Empowering Virtual Assistants to Succeed in Freelancing

The Executive Enabler was founded with the mission to provide Filipino Virtual Assistants with the necessary resources and support to confidently start and grow their freelancing businesses. We understand the challenges faced by new VAs and aim to solve them by offering free blogs and templates that cover various aspects of freelancing.

Our Mission

Starting something is hard. It's daunting. It's overwhelming. You don't have to do it alone.

Our mission at The Executive Enabler (TEE) is to be an indispensable resource hub for Filipino Virtual Assistants at all stages of their journey. We are committed to providing a wealth of articles, guides, and resources to equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills, to help you navigate through the challenges and opportunities of the freelancing world. So, whether you're an aspiring freelancer, a veteran looking for a change, or somewhere in between, know that TEE is here, ready to help you embark on this exciting journey.

My Freelancing Journey

How it started and how it's going.
This could be your story too.

Started in 2013 - Article Writer/ Ghost Writer

I was out of work. I only lasted one month at a call center. I was lost. The only thing I had back then was rage, guilt, and the drive to prove that I could amount to something. I worked as an article writer at a company called Essays.ph. I also started learning about freelancing and created an Odesk (now Upwork) account. I became a VA/SMM before the end of 2013.

2015 - I became a full-time VA

I wrote less and became a VA. In 2015, I realized the power of online work, YouTube, and resourcefulness. Not many courses were available then, so whenever I had to get things done for a client, I needed to learn them - some for the first time.

2018 - Hired by the HOM of a startup

Upwork wasn't working for me at this point. I wouldn't say I liked the competition. So, I did my own lead generation and applied to different startups. Sending more than 150 emails a week became the norm. Then I received 2 YESes; I accepted one. That client was the best one yet and where I learned so much. The startup was founded by the most talented and experienced people in Silicon Valley.

2020 - The Pandemic happened

I lost my job because the company closed, I started my stationery shop (my first jab at a business), and I sucked at it, but learned and grew so much. Clients came and went. It was the most unstable year of my freelancing career. But I recovered. I also moved out of my parents' house and started living independently.

2023

It's been 10 years now. I've been an EA to different startup founders, some of them VC-backed (YC and other big VCs in the US). I started a YouTube channel, had a stationery business that failed & had to close, and published this blog —excited for what's ahead.

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