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How To Find A Virtual Assistant Mentor advice getting started Apr 30, 2020

Having a mentor is a way to fast track your success in your virtual assistant business, however you'll need to be sure you choose wisely. Learning from someone who has already made the mistakes and figured it all out, means that you don't have to!

Make sure you do your research to ensure...

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How to Create Time Boundaries With Your Clients advice finding clients Aug 08, 2019

By not creating boundaries with your clients upfront, you can soon find yourself frazzled working 24/7 and not being able to switch off from work.

I take you through some simple steps for creating time boundaries with your clients, even if you're a people pleaser and typically steer away from any...

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The Anatomy of the Perfect Virtual Assistant Business advice services Jul 03, 2019

Welcome to The VA Foundry science lab!

For this anatomy lesson, I’ll need you to pull out your metaphorical white lab coats, latex gloves, and safety glasses because we are going to dissect a virtual assistant business to find out precisely what it takes to ensure it functions correctly and...

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The Worst Advice I've Ever Heard Given to  Virtual Assistants advice May 01, 2019

Brace yourselves for some of the worst advice I have ever heard being dished out to VAs, specifically those new to the industry. My jaw has dropped to the floor on more than one occasion when I’ve been privy to some of the whacko things people say.

Look, I’m sure these...

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7 Tragic Mistakes You're Making as a Virtual Assistant advice mindset Apr 26, 2019

How do I know that the following seven mistakes are those of the tragic variety? Because in the early days, I made some of them and I’ve since seen them made countless times by others

These are avoidable VA fails,...

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9 Signs You're Killing It As A Virtual Assistant Business Owner advice Feb 10, 2019

When you own a virtual assistance business, you’re in the thick of it. You’re right there, on the ‘shop floor’ dealing with clients, going through the process of hiring team members, and managing all the business admin.

As time goes on (and if you’ve done all the...

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Should You Quit Your Job And Become A Virtual Assistant? advice Jan 09, 2019

From an outside perspective, the life of a virtual assistant must look pretty sweet. All easy and breezy, right?

VA’s often work from home, they can set their own hours, choose which days they work, and establish a good work-life balance.

What’s not to love? “I could do...

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5 Things You Learned in Kindergarten That'll Help You Be An Exceptional Virtual Assistant advice Nov 18, 2018

You might be a master of Microsoft Word and a superstar with social media management, but if you don’t get these five basics right as your foundation, you will struggle as a Virtual Assistant.

Don’t panic!

The five things I’m talking about are basic things you learnt when you...

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7 Little Tweaks That'll Transform Your Virtual Assistant Business advice Sep 23, 2018

Whether you have just started your VA business, or you’ve been up and running for a while, believe me when I say that there are always improvements you can make.

Don’t stress though; many of them are things which you can implement in a flash. 

These seven little tweaks I’ve...

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5 Things To NEVER Do In The Virtual Assistant Industry advice mindset Aug 26, 2018

You’ve done it. You’ve researched all the basic ins and outs, got a handle on the expertise you can offer, and it’s the right time in your life to make the leap to owning your very own business.

You’ve decided you want to be a Virtual Assistant! Congrats!

You’ve...

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