Mary Cabrera is the Manager of The VIVA Club. She loves to write articles, which, considering where you’re reading this, makes perfect sense. She's also the Virtual Executive Assistant of Turner Invest. You can find Mary on Facebook and LinkedIn
“A virtual assistant (VA) is a person who provides support services to other businesses from a remote location. The term originated in the 1990s as the ability to work virtually due to technology improvements, such as high-speed Internet, document sharing, and other advancements, made working remotely a reality”. (RANDY DUERMYER )
As a new mom, I wanted to always be there for my child every step of the way. Being a registered nurse as a profession is a big struggle for this achievement, because of exhausting job and shifting schedules that will consume all of your time and energy.
Because of this, I dreamed of a job that will help me and my family financially while being available 24/7 for them at the same time. Taking good care of my family is my top priority. Cooking healthy foods, preparing their needs and taking good care of the house. Being there when they need someone to talk to, anything under the sun. Supporting my family emotionally is very important nowadays. Let’s face it. Because of the busy lifestyles that we all have, having time to talk to our loved ones is being displaced by social media.
Becoming a Virtual Assistant is not that simple especially when it’s not the line of job you’re in. It takes so much research and training to adopt in this fast pace technology demands.
Being a member of different groups helps a lot, it helps me enhance my ideas and skills regarding this kind of profession. Having a friend that will help me all the way despite different time zones gives me so much determination and confidence to go on this process.
I was able to try new things out of the box. Hopefully, I can land on my dream job soon.
Jona May Rosete
Jona is a registered Nurse. She decided to work from home as a Virtual Assistant when they moved to the US with her family.