Three Must-Have Tech Tools You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Is it just me, or does anyone else think it seems there are 14.2 bazillion apps out there designed to simplify this or that for business owners?  There’s so much out there vying for our attention, I find it easy to just ignore all the noise their marketing campaigns create and only go in search […]

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Why Every Business Needs Branding and How Your VA Can Help

Are you a small business owner that believes Branding is only for multi-million-dollar businesses? Or, do you realize that BRANDING is important to your small business but, you run out of time at the end of your day? Here are some basic branding concepts that explain why your business needs branding. It will also explain […]

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Networking Tips Your VA Can Help With

Editor’s Note: When we chose and wrote about this topic, the Covid-19 pandemic had not yet emerged.  Obviously, the type of networking event this article covers is off-limits for many of us at this time.  We have chosen to publish it, however, recognizing that our readers are all over the world, and some are in […]

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Top 3 Productivity Tips for VAs

If anyone in the business world needs great productivity advice, it’s freelancers, and most especially VAs.  The more clients you have to juggle, the more delicate the balancing act becomes.  So how unfortunate it is that most productivity gurus give a lot of advice that VAs can’t possibly follow! I mean, really – the first […]

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How to Get Started Quickly with Social Media Marketing

One thing that prevents new VAs and freelancers from marketing their business on social media is not knowing how to get started.  It was one of the hot topics of conversation when we conducted a member focus group to determine what topics to include in our articles this year.  People said they wanted to know […]

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6 Ways a Social Media Virtual Assistant Can Assist You with Your Social Media

As a small business owner, your time is limited. Here are 6 ways a social media virtual assistant can assist you with your social media and free up time for you to work ON your business, instead of IN it. Delegating social media work to a VA that specializes in Social Media Management can not […]

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How to Get an Assistant Who Can Read Your Mind

Obviously, no one can actually read our minds.  What we’re all really looking for is the kind of assistant who can anticipate our needs and fill them before we get a chance to ask.  But why is that so hard to find?  Is it some special, nebulous skill that only a few people possess? The […]

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How to Break Up with a Client

Being in business is such an adventure.  We often aren’t ready for everything it will entail. Most of our clients are amazing, wonderful, and a joy to work with.  In the beginning, you are excited to see them, and they are excited to see you. But nothing stays new forever, and every now and then, […]

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Being a VA: Running a Business vs. Doing the Work

Since the Covid-19 shutdown, we’ve seen a big influx of inquiries coming in at IVAA from people who want to know how to get started as a VA.  If you’re looking to become a virtual professional or an online entrepreneur, congratulations!  You have started an amazing journey.  Now, you just need to decide where you […]

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5 Simple Summer Business Planning Ideas and How a VA Can Support You

If you are located in the Northern Hemisphere, Summer is almost here! It is the time of year many people plan a getaway for some rest and relaxation. Of course, while we work through the current world pandemic, those plans may be on hold for the near-term. However, in a ‘normal year’, you may see […]

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