I’m a virtual assistant who makes $6,000 a month while traveling the world. Here’s how I got my start.

Erin Morris hiking between Kalaw and Inle Lake in Myanmar in January 2020.

Erin Morris, 32, is a virtual assistant who’s worked in places like Northern Europe and Myanmar.
She’s held various jobs but says becoming a virtual assistant gave her true location independence.
Her advice to get started is to sign up for volunteer opportunities and proactively seek out clients.

This as-told-to essay is based on a conversation with Erin Morris, a 32-year-old virtual assistant from Jindabyne, Australia, about her job. Her income has been verified by Insider. The following has been edited for length and clarity.

I’d been trying to find the perfect remote job for years while I was blogging and traveling full time from 2018 to 2020.

I quit my job as a paramedic in 2014 and worked as a ski instructor during ski seasons in Switzerland and did stints as a deckhand and medic on superyachts. Then I tried teaching English online for Whales English as other travel blogs suggested, but I didn’t enjoy it and wasn’t getting enough hours to make ends meet.

I came across the 90-Day VA course in an ad online

I knew nothing about being a virtual assistant. I thought it meant I’d have to be a personal assistant, but it’s such an umbrella term. It can mean many different things, depending on whom you work for.

Erin Morris.

I did a bit of research into it, watched the free hour-long intro and thought, This is what I want to do. On top of teaching 11 modules of new skills, the course dives into creating a portfolio, finding and applying for jobs, and topics like accounting, taxes, how to get paid virtually, and sending contracts — it’s the full deal.

My portfolio is on Google Drive. Any …read more

Source:: Businessinsider

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.