Aleta Bon brings with her a wealth of experience, having managed, owned, and operated several businesses in the retail, hospitality, and administrative sectors throughout my adult life. Her hands-on experience and diverse skillset make her well-equipped to provide valuable insights and solutions to a variety of business challenges.
Aleta is a Virtual Assistant who helps solo preneurs with a variety of tasks. Join us as she shares with how she got started and discover what her amazing superpower is.
You can reach Aleta here: https://tinyurl.com/Aleta-Bon-VA-Services
or Via email here: email@example.com
and you can check out her designs: https://hinterlandmama.com
She is all about supporting others to be the change they want to see and resilience for you and our planet.
Thank you for tuning in to the You World Order Showcase Program. I hope today’s episode has inspired you to consider how you can leverage your unique skills and talents to be the change you want to see in the world.
Hi and welcome to the You World Order Showcase program.
Today, we're going to be talking with Aleta Bon
Aleta is a passionate and dedicated virtual assistant who wears multiple hats from being a motivational cheerleader to a small business advice.
Aleta’s area of expertise lies in providing top notch administrative support while uplifting and empowering her clients with her unique combination of skills.
Aleta is your one stop solution for content creation, business growth and achieving your dreams.
And she comes to us from down under.
Let's welcome Aleta.
I know it's being recorded.
Hey Alida, welcome to THE YOU World Order Showcase program. So you're calling from Australia, which is super cool. Where do you live? What are you doing? How's life? It's getting to be winter there.
I live in heaven.
I live in subtropical QLD and it's still super sunny and warm and we're still going to the beach and swimming.
In the pool.
And it it is autumn.
Officially, it's windy and we've had some rain, but.
Yeah. No, I'm.
I'm wearing shorts and AT shirt so we're blessed up here.
We're finally getting shorts.
Promises of 72 next week, so I'm really looking forward to that. Been so cold for so long. Yesterday we went walking. It was actually snowing out.
Ohh see that's my nightmare.
I lived in the UK for seven years and I I just don't like snow or slush or cold.
I don't like being cold.
So you're in the perfect spot.
Little Beach paradise there.
Are you doing?
I'm always doing a lot of things, Jill.
Yeah, what I'm doing right now is I'm working as a VA for.
Or continuous clients?
I do little pockets of things for other people and working one day a week at a.
A health clinic with lots of modalities on reception where I get to leave the house and go meet people and talk to other adults, which is really lovely and I'm I've been a full time mum for a really long time.
Etsy shops I've had.
I've had three but.
Tell us about how you kind of got into the VA thing because I think it's kind of interesting and I and I know it starts with your Etsy shop.
So let's hear all about that.
So I it all began actually with natural parenting, a natural parenting blog that I wrote because I was going a little bit stir crazy.
Just being a mum.
And a friend said, what do you like to do?
I said I like to write and she asked me if I knew about blogging.
So that's how long ago it was.
And and so I started writing a natural parenting blog, and then I got into craft.
And then people wanted me wanted to buy my craft that I was talking about.
And so I began selling that on Etsy and I think that was probably 12 years ago and that has changed over the years.
I was selling craft and then I was selling woodworking things I was doing and then patterns for.
Waldorf Steiner, peg doll.
Which I was really into, and that's kind of changing now.
Now that my kids are teenagers.
One is 17 today and the other's 15 with 15 this month. Yeah, I'm the mother of a 17 year old.
Quick till he.
Turns 40, sends me how you feel.
So yeah it.
It's changed over the years, so now I'm selling.
Wooden craft supplies.
Online and I'm selling and I'm selling T-shirts and.
Really cool design.
Did you do that yourself?
Well, yes, I I like that.
I believe in magic and.
Mushrooms, it says.
I believe in magic.
Are so cute. Aleta.
Thank you. Why haven't you?
You'll have to tell us.
Where we can get that T-shirt too because.
This T-shirt. OK, so hinterland mama.com is it's I'm. I'm starting it. But I've been so busy with the VA.
Stuff which you know I just love helping people.
So that kind of takes some preference and priority, but.
My idea is that I want to provide education for people on how to do things for themselves, how to garden.
I'm the King butcher queen.
So you know how.
And and just little tips of foraging and that kind of thing.
So providing education for people, whether it be courses or free little snippets on the socials or.
Whatever. And then to finance that selling T-shirts that I like to wear and there's T-shirts, hoodies.
Couple of kids tops and things like that on hinterlandlumber.com. So that's secondary to the VA stuff, which it's still totally floats my boat. I love it. And you asked me where I started and I've gone off on a tangent but.
I was in some Etsy.
Ohh, what's the word?
Groups where communities.
Yes, I I can't think of the.
Word, but yes.
And when I I just kept saying.
I can help you with that.
I can help you with that and I was providing advice and doing a lot.
Of things for free.
And then realized that I could charge for it and it's just growing from there.
It's really been word of mouth.
I do have.
I'll give you the link, but I do have a.
A place where people can have a look at what I've done in the past.
But yeah, that's I just.
So let's talk about your superpower for a SEC.
Because you do have a superpower and I know what it is.
Could you tell me we got that?
All the time.
Every time you make pins.
Like, oh God, you just like.
My aesthetic intelligence, yeah.
Is that what you mean?
Super power. It's magic.
Yeah, it's something that I obviously have naturally developed.
It's an innate thing.
I I don't know.
I can just.
Look at look at.
Things and see, you know what's not quite right on an image or colors that don't quite work together.
I really do love graphic design in that way and I use Canberra a lot.
To create pins and create images for different people that I work for.
And my thing that I love and I'm really passionate about at the moment.
I mean, I love SEO, so writing blog posts like I love to write and I love SEO, so it just really it's just floating my boat at the moment and people are getting really good results.
The people that I'm writing for so.
You know that's an extra little feather in my cap.
Yeah, that's really exciting and it's a skill.
And I realize that AI is out there and everybody's like ohh.
Eyes just going to take over all the way.
Thing, but it's really it can't.
You can't just.
Put a query into ChatGPT and expect an intelligent article to come out of it.
It for one thing, it's not always accurate and there has to be the human element and the SEO aspect of it, it's.
If you understand SEO, writing blog posts, you can craft the blog post around the SEO that you need.
To have the finished product look like and that's a.
That's a super great skill to have and.
To be able to share with people.
See, it's taken.
Me a while to kind of hone in to know what I love doing and what will work for other people. But yeah, it's definitely this year 2023 rocking it so far.
That is such great news.
I know that you've been at this for a minute.
It didn't like happen overnight for you, but you had one or two clients, and then it's just kind of building.
And should we let people know how they can get a hold of you?
If they want your services.
To ask me for my.
Just put the link in.
The in the description below the video.
Yes, I I joined another.
Can they reach you through hinterland mama.com?
That blog too.
There is a contact form on there.
Yes, there is. Here we are. OK, so tinyurl.com.
Forward Slash Aleta, ALETA, hyphen, bond B, ON-VA, hyphen services. So yeah, that's the best place.
And then my e-mail address, I've got a couple, but firstname.lastname@example.org can reach out to me for sure.
So is there anything that one thing that you want to leave our listeners with just?
So we haven't really talked about who, I gravitate towards me and it tends I'm finding that it tends to be mothers.
That are super busy and trying to.
Do everything themselves.
And so my tip would be to reach out and accept.
You know, I'm.
Or, you know, another VA out there do even if you know, maybe get a cleaner or something.
Just do you can afford it.
You can re budget.
Just yeah, do.
Get help would be my biggest advice.
I've done things.
I'm everything to everybody.
I'm a people pleaser.
And I do get.
Be overwhelmed at times and should probably take my own advice, but no, I've got this amazing circle of supportive friends now who are helping me and.
Yes, amazing community of business owners that I'm in with every day now and yeah, so.
All about the whole new world order thing is that it's just small local person to person.
Providing services for each other, everybody working in their unique skill set and helping and the money flows because everybody's helping everybody and it just.
It it's there, it just builds.
Yeah, there's a lot of.
A world that.
Sorry, I was going to.
Say there's a lot of exchange going on in.
In my community at the moment.
It's just, it's wonderful.
I think the mess of the last few years has really brought people to the Community level.
And yeah, helping one another, whatever your community is, I mean it very much could be virtually an online, can't it?
There's lots of different communities.
You're not just like part of 1 community.
You're part of several communities.
You're the community around your, your kids in the school.
That's one community and you interact with those people and you have an online community.
You have the business entrepreneur Your.
Community that you're working with your VA services.
It's just it's just the personal connections with people instead of, you know, going to the big services that are a really expensive and B.
They don't really care about you versus interacting with somebody that really does want you to win too.
Yeah, I totally.
It's funny somebody left me a review a couple of years ago and she said that I'm like her own personal cheerleader, and I've adopted that, like, yeah, I am.
I really want anybody that I work with to totally succeed and achieve their dreams.
I I know that about you, it just lights you up when people are getting ahead and succeeding and making a success of themselves.
It makes you feel good inside and it it's not it.
We've gone kind of beyond the money thing.
The money comes when we're doing what we're really passionate about and when we're helping people and when we're making a difference.
We're just in this vibrational frequency that just it, it just kind of attracts.
The good things.
And the more that you get in that and the more the good things come, it's like.
Then the more they come.
And the support and the respect and the reciprocation.
I I agree and I do.
Tend to work with either you know solo preneur or mompreneur The rather than big business.
And I do.
I get so much joy from that.
Thanks so much for sharing with us.
It has been our pleasure chatting.
With you Aleta.
Thank you, Jill.
I'm really grateful to you.
And yeah, I hope.
That you world order.
Does big things because it's an amazing concept.