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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First Virtual Assistant National Meeting in Venezuela

The First National Virtual Assistant Meeting in Venezuela, which was also the 1st IVAA VAC in the country was held on Saturday, December 19, 2015 and it was a huge success. After a presentation about the history of the Virtual Assistant Industry in the country, we gave out door prizes courtesy of IVAA. Following, all […]

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Virtual Assistant SWOT Analysis

As Virtual Assistants, we provide support services to businesses/entrepreneurs and even when working solo, we are operating as a business ourselves: hence we face similar challenges. A SWOT analysis helps in understanding and assessing where we stand today and where we can be in the future: our own internal strengths and weaknesses, and the external […]

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The Fear of Delegation

Believe it or not, the photo below is not a stock photo. It’s my to-do pile on my desk and my “really need to do right now” pile on my other workspace. My name is Molly and I am a total control freak! I love my business and truly believe that I am really good […]

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A Long-Time Administrator, a New VA, Ferris Bueller, and the Universe

I have to admit…I was always a fan of the 1986 film, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. I think I was a bit jealous of his devil-may-care attitude. As Michelle Lee of www.Hollywood.com said, “Ferris…operates under the notion that the universe will make good things happen for him.” I, on the other hand, tend toward the […]

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The Truth About What High Paying Clients Want

Have you ever worked with a client who simply isn’t making enough money to pay you? Maybe you’ve even had to chase them down, deal with declined credit cards, and even worse, deal with the guilt because you know your pay is adding to their debt? It’s a weight many virtual support professionals can relate […]

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The Power of a Niche to Catapult Your Income

Many Virtual Assistants start their businesses offering a variety of services and describe themselves as a generalist. I know I did. I had a wide variety of administrative skills and was anxious to replace the income I gave up when I quit my full-time job to start my business. So I was happy to “raise […]

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Getting Started as a VA

Interested in becoming a VA? Wondering how to get started? Getting Started Getting started can be tough. It was tough for me. It is not easy trying to explain with confidence what it is you do when you are not even sure what it is you do yet! It can be difficult to sell someone […]

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5 Steps to Better Video Results

In less than 2 years it is predicted that 74% of all internet traffic will be video. So that means blogs like this one will become the norm. According to SEOmoz, Blogs that incorporate video attract 3X as many inbound links compared to text only blogs. Because 65% of your audience are visual learners (source:WebDAM), […]

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Don’t Lose a Potential Client Due to Grammatical Errors

Spelling counts. And so does grammar. Before you send your copy out onto the Internet or in the mail, proofread, proofread, proofread! You’ll never know how many clients click and run from your website when they see misspelled words, incorrect grammar, wrong word usage or other typos. In the past few weeks I’ve come across […]

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