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Meet Kati! A Laptop Freedom Program Student!

Today we are chatting with a Laptop Freedom Program student, Kati Dibble to chat about her journey, what inspired her to be a VA, and so much more!

Kati enrolled in the July 2020 cohort of the Laptop Freedom Program while still working her “9-5”, eager to leave the grind and start her Virtual Assistant business! Kati was already landing clients within the first month of the program and is now raising her rates!

Q: Let’s start with the BIG question: Why did you want to start a Virtual Assistant business?

A: I started a virtual assistant business because I want to be my own boss! Being self-employed has always been attractive to me but I never thought it could be an option because I had no skills (so I thought).

Q: What kind of “9-5” job do you have and has it helped with your VA biz?

A: I work at an in-home care agency doing HR assistance and recruitment. I’ve only been doing admin work for about two years – I used to teach preschool! I’ve gained a lot of skills since working in an office. I’m very detail-oriented and tech-savvy.

Q: Is your goal to be a full-time VA or have a VA side-hustle? Why?

A: Yes, I would love to become a full-time VA in the next couple of years. For now, it is a side-hustle so my fiancé and I can save for our dream home and our wedding.

Q: How did you discover the Laptop Freedom Program?

A: The Wanderlust VA Facebook Group Community!

Q: What inspired you to enroll in the program?

A: I enrolled in the program because I LOVED Rebecca’s energy on the consultation call. I could tell she was passionate about what she does and helping people become digital nomads!

Q: What is your favorite part of the Laptop Freedom Program so far?

A: The modules are so easy to navigate and work through. I love that there is training on every aspect of your business from the foundation to skills training.

Q: What made you choose the Laptop Freedom Program over other VA programs?

A: I didn’t want to invest in a program where I’d be going at this alone. The coaching calls and talking with the other girls about our experiences have helped me SO much in my journey. I look forward to them every week!

Q: What made you choose the Laptop Freedom Program over other VA programs?

A: I didn’t want to invest in a program where I’d be going at this alone. The coaching calls and talking with the other girls about our experiences have helped me SO much in my journey. I look forward to them every week!

Q: Starting a VA business can feel scary, what helps you keep going?

A: My support system. My family, fiancé, and friends are all incredibly supportive of me starting a virtual assistant business!

Q: What has been the most challenging part of starting your VA biz?

A: The most challenging part has been the overwhelm. There is SO much to learn. When I first started, I was like what the heck is MailChimp? Kajabi? I was so overwhelmed with everything I needed to learn. I felt like I needed to know everything before I even started. Rebecca helped me realize that is NOT true.

Q: Between your VA biz, your 9-5, and the program, what does a day-in-the-life look like for you?

A: Oh boy! I work pretty long days. I get up, get ready, and go to my 8-5. When I was looking for clients, I would do discovery calls during my lunch hour. Now I check my work emails and do client work during my lunch since I’m not really looking for any more clients at the moment. About three days a week, I go home and work for another 2 hours. I also work Sunday mornings for about 3-5 hours.

Q: What are your future plans for your Virtual Assistant business?

A: I am hoping to go part-time at my job around April or May next year and pick up more clients. I would love to be full-time in my business by the end of 2021!

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