Archive for Virtual Assistant Conferences

The fear of making the decision to attend IVAA’s Live Summit?

It is time to make that decision that so many IVAA members and non-members fear. Making the final decision of yes or no about the LIVE Summit, answering  the question: “Will I attend the IVAA Live Summit in San Antonio this May?” If you have not yet decided I wanted to share a story from someone […]

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You CAN transform your VA Business

Okay, so you have seen these articles for a couple weeks and have not decided to register for the Summit yet, we get that. Going to an industry event like this is costly. It means investing in the registration fee, travel, lodging, and then, of course, onsite expenses and time away from the office. When […]

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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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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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Are you Ready to Ignite Your Spirit and Transform Your Business?

Did you know one of the best ways to network & grow your business is at a conference? I personally can tie over $200,000 in revenue to one conference where I made a few key contacts. Those contacts I made at that event led to referrals and more referrals over time. When I went back […]

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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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The Truth About What High Paying Clients Want

Have you ever worked with a client who simply isn’t making enough money to pay you? Maybe you’ve even had to chase them down, deal with declined credit cards, and even worse, deal with the guilt because you know your pay is adding to their debt? It’s a weight many virtual support professionals can relate […]

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The Power of a Niche to Catapult Your Income

Many Virtual Assistants start their businesses offering a variety of services and describe themselves as a generalist. I know I did. I had a wide variety of administrative skills and was anxious to replace the income I gave up when I quit my full-time job to start my business. So I was happy to “raise […]

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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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How A Country Girl From Arkansas Ended Up In Myrtle Beach with IVAA

I attended my first IVAA Live Summit in 2012 in Memphis, Tennessee. I was brand new to the VA industry, and I walked in not knowing a soul. For a shy, small town girl, that was a very big step outside my comfort zone. But I went. I learned, I trained, and I networked. And […]

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