The Face Behind the Biz
Us VAs face all manner of obstacles whilst on our freelance journey.
Namely that many people still don't know what a VA is, despite there being so many independent VA businesses out there in the UK, and across the world. Yes, you can 'chat' to a Virtual Assistant when you engage in a 'live chat' with a brand. But did you know that you can also hire a VA who is an actual person to assist you with your business?
Virtual Assistants undertake all manner of administration based tasks spanning marketing, social media, website, finance, travel, personal assistance, transcription, minute-taking, sales and customer service to name but a few.
We do so on a self-employed basis, covering all our own tax and national insurance payments as well as all the expenses we incur as part of running a business.
And just in case you were still unsure about working with one, I thought it was about time I showed you the face behind this particular VA business.
Hello, I'm Claire,
I am based in Fife, Scotland and have more than 10 years combined experience as a Business Manager, Personal Assistant and Virtual Assistant, working for small and medium sized businesses and with large, government-funded bodies.
I am experienced in all areas of executive assistance, email and diary management, travel, project planning, proof reading and administration. I am passionate about helping businesses free up their time to concentrate on what they do best, and I do so whilst working flexibly around clients’ requirements.
Client satisfaction is a priority and I will go above and beyond to ensure your business needs are always met.
In my 'spare' time I am a busy mum of two, which generally means I spend my life ferrying my kids from club, to playdate, to birthday party, resulting in a reliance on strong coffee. In the odd pockets of childfree time I squeeze in some hiking, boxing, reading and the occasional wine fuelled dinner with my husband and friends.
So there you have it, a real person with a real job, who just so happens to work remotely.
I set up the Flexible PA in November 2017 and I haven't looked back. I have fantastic clients, an ever changing workload and a work/life balance that works for me.
It's an exciting journey to be on.