Are you a project manager at heart?
Are you detail-oriented but also flexible?
Do you love bossing around smart but hapless people who can’t get shit done on their own?
Newsletter Ninja is hiring!
My current VA is fully transitioning into her author career—which is awesome for her, but not so awesome for me.
All the prep I’ve been doing since early summer is finally coming to a head, and I’m just about ready to drop, like, eleventy-kadillion awesome new things.
Moving into the new year:
- I’m ramping up my content creation—like, a lot
- I’m revamping all three of my existing courses
- I’m adding another course in January or February
- I’m adding two more courses, one in late spring and one in late fall)
- I’m adding a completely new side-hustle
- I’m looking at several new ways to deliver content to the community
- I’m going to finally mop up some of the mess from years past
But I need someone to help 10-15 hours per week. Maybe that’s you?
The perfect VA will:
- Help with short-term and long-range planning
- Set priorities and help me to do likewise
- Work independently (I know everyone says this, but seriously, I can’t even decide what *I* should do first/next; how am I supposed to decide what *you* should do?)
- Learn new programs and systems quickly
- Get me out of—and keep me out of—my inbox and calendar
- Provide clients and students with excellent and polite customer service
- Communicate clearly and effectively in a variety of situations
- Brainstorm content topics
- Maintain a production calendar
- Research to support content
- Repurpose content across multiple platforms
- Edit videos (including intros/outros, sound effects, adding graphics, thumbnail creation)
In addition, the perfect VA has a basic familiarity with:
- Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Sheets
- Facebook (pages and groups)
Now, those are obviously two crazy-ass lists of skills. I think it’s highly unlikely “the perfect VA” (who already meets all that criteria) exists, and most of the things on those lists can be learned. But the more of them you already have under your belt, the more able you’ll be to hit the ground running.
If you’re interested in the position, here’s what to do:
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line must be “VA Position” or it won’t end up where it needs to be.
- In the body of the email, tell me
- why you want the job, and
- why you’d be good at it
- Copy/paste those crazy-ass lists of skills and indicate your experience or skill level with each item.
- List your Top 5 Clifton Strengths if you know them. (Not required, but is definitely a big plus.)
- Tell me your current time zone and best times to meet for an interview.
I’m excited for this new phase, and I hope one of you is the exact person I need to help Newsletter Ninja level up!