The Virtual Life - An Introduction

Hello and welcome to ‘The Virtual Life’ blog.

Allow me to introduce myself, I’m Eilish, also Ellie, depends on who you are talking to and I run My Virtual Associate.

With everything that has been going on in the world, pretty much all of us are now working online. Some love it, some aren’t so sure, but this may well be the new normal!

People having been running online businesses for years, but it is now becoming much more common place.

I started living the virtual life last year after, like so many others all over the world, my job was affected by the pandemic.

I had the idea in the Summer of 2019 and even though I was really excited about it, I thought “Someday, I’ll look into that idea”.

I was working in the legal industry at the time; I had a good job and nice co-workers, but I just felt that something was missing.

I now know that it was flexibility and work/life balance that I had been craving! The traditional way of working just wasn't for me.

I spent my days getting up at 6am, spending the whole day away from my home and my real life to arrive back at 6pm, tired and unmotivated.

It felt like all that could be done was eat dinner, get ready for the next day and go to sleep.

Then get up and repeat! I suppose there's a reason they call it the rat race!

I would see all of these online business owners on social media and wonder how they were doing it, how were they able to live this alluring flexible life and make money?

In early April 2020, I was due to start a great new job.

Of course, the pandemic stopped my new job in it's tracks and like so many people around the world I was at home with nothing to do.

At first it was enjoyable in a way.

The weather was nice and I was doing things that I had never had time for before.

Sure enough though, after a couple of months the house was spotless, our dog had never been walked so much in her life and I was getting very BORED.

Then, one day, it hit me out of nowhere. Now is the time to revisit that idea!

And that’s where it all began!

I immediately threw myself into everything starting your own online business.

From attending courses to endless hours of research and reading all of the books.

That is when My Virtual Associate was born.

It has been an incredible journey so far and I am most definitely enjoying living the virtual life and the perks that come with it.

This blog will focus on all things living virtually and running an online business, the things you have always wondered, ideas and more.

“Every problem is a gift. Without problems, we would not grow” – Anthony Robbins

Until next time,



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