VA for Indie Authors
Nancy Cavillones is a Virtual Assistant specifically for Indie Authors, which is amazing – we love seeing business owners really niche down to serve their clients best. Nancy used the Claire effortless website kit for her business website, VA for Indie Authors! Let’s get to know Nancy, more about her business and her experience with the effortless web kit!
website used: The Claire
Q&A with Nancy Cavillones of VA for Indie Authors
Tell us a little about your business. How did you get started? Who do you serve?
In 2016, I was referred to Alexa Bigwarfe, owner of Write Publish Sell. I started off as her general VA, and as I gained skills and knowledge in self-publishing, I took on more tasks for Alexa. She began referring me to her author clients who needed a VA. In 2018, I made the decision to pivot from being a general VA to an author assistant, and it’s the best thing ever.
What is your favorite part about running your business?
Hands down, the flexibility. I really don’t miss the 9-5 grind, the commuting and if we’re being honest, I definitely don’t miss having to get dressed and primped for the office– slow mornings are definitely more my speed. I love being in control of how I spend my time, and how I run my business.
What advice would you give to the entrepreneur or small business owner who is just starting out?
Learn to do everything. Just soak it all in and take advantage of opportunities to learn a new skill, a new platform, a new tool. It’ll make you a well-rounded business owner, and help you figure out what you love doing. Network, network, network. LinkedIn is great for this, but so are in-person events and just reaching out to someone via email. I’ve gotten all of my clients through word of mouth. It works!
Had you ever used WordPress or Divi before setting up your effortless website kit?
I’m a long time WordPress user! I think I started my first WordPress blog probably over ten years ago. Divi is a newer tool for me. I had experience using Divi for client websites before I started using it on my own.
What was your favorite part about effortless website kit?
I really, really love the documentation and how easy it is to get it up and running, then customize it to make it yours. With templates, there’s always the risk that your website will look too much like other websites using the same template, but with the EWK, it was really simple to add my personal touches to make the template mine.
Where will we see you & your business in 5 years?
I hope to be known as the go-to for author assistance, working closely with a select client base.
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