Finding A Virtual Assistant Through Networking

Startups and established businesses are seeking and hiring virtual assistants to manage their back office over full-time employees. The reason for this trend is simple: virtual assistants save business owners time, money and work less to get things done than the average employee that does the same type of work. Since VA’s are in high […]

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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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How to Use Your Website to Consistently Land Your Dream Client

The Million Dollar Question How do you build a virtual assistant business with only your dream client in a global and competitive marketplace? Well, there is no one simple magic fairy-dust secret to attracting ideal clients. Bummer, right? Instead, it takes proper planning and execution. The good news is that it’s not as hard or […]

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VA’s as Business Owners and Six Characteristics that Define Them

If you work with a great Virtual Assistant (or VA), then you know how hard they work for you. You know how professional, detail-oriented, and reliable they are. They take what they do seriously and they want to do a good job for you. Taking care of clients is not only their job, it’s their […]

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Are You Acting Like a Business Owner?

Are you running your VA business as a business? Most of us would answer ‘yes’ to this question right away. After all, we get up every morning and we do our client work. We bill our clients once a month. But that’s not the whole scope of actually running a business. It’s a big part […]

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Using Asana for Your Online Business

I want to talk to you today about tools that run your online business. It can get really overwhelming because there is a constant stream of new tools and software we can use. I have to admit, at times I’ve been tempted to try new tools that may just work better than the last in […]

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In The News – Diana Ennen

Congratulations to veteran IVAA member Diana Ennen for her article “PR and Marketing Tips- Becoming and Staying the Expert” which was recently published in The Franchise Handbook. Way to go, Diana!

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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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Your Reputation Depends on This

What does integrity mean to you? You’ve heard the word in the business world. Integrity is many things – and it can be different for everyone depending on which side of the business relationship you are on. Do you work in integrity? If you aren’t sure, maybe it’s time for a check-in. Ask yourself a […]

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3 Tips on How to Build Trust and Work Well Together

“The greatest asset, even in this country, is not oil and gas. It’s integrity. Everyone is searching for it, asking, ‘Who can I do business with that I can trust?’” George Foreman As a business owner, you know how important it is to build a good reputation. Following through on your commitments to your clients […]

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