Archive for Tracey D’Aviero

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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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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Are You Acting Like a Business Owner?

Are you running your VA business as a business? Most of us would answer ‘yes’ to this question right away. After all, we get up every morning and we do our client work. We bill our clients once a month. But that’s not the whole scope of actually running a business. It’s a big part […]

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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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How Are You Managing?

Time management – do you really know what that term means? “The ability to use one’s time effectively or productively, especially at work.” The idea of time management is an often-discussed topic among VAs. There always seems like there is so much to do and not enough time to do it. But there is always enough […]

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Advice: Got It or Need It?

If you spend any time at all cruising the VA social networks online, you will see something awesome. You will see collaboration, support, and advice being doled out at a rapid fire rate, in response to questions that new, struggling or growing VAs ask. When we decide to start our businesses, there is much to […]

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Are You the Go-To Expert Your Clients are Looking For?

The other day I was surfing the ‘net. Cruising through my social media networks. No, I wasn’t looking at the latest funny baby videos (though I came across a few good ones!), I was doing research for my clients – not in a billable, time-tracking way – but I was noticing things in my Internet […]

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