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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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Do You Need Training as a Virtual Assistant?

When we start our businesses, usually we begin by providing services that we are familiar with, to clients that maybe we already know, or at least know about. For instance, we might have experience with non-profit admin tasks, so that’s what we start out providing and we seek out non-profit clients. But at what point […]

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Who Are You?

Being an entrepreneur is hard. Let’s not sugar coat it. Aside from doing the work for clients, there’s the getting clients part of the equation and then the financial accounting behind all of that. But what I personally found to be the most challenging for me over the years (and I was oblivious to it) […]

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Finding A Virtual Assistant Through Networking

Startups and established businesses are seeking and hiring virtual assistants to manage their back office over full-time employees. The reason for this trend is simple: virtual assistants save business owners time, money and work less to get things done than the average employee that does the same type of work. Since VA’s are in high […]

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Feeling Uncomfortable? Try This Instead.

I know what you’re thinking. You didn’t know it would be so hard to find clients for your VA business. But think about it – when you apply for and get a job, you stop looking, right? You stay at that job until you are unhappy, and then you start looking again. It’s a natural […]

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How to Use Your Website to Consistently Land Your Dream Client

The Million Dollar Question How do you build a virtual assistant business with only your dream client in a global and competitive marketplace? Well, there is no one simple magic fairy-dust secret to attracting ideal clients. Bummer, right? Instead, it takes proper planning and execution. The good news is that it’s not as hard or […]

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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 Working with a Virtual Assistant Can Improve your Bottom Line

Do you work with a Virtual Assistant (VA)? Are you thinking about working with a VA, but aren’t quite sure how it would benefit you and your business? Well, here’s an important benefit: Did you know that working with a VA can actually improve your bottom line and help you and your business make more […]

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How to Form an Alliance and Find Success

When you own your business, you do everything. When you’re just starting out you often market your own business, do the bookkeeping, and in a lot of cases create the product that you’re selling. As your business grows, you might find that you need help. You may decide to hire a consultant like a Virtual […]

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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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