On top of the new VA gig, the new blog gig, the existing blog/ghostwriting gig, my regular (yet random) transcription work for Page21 Magazine, and attempting to have that thing called a ‘personal life’, I am still actively seeking another VA client or at least 2-4 writing jobs (depending on size).
This brings me to the title of my post today ~ A TEST AND TIME. I have used approximately 5-7 hours of my time on reading, research, and testing for a potential VA client, in addition to 3 phone interviews about 30 minutes each. The client is extremely detailed and is seeking a VA for massive amounts of projects. Truly unrealistic for just one person so I spent some time trying to help him evaluate his need for a few different types of helpers.
As it turns out, his 3rd phone interview and request for information has narrowed his desire for my skills in the arena of writing eArticles to be turned into eBooks for one of his companies. The company (his wife actually) has developed a software program that requires 13 minutes a day to teach young people (ages 4-10) how to speak a 2nd language. The software can be used in classrooms or in the home.
The writing sample that I had to provide to them came to life by watching one of their promo videos and he allowed me to pick a topic from it on which I was to provide a 500 word sample. Well that was easy! Being that I originally started college to be a psychologist (most particularly for children, later turned to industrial psychology but that’s another blog for another day)… I digress… I chose the topic of Parent / Child Bonding While Educating.
I really enjoyed writing the sample because it’s a subject that means a great deal to me, something I studied, and something I worked hard at with my own son. So I figured, why waste the sample; so I’m sharing it not only so folks can see a different side of my writing skills, but because it’s a nice article that provokes thoughtfulness in parents of young children. I hope you enjoy and by all means, please reblog or repost.
I certainly hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!