Hi there fellow VA's.
I was just reading Susan's introduction and thought that it was probably about time I did the same thing!
I too am from Queensland, Australia (hello to fellow Qlders ) and like Susan have been 'lurking' around the forum for some time reading everything I can about all of your experiences...good and bad!
I have been working for the past 27 years or so in various businesses in administrative, secretarial and customer service positions and a bit of senior management work. Now my children have all grown up and my partner and I have decided to take in children less fortunate than our own and at present have a 2 year old and a four year living with us. (That was scary again after all these years ) Anyway, in doing this I decided that it was a shame to put all my knowledge and expertise to waste, and decided to become a public typist....after doing some research locally and internationally I came across the VANA site and thought that maybe this was a much better idea. I have all the gear I need here at home in my office, and I can still be here for the children. What a life!!!
So here I am!
I have a couple of clients that helped me get my feet off the ground and after operating for about 6 months, I am just starting the networking and canvassing bit.
Let me thank all of you for the valuable information that you all post in this forum, and I look forward to being a part of it.