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I hit a wall. I hit a wall in my career after working for 22 years in the same job and there was no going back. I didn’t let that wall slow me down, but I did let it change my direction. It was a wall, after all.

I knew I needed to keep working and I knew I had only done one type of work for my entire career. It was scary. But, it was also exciting! I tried a few things and with each try I learned something new. Isn’t that how it all works? Go and try stuff, you’ll see.

The most relevant thing I learned was that if I couldn’t make enough money doing one thing, I had to try doing a few different things and pooling it all together. With that thought, I started researching and found that exact mindset was actually quite a popular way to sustain earning power in today’s ever changing world of earning a living online. I was on the right track! I realized that the key to building a solid income from home was doing a few different things and having multiple streams of income.

This was the answer and I knew I had to get started figuring out what those different streams were going to be for me. So, I began researching the world of Virtual Assisting. (I had already found success in the world of Network Marketing and if you don’t already rep an MLM company, go find one you love and get started!)

Virtual Assisting provided the perfect opportunity for me and I began working as a VA by helping clients run their businesses and tackle their ever growing to do lists. (click here for a list of tasks and projects I perform as a VA)

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  1. Many business owners need more help with their basic everyday tasks, not just the complicated technology involved in running their businesses

  2. Most work experience, as well as life experience, lends itself well to becoming a Virtual Assistant if you have the motivation to get started and find your niche

  3. There are so many free classes and services on the internet that you can learn everything you need to fill your gaps in knowledge without ever paying a dime

  4. There are so many people with computer skills and/or work experience that don't realize how much they have to offer, even if they only have minimal skills

  5. Attitude, work ethic and professionalism can go a lot further than an advanced degree or years of training

When I started this work I did not have advanced computer skills, I was not an excel spreadsheet wiz, and I am still trying to figure out the world of SEO. But, I’m a dedicated, responsible women who has been a working professional for well over 20 years and I knew I had a lot to offer.

The most important thing you need to get started with a successful career online is the belief that you can do it. The second most important thing you need is the motivation. If you have a positive mindset and put in the time and effort, you can make this work for you. And, it doesn’t take much time to get started. If you already have a side hustle and you want to take it up a notch, check out my blog post about Turning Your Side Hustle into a Business. If you feel like you need to get organized first, check out my post about Organizing Your Home Office. And, if you feel like you need a plan in order to get started, check out my post about Becoming A Virtual Assistant.

No more excuses! It’s time to use those skills and earn the money that will change your life for the better! If I can do it, so can you!