Virtual Assisting for a Cause

Hi everyone! I’m Sarah, and I blog at Me Plus 3 Today. I’m so honored that Sybil has given me the opportunity to share with you the details about my new Virtual Assisting business I recently launched.

To begin, let me give you a little background on how this business came to be. In August of 2013, my husband passed away suddenly from complications due to bacterial meningitis. It was only a month after his 30th birthday, and our twin daughters were 19-months-old and our son was 4-months-old. Obviously, this set my life into a tailspin I never thought I’d have to experience.

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At the time, I was working part-time as an engineer at an office furniture company. I continued to work there, but my heart just wasn’t in it. The events in my life had altered the way I thought and felt about certain things. One of which was that I no longer wanted to spend my time doing something I didn’t enjoy and didn’t find fulfilling.

So I started searching for a career that better aligned with my passion, which is helping others. I eventually decided to create the perfect career for myself, and began the process of launching a virtual services company. In January 2015, I resigned from my engineering position of nearly 8 years and Star Thrower Virtual Services officially opened for business!

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The business is all about making a difference. The name, Star Thrower Virtual Services, is actually inspired by an essay written by Loren Eiseley, entitled The Star Thrower. But you might be more familiar with one of the many adaptions, which are typically titled The Starfish Story. The overall message is that every person has the ability to make a difference.

With this business, I am able to make a difference for my clients by helping them accomplish more. I take care of certain tasks, which allows them to focus on what they do best and what they are most passionate about. Additionally, I’ve set up the business to make a difference for communities because 5% of all proceeds are donated to a charitable or non-profit organization of the client’s choice.

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Even though I’ve only just begun, I am very excited about this new path I’ve created for myself. My first few clients have included building and designing a website, freelance writing for a non-profit organization’s blog, and transcription for a lifestyle coach. It is a wonderful feeling to actually be doing what I am passionate about!

I’d love the chance to make a difference for you. You can find more information about the services I offer and rates by clicking here to visit the Star Thrower Virtual Services website. You can also like the Facebook page or follow on Twitter. Thank you!

 

Make A Difference Mondays is a weekly linkup designed to encourage and inspire us to live each day on purpose by making a meaningful difference in someone’s life in even the smallest of ways. Read on to learn more about our vision, mission, and how to link up!

Mission
Our mission is to provide a consistent gathering place for like-minded women to build online connections, share inspiration, and provide mutual encouragement and accountability as we seek to live intentionally and make a difference in the lives of those around us.

Vision
Every Monday we will invite bloggers to link up any blog post that encourages women to live life on purpose. This could include testimonies or goals from your own life, small acts of kindness or service, creative tips or ideas for showing consideration to others — the possibilities are endless. Our objective is to use our God-given time and resources to His glory!

Also, just a heads-up:  we have created two fun new ways to keep us all connected! Now we have our own Facebook community group to stay in touch beyond the blog posts AND we also have a new #MADMlinkup group Pinterest board and we will be pinning our favorite posts from the linkup that inspire and encourage us to make a difference. We are so grateful for you and would love for all of you to join us for fellowship in the above linked community group and you can follow the Pinterest board right here to watch for your posts:

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5 Comments

  1. What wonderful inspiration on how to face challenges – and use the gifts God gave you to build a life you love!!!

    Posted 3.2.15 Reply
  2. Sarah, it is cool that you found your niche something you are truly passionate about. I pray it goes well for you and that you are able to help many people. I am sorry for your lost, that’s not easy may you be able to comfort others going through a similar journey. Have a great day! 🙂

    Posted 3.2.15 Reply
  3. Sarah – what a great blog – I am so so sorry for your loss. – I am glad you are giving it a go especially a midst the adversity in your life and blessings to you!!!! Great post –

    Posted 3.2.15 Reply
  4. Dawn wrote:

    Sarah,

    Your story has always touched my heart. The times I have visited, I have always left encouraged that if you could pick yourself up and start forward with such positivity, then I could, too. Thank you for being a light and an example.

    Many Blessings,
    Dawn

    Posted 3.4.15 Reply
  5. So sorry for your loss. May the Lord bless you and bring you great success in your new business endeavor.

    Posted 3.4.15 Reply