RVE 008: Starting a Virtual Assistant Business on the Road
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RVE 008: Starting a Virtual Assistant Business on the Road

Hey! Welcome to episode number 8 of The RV Entrepreneur Podcast. In today’s episode I sat down to talk with Bryanna and Craig to learn how they’ve built up a successful virtual assistant business on the road. 

There are a butt load of ways to make money while traveling. But I believe one of the more accessible and sensible options is starting a virtual assistant business.

Why?

Becoming a virtual assistant means… well, exactly what the title implies. You are a “virtual” assistant. The name of the job title literally means you don’t have to be there in-person. If you are trying to figure out a way to build up an income on the road, you are going to enjoy today’s episode.

For the past two years Craig and Bryanna have been traveling around the US with their four kids and two dogs. They initially left home with $25,000 in a savings account, a dream to full-time travel, and Craig’s income from his previous job (where they allowed him to work remote). After spending a few months on the road, they realized that Craig working at the table in the RV for 8-9 hours a day while Bryanna went out and played with the kids wasn’t a fun way to travel.

Bryanna took an online course and decided to start up a virtual assistant business so they could be more flexible and actually enjoy a lifestyle of travel. Because if you exchange being chained to a desk in an office to being chained to the desk inside of your RV, what’s the point?

In this episode we talk about:

  • Of all the businesses to start on the road, why Bryanna decided to start a VA business
  • How she landed her first client (and I highly recommend using her strategy)
  • How travel forces you to have more “highs and lows”, instead of living in a “numb middle”
  • How to get started if you want to launch your own VA business on the road
  • Why you should ask your boss if you can work remote, even if you think they might say no

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  • Howard Burdell

    I totally enjoyed the discussion, energy, and life outlook of Virtual Powerhouse. Their commitment to their family and children was especially commendable. But there was one element of the podcast that negates all the positives. Bryanna, from Virtual Powerhouse, did not speak in standard English. Her repetitive use of the word “like” was so pronounced that it disrupted the discussion. It’s a shame she was unable to articulate her thoughts in a professional manner. The podcast is an audible product. It’s important for your guests to have a command of the spoken English language. This is critical, sorry, but I enjoyed the topic just not the audio. I’ve listened to all your podcasts and wish you good luck for many more.

    • Hi Howard, thanks for both the compliment and feedback. I myself have struggled to exterminate filler words while I’m speaking such as “um, like, uh, and the works”, so it’s not surprising that many others struggle with the same thing (especially if they rarely do interviews). I have tried to cut out as much filler words as possible while editing as not to distract from the content of the conversation, but sometimes they slip through! Thanks again for listening.

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  • Katrina

    Wow! I completely enjoyed this discussion! She was very “real” and down to earth! I’m really glad she wasn’t trying to sound more professional as stated below because that wouldn’t ave been true to her personality. It’s nice to hear you can make it as who you are! They both sounded very comfortable and happy with what they were doing. I appreaciate the content! I would love to hear more interviews like this!

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