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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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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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Are you ready for another year?

Are you ready for another year?

Happy New Year... 2020 is here.   I hope you enjoyed the festivities, however you celebrate.  And now it’s time to look ahead.  🕰Time to make sure you are prepared and ready.    🕰Time to check you are in good shape to serve your clients.   🕰Time to take your VA...

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As a VA – Do you have this info to hand?

As a VA – Do you have this info to hand?

As a VA - Do you have this info to hand? Clients love people who can sort things out for them. It saves them time. It saves them hassle. It can often save them money. Because outsourcing some tasks to a professional allows a business or business owner to focus on the...

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Making Use of Priority Planning

Making Use of Priority Planning

Planning... As a VA you may often find yourself juggling a number of clients or projects at the same time. You’ll have multiple tasks on the go and need to stay on top of it all. If you’re using business versions of Office 365 you probably already have an application...

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Getting Your Pricing Right as a VA

Getting Your Pricing Right as a VA

Rates - Pricing - what do you charge? One of the hardest things when you become a VA is to decide what rates you are going to charge. The important thing is not to short-change yourself and instead consider the value you add to your clients. You can charge by the...

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Making Use of Priority Planning

This can only be a good thing for VA’s

Microsoft Office 365 gets updated frequently One of the advantages of using Microsoft Office 365 is that incremental improvements are being made all the time. You don’t have to wait a year or until a new version comes out to benefit from the changes. And it’s...

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3 Tips for Every Presentation You Create

3 Tips for Every Presentation You Create

Presentations are a way of life in business. And – despite what you may hear from some quarters – PowerPoint remains a popular tool for helping to deliver them. You may in your VA career come across grumbles from some clients or company employees. They might even use...

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