How to Create a 4 Day Work Week as a Virtual Assistant

  • Genevieve Christianson joined a virtual assistant course in 2019 and landed a client within three weeks.
  • Now she runs Neon Soul Marketing, a public relations and virtual assistant company, helping other brands grow.
  • Today, Christianson saves more than $50,000 a year working only four days a week.

Geneviève Christianson spent a decade working in marketing and community management for businesses and nonprofits before becoming an entrepreneur. She loved to work, but when she had her first child seven years ago, she looked for ways to stay home while achieving her career goals.

Then, in October 2019, Christianson came across a Facebook ad for a virtual assistant course.

She invested in the course, which was a big decision considering she wasn’t earning an income at the time, she said. Within three weeks of starting, she had already booked her first client.

“I looked at the virtual assistant course because I knew I had the skills I needed from having worked 10 years in the corporate and nonprofit world,” she said. “I just didn’t know what it was like to start a virtual assistant business myself.”

She opened her first virtual assistant business Genevieve Christianson and Co. the same month and provided services such as web design and copywriting. In 2021, Christianson renamed his company, now Neon Soul Marketing, and shifted its services to social media marketing and public relations. His work involves assisting corporate clients with administrative tasks, offering them podcast appearances, and designing marketing strategies.

To balance it all out, Christianson created a work schedule that was flexible enough to take care of her two children and get the job done. She sticks to a four-day work schedule and works about five hours a day.

Working 20 to 25 hours a week, Christianson sets aside more than $50,000 a year, according to documents verified by Insider. Here is the weekly schedule that allows him to succeed.

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