Hi my name is Shauwana and I'm from Trinidad and Tobago. I've been a part time VA for a little over 2 years on Freelancer.com but I have been a full time Office Assistant/Clerk for over 5 year in the Finance and Banking industry. I have also been a Data Entry Clerk for 10 years in the IT and Financial/Banking industry. I have no kids but my older sister's 5 kids make me feel like they are more mine than hers, and I love them dearly. I'm not married and recently lost both parents and the family dog. In my spare time I love to read and write stories and poems and repair broken technology. I'm open minded, excited about life and thankful to God for every day that I awake, because I get another opportunity to make a difference, no matter how small.
As I was contemplating my next career move, it was declared that my country was in a recession and because me, along with a few of my other coworkers, were 'new' contract workers (less than 10 years contract work for the company), we were let go. I'm currently looking to build a steady, solid clientele willing to pay what I'm worth, and that is becoming a challenge because I am not in the US and there are VAs from the Philippines and India offering their services for $5 or less an hour. I was thinking about going into business with my other former coworker and having a full service business, but finding the RIGHT clients are hard and being a VA working in Trinidad is practically non-existent.
I have a simple website about me and my services for now: bestvirtualassistanthire.weebly.com.
Any help or suggestions from anyone would be greatly appreciated.