Archive for Networking

Feeling Uncomfortable? Try This Instead.

I know what you’re thinking. You didn’t know it would be so hard to find clients for your VA business. But think about it – when you apply for and get a job, you stop looking, right? You stay at that job until you are unhappy, and then you start looking again. It’s a natural […]

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Is it Worthwhile to Attend a Conference like the IVAA Live Summit?

Recently on an IVAA Peer Discussion Group call, this question came up from a new Virtual Assistant. We’ve all been there in our business and money is tight at the beginning so it can be hard to justify spending up to $1500 to go to a conference. When you total up registration, travel / airfare […]

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3 Tips to Get Clients Faster Through Networking

One of the most asked questions on any VA forum is how to get clients. Fast. When we start our businesses, we are often convinced that the clients will come easily. And sometimes they do. But for the most part, getting clients takes work. And it takes strategy. You’ve heard the expression, ‘It’s who you […]

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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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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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Should you really accept that LinkedIn connection request?

LinkedIn is one of the fastest growing social media channels. Tailored towards professionals connecting, sharing and networking online, it should be a key element of establishing and maintaining your personal brand. But does that mean you should be connecting with everyone who sends you a request? When you accept a connection online, you are confirming […]

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5 Costly Mistakes Most First-Time Telesummit Hosts Make and How to Avoid Them

Telesummits have become a very popular business building tool.  When executed correctly, a telesummit can quickly increase your credibility and visibility. Let’s start by clarifying what a telesummit is. A telesummit is an online multi-speaker event that assembles a series of experts to talk about a specific topic. The speakers are interviewed by you and […]

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Networking Tips to Build your Virtual Assistant Business

One of the most common questions new virtual assistants ask is “How do I get started?” What is the first step to starting your Virtual Assistant business? Well to start you off I have to say the answer is not “It is easy and goes smoothly and happens overnight.” The truth is building your business […]

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Membership + Volunteering = Networking on Steroids

I served on the Technical Support Committee for the 2012 IVAA Online Summit as a Session Moderator, and I’m so glad I did! I volunteered for two primary reasons: because I believe in giving back to all-volunteer organizations that provide me with services, and because I wanted to gain some experience with managing webinars. What […]

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Exceptional Virtual Assistant Team Members Needed

There IS Enough Virtual Assistant Work Out There! How many times do you see Virtual Assistants looking for work on the IVAANet (International Virtual Assistants Association Listserve) or in LinkedIn groups?  Seeing those posts can make one think that there isn’t enough work to go around in our industry.  However, this is not the case. […]

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