In our 8th episode of Day In The Life of A Remote Worker, joining us is a freelancer that currently works as a virtual assistant specialising in Social Media Management, Administration and Copywriting services. Introducing Alexandra Heikke, an individual who has been tele-commuting for over 3 years now.
Alexandra Heikke has had the experience of working in Real Estate and also as a consultant in the corporate world but since the Covid-19 pandemic, she has left that all behind to set up a Virtual Assistant company called Virtual Prism.
Tell me about yourself and what it is that you do?
I am the founder of the virtual prism. Right now I offer social media management, group management, general administration and writing services.
When did you start tele-commuting as a digital nomad and how did that come about?
I started freelancing digitally 3 years ago. This year due to loosing my brick and motor job due to the pandemic I decided it was time to launch my business.
What would go down as the biggest achievement so far and what makes you so proud of this?
Moving from being an employee to a entrepreneur as a single mom. It makes me feel on top of the world.
Do you have any favourite cafes, places or coworking spaces that you like to tele-working from when not at home and why are these your favourite?
I enjoy caribou coffee it has a very relaxing atmosphere!
How do you want to improve yourself in the next year?
I am going to be scaling my business, and launching my top tier marketing packages.
What does a typical workday look like for you and how do you manage your time and schedule effectively?
I check emails first, I spend 5 hours a day marketing right now. And 3 hours a day working with the clients I already have.
Do you have any recommendations for software or tools which are invaluable to you as a digital nomad and how do they help you to stay productive?
Clickup is an amazing program for managing almost everything with my business, I also love wave invoicing for all my financial stuff.
If you could give one bit of advice to anybody out there that is dreaming about tele-commuting what would that be?
Stop dreaming and just do it. It’s scary but as long as you keep putting your best foot forward it will happen.
Well, there we have it! It is a wrap, thanks a lot for your time Alexandra and we wish the best of success on your road to remote.
For anyone that wants to follow Alexandra and the Virtual Prism, head on over to her Facebook Page, she is just getting started: https://www.facebook.com/TheVirtualPrism
If you found encouragement and the remote work experience of Alexandra Heikke inspirational as you pursue remote work or a business idea, take a look at some of the articles in the Search Remotely Series: A Day in the Life of a Remote Worker. See below.
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