How has working with creative entrepreneurs helped you better understand the nature of their work? Does someone need an artist background to be a virtual assistant to an artist?
Has working as a virtual assistant to creative entrepreneurs helped develop your own creative skills and knowledge?
Well, let me answer it this way: I chose to be a virtual assistant to creatives because 1. I'm creative in my down time (not work life) so I "get it", and 2. I find creative people to just plain be more fun and exciting to work with :). I get to be the organized, planned, somewhat tech-y one and they get to be their more random, intuitive, dreamer self.
I think we make a good pair because we balance each other out. They're the idea-generator and I'm the do-er. I also have a creative side and they also have a business side so we feed off each other very well.
I guess what I've learned from working with creatives is that it's okay to NOT plan everything to the last detail and to take more risks in decision-making. I've learned to have faith that things will work out the way they're supposed to. I don't think you need an artistic background to be a VA to an artist but you definitely have to appreciate and be open to their process and be able to work with it.