We had the good fortune of connecting with Alyssa Miller and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Alyssa, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I wanted the flexibility in my schedule to take breaks where I need them, explore the world with my family, and build something that was my own. I’ve worked in many different industries and learned a lot from the corporate jobs I held. I needed more creative freedom than some of them offered, so with a lot of help from my friends and mentors, I built my own little world to work in!
What should our readers know about your business?
My business is called Remotely Virtual Services. Remotely started off as a side business while working full-time as a Legal Assistant for a boutique law firm and it has now evolved into a Virtual Assistant agency. My professional experience is diverse and has instilled in me a foundation of integrity and accountability that is required to run a successful business. The company vision is to empower other business owners and entrepreneurs to take back their own time. We take on administrative, project management, accounting, and marketing tasks, in addition to creating and implementing automated workflows.
My goal is for Remotely to create affordable courses for newbie Virtual Assistant’s (VA’s), helping others achieve the level of career satisfaction I’ve found. Remotely is a community that empowers entrepreneurs, freelancers, or aspiring freelancers to pursue their dreams, take back control of their future, work creativity into their life, and help them find the resources to make their dreams become reality.
Building this business was not easy, but it has been worth every minute of hard work I’ve put into it.
We are a virtual assistance agency that’s supports clients from all over the country in various different industries.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Well, I am actually based out of San Diego, so most of my answers would be San Diego locations but I will answer as if we were coming to LA for a day!
I would start the day off with a hike up near the Griffith Observatory or the Hollywood sign, followed by breakfast burritos and a stroll on the beach. We would probably spend some time at muscle beach in Santa Monica and then lunch up in the Promenade. We would have some down time, then venture over to the Getty Center to see some local art. If we had time to beat traffic, I would pack a picnic for dinner and finish the day off on a hillside in Topanga Canyon watching the sunset over the Pacific. 🙂
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’ve been blessed with so many to people who’ve helped me become who I am today! When I was 19, jobless, almost homeless, no car, and no direction, I landed a job as a live-in nanny. Shannon Eyford took a chance on me, I helped raise her children, and now she is one of my dearest friends. Her mentorship taught me to be honest, always push forward, and have fun while doing all of it! Her carpe diem mentality is contagious.