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The Ultimate Tech System for VAs

The Ultimate Tech System for VAs

The Ultimate Tech System for VAs Congratulations! You have started out in business. You have decided what to call yourself and now your thoughts turn to how you are going to work and what you need to work with/on. I am often asked : What kind of computer should I get...

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7 Ways to Boost Your VA Income – Part 2

7 Ways to Boost Your VA Income – Part 2

This is the second part of my '7 Ways to Boost Your VA Income' feature. You can refresh your memory on Part 1 here. Here are FOUR more tips to help you focus on getting more money in for your business. Boost #4 - Create a New Offer A simple way of boosting your income...

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7 Ways to Boost Your VA Income – Part 1

7 Ways to Boost Your VA Income – Part 1

In these challenging times, everyone is looking at ways to boost their income. That is no different for the smart VA, whether you're just starting out or already well established with a good base. If you're going to treat what you do as a business - and you should be...

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Handy Tools and Resources for Social Media

Handy Tools and Resources for Social Media

Social media continues to grow in popularity. If you are using it or thinking of using it more there are plenty of handy tools and useful resources out there. I'll share some examples in a moment. First, you may want to make a plan. Think about your audience. Where...

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10 Tips for Creating a Successful Email

10 Tips for Creating a Successful Email

When it comes to email, Microsoft Outlook has pretty much got it covered. Sending, receiving, organising, and archiving messages is easy. That's the 'admin' side of email. There is much more to it than that, of course. Every message and piece of communication we send...

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Microsoft 365 – Did you notice the subtle change?

Microsoft 365 – Did you notice the subtle change?

If you are one of the eagle-eyed you may have noticed the recent change to Microsoft 365 made by the tech giant. It's a subtle bit of rebranding yet has implications for those who use its applications, including VA's. Microsoft has replaced the word 'Office 365' in...

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Have you shared your values?

Have you shared your values?

As a VA you may well have heard this sage advice. Demonstrate your value. In other words, tell people how you help them and what difference it makes to their business, career and lives. You can save them time, money and hassle. You can do the tasks they do not like...

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Leaning into the Lean

Leaning into the Lean

There are quite a few buzzwords floating around these days, aren't there? Ones I hear include the following. Lean. Agile. Digital. Collaboration. Remote working. Distributed global workforce. These words and phrases are on-trend because the nature of business is...

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Help those in a Social Media Muddle

Help those in a Social Media Muddle

Do you help people with Social Media? As a VA you may feel it's obvious what you do. But from a business point of view, it's important to make it clear to people. Not everyone will know what you offer. Spell it out. On your website. When networking or giving a talk....

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Become an eBook and Email wizard

Become an eBook and Email wizard

Become an eBook and Email wizard You may have noticed what's happening with Social Media at the moment. It's being flooded with ads and offers. This is largely down to what's happening around the world right now. People are beginning to react and push their products...

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Why not ask them?

Why not ask them?

If you are a VA you may find you and your business falls into one of three camps. Group one includes the freelance and professional 'Veronica F.R.O.G.s' who are as busy as ever. Maybe even busier than ever. Group two contains the VA's who are experiencing a bit of a...

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Can you meet the demand?

Can you meet the demand?

This could be a very busy time for the smart VA. Demand for your services may be about to go up! Increasing numbers of entrepreneurs, business owners and the self-employed are turning to online delivery of services. That creates opportunities to service and support...

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How to get creative with content

How to get creative with content

Content is King There's a saying in business and marketing that "content is king". It might have been Microsoft's co-founder Bill Gates who first coined the phrase. There's a lot to be said for it – though maybe today it should say "content is queen". Whichever way...

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Coronavirus – a time for Teams

Coronavirus – a time for Teams

It seems to dominate the news around the world at the moment. I'm talking, of course, about this horrible Coronavirus pandemic. Touchwood, my family and I are all well at the moment. Although we did cut short our trip and came back to Israel early. We are in Self...

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How to Be a Greener VA

How to Be a Greener VA

Go Green You can't seem to escape the phrase climate change on the news these days. Those terrible fires in Australia. The big floods in Dubai and Indonesia. The severe storms sweeping across the UK. With more and more focus on climate and the environment, there is...

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Why Clients Love Quality Street

Why Clients Love Quality Street

Sorry, I didn’t mean to mention chocolate.   But there’s a colourful analogy to share which may help you develop your VA career and business. Picture a box of Quality Street.  The flavours of the tiny chocolates inside can be recognised instantly by their shape and...

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The Ready-Reckoner for Tasks

The Ready-Reckoner for Tasks

As a professional VA, you can get asked to do many things.   But you may find you are given – and enjoy – specific tasks within the spectrum.  You may use some features and elements of Microsoft Office more than others.  You mostly likely know how to do some tasks...

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