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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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How to Stay Ahead of the Infographics Curve

How to Stay Ahead of the Infographics Curve

Infographics Businesses are constantly looking at the best ways to get their message across to their audience. And sometimes the information they want to get across can be quite complex. That’s when they may turn to using an infographic to tell the story. You have...

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8 Excel Functions Every VA Needs to Know

8 Excel Functions Every VA Needs to Know

When you think of the changes in technology it's easy to be seduced by the latest shiny new thing. Yet when it comes to handling numbers and data the King and Queen of applications is still Excel. It's hard to believe the program is more than 30 years' old. The Mac...

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8 Excel Functions Every VA Needs to Know

Virtual Assistants – How to sort your data – FAST

You have a mega spreadsheet. Loads and loads of data. It has taken you ages to compile it for your client. As you finish, panic sets in. Adding the data was easy. What if the client asks you to provide it sorted in a particular way? What is the fastest way to sort...

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Help! Word ate my document? Did it Autosave?

Help! Word ate my document? Did it Autosave?

Recently I have been asked about getting back lost documents a few times. It is all to do with AutoSave, OneDrive and Office 365. Let me set the scene. You are working on a project and have a series of documents to create. You create the first one, save it and then go...

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