Archive for Virtual Assistant Business

Top 5 Trends in VA Software – Time Management, CRMs, Scheduling, & more

Every year, there is a ton of new software meant to entice those of us in the Virtual Support arena.  Some are just shiny new objects, but some are truly transitional for our businesses. Instead of telling you which one is best, I am going to share a few of my favorites to get you […]

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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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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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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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8 Free Resources for New VAs and Freelancers

One of the most frequently asked requests we hear from new VAs and freelancers is, “Tell me all the cool stuff I can use for FREE.”   We’ve compiled a list that covers the basic business essentials you can get for no cost.  Here they are in alphabetical order: Canva.  How do I love thee?  Let […]

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Why Virtual Assistant Pricing Seems Higher than an On-Site Administrative Assistant

Are you a small business owner that has researched the possibility of hiring a Virtual Assistant to handle tasks that you can’t seem to get off your to-do list? Do you wonder why VA pricing seems higher than an on-site, in-house administrative assistant? The following article will explain not only the difference in pricing between […]

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How to Find a Mentor

When people say, “Experience is the best teacher,” they generally mean one’s own experience.  Maybe no lesson is learned so well as the one you learn yourself — the hard way — but I prefer to learn as much as possible from someone else’s experiences.  It’s possible to build a successful business without one, but […]

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