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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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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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Is your computer feeling tired?

Is your computer feeling tired?

As a Microsoft Office user, you will know that regular updates are part and parcel of the service.   Applications are refreshed and improved – often based on customer feedback.   It’s reassuring to know the software is up to the job.   But what about your computer? ...

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My 7 Step Process

My 7 Step Process

My 7 Step process to keep me on track In the last quarter, I have spent a considerable amount of time planning and recording videos. This is how I create my Microsoft Office online courses to help VA's be more productive and increase their earning potential. And it...

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The Rules of Collaboration

The Rules of Collaboration

Upgrades, updates and new features. As a trainer in Microsoft Office there is something I always keep my eye on. For example, in Excel there is a now a function called Sheet View. You may not have heard of it yet – it's currently only for 365 subscribers who use the...

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7 Tips for a Strong Lead Magnet

7 Tips for a Strong Lead Magnet

One of the tasks you may get asked to do as a VA is create a lead magnet. This is part of a list-building strategy suitable for most businesses. You ask people to share their name and email address - and give permission to hear more from you - in return for a piece of...

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Stay bright on Blue Monday

Stay bright on Blue Monday

Today is Blue Monday It's said to be the most depressing day of 2020. The unwanted accolade is down to a combination of a number of factors. These include post-festive blues, the cold and miserable weather, dark nights and dark mornings, and the arrival of unpaid...

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