Archive for virtual assistant business

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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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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How A Country Girl From Arkansas Ended Up In Myrtle Beach with IVAA

I attended my first IVAA Live Summit in 2012 in Memphis, Tennessee. I was brand new to the VA industry, and I walked in not knowing a soul. For a shy, small town girl, that was a very big step outside my comfort zone. But I went. I learned, I trained, and I networked. And […]

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Determining the best time management tools for you

I love gadgets, widgets, apps and anything that promises to streamline my processes and improve my quality of life. Embarrassingly enough, it took me some time to realize that more is not always better when it comes to using technology for time management. I can’t even remember all of the different software I’ve used over […]

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5 Reasons Milspouses Should Start a Home-based Online Business

By Michelle Campbell (Online Summit Speaker) Are you a military spouse? If you are one of the thousands of military spouses who continue to struggle to build the career your desire, starting your own business could be the answer you’ve been looking for. Here are 5 reasons why you should start your own home-based, online […]

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What being a Virtual Assistant to a Coach Means

Importance of Finding Your Niche When we started our business we knew nothing and had to learn it all by trial and error, one of the many errors we made was servicing all different styles of clients. We quickly learned that to succeed, we needed to find a specific niche and stand out from the […]

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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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Don’t Wait to Start Working Virtually

Time surely flies. It was just 13 years ago when I was pursuing my Master degree that I knew I wanted to be working virtually. What exactly? I did not know but it had to be something that allowed me to work from home, be my own boss, carried the benefits of flexible working hours […]

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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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How to Manage Multiple Virtual Assistant Clients

We are excited to share this article from Tracey D’Aviero who will be one of the Speakers at our IVAA Live Summit in Philadelphia from April 30th to May 3rd. Tracey will be presenting at both the New Virtual Assistant Workshop Day as well as a Session at the main conference.  Enjoy her article which will be a little sample of […]

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