Welcome to the How She Quits Show – Episode 9

You’ve got skills…but how do you best leverage them to start a successful work from home virtual assistant business?

I often hear people that come into the How She Quits Community worry over the fact that they don’t have the right skill set to start a Virtual Professional business. In episode 9 we’re going to ditch the doubt and learn the transferable skills professions like teachers, administrative assistants, nurses, bloggers, sales reps and others have that translate into work from home virtual assistant jobs.

Today we’re going to look at 10 jobs and their transferable skills, the opportunities in the market you can use them for and the unique appeal they offer to your potential clients.

Here are some highlights from the interview that you really don’t want to miss (just forward to the time stamp noted before the highlight).

2:41 Why you shouldn’t get stuck on the word assistant…more detail on that here

5:55 Teachers – “Teachers have a big opportunity to move into the VA space because they have a great mix of organizational and creative skills”

8:55 Administrative Assistants

10:33 Customer Service – “Customer Service Professionals have a unique ability to problem solve in a very professional manner.”

14:06 Technical Support

16:53 Nursing – “Nurses can make excellent VA’s because they value process and protocol, and not making mistakes.”

18:45 Accounting/Bookkeeping

20:54 Marketing

22:14 Project Manager – “If you can create a process to make sure big things get done you can be a winner in the VA space.”

23:53 Technical Work, QA or Developer

25:40 Sales – “you don’t just have to work commission”


I also got to answer some questions from the live audience… I seriously love taking you questions, join me live and hit me up!

30:02 My thoughts on Flex Jobs vs. Hire My Mom vs. Upwork

33:55 What jobs should you bid for if you have little ones at home with you?