Author Archive for IVAA Webteam

How to Form an Alliance and Find Success

When you own your business, you do everything. When you’re just starting out you often market your own business, do the bookkeeping, and in a lot of cases create the product that you’re selling. As your business grows, you might find that you need help. You may decide to hire a consultant like a Virtual […]

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Are People Talking About You? That’s A Good Thing!

You have probably heard the saying, “It’s who you know” In business. And it’s usually true. That doesn’t mean that your skills and experience don’t have any merit – actually nothing could be farther from the truth. But to get clients who you know also plays into things – sometimes in a very large way. […]

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4 Steps to Creating Better Visual Content for Your Social Media Marketing

Over my last eight years of using social media marketing for my business and offering this as a service to clients in recent years; I really come to enjoy it. Okay, that’s an understatement. I love it! Truthfully, I did not start out that way. In 2008 social media marketing was very new and so […]

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Working Together with Your VA – Three Ways to Make the Most of Your Time

Time is money, right? Right! You’re a business owner and your time is valuable. Every day you work hard to make money and grow your business. But it seems like there’s never enough time in the course of the day to get it all done. All this work and worry is what keeps you up […]

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How Are You Managing?

Time management – do you really know what that term means? “The ability to use one’s time effectively or productively, especially at work.” The idea of time management is an often-discussed topic among VAs. There always seems like there is so much to do and not enough time to do it. But there is always enough […]

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Working with a Virtual Assistant – How to Help Your VA and Your Business Thrive

The great writer Edith Wharton once said, “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” As a business owner, you have that choice to be the candle or the mirror when it comes to working with others. You can be the candle and hire a Virtual […]

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Advice: Got It or Need It?

If you spend any time at all cruising the VA social networks online, you will see something awesome. You will see collaboration, support, and advice being doled out at a rapid fire rate, in response to questions that new, struggling or growing VAs ask. When we decide to start our businesses, there is much to […]

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Business in the New Year – How Your Virtual Assistant Can Help you Plan and Strategize.

Welcome to the New Year! What a great time to plan for the future of your business, and make things even better than they were the year before. Think of this time of year like a blank piece of paper. You get to start from scratch or revise and improve upon what you’ve already done. […]

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Are You the Go-To Expert Your Clients are Looking For?

The other day I was surfing the ‘net. Cruising through my social media networks. No, I wasn’t looking at the latest funny baby videos (though I came across a few good ones!), I was doing research for my clients – not in a billable, time-tracking way – but I was noticing things in my Internet […]

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Blogging to Attract Potential Clients

You enjoy blogging. You’ve even got some loyal readers. But it doesn’t seem to be generating any business, and you can’t help wondering if it’s worth your time and effort. Before you give up, ask yourself this: How well does my blog convey how I can help my readers to solve their problems? Be honest […]

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