Archive for Virtual Assistant

How to be a Fantastic Subcontractor

When we open our VA business the intention is usually to find our own clients and work with them, by ourselves, as a contractor. But sometimes the idea of becoming a subcontractor for someone else’s team comes along. Perhaps we find networking more difficult than we thought. Perhaps we are not fond of the sales […]

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What Every Client Needs Support With

By Ali Rittenhouse As a Virtual Assistant, you work in an ever changing online world that tries to keep you on your toes and your knowledge sharp. But there’s one secret service that will never go away, no matter what path that technology decides to take next. It’s been around longer than the first Virtual […]

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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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How Many People Are You Helping?

I was at a networking event last night and I spoke with a fellow who is in MLM. He was a nice enough guy. I don’t buy any MLM stuff at this point in my life so I wasn’t quite sure what we could possibly have to talk about, but he engaged me at my […]

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Are People Talking About You? That’s A Good Thing!

You have probably heard the saying, “It’s who you know” In business. And it’s usually true. That doesn’t mean that your skills and experience don’t have any merit – actually nothing could be farther from the truth. But to get clients who you know also plays into things – sometimes in a very large way. […]

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A Little Bit, Every Day, Yields Big Results

In business, there is probably no better advice than to do everything consistently. We have so many things to manage – client work, administration, business building, and more – sometimes it’s hard to figure out what to do when. But if you don’t keep up with any of them on a regular basis, then that […]

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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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Virtual Assistant SWOT Analysis

As Virtual Assistants, we provide support services to businesses/entrepreneurs and even when working solo, we are operating as a business ourselves: hence we face similar challenges. A SWOT analysis helps in understanding and assessing where we stand today and where we can be in the future: our own internal strengths and weaknesses, and the external […]

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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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