I have received an email from a student asking about Virtual Careers.
You might also have the same questions, the same fears, the same doubts.
So, I’ll be sharing parts of her email and my take on these issues as well.
I hope it’ll help you clear your mind and get your head on the game.
“I’ve listened to the 3-step videos sent to me if VA is for me or not and I also bought the Virtual Careers Book already and read it. I am wanting to start my Virtual Career but a bit lost where to start.”
Strangely, THIS IS COMMON.
“Hello Jomar, I saw from the book sample of marvelous resumes, however, when I looked at it these resumes already contains experiences as Virtual Professional. Right now the only experience I have is my experience as Program Manager in IT industry. So how do I get started with my resume? What experience should I put here?”
You don’t. Nobody starts with the resume. The book doesn’t start with the resume. PREPARE said the Section 3. P is called positioning. That’s not a resume.
In fact, you need to select some apps that appeal to you from the book and the seminars and begin to build tutorials for these apps.
So do start, you need to do ALL the PREPARE portions. Even the resume chapter says you need a portfolio blog w/c you can WRITE in your resume because – you will need to CREATE FIRST that portfolio blog with Tutorials from the apps.
Thus we are NOW BACK to the tutorials. But that’s not really the starting point. The REAL starting point in making a LIFE CHANGING DECISION like this is to write from 100 of your REAL reasons dedicated to the people that matter to your life.
So go write down these 100 reasons. We have a template in the last Cebu seminar you may want to get that here: http://virtualcareersbook.com/seminar.
WHAT’S THE NEXT STEP?
Writing down your 100 reasons is the ideal starting point.
But what if you can only write 6? Or 25? What’s next?
The DISC test,then the tutorial selection based on the DISC test. I did NOT mention the word “DISC” in the book, but did explain the concept. Did you catch the 4 behavior types in the book?
But let’s go back to the sample resumes, those are NOT experiences in WORK that you’re seeing. Those are WORK involved in creating the RESUME. So if you pick the app – you create a tutorial – this gives you EXPERIENCE in the app – that you put in the resume.
“After reading the book, can you give me what is the next training I should take so I can take off my virtual professional career? I want to start this as part time only until I build my skills and eventually say goodbye to corporate world and be a full-time virtual professional.”
“My target is to be email marketer or fb ads specialist/manager eventually. But for a starter I am not sure if this is realistic given I do not have any experience and I just want a part time job.
Or you think how can I leverage my project/program management skills in virtual work. Please give advise.”
If you really read the book you’d figure out that PMs can get hired immediately by being a PM in virtual work. You just need to study the apps for virtual PMs like Basecamp or Trello or Asana. These are all in the book.
Wait..you mean you haven’t read the book 10 times? Do that.
Anybody can start any where with the RIGHT training my VA 202 can get you started with FB ads –and this can result in what happened to Nina Mendoza – a call center employee with now leads a team of FB Ads specialists – after taking the VA202 course. All in a matter of months.
“I was also told by my friend, Kath Pompa-Calagui that she is a lifetime membership she had before for OMC, is this still available?”
OMC is not for Virtual Careers. It’s for those pursuing to HIRE virtual professionals. You need a different mindset and must NOT be in a rush to earn in 3 months. Big money in OMC comes around 5-8 years AFTER depending on your level of humility to instructions.
“Need guidance…I am targeting sana in 3 months maka start na nito.”
You need to get a virtual career, not OMC.
Now live a marvellous life,