exploded in the last few years that definitely offered flexibility is the virtual assistant work.
A virtual assistant is an independent contractor who provides administrative services to clients while operating outside of the client’s office. A virtual assistant typically operates from a home office but can access the necessary planning documents remotely. (Source: Investopedia)
It’s an interesting field of work because the definition of what the role encompasses is so varied. You can pretty much design it to be how you want it to be — the ultimate flexibility in work!
In this episode, we’ll lift the hood a bit and explore the world of virtual assistants with help from Janice Dalager. Janice started as a solo freelance Virtual Assistant in 2016. She has since expanded to a small team of contractors providing a variety of services to support small business owners and busy professionals.
In this episode, we’ll take a peek behind the scenes of Janice’s work: how she starts working with someone, the kinds of work that she and her team provide, and how she’s planning on growing over the next couple of years.