Where did you come from? What is your background?
I’m actually fully trained in design and various other aspects of multimedia, like video, photography and audio. I also worked as a marketing assistant and retail assistant for a while, before going into commissioning art and ultimately design and becoming a Virtual Assistant. As you can see, I am quite a creative individual, owing to my mum’s inate creativity. She is an artist, and taught me and my siblings a lot about art, art techniques and always encouraged creativity within each of us (through painting and creating sessions, sending us to music lessons, building lego houses, and baking and cooking). I always remember baking oat biscuits and ginger biscuits when I was younger. No wonder I’m a foodie.
When was the moment you got inspired to do what you are doing now?
I fell into this as a means of needing to create an income for myself. I couldn’t find a job at the time and people started asking me to do design tasks. I started seeking more and more of these out, and started working with different people. It wasn’t one specific moment, it was more of a “life gave me lemons” and I “squeezed some lemonade” out of it.
What is the best thing about what you do?
A combination of many different things. The fact that I get to work from just about everywhere, and since I love the comfort of my own home, the ability to work from home is a much desired aspect of mine. When I got to work from home on an after university project, I had that taste of that type of life. It was refreshing.
I also get to work with many different people from different and interesting industries from all over the world. I love getting to know their “worlds”. I love learning and experiencing new things, and there’s always something new to learn and experience within the business world.
I also love getting paid because I know I truly worked hard for any money that a client hands me. You really get to learn what it means to work hard for the money you make because everything is reliant on you to bring that income through.
What advice would you offer to other entrepreneurs just starting out or struggling within their career?
Never give up. You never know when you will get your breakthrough.
Work on your mindset too because that is perhaps the most important thing to consider and work on, within your business.