"Offer services you both love and have the skills and experience to deliver" they told you!
"Be yourself, make meaningful connections" they repeated!
"Move away from casual hourly rates and offer service plans and packages instead" they cried!
"Niche and they will come" they proclaimed!
How often have you said 'sorry' to someone this week?
Probably too many!
Women tend to use apologies as a way to cushion their actions.
It goes waaaaay back to when women were (and let's be honest - can still be!) penalised for verbalising their opinions, speaking up and speaking out.
Last week it was International Podcast Day!
A shout out to all the podcasters and podcast listeners amongst us!
Launching The Sam + Jo VA Show was a game changer for us in terms of our reach. Why help a small handful of VAs when we can instead empower thousands thanks to recording our...
Just like not every client is going to be the right-fit for you, you're not going to be the right-fit for every client you meet and/or work with.
You could be the highest performing, most professional, incredibly charming VA super-star around and there will still be clients that won't:
- Book a...
Virtual Assistant, Online Business Manager, Virtual EA, Freelance PA, Bookkeeper, Podcast Manager, Business Support Provider, Social Media Manager, Content Creator, Mailchimp Expert, Transcriber, Online Administrator, Remote Personal Assistant ...
That my friends is just a small drop...
Every single one of us has the ability to create the VA business of our dreams.
So why are so many failing?
For every 10 aspiring virtual assistants we see enter (or attempt to enter) the VA industry, only 2 or 3 actually go on to grow thriving businesses that last longer than 12 months.
Yep we bet your insecurities about the way you look are definitely holding your business back!
If you're serious about growing your VA business, about really levelling it up, then it's imperative you stop hiding behind your biz name and logo.
The virtual assistants we see out there killing it,...
It's 100% possible to have a fully booked VA business ... without all the bells and whistles you think you need.
How do we know this?
We've done it ourselves - that's how!
Within a few short months of launching our businesses, we both had waiting lists of clients wanting to work with us ......
You're officially a VA the very first time you get paid for your services.
Sounds easy? For some it is.
For many VAs imposter syndrome, fear of failure, self-doubt and self sabotage don't kick in until it's time to take the next step in GROWING your businesses.
That reluctance you're feeling,...
Shiny object syndrome isn't just for magpies!
Virtual assistants also like to chase new and interesting gurus, tools, platforms, software, workshops and courses in the hope they will work like a fairy godmother and magically grow their business.
We get it!
You've got to put your blinkers on and...