hey rachel! wondering if you ever hired an assistant? i think you mentioned it in one post or video, but i can't remember. are you still looking to expand? if you have hired an assistant, what's been his/her main tasks?
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I did!!! she has been amazing and honestly the best help I've had. we got along really well but when an offer for a full-time position fell into her lap, I encouraged her to take it because it would be an amazing experience for her to gain insight into molding her future freelance career.
I would be interested in another assistant again, but man, the internet can be so cruel. Publishing a post asking for paid-help, then having comments not only invalidate me as a creative but also paint my character as entitled and unnecessary, fill me with enough doubt and negativity to outweigh the enthusiasm that found my inbox. Is making a person feel horrible about themselves a successful goal? Does that make you sleep at night? Honestly, I'm really fucking curious how people can be so spiteful while filling in the blanks of someone else's life.
SORRY, end rant. I'm clearly still working out some of my internal battles with byproduct of putting one's self online hahaha.
To answer your question, she helped me a lot with managing projects, keeping my files organized, and editing photos. But it took 1-2 months to get to know each other and how we work.. especially since I only saw her once a week, that process took a while. We got into a groove the last month we were together. She was really helpful when I was consulting for Glossier and didn't have the bandwidth to plan/produce shoots, which she would do then help me with some content. Ultimately she helped me organize and started all my rough drafts. She was amaaazzzzing and always reminded me and told me that she would help with any little thing if it made time management easier for me. If you're reading this Brigitte, hi.