Ready to hear about how an experienced entrepreneur still found value in learning a new skill set and bought a course to help her do it?
Talking with Jenny was awesome, and she proves that it’s not just newbies that need to learn, but that continuing to build your skill set and knowledge as a business owner is super important.
In this interview, Jenny talks about the benefits of being versatile as a business owner, the importance of finding the right clients, and how she plans on growing her business even further.
Here’s my interview with Jenny.
Hi, Jenny! To start off, tell us a bit about you.
Hey there! I’m Jenny, and I am a freelance copywriter and website designer. I’ve been an entrepreneur going on for 2 years now and got my start copywriting and design consulting for small businesses. I currently help new businesses polish their copy (website, blogs, email, etc.) and streamline their digital marketing (branding, social media scheduling, etc).
Have you had any struggles with starting your business?
Most definitely. But, I remind myself that having my own business means challenges and obstacles are part of the deal. Just like working a day job, for instance, you have some good days and some bad but regardless it’s a learning experience that will only strengthen your skills and confidence.
How did $10K VA help you and your business?
$10K VA helped me to understand the perspective of not only being a virtual assistant, but also a prepared business owner.
Finding new clients can be terrifying but what I thought was unique about this course was how clear Kayla’s lessons were about focusing on your strengths, passions, plan of action, and setting your boundaries.
What lessons have you learned and how did you use them to your advantage?
I’ve learned that it is necessary to map out your monetary goals and to protect yourself when onboarding new clients. When I was first getting started, I took almost any offer. I was just excited to transition to remote work without realizing how much time it would take to complete certain tasks.
As a result, I lost a lot of precious time that I could’ve used on another client or leveling up my business. Nowadays I have a healthy relationship with all my clients because I can firmly and clearly communicate my rates and availability.
I work without stress and take holiday or non-holiday vacations without worrying about answering text or email during that time off.
What was the biggest thing you learned that you want to share with others?
If you and a client are clashing then it is ok to not continue working together. This is a business to business relationship not an employee to business one. That means you are entitled to finish your work and move on to forming positive relationships with future clients.
Would you recommend $10K VA to others who are just getting started?
Yes! There are a lot of courses out there and many of them tend to provide you with confusing content. Kayla walks you through the content in her course in a manner that is not overwhelming.
She also strategically lays out each lesson so that it follows an organized path. By the end, I was shocked by how fast I went through the course!
What are your goals for your business?
One of the upsides of working in the digital world is that things are constantly changing. The possibilities of expansion are limitless which in turn will encourage more people to transition to non-tradition remote work.
Though I consider myself a forever student in this world, I hope to be able to grow as a company. I also want to be able to teach and inspire others to embrace this digital age. That way, they too can craft the life that they want.
Where can people find you if they want to connect?
I am currently revamping my website and plan on taking new clients by the end of August. There you can check out my portfolio for both my copywriting and website designs.