Archive for Virtual Assistant Business

Why You Should Hire a VA

2019 is the year for INCREASE! I’m claiming increase in my business and all others! It’s a must that we increase our productivity to increase our profitability. When I think of all the things that go into maintaining a successful and sustainable business I immediately think about multitasking, time, schedules, and a load of other […]

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What’s Billable Time In Your VA Business and What Isn’t?

There’s a question that comes up often when Virtual Assistants are talking to each other. What is billable time to your clients and what isn’t? And the answers will often surprise you. They surprise me! The short answer is that anything you are doing for a client should be billed to them. Here’s a quick […]

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3 Crucial Things to Consider When Setting Your Virtual Assistant Rates

Do you flounder when talking to clients about your rates? Or are you still struggling every month to pay yourself or your expenses? If you do, you might want to reconsider how you have structured your pricing. The rates you set in your VA business are extremely important. Revenue is the thing that keeps you […]

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Stop Being a Task-Taker: 3 Smart Ways to Specialize Your VA Services

When you are deciding which services you can offer clients, how do you navigate through that thinking process? Often, we think about the things we know how to do based on our last job, or services we are currently offering clients. We come up with a list of services that we can confidently provide, and […]

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Virtual Assistants Help Small Business Owners Develop Services and Products

The services provided by today’s VAs (Virtual Assistants) span a wide range of roles and responsibilities. Today’s VAs are highly skilled small business owners, many of whom can develop services and products for other small businesses. No longer are small businesses only hiring VAs to do basic administrative tasks like; calendar scheduling, telephone assistance, and […]

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Are you Ready to Have Some Fun at the Virtual Assistant Summit?

One of the best parts of attending a Live Summit is engaging with fellow VAs face-to-face … whether reuniting with friends you’ve met online or at past Summits, or meeting new VAs, these in-person connections are invaluable to you and your business. We have worked with a Certified Professional Tour Guide in San Antonio to […]

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Are You Ready to Make a BIG CHANGE in Your VA Business this Year?

Well, we have something to help make that happen, but there is a deadline! So pay attention…. At IVAA one of our biggest benefits is the Live Summit we host every two years… a 2 ½ day conference geared for Virtual Assistants. This year we are in San Antonio, Texas from May 8th-10th at the […]

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Mindset for Success as a Virtual Assistant and Business Owner

Being a VA is one thing – acting like a business owner is quite another. Some Virtual Assistants do not realize they must do both at the same time in order to be successful. Having a success mindset is a big part of acting like a business owner. You must visualize yourself being successful in […]

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Google-Fu for Your Business Too

At the beginning of each year we all like to set goals, both personal and professional.  If you ask our counterparts throughout the business world what their goals are, beyond increasing profits, I am sure you will find the following common elements: Increase communication with clients and colleagues Increase productivity Increased efficiency Contain costs My […]

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Websites are on the Agenda for the IVAA Live Summit

Websites are a key element of a VA Business. At the Live Summit in San Antonio, this coming May, we have one speaker talking on this very topic, and that would be Kathy Colaiacovo.  IVAA’s current Events Director but she has also helped more than 100 clients build websites in her 10 years in business […]

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