Hi, I'm Yaritza Báez- A location-independent business coach. I specialize in working with women over 40 in the early stages of starting an online service-based business.
I coach people on building the basic foundation they need in their new business before generating any money.
Yaritza Baez Coaching (My business).
Due to the 2008 economic crisis, I lost my job while in San Francisco. My husband knew how frustrated I was about my professional career and kept telling me to think of something to do as a business. I would think about it every morning while riding the train to work. Without consciously knowing it, I was asking the Universe for guidance. The answer came a year later after returning to Puerto Rico.
In the local newspaper, I found an article about virtual assistance, and it was the answer I was looking for, so I trained as a VA and started freelancing. A year later, I moved to the UK with my husband, and now I split my time between Puerto Rico and the UK. I always knew that virtual assistance would open the door to more opportunities in the online world, so after six-plus years, I decided to train as a business coach, which is what I do now.
The benefit of remote work is the flexibility to design my work schedule and being able to travel without time constraints. You have freedom to design your lifestyle. Another advantage is that I get to work from my home.
I find it a bit more challenging to interact with other people daily, and sometimes it can feel a bit isolated.
I mainly live and work in Puerto Rico and the UK.
I prefer to work from my home office and sometimes public libraries. I find coffee shops distracting and occasionally noisy.
I would like to travel and work in places like South Korea, Taiwan, France and Italy.
Having an internet connection can be unpredictable and electricity blackouts, so having satellite or mobile internet is very helpful, as well as living in a place that can be off the grid with alternative energy such as solar panels or generators.
Zoom, Google Workspace, Todoist, Calendly, and Sendfox are the tools I regularly use to operate my business.
My business is based in a US territory, so I file taxes accordingly.
Self-discipline is essential if you want to get work done. Create a work routine and schedule that adapts to your lifestyle; ultimately, you need to get the job done. It's easy to be distracted by everything around you that isn't work-related.
Yaritza's website: http://www.yaritzabaez.com/