My Spiritual Journey of Becoming A Virtual Assistant
In the middle of 2011, during my stay in Romania as an OFW, I was struggling with so much loneliness, pain and lots of hardships at work, dealing with strangers and foreign people around me, nobody to talk and turn to but my connection and personal relationship with God, that was the time when I stumbled upon Bo Sanchez’ Kerygma Family page www.kerygmafamily.com, it became my home for my spiritual thirst and inspiration to fight back against loneliness and homesickness being far away from my home.
Bo’s words and stories inspired me in so many ways, he is my constant spiritual mentor and as I kept on following his articles few months later, this paved me the way to reached unto Jomar Hilario’s page at www.filipinova.com. Being involved at Jomar Hilario’s Mastery Group gradually opened up my mind, giving me many possibilities and realizations that I too, like Jomars many virtual assistants, can possibly work from home and earn something without sacrificing myself being away from my family most especially my sickly aging mother at 77 and my 11yr old adopted son.
At the first quarter of 2012, as I kept on following Jomar Hilario’s group, the desire in going home kept stronger every day until I’ve decided not to finish my remaining 6 months anymore in my 2yr contract, I went home not even thinking what will happen next in leaving my work abroad.
I believed, it’s God’s way of answering my prayers trusting only on His will and plans for me. My eagerness and desire to be with my family and the chances I foresee that awaits me working at the comfort of my home drives me more in going home and joining one of Jomar’s course Online Mentoring Club 2 (OMC2).
In OMC2, we got 2 downloadable VA seminar bonuses, started learning then and doing my assignments gradually. I admit, due to a lot of family obligations I faced when I got home, needed to earn badly to sustain my family’s needs, I was focused on my once part-time direct selling businesses like Avon, kitchenware, purified water consignment, shoes, RTW’s, Herbalife and as a sales agent of a memorial products and services. But from time to time (fewer times to be honest) landed on doing my assignment pacing slowly with my course.
In just few months of doing my assignment, I learned a lot of things especially in creating my own blog. That’s the time I realized, that as a sales agent, I need to do my own blog as a site for the products I am selling, for I concentrated more on direct selling, going house to house, looking for customers and clients that would interest my product.
Suddenly, it gave me enough reasons to try, why not? If it won’t work then at least I’ve tried, right? Would you believe that this simple blog I made brought me a lot of sales within the area where my memorial products and services were covered? In just working at my computer at home, I invited all my FB friends within the area reachable of my products and services, even the friends of my friends abroad with family and homes in my area were not spared of sending them the links of the products I offered on my blog.
My so simple blog was then a big help, not really thinking what I did was already internet marketing, I just understood it well when I heard from my mentor during one of his webinars about the success of online businesses. And would you believe also that in a matter of two months since I created my very simple online marketing blog I closed deals of 22 accounts with an over-all quota of 30 accounts in a year? That was a fantastic 2012 for me. And gave me almost 40 thousand pesos commission, and a 5 thousand December bonus being a 2nd top seller.
I never thought that in just months of being at OMC2, I will earn something I never expected. I was really so thankful to my mentor Jomar Hilario for his patience to his slow-pacing OMC2 member like myself, at least the investment I made at 9,750 pesos for his OMC2 course was already paid up. Hurrahh!!
This is my simple online marketing blog:
Right now, I am accepting fixed rate jobs as an administrative assistant doing online reports especially at Google Docs for I am not available at the moment for an hourly job because of lots of obligations I am facing with my spiritual and community services as well as my home repairs, at least I could still focus on my va job at my convenient hours. And at the same time helping a close friend and relative prepare her financial statements, legal documents and other documents related to her small starting-up business at a reasonable rate though I am not demanding any rate at all because of my willingness to help a family, but she’s been paying me a favorable monthly rate since then, even though I’m just doing the job 2hrs a day or 10 hours a week, it doesn’t really eating much of my time and not a problem to me. What matters most is I’m helping her reach her goal, and if she succeed then it feels great to be a part of it.
Same thing with my CCH virtual group composed of Cadiznons all over the world, sharing something and helping our lowly and underprivileged kababayans changed their lives. I am presently a physical volunteer helping in taking care of every projects and programs created, and was in-charged of our groups’ financial reports which was also done online, and as a part of my advocacy, it’s all free of charge. And I am happy doing this in the name of love and service.
Believing with my skills, I am very optimistic that one day I could find one good client with reasonable rates that will trust me with their businesses. Being a virtual assistant is a very good start in earning online, but I’d still prefer to hire someday virtual assistants for myself that could help me with my business as an online marketer. Nothing to lose in aiming and dreaming something bigger, right?
Anyway, I still need to learn more from Jomar’s courses, still need to pursue some skills that could best enhance my capability as a virtual assistant or an online marketer.
As my spiritual journey continues, I never regretted at all any single moment with my decision in going home for good. The joy it brings being with my family around taking care of my mother and son until the end cannot be bought by any material possessions here on earth.
The prime purpose of staying here is my desire in serving God and the joy of serving others will go on until my last breath, may our good Lord will just continue using and blessing me to be a blessing also to others, especially to the lowly and weakest ones. May we continue our struggle to lead a righteous path and keep on dreaming and asking for His wisdom and guidance in everything that we do because God only sends miracles to those who ask and believe.
“To God Be All The Glory!!”
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
– Philippians 4:13
Live A Life That Matters!!