After gaining strength and courage to resign from my previous job in a BPO company to work near with my family and chose to start a career in a home based job, I have encountered a lot of struggles, depression, low self-esteem and broke. I thought that getting a career as a virtual assistant was all that simple since I don’t have to travel, walk distances to send my job application to companies, get dressed formally but I was wrong, very wrong. The road to my goal was rough, painful, distressful.
I have been sending my virtual assistant application to all job posts in different online job sites for months now. There are numbers of agencies to where I was hired and promised to get hired by one of their hundred clients but they left me hanging. Some job posts looking for virtual assistant applicants requires skills that I don’t possess and that makes me feel so disappointed with myself since I can’t even get to enroll myself to online universities or people who offer training with fees.
After several months of looking for jobs, I have found The Virtual Hub posted their advertisement in one of the Facebook group. The Virtual Hub is an outsourcing agency who has numbers clients connected to real estate. They are looking for virtual assistant applicants and that they offer paid training. So, I tried my luck again and fortunately, I passed the final interview and was endorsed for 10 days training about Virtual Assistant skills related to Real Estate.
At first, I was hesitant to attend the training of The Virtual Hub since I was thinking that maybe it was just part of their advertisement. Because it was my first time during my months of stay as an online worker to hear that an agency will give a paid training. All of the clients and job sites where I was connected before and sent my applications don’t give as such.
The first 5days of training with The Virtual Hub I can say was “life changing”. Funny as the line goes but literally, it has changed my life as an online worker. The first 5 days though for me were too short but the training was full of information. The training was all about Real Estate, marketing, making logos and postcards, creating videos, using WordPress and writing blogs which led me to start writing like what I am doing right now.
The Virtual Hub not only gave me a lot of information about the job that I wanted to pursue and taught relevant skills for aspiring virtual assistants. The Virtual Hub training also gave me back the self-confidence that I have lost along the way during my struggle and it motivated me to continue to learn new skills. It also developed my capability to try harder in pursuing my goal but the most important thing that Virtual Hub staff showed us, was to be humble with everyone and to be as supportive as you can to those who hardly needs it.