This post is a conversation on behalf of Alyssa Avant Christian author and business woman. I received a free copy of this book for review but all opinions are my own.
I am a work at home mom of four kids kinda by accident. Just over three years ago I decided I needed to start a blog to share all the frugal ideas and free resources that I had been sharing on yahoo groups and various message boards. I talked with my husband and he said go for it. What do you have to lose? Neither of us knew anything about WordPress, hosting, or linky parties. I hadn’t even joined Twitter at that point. You see I am not a bandwagon kinda gal. I am the wait and see kinda gal.
Flash forward to Fall 2015 and hubby announces he is resigning from him job cause he needs to take a break and get healthy. At this point I had planned on trying to bring him home from his full-time job by Summer 2016 when his contract was up for renewal or maybe even Christmas 2015 but not SEPTEMBER!! I was excited and panicked at the same time. I was already making some money via social media shares, linky party service, and sponsored posts but NOT full-time. I realized I needed to up my game to pay the bills. I was just able to transfer enough from my Paypal account to cover the cost of utilities-PRAISE THE LORD!
It truly is a Faith Leap when you start a new endeavor or when you follow your calling in life no matter what the age. Alyssa Avant does a wonderful job walking you step-by-step in beginning your own Virtual Assistant Business. She helps you think of questions that you might not realize you need to answer or things you should have in place to get started quickly and efficiently.
I am an organization gal who procrastinates. I still need to get some more processes in place, BUT I know how much I am supposed to be paid, when, and from what companies or campaigns I am owed money. This helps to take the panic off a wee little bit. Alyssa shares some of these tips in her book. She also rallies behind anyone who is a little bit reluctant about taking that first step.
I also want to mention that Alyssa encourages you to NOT spend any extra money in order to get your business started. I cannot tell you the number of times I have heard “It takes money to make money”. This phrase frustrates me and my frugal mind to no end! I applaud Alyssa for taking the honest road of sharing how you can truly start a business from home with very little out of pocket expense.
This is what Alyssa has to say about her book:
Have you ever desired to work from home?
In this step-by-step guide to starting a virtual assistant business for Christian moms, you will learn:
• Why setting goals is important.
• How to set a budget for your business.
• Which niche is right for you.
• What your value is and how to get paid what you deserve.
• Inexpensive ways to market your business.
• How to create systems that result in good customer service and client communication.
• Time management techniques that work.
• Go to resources you cannot live without.
Alyssa started her VA business in 2007 and she is sharing her secrets. By the time you finish this book, you’ll have taken the first 10 steps towards starting your own virtual assistant business. What are you waiting for? Take action, today!
I would recommend FaithLeaps: The Christian Mom’s Guide to Starting a Virtual Assistant Business to any Christian mom who would like to bring in some extra income or help make ends meet. The low price of this book in no way reflects the quality of it’s contents but the heart of the author wanting to share her knowledge with the masses.
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