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Are Your Clients Treating You Like An Employee? advice Apr 15, 2022

If so, it's time to nip it in the bud!

Allowing yourself to be treated as an employee (which as a virtual assistant you're not) is an easy trap to fall into, so don't feel bad.

But if you allow your clients to continue to treat you this way you may just find yourself:

  • Working full-time for part...
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How To Spot A Right Fit 'Green Flag' Client advice Apr 11, 2022

We talk a lot about 'red flag' clients.  You know the ones ... the leads and clients that display behaviors that indicate they aren't the right fit for you personally or professionally.

And unfortunately as virtual assistants we also need to be on the look out for the red flags that warn us...

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The Service Plan Mistake You May Be Making advice Mar 17, 2022

Unlike service plans provided by mobile phone providers, virtual assistants need to stop allowing any unused hours 'roll over' to the next month (or beyond!).

Now before you throw your arms up in the air declaring that this doesn't seem at all fair to clients and why on earth would they agree to...

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Is it possible to have too many clients? advice Mar 08, 2022
For some of you reading this, you'll be thinking ... 
 
"You're joking right? I wish!" 
 
or: 
 
"Nope. No way!" 
 
 
Speaking from experience, YES it's absolutely possible to have too many clients! 
 
It's a great problem to have, but when...
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Why You'll Benefit From Spring Cleaning Your Client List advice Dec 15, 2021

Whether once a year you Maria Kondo the s*** out of the dumping ground that was once your top kitchen drawer, or if each season you go through your closet to donate clothes that no longer fit, the feeling a good declutter gives you is well worth the effort put in.

It's healthy to give our homes a...

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The most underestimated strategy for success advice Nov 07, 2021

You're living the dream ... right?

You work from home and around your family and lifestyle.

You choose your hours, your services and your clients.

You've found a business that gives you the ultimate in freedom and flexibility.

You've got the skills, you know how to find (and keep!) clients...

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Thought you'd ticked all the boxes? advice finding clients getting started Nov 02, 2021

"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!

"Becoming...

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Is Over-Apologising Hurting Your Business? advice finding clients Oct 18, 2021

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.

If that...

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Have You Been Missing Out? advice Oct 03, 2021

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...

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You're Not Going To Be The Right Fit VA For Everyone - And That's Okay advice finding clients mindset Sep 20, 2021

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:

  1. Book a...
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