Why Choose Online and Remote Work From Home | Maria Franco Virtual Assistance Services

I have been a transcriptionist for almost two decades now and I love it because I am a wordsmith. I also work as a virtual assistant because I love being able to help people with their businesses. I've always wanted to write prose and poetry since I was a kid, and I even had a column in our local newspaper's lifestyle section. 

In college, I was dissuaded from taking a journalism course because during that time there were a lot of journalists getting killed or had gone missing, perhaps for speaking out and writing stuff they shouldn't have. Also, that type of career didn't pay much over here unless you made it big and had the right connections. As a result, I earned a business degree, a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Management. 

But I wanted to write, I didn't want to run a business. That's why I turned to blogging. It started with a personal blog in 2003 and it evolved into a beauty and makeup blog once PR people and advertisers started noticing it. My page views went up and I received offers to write for brands and sent me products to review. However, that niche eventually became congested, and I didn't feel there was more room for me to grow. 

So, I reinvented myself. I started a new blog and created social media feeds that reflected my current path, so to speak. I post a lot of motivational stuff, not just to remind myself that there's so much that life has to offer, but because I don't want negativity in my life. I also want to help people realize their potential and encourage them to find and follow their purpose. I think I may have stumbled upon mine already but life happens, right? I mean, I've got to work for a living in order to stay alive and provide for my family.

But what I do realize is that through the years that I've been assisting people with what most would say are just the mundane tasks of transcribing and content writing, I do feel like I've contributed to the success of my clients because I've helped them with their productivity. Their success is basically my success as well. It's a win-win! 

So, I won't waste your time because I know it's valuable and it's finite. The funny thing with time is that you can't get it back once it's gone. That's why I really think it's important to use our time to do things that are meaningful and fulfilling.

And you know what? Maybe that's why I do what I do. I wouldn't be here if I didn't care, right? I don't waste time on things that don't matter to me or that I don't enjoy. I mean, what's the point? But I do love my job. I love to write. I love to transcribe. And I love to assist people however I can with my skills. 

So, that's it for me. Thank you for reading this post. KTHXBYE.

Maria Franco