7 Reasons to Hire an Image Coach

Imaging coaching is not only for the rich and famous. I work with many professional women, just like you! Each client is unique in both their style and needs when working with me. Let’s dig right in and I can elaborate on the benefits of working with an expert! 1. Closet Full of Clothes and […]

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Tracking numbers and other accounting tips

Who loves bookkeeping?! (crickets) Just kidding, there are some people who love it, but the majority of VAs or anyone who starts their own small business aren’t bookkeepers. Nor do they want to be. But when you run your own business you have to do it. Or at least you have to understand how to […]

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Getting Started as a PVAA

Interested in working with authors? Want to learn more about the publishing industry? Authors often need help writing, publishing, and marketing their books. There are plenty of Opportunities: More and more people become authors each year so there is a huge demand for author assistant services. Certification Courses: You can take courses to learn about […]

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Why Your Marketing Isn’t Working

We are always looking for a better, faster, more efficient way to do marketing and generate sales. The pressure seems to be never ending. And with every new marketing idea comes additional tactical work to complete. For small businesses this becomes so overwhelming. I watch them flounder and stress out over it all. Limited resources, […]

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5 Ways to Use Your Mindset to Attract New Clients

Marketing and referrals are a huge part of attracting new clients, but these methods only work if you have your mindset it the right place. If you are feeling frazzled, or stressed out about not having enough clients that is what you will continue attracting into your reality. The good news is with a little […]

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New Virtual Assistants (and Seasoned VA’s, too) – Don’t Sell Yourself Short!

A couple of weeks ago a headline in a Google Alert caught my attention. It was from a major American corporation touting the advantages of using Virtual Assistants. I got very excited as I began to read the article which assured its readers that money and time could be saved by using a VA. But, […]

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To Plan is To Profit

Are you a proactive or reactive VA? When you are proactive, you are always looking ahead – seeing what opportunities lie ahead and getting plans in place to incorporate the good things into your business. If you are reactive, you work in status quo mode – dealing with daily issues, and handling them as they […]

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What’s the worst that could happen?

“Each time we choose security, we strengthen our fear.” ~ Cheri Huber Unless you’re putting your life in danger by practicing an extreme sport, the worst thing that could happen when someone says no, criticizes you or mocks your idea, is a bruised ego. You’ll still be alive. So what? When we ask for something and […]

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Surprising Requests of a Virtual Assistant

This article has been developing in my head for some time. It originated from being asked again and again what does a VA actually do! The tasks and projects we are often asked to complete are usually of the admin nature – newsletters, social media, document formatting, diary management and more. But every so often […]

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Storing Files Electronically

One question we’re often asked is, “Can we store everything electronically rather than keep paper files?” Yes. However, we recommend thinking twice about shredding those paper documents. The types of employee documents employers may wish to store electronically could include: – Employee tax forms – I-9 forms and copies of ID’s – Company-specific new hire […]

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