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The Importance of Hiring a VA

Hiring a VA is becoming popular these days and has helped many businesses to survive the very challenging world of business and commerce. It is important that you as the business owner don’t just sit around in your office all day, every day. You need to go out and meet new people, relax, enjoy and have fun! As the saying goes, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”. It is pretty much the same with your business. All work and no time to get inspiration will make your business a dull and losing one. Business owners need to go out and build a strong network, be socially active,  get advice from other people and be inspired to try something new.

Sometimes our minds brings us back to the endless tasks piling on our desk and computers, this is why hiring a VA is important and helpful for business owners like you! As long as you hire the right VA, he/she will be your answered prayer to do the tedious tasks that drains the life out of you.

It is time that you focus on more important things such as your  family, friends, your wellbeing and… expanding your business.

Meet one of our pioneering VAs, Des, who has been with us since we first started. Her positive attitude and willingness to learn new skills are the reasons why her clients of 6 years won’t let her go.  She’s still working with the same clients since day 1 and they are inseparable ever since. Find out what she does….

Des Colina

What are your main tasks?

Virtual Assistant is my job that I never expect that I would love. I have been serving two or more clients for almost 6 years now. I am happy doing my clients tasks such as bookkeeping, bank reconciliation, staff timekeeping, calendar management, holiday rental sites management, email handling, data entry, CSR and appointment settings.


How do you manage your time?

Currently I have two clients. For me to deliver my tasks on time from each of them I use ASANA – an online application that helps me track and reminds me of my work deadlines. Also, I make sure that I recognize which task(s) is urgent.


Why did you choose to be a VA?

I chose to be a Virtual Assistant because I realized that I love organizing files/documents, I motivate myself to finish what is expected and I love facing whole day in a computer. I also have typing and customer service skills, familiar with MS Office and some online applications that my clients are using like MYOB and XERO accounting software. I maximized the skills I have, and I know those were just some of the skills to be a Virtual Assistant.


Des 6 years ago


What is your previous job before you became a VA?

Before I became a Virtual Assistant, I used to be a Customer Service Representative in a telephone company (BPO) based in US for 2 years and was promoted as Quality Analyst for 1 year. Since the telephone company was closed, I applied in a publishing company and was hired as a Finance Representative for 2 years. While working on a graveyard shift, I lived unhealthy life – lack of sleep. I got sick like almost every month, so the doctor advised me to find a day time job instead. Blessed I am for EWE found and hired me. Until now I still love working with the company.


Tell us more about yourself

I am Desiree Joy Colina – Quilo. I am a silent type of person who loves playing keyboard musical instrument and listening to music. I enjoy going out with some of my few friends. I am active in church planting and outreach programs. Yes, I am always busy, and I love it!


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