We're Work At Home Moms. We're busy
We all have kids at home some part of the day.
A bunch of us homeschool (by choice not because of the Pandemic)
We don't always have the same schedule or a normal working day.
It's often noisy and our days are interrupted. We choose to be at home with our families.
We chose this lifestyle in order to have flexibility
WAHM = work at home mom
We're great at juggling tasks and input, switching context and making sure everyone is seen and heard.
We're WAHMs We're chatty
We love getting to know our clients. Really getting to know you, your kids, your story.
We use Telegram and Slack because we like the ability to chat in words. Voicenotes are cool too.
We don't use whatsapp as we prefer to keep our personal stuff separate.
We're WAHMs We use ALL the Tools
We use a lot of tools to make our lives easier.
Task Management platforms for to dos
Chat apps for questions and banter
Email for important communication
Zoom for meetings
Calendar scheduling apps so we don't have endless backwards and forwards to find a time.
The best tools are the ones you use, so we'll learn yours; or recommend ours if you don't use any.
What makes a WAHM VA so special?
She's part of a team, so she's always got back up.
She's motivated to upskill and attends numerous training sessions
She's a mom - she knows what it means to juggle roles.
She's entrepreneurial - most of us have other businesses we run.
She's been handpicked to offer the best services to creative female entrepreneurs in particular.
We love tech but We don't use a phone for that!
We're unlikely to share our phone number with you. We're available through Telegram, Zoom, Slack or (if you have to) Voxer
We don't do cold calling (ick!)
We use the apps we need to, in order to stay in touch for work when we're on the move with kids.
We're humans with needs. We take leave & time off.
We have kids. They need us for stuff.
We value our sanity and treasure our quiet times.
We live in an amazing country that we love to visit. Come and visit! We'll show you the best spots.
When we're off the rest of the team will look after you. We promise you'll be ok!
Christmas is our off period. It's 2 weeks. We promise everything can wait!
We have stuff to do on weekends. Don't expect hours of work from us then.
We're Tech Savvy
We are not coders, developers, gurus. We're good at the things we're good at. And we definitely know people for the other stuff.
We're digitally skilled We're tech savvy
We're mostly self taught. We may or may not have any official training under our belts.
We're fantastic at Googling and finding answers for ourselves. When that doesn't work, we'll ask our network and then we'll ask you.
We're quick learners, but we don't know everything. We promise to tell you when we don't know and then figure it out.
We've tried A LOT of options. We've probably tried that tool. If we haven't, I'm sure we'll figure it out quickly. Value our opinion though.
We network We're connected
We leverage various networks to our advantage. Online and in person. We've built up relationships.
We're bound to know someone, or at least know someone who knows someone to help with just about anything.
We often feel under-valued don't all Moms?
Say thank you when we've done a good job.
Treat us like people with knowledge and expertise in areas you don't have it.
Accept our prices or move on.
We will probably provide far more to your team than what you pay for.
Remember that we're your virtual ASSISTANT.
We are not a business partner, we aren't your coach, we aren't in charge. We take direction from you.
Be Kind Always We have bad days and shit happens.
We have kids - they get hurt, get sick, need their moms. It's important to us that we're there for them.
We maybe didn't sleep that well last night.
We have a lot on our plates, that we're spinning on poles, while juggling those balls. Sometimes we drop a ball.
Be kind about dropping a ball. We'll have the same grace with you.
We'll apologise when we drop a ball, we expect the same from you.
We're emotional beings, sometimes we may say something wrong. We promise to acknowledge it as soon as we realise, or it's pointed out to us.
we try be awesome!
We value empowerment!
Make decisions that lead to more empowerment for everyone.
We value integrity!
Say what you mean. Be open and honest with us. We will do the same.
We value connection!
We all need relationships where we feel seen and heard.