Archive for rachael hodo

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 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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2 Dangerous Questions VAs Ask About Contracts

As savvy VAs, we know we should have a contract our clients sign.  But there may be times when we wonder if it’s truly necessary for a certain client because we know them.  There are many reasons why a VA should never work without a contract.  In this article, I’m going to explain why there […]

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Three Documents You Need When Working with a VA

A few years ago, I witnessed a near-disaster that could have been prevented with just a little bit of organization and a plain 3-ring binder. The controller at one of my client’s companies passed away suddenly.  No one could find the passwords for QuickBooks and other apps she used.  There were regular reports she produced […]

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