Archive for Starting a Virtual Business

3 Things for Virtual Assistants to Consider Before Taking New Training

When starting their business, many Virtual Assistants think that taking training for an in-demand service is the first thing they need to do before they can get clients.  But you should always start with what you know first. Selling yourself to clients is a challenge to a lot of new VAs, and trying to sell […]

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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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Choosing Your Legal Form of Business

All the authoritative sources that I turned to in learning about the legal set-up of a business have one common message and that is to select the best legal structure for your business after consulting an attorney and accountant. You are invited to listen to my presentation on the topic of Choosing Your Legal Form […]

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My IVAA Story: How Taking a Risk and Giving Back Gave Back to Me

I was encouraged to write about how I came to know my IVAA family by several of my VA peers for a while now. I started writing this last year after being awarded IVAA Member of the Year for 2015 but I didn’t submit it. I recently came back from another successful Summit and it […]

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First Virtual Assistant National Meeting in Venezuela

The First National Virtual Assistant Meeting in Venezuela, which was also the 1st IVAA VAC in the country was held on Saturday, December 19, 2015 and it was a huge success. After a presentation about the history of the Virtual Assistant Industry in the country, we gave out door prizes courtesy of IVAA. Following, all […]

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A Long-Time Administrator, a New VA, Ferris Bueller, and the Universe

I have to admit…I was always a fan of the 1986 film, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. I think I was a bit jealous of his devil-may-care attitude. As Michelle Lee of www.Hollywood.com said, “Ferris…operates under the notion that the universe will make good things happen for him.” I, on the other hand, tend toward the […]

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Getting Started as a VA

Interested in becoming a VA? Wondering how to get started? Getting Started Getting started can be tough. It was tough for me. It is not easy trying to explain with confidence what it is you do when you are not even sure what it is you do yet! It can be difficult to sell someone […]

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Grow Your Network, Grow Your Business

In a time where so much emphasis is on social media, the personal, face-to-face connections seem to get lost in the shuffle. In order to gain business, our prospects must like us, trust us, and they need to feel we provide a valuable service or product. Bottom line, it is human nature to want to […]

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Your virtual store front

As Virtual Assistants we are reliant on our Internet presence since most of us do not have a brick and mortar storefront with a sign in our window. So it is really important to make sure everything swirling around on the web related to you and your business is relaying the same message. When I […]

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5 points VAs should consider when communicating

Communication methods have been changing ever since man picked up a piece of charcoal and started recording his first stories. The pace has picked up considerably over the past 20 years, we now have several choices when it comes to getting our message across. With each platform comes it’s own etiquette. But more important than […]

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