I recently realised that I'd never written down the story behind Admin Angels UK.
Even though I've re-told the story countless times I thought that you may be interested to read how Admin Angels UK began.
I first decided to work for myself in December 2012. I’d been threw a slew of unsatisfactory jobs that offered little or no prospects and at this precise moment I found myself without Christmas pay as the company that I was working for was having financial difficulties.
To make some additional money over the Christmas period I started looking for a new job and found that they were far and few between with so many willing applicants that job advertisements were closing within 24-48 hours of opening.
I began to panic as I foresaw my ever-looming redundancy and so I started to think about what other skills I had learned over the years and went over the qualifications that I’d gained through education as I drew up a new résumé.
During my search for work I came across a term that was familiar but rather vague in my understanding of it, ‘ freelancing’.
Without realising it, I had just accidentally stumbled across my salvation.
I began looking through various ‘freelancing’ websites, creating profiles for myself and listing the skills discovered when working through my résumé. I ploughed through the 'work-needed' listings and applied to as many as I was able.
To my utter disbelief I found that slowly but surely the work began to trickle in. I was asked to complete a variety of tasks including; data entry, data processing, writing, customer service and a great deal more. I learnt so many new skills along the way.
I had no idea what was happening and was sure that it would only last for a very short time but I didn’t have anything to lose and so I got to work. I borrowed my partner’s laptop, set-up a small workspace in our kitchen and got to work. I worked every evening after work and every weekend until I got to the point where I was making as much working from home as I was in the week at my 9-5 job.
I thought long and hard about what the best decision was and after plenty of encouragement and confidence boosting from my partner, for the most part, and those few clients that I had started to work with, I decided to leave my employment and work full time self-employed.
For a while things were going steady, each week I would receive at least one new work request which kept the bills ticking over and then things started to get quite busy.
It was my partner who suggested that I need a name and a brand for my services, one that I could promote and that would be recognisable to potential clients and it was he who thought of the name Admin Angels UK.
I worked for months on a website and logo that would represent my business in the way that I wanted it to, and even though it’s still constantly changing and developing, I can honestly say that running Admin Angels UK has been the most exciting and rewarding time of my professional life.
Along the way I quickly realised that my business was special to me, it was "my own. My precious!" and I knew that was exactly how my clients felt about their own businesses.
Therefore, I decided to add a consistent level of value to my service that would make my clients and their businesses feel valued, respected and treasured and so I set out to create an affordable virtual assistant service where a clients business would always be treated with the same care and dedication as though it were my own.
I am always looking for new ways to improve my service, cater to new clients and build upon my skills and I hope to be doing so for an extremely long time.
The Admin Angels UK Story is now available permanently on our website under the About Us section.
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