Archive for Tracey D’Aviero

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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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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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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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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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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A Little Bit, Every Day, Yields Big Results

In business, there is probably no better advice than to do everything consistently. We have so many things to manage – client work, administration, business building, and more – sometimes it’s hard to figure out what to do when. But if you don’t keep up with any of them on a regular basis, then that […]

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7 Steps to A Solid Business Foundation

To run a successful business, you need to have a solid foundation in place. Many VAs I know start their business with a client or two but don’t really have any business model, plan or strategy in place to help them build a long-term, successful and sustainable business. There are many areas you can focus […]

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5 Tips to Build Long-Term Relationships with Clients

One of the most challenging parts of running a business is the networking piece. If you aren’t doing it right, it could be taking a lot more time than you think it should. And you might not even get results from it. But it is a key part of your business building, because people need […]

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Summertime Slump? Not Here!

Ahhh … summer. A time to relax and sit by the pool, head to the cottage … right? But what about your business? What about making money? How do you manage extended holiday time in your business? Do your clients slow down (or stop completely?) Do you take time off? What changes about your regular […]

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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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