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A Typical Day in the Life of a VA

Guest Post Series

Today’s guest post is from Zita Lewis – continuing my series of posts by VAs for VAs. In today’s post Zita introduces herself.

A day in the life of Zita Lewis VA

I’m Zita Lewis, a VA/Business Support Manager for female entrepreneurs and small business owners. I’m from Witney in Oxfordshire, a beautiful part of the Cotswolds. I’m a wife, mum and a pet owner (3 rescue dogs, a giant chocolate millipede, a corn snake and a crested gecko). I also run a successful business Zita Lewis – Helping You Helping Your Business. I love to help people get back time in their business so they can concentrate on the bigger picture and the stuff they love.A Typical Day in the Life of a VA

I’ve been working in administration for over 25 years, since the tender age of 16, when computers didn’t exist and work was done on a typewriter. I took a career break to have my two girls and discovered the word VA. So, I began my VA journey working to support other VAs back in 2013. It’s been a steep learning curve, I’d never run my own business before but I have gradually picked up lots of new resources, tips and tools of the trade. Working within a variety of sectors in my previous life has helped and I now have clients from lots of different backgrounds including VAs themselves. Well they need help too don’t they!

I like to call myself a bit of an all-rounder, I don’t have a particular niche, although I’m always being told I should. I love a mix of general admin alongside techy admin. So, my typical day consists of a wealth of different tasks and I love that. I never know what I’m going to be doing when I wake up in the morning. It could be anything from diary management, email management, to looking for table runners for a conference. I absolutely love research and data entry (I know crazy right). I can also turn my hand to a bit of techy stuff as I built my own website and keep it updated. I love using MailChimp and Active Campaign to create newsletters for clients. I also provide social media content and posting from some clients. Mainly on Facebook which is where I am most comfortable myself. You name it, I pretty much do it. In fact, there isn’t really a lot I don’t do. The only ones I can think of are cold calling (yuck), minute taking and transcription work. Not because I can’t, just because I don’t enjoy it.

I love what I do, I love the joy of making someone else’s life easier. Taking the time out to listen to their journey and how they’ve got there. Helping them to figure out where they want to go next and how to make it happen. If I can help free up some of their time so they can do what they love, then my day has been a success. I pride myself on being as invested in their business as I am in my own. When they succeed, I succeed. It doesn’t get much better than that.

Look out for Zita’s next post coming soon.