Podcast: Claire Kinnell: From Accidental Virtual Assistant to Digital Business Manager

Claire has been working online since 2018 when she accidentally became a virtual assistant for her brother’s economic consulting company! Now she’s upleveled to the digital business manager role and is helping her clients expand their teams so they can continue to scale their businesses. Her superpowers include: implementing systems, organization, project management, and automation.

01:11 – The Accidental VA

07:31 – From VA to OBM

14:49 – Finding clients

15:35 – Claire’s favorite part of the job

16:14 – Is it possible to automate yourself out of a job?

19:00 – Working with life coaches

24:03 – How to take time off

27:46 – Claire’s VAs

30:19 – Project management tools

31:32 – Virtual misconceptions

34:12 – Is OBM right for you?

35:59 – Looking to the future

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Here are the tools mentioned in today’s episode!

ClickUp – https://clickup.com/

Asana – https://asana.com/

Airtable – https://airtable.com/

DBM Bootcamp – https://dbmbootcamp.com/

Elise Darma’s Instagram Tips – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9MieAwRtJCcUdxJXhvaUuA

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