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Your Virtual Assistant

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answered by a pro with

years in the business


Understanding why a small business owner would hire you, and recognizing that now is the perfect time to start your VA business. That's the foundation for a true success mindset!


How to Work from Home as a
Virtual Assistant

Learn how to transition your administrative and/or creative skill sets into a Virtual Assistant business. This LIVE 3-hour workshop (via Zoom) is a crash course in how to start and market that business, find your ideal clients, and make money in a new career you'll love.



Thinking of becoming a Virtual Assistant? Need more information in order to decide if it's the right career path for you? Confused about how to get started? Schedule an affordable 45-minute one-on-one session and let's get your specific questions answered.

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Chela Hardy is a former Executive Assistant who transitioned into a career as a Virtual Assistant in 2001. Since 2013, she has also shared her industry knowledge with others as a Loudoun County Public Schools Adult Ed instructor teaching the course How to Work From Home As a Virtual Assistant.


Through her website, Chela offers virtual assistant services (including full publishing project management and book marketing planning) to authors and speakers around the country. Her client list currently includes Authority Publishing, the Nonfiction Authors Association (NFAA), and Mocha Media Inc. among many others.

Chela is also an award-winning self-published young adult author (writing under a pseudonym), an instructor and mentor for the Author Assistant Academy (by the NFAA), and a member of the International Virtual Assistant Association, the International Association of Administrative Professionals, the Women's National Book Association, and the National Association of Women Business Owners.

Chela lives, writes, sings, and works from home in Northern Virginia.



Grow Your Virtual Assistant Business: Kick Self-Doubt to the Curb

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10 Days to Being a More Confident Virtual Assistant

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Five Reasons to Start Your Own Virtual Assistant Business Right Now


On Having a MentorChela Hardy
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SNIPPET: Business Stories of Success - Episode 54 - Chela Hardy - AskChela

On Defining Success and Taking a Daily NapChela Hardy
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SNIPPET: Business Stories of Success - Episode 54 - Chela Hardy - AskChela

Intentional NetworkingChela Hardy
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FULL INTERVIEW: 808 Podcast - Episode 564 - Chela Hardy - AskChela

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