Season 8,

8.11 – Jennifer Scholz – Virtual Assistant Expert

June 27, 2024

What if you could enjoy the freedom to work from anywhere in the world with just a laptop and Wi-Fi? Jennifer Scholz’s journey from a conventional office job to becoming an accomplished virtual assistant exemplifies this possibility. In this episode of the Rising Tide Start-Up Podcast, we explore how Jennifer turned her side project into a successful full-time business. Her experience highlights the growing popularity of remote work. It offers guidance for anyone wishing to break away from the 9-to-5 grind, sharing how she overcame concerns about the golden handcuffs, and health insurance and embraced her newfound freedom.


Jennifer Scholz is an experienced virtual assistant with over two decades in administrative and executive assistant roles. Her journey into virtual assistance began as a side gig doing transcription work to supplement her income. Over time, Jennifer’s services expanded to include social media, blogging, infographics, Executive-Level administrative duties, research, event planning, and Copywriting.  The COVID-19 pandemic made remote work desirable and possible, and with the encouragement of her supportive boyfriend, Jennifer leaped full-time virtual assistance. She values autonomy, flexibility, and a healthy work-life balance, offering tailored services to diverse clients. Jennifer’s story shows that a shift from traditional office roles to successful remote careers is possible.


Here are the key takeaways from the conversation:


  • Remote work offers autonomy, better work-life balance, control over your environment, client choice, and flexible schedules for a more satisfying career and life.
  • Diversifying services helps maintain interest and profitability. However, ensuring consistent high-quality service across all offerings is crucial.
  • Work with clients who share your values and work style. Sometimes, you might need to let go of difficult clients to maintain well-being and integrity.
  • Pay fair wages to virtual assistants, reflecting the cost of living and professional value, to prevent underpricing.
  • Overcome self-doubt by focusing on your unique value and charging fairly for your services.
  • Consider the flexibility of freelancing versus the scale of an agency when planning growth.

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