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FaithLeaps: The Christian Mom's Guide to Starting a Virtual Assistant Business (Kindle/eBook) Review by Patti Pierce

Alyssa Avant
295 CR 331
Carrollton, MS 38917

Alyssa Avant works from home as a virtual assistant in addition to be a Christian author, speaker, and Bible teacher. Alyssa Avant wrote FaithLeaps:  The Christian's Mom's Guide to Starting a Virtual Assistant Business.It represents the personal testimony of the "faithleap' she personally took in her own life. The book demonstrates the desire she has to provide guidance, direction, and assistance to others.

FaithLeaps: the Christian's Mom's Guide to Starting a Virtual Assistant Business provides excellent insights, suggestions, and stories related to Alyssa Avant's own personal experience. This book is perfect for anyone who wants a way to explore the idea of starting their own virtual assistant business. The book includes chapters about Alyssa Avant's own story, setting goals, budgeting for your business, picking a niche, determining what service to offer, pricing, marketing ideas, customer service and time management.

I found this book easy to read, informative and very worthwhile. I love the practical information she includes in the book. The author presents the material in a way that is both informative and interesting to read. One of my favorite parts of the book is where she addresses the fact that individuals who want to pursue this path should spend time in prayer before beginning. Faith plays a major role in the entire book, which is an important factor to me. I also liked how recommends making a list of the services a person will provide not only based on the skills and talents the person has, but also based on what the person enjoys doing. I also found it valuable how she encourages picking a specialty. Finding a niche and making a place for one's self in that niche helps ensure success.

If you are looking for a book that promises to give you an exact plan for creating wealth with no effort, this is not the book for you. Alyssa Avant makes it clear that hard work, determination, motivation, and goals are required to be successful. If you are a person who does not want to read about having a routine and setting boundaries, this probably is not the book for you either. If you do not want to think for yourself and find your own path, this is not the book for you.

If you want a book to challenge you to deeply consider your wants, desires, gifts, and talents and are someone willing to work for what you want, this definitely is the book for you. Even though this book's intended audience is moms interested in starting a Virtual Assistant Business, I feel that many of the strategies and tips could be applied to other fields as well. After all, moving into any type of at-home work involves taking a leap of faith. I definitely recommend reading this book for anyone considering the job of becoming a Virtual Assistant.

-Product review by Patti Pierce, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, December, 2018