From Zirtual Assistant to business owner in 3 days: René Lovecraft’s Freedom Creator story
We’re excited to introduce René Lovecraft as our latest Freedom Creator. With more than seven years of admin experience across industries, René has a passion for organization, making sure all the details are perfect. Having built her career on Zirtual, when the company closed, she built a freelance business within days. Learn more about Rene’s story below!
How and why did you get into freelancing?
I was working as a Virtual Assistant for Zirtual when the company disintegrated overnight, and had to act fast. I made a website, contract, and pricing setup within just a few days and was off to the races.
What’s been your proudest personal moment so far?
My proudest personal moment so far was being told how cool it was that I had started a successful freelancing business at 25 years old. I blushed and immediately told my husband how cool I was. He said he already knew that.
How do you stay motivated and productive when flying solo?
I make sure to have a good schedule and to love my job. I always get up at the same time, and have an order of operations for what tasks and emails to get out of the way first thing in the morning. I also know that if I hate working with a client, I’m not going to want to get my day started. My dog is also a huge help in keeping me on track and making sure I take small breaks throughout the day. She keeps me motivated while I keep me productive.
What’s the hardest part about being an indie worker?
I think the hardest part is worrying about money. Because there are no guarantees, I can get very worked up worrying if rent and bills can be paid on time. Most of the time it isn’t an issue, but when it is, everything gets a little bit harder.
What advice do you have for others taking the leap?
Trust yourself. If you are good at your job and can make a good impression you are off to a great start. Make sure to get your name out there in positive ways and show that you are a real person with a great personality.
Where can we find you?
You can connect with me through my CloudPeeps profile!
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