Knowing Your W’s: Who, What & Why

  The deeper I go into my journey as a virtual assistant, the ore I realize how important it is to know your Ws. The Ws are your who, your what, and your why. As straightforward as that is, I'm still going to break it down for you.   WHO This is your...

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The Unpopular Art of Turning Away Clients

No one likes the idea of turning away a potential client. Clients equal money. And there's really no one I know that likes to turn down money. Sadly sometimes it's just necessary to say no to the potential business. Being a VA, it's no good being a "Yes Man."And while you...

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7 Quotes to Think About When You’re Stressed

Personally I'm no stranger to stress, and I'm sure you aren't either. Whether you're working from home, fully employed, or unemployed, stress hits you. And when it hits, it hits pretty hard. Now I'm no meditation guru but I love looking at quotes from different people, different books, different movies...

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19 Ways to Use a Virtual Assistant

It's no secret that virtual assistants can do virtually anything. (See what I did there?) Seriously though, we offer a wide variety of services across the board. In fact, there's so much a VA can do that some people just don't know how to use them. So here comes little...

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How to Brand Yourself Without Being a Copycat

Let me start off by saying I'm no expert in personal branding. Absolutely not. But I do know that your personal brand shouldn't be a clone of anyone else. This is a problem I think a lot of new virtual assistants face. When you're first starting out in this industry,...

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10 Reasons You Should Not Be Self-Employed

The idea of being self-employed is appealing to a lot of people. I mean look at how quickly the industry is growing. Unfortunately, for every successful business owner there are 100 more that fail. This isn't a post to discourage anyone from pursuing a career in self-employment. This is me waving...

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5 Survival Tips for the Lukewarm VA

Are you just starting out as a virtual assistant? Still teetering between full time employment and starting your own business? You're not alone. There are countless virtual assistants still afraid to even claim that title. Why? There's too much at stake. They're afraid it won't work out. So many...

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What I Learned in My First Year of Business

Starting your own business is not an easy feat. My first year as a virtual assistant was rough to say the least. I've always been a budding entrepreneur, yet when it came down to it, I had no idea just how much work needed to be done to get my name out...

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How to Break Your Employee Mindset

I see this question a lot in various discussion forums and LinkedIn groups. A good number of employees-turned-entrepreneurs still aren't able to let go of feeling like an employee. This can be dangerous because some potential clients may also be stuck in this mindset, and you have to be the one...

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3 Steps to Properly Communicating With Your VA

Let me tell you up front: There is nothing more frustrating than blurred lines of communication. This is true for literally any scenario but it's especially true for business relationships. I'm speaking specifically about, of course, virtual assistants and their clients. If you're a VA and you don't really know how...

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