I like how Crissy Conner is able to organise herself in order to maintain a good work-life balance. Being able to put a schedule and routine without compromising your personal life is something most Virtual Assistants really struggle with, and Crissy is able to handle that very well. This just proves that she’s definitely great at what she does!
Crissy Conner has been a Creative Design Assistant or Virtual Assistant for the past 5 years and truly loves what she does. In the past 5 years, she has created websites, graphics, ran social media campaigns, managed a variety of social media platforms for clients, created printables and more for clients. She’s worked with realtors, mortgage brokers, fitness coaches, non-profits, life-coaches, retail, and staffing clients. Crissy is a wife and a mother of 3 children. She is a cheer and football mom at heart. She loves to help others whenever she can. She has a passion for reading, learning and a love of health and fitness and strives to keep her family healthy.
What nurtured your passion for Graphic design?
I truly just enjoy being creative.
What is a typical day like for you?
I am an early bird, so I get up around 4:30 am or 5 am each morning. I read and drink a cup of tea. I start working promptly after to get some client jobs completed for the day. There’s no reason to waste time, I know things can come up during the day so I try to tackle any tasks I know are due head on. I work until 4 pm each day, unless clients have a pressing need then I’ll occasionally do some tasks after my daughter gets home from school. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not pulling 12-hour days, I have lunch, work-out and find other things to do during that time. I do love my flexible schedule and part of keeping that is getting up early and taking care of tasks that can be done asap.
Have you ever experienced creative burnout? How did you deal with it?
From time to time, yes. I think when you take creativity too long, you have to take a step back, redirect yourself for a while and then get back into it. I really find that when I work on website design and larger projects, sometimes, it’s better for me to think more creatively on the weekends when there is nowhere I have to be or rush kids off too. The no interruptions really helps me tremendously.
As a Social Media Manager, what principles do you live by?
Social media is not a selling platform, it’s a relationship building platform.
What kind of branding do you usually develop for your clients?
I think most clients know what they want or have an idea, but once you get to know them and understand them, you can help them realize what works best for their situation and goals.
What do you think is the impact of social media to your generation, and the way people communicate and would do business in the future?
I think the impact of social media has been phenomenal. Social Media, when used properly is one of the greatest tools to build relationships, to create relationships that you normally wouldn’t have because geographically speaking, that wasn’t possible. I think if businesses understand that using it provides value, builds trust and forms relationships, it will bring them more engagement, followers and eventually sales, it’s a win for everyone.
Where do see yourself and your career in the next 5 years or so?
I see myself having others working with me, either doing tasks that I am not proficient at or as an extension of my services to my clients.