Samantha Ferarren is an Accountant by profession. Sam earned her MBA degree in 2015 and is now a Certified Public Accountant. She has been with Syntax Marketing for almost a year now and enjoys working with her client Susan Blizzard, President and Co-founder of Blizzard Internet Marketing.

We interviewed Sam to get her take on what life is like as a qualified Accountant in the virtual world.

What made you decide to work as a Virtual Assistant?

I was looking for another source of income and thought that I should try to do an online accounting job. There are also advantages in working from home… like I can save time! Since I am working at home there is no traffic to get through. Being a VA also allows some flexibility to my schedule – I just need to be sure I use time management principles to achieve my daily work goals.

How do you overcome the challenges of working from home?

One of the downsides of working at home is that you have less interaction with people outside your home, so you don’t have the opportunity to enhance your interpersonal skills. To counter this, I usually hang out with friends and family on Friday nights and weekends… Oh! And of course, I enjoy hanging out with them. 😊

How do you reward yourself after a day of hard work?

I go out with my family or friends and hang out with them. We usually reward ourselves with food trips. 😊