Why You Need a Nerdy Sidekick

Mindy Holahan Profile PictureAs publishing becomes more accessible to writers, it also becomes more complicated to manage all the aspects of your business. You aren’t just a writer, you the head of product development, marketing, design, publicity…and on and on.

It’s the paradox of the successful writer: the more successful your writing becomes, the less time you have to write.

It’s time to hire a sidekick.

One Part Nerdy Problem Solver,
One Part Service-Minded Professional

I blame it on having an English teacher for a mother—she sparked in me both a deep love of words and a desire to learn.

My specialty lies in tackling technical problems and creating streamlined processes without sacrificing effectiveness. I often told my coworkers “If it seems like it’s taking too long, tell me. I will find you a better way.

Small Business Is A Specialty

I’ve spent the last twelve years working as an executive assistant in various capacities, but here’s where I’m different from most virtual assistants: my experience is not “corporate.” All my experience is with small business owners—people who, out of necessity, must remain keenly focused on every aspect of their business. Does this sound familiar?

For more on my past experience, you’re welcome to check out my LinkedIn profile. Otherwise, all you need to know is that the people I’ve worked with found me to be highly reliable, attuned both to big picture details as well as their individual preferences, and unfailingly cheerful. In my last full-time job, the owner of the company said he’d trust me in a room with a million dollars cash.

How To Hire Me

Most virtual assistants will let you purchase hours on their website—without a conversation first!

I hate that system—it treats assistants like a commodity and it doesn’t give us the opportunity to make sure we’re a good match. To hire me, drop me a line and I’ll get back to you right away.

The internet is full of cheap virtual assistant houses—and you get what you pay for. If you’re looking for a cheap, low-interaction solution, I’m not the answer for you. However, if you’re looking for a trusty sidekick to support you, to troubleshoot for you, and to relieve you from the administrative burden attendant with your success, you’ve just met the right girl.

Work with me and I’ll give you what you desperately crave: more time to write.

Happy writing!
Mindy Holahan