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In this episode your host Marcel Brown interviews Melissa Smith, the Founder & CEO of the Association of Virtual Assistants and The PVA, a firm that matches clients with the right virtual assistants. She is also the best-selling author of two books, Hire The Right Virtual Assistant and Become a Successful Virtual Assistant. Additionally, Melissa also mentors for Remote-how Academy, the first global, online education and individual certification program.
Marcel talks with Melissa about her working from home experience, specifically her journey from how she got started working from home for an employer to starting her own work from home business matching clients with the right virtual assistants (who often work from home themselves). She shares valuable tips on how to work with and negotiate with employers to begin a working from home arrangement as well as many other insights on the working from home lifestyle.
About Marcel Brown:
Marcel Brown, known as the Most Trusted Name in Technology, is a nationally recognized technology expert with nearly 30 years of professional experience. The leading authority on The New World of Technology, Marcel has been featured on multiple national TV and radio appearances, quoted for numerous published articles, and his blogs have received national attention. His research on the Lost Steve Jobs Speech and Lost Steve Jobs Mouse went viral on the Internet and was subsequently spotlighted on numerous national media outlets. Having worked for large organizations such as Hearst Communications, Washington University School of Medicine, and Anheuser-Busch, Marcel has made a name for himself running his own technology services and consulting company for the last 20 years. Focused primarily on the needs of small businesses and home offices, Marcel is intimately familiar with the technology needs of business owners and professional people, including personal computing devices and services from Apple, Google, and Microsoft. And of course, during his 20+ years of running his own business, Marcel has been working from a home office, gaining incredible experience and insight into the working from home lifestyle.
About Melissa Smith:
Melissa Smith is the Founder & CEO of the Association of Virtual Assistants and The PVA, a firm that matches clients with the right virtual assistants. She is also the best-selling author of two books, Hire The Right Virtual Assistant and Become a Successful Virtual Assistant. Additionally, Melissa also mentors for Remote-how Academy, the first global, online education and individual certification program.
Drawing from her experience while working on five different continents Melissa truly understands how to operate a successful virtual business.
Melissa has been featured by ABC, NBC, CBS, Entrepreneur, Forbes, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, U.S. News & World Report. Most recently Melissa was named Top Virtual Assistant Consultant of the Year, a Top 10 Most Inspiring Woman in Business 2022, one of the top 100 Dynamic Leaders, and a trailblazing female entrepreneur to watch in 2021.
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