Growing Your VA Biz With Subcontracting

You likely enjoy your work very much. You’ve had success in certain areas, but you want to grow more. And even though you know you’re providing for your clients, if something happened to you, they’d be hung out to dry. So, is it worth subcontracting? You need to examine your own skills, time, and resources […]

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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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3 Reasons Virtual Assistants Need Stellar Public Speaking Skills

Of the many reasons for learning to be a great public speaker, here are three that will encourage Virtual Assistants to improve or add to their skill set. Digital Magnetism (Attracting the right people) In the digital world, we must work harder to stand out in a crowd… a big, huge, global crowd! Like magnets, […]

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It’s in Our Nature

Hey fellow Virtual Assistants! Can I get your help with something? I know your natural response is ‘Sure!’ It’s in our nature.  VAs are support professionals – we are giving, we are … well, supportive! It’s a funny thing that happens when you take an administrative role with any company (and face it, that’s where […]

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How Giving Back Comes Back to You

‘Tis the season! The season where we think about how thankful we are for our families, friends, and successes. This is the time of year our gratitude inspires us to give back or volunteer. This is the time we contribute to the annual food and toy drives. Individuals and businesses alike, contribute time, goods and […]

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7 Tips for Becoming a Successful Mentor

Who in your life has inspired you? Was there someone who took the effort to guide and support you in your life or career? If you have been lucky enough to have had a mentor in your life, you know how valuable that kind of relationship can be. Being a mentor yourself can be very […]

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Help! What do I do Next?

Networking, social media, marketing, connecting, follow up, SEO, forms, and procedures … these things and more are all important pieces of your business. You probably read this type of thing everywhere when you go on the Internet: Do this FIRST. Do this BEST. Pay for THIS. Don’t pay for THAT. The advice can be mind-boggling. […]

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How to find Time and Balance with a Time Audit

The biggest struggle we all face is a lack of time. We know what it is we want to be doing; maybe we wish for time to exercise or time to read. We may crave more time with loved ones or the time to really focus on a new project. What we don’t know is […]

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