Anna Schild is a content repurposing virtual assistant (VA) and the host of the Content and Chill podcast.
She started her VA business after working as an executive assistant at a corporate bank. Her transition to the online workspace was driven by a desire for more flexibility and location freedom.
In this conversation, Anna touches on the various aspects of working as a virtual assistant and explains the concept of content repurposing and how it can help online business owners maximize their efforts.
She shares insights into her business structure, work hours, and the lifestyle her business allows her to have. She also offers advice for those considering starting an online business and shares tips for those looking to hire an assistant.
Connect with Anna Schild:
- (03:20) Anna’s background and transition from EA to VA
- (10:00) Content repurposing and its benefits for businesses
- (12:45) Anna’s work schedule and the flexibility her business provides
- (16:20) Advice for those considering starting an online business
- (18:20) Benefits of outsourcing tasks to a virtual assistant
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Tips for Building a Profitable Online Business as a Content Repurposing VA
In this episode, host Heather O’Donnell sits down with Anna Schild, a content repurposing virtual assistant, to dive into the ins and outs of her role and the benefits of repurposing content.
They discuss the freedom and fulfillment that comes with building an online business, the importance of cultivating new skills, and the endless possibilities for teachers seeking alternative paths.
Keep reading to learn how to work smarter, not harder, and build a profitable business with the lifestyle you desire.
The Role of a Virtual Assistant (VA)
Being a virtual assistant provides individuals with the opportunity to support online business owners in various tasks and projects.
Anna emphasizes the importance of considering the compatibility of one’s personality and work style with the role of a VA. While freedom and flexibility are paramount in this line of work, it is essential to ascertain whether one can thrive as their own boss and work independently.
Anna encourages aspiring VAs to do thorough research, understand their skill sets, and envision their long-term goals before embarking on this career path.
The Benefits of a VA for Online Business Owners
Anna shares her personal experience of working as a VA, highlighting the game-changing impact it can have on online business owners.
By outsourcing tasks such as customer service emails, social media management, or scheduling, entrepreneurs can focus on their core business activities and maximize their productivity.
Anna suggests that strategic outsourcing not only saves time but also ensures expertise in specialized areas, leading to improved business performance.
Content Repurposing: Maximizing Your Efforts
Content repurposing is the process of transforming a single piece of content into multiple formats for various platforms.
For instance, a podcast episode can be transcribed into a blog post, repurposed for email newsletters, and used to create social media posts, videos, and more.
The concept behind content repurposing is to work smarter, not harder, by leveraging existing content for greater reach and impact. It allows online business owners to be present on multiple platforms, cater to diverse audience preferences, and ultimately, extend their brand’s visibility.
Sustainability and Long-Term Viability
Anna speaks to the importance of considering the long-term sustainability of an online business venture. She encourages aspiring entrepreneurs to look beyond the initial excitement and evaluate whether the chosen business model aligns with their future goals and aligns with the realities of their lifestyle.
By considering the potential challenges and obstacles that may arise, entrepreneurs can make informed decisions and build businesses that can withstand and adapt to changes over time.
Cultivating Skills for Success
Even if your own business doesn’t work out, the skills you develop as a teacher or in the online space can be invaluable in supporting someone else’s business and still providing the lifestyle you desire.
Whether it’s becoming a virtual assistant, content repurposing specialist, or any other role, the skills and experience gained can open doors to various opportunities.
You should view your skills as transferable and embrace the possibility of creating a fulfilling career path, whether it’s through your own business or supporting others.
Aspiring entrepreneurs can glean valuable insights from Anna’s journey and advice, understanding the importance of choosing the right business model, the benefits of outsourcing, and the potential for maximizing their content reach.
By investing time in research and considering long-term sustainability, individuals can set themselves up for success in the online business realm.
Whether it’s becoming a virtual assistant or utilizing content repurposing strategies, the possibilities are endless for those looking to build fulfilling and flexible businesses.