Handling Difficult Clients

So, you have a difficult client? Are you laboring over how you should handle them? Do you know what TYPE of difficult client you are dealing with? The first thing you should realize is that it is not surprising for you to be in this position. Every business, in every industry, has been there at […]

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You Teach People How to Treat You

Sometimes we take it for granted that everyone knows how to work with a Virtual Assistant. I know I have! Whether you have been in business a long time, or are just getting started, when you start working with any new client, that relationship is brand new. We see in the forums so many posts […]

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Do you struggle with finding clients and making the income you want as a Virtual Assistant? The answer may be narrowing your market.

In the medical world, specialists make more money than general practitioners. The same holds true for the virtual assistant industry. It is true that the riches are in the niches! So what exactly is a niche? A niche is simply your area of expertise – your specific specialty supported and strengthened by your education and […]

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5 Reasons VAs Should Attend an Industry Conference Like the IVAA Online Summit

Many people wonder if they should go to IVAA events like the IVAA Online and Live Summits.   They both cost money and it takes time out of your workweek to attend. And yes, being there at the LIVE Summit can possibly benefit you much more when you get opportunities to meet people in-person. Attending […]

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4 Ways a Virtual Bookkeeper Can Help You During Tax Season

Oh no, is it really that time of year again? Anxiety skyrockets as you think about doing your annual tax return! You say to yourself things like: “How did it get here so quickly?” “Didn’t we JUST file our taxes?” “Where did I put that shoebox full of receipts?” “Is my payroll in order?” “Did […]

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5 Tips to Better Money Management in Your Business

Tax time is a challenging time for a lot of business owners. Many of us make it a lot harder on ourselves by leaving everything until the last minute, when really if we just did a little bit every day or every week, things would be so much easier at year end! Do you track […]

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Have We Had Coffee?

IVAA Coffee Chats, Cafe Club VA & Cafe` Virtual (Spanish) are more than just coffee!   Have you joined us for one of our morning or evening Coffee Chats yet? Did you even know we HAVE Coffee Chats? The Coffee Chats and the Spanish Cafe Club VA & Cafe` Virtual are casual “meetings of the […]

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How to Make More Money in Your VA Business

As a business owner, you know you have to sell something in order to become profitable. After all, you’re not a business if you aren’t making and spending money! There is no doubt you are great at the services you sell. Maybe you’re even one of the best! So growing your business should be easy, […]

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The Challenge of Balancing Work and Life When You Work from Home

Balancing your home and work lives can be a challenge as a Virtual Assistant. Many of us chose to work from home so we could be more available for our family, but then the balancing act can be a struggle as we try to figure out how to do both well. Putting some rules in […]

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A Blended Life

Many articles have been written about the work/life/balance and blended lifestyles. Unlike work/life/balance, the idea behind the blending is to work, play and manage your life how and whenever needed. With work/life/balance, the concept is to separate those things from each other, very seldom deviating from your agenda. Whether you currently manage your lifestyle through […]

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