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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...

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...

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...

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...

The Live Experience – Coming to a Screen Near You

The Live Experience – Coming to a Screen Near You

Are you missing seeing things live, in person? There are many reasons why people find recent restrictions on movement uncomfortable. We're social animals. We like to be around others. We love good company. And we love live experiences. But for many weeks now, people...

The Box Set – Not Just For Entertainment

The Box Set – Not Just For Entertainment

Box set and binge-watching are back with a bang. We'll talk about how that could create opportunities for the smarter VA in a moment. First, just take a look at what's happening out there as a result of recent global lockdowns. Streaming service Netflix saw a huge...

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...

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...

Microsoft Teams – Members, Guests what’s the difference?

Microsoft Teams – Members, Guests what’s the difference?

The whole point of a Team is to work with others, right? So, you have set up your shiny new team and want to add members – but then it gets confusing. What kind of members should you add? How do you add them and what if you just want to host a meeting with others who...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

Live Online training – for individuals and groups

Live Online training – for individuals and groups

You may have noticed something in recent weeks. Online training is all the rage. Training for this. Training for that. Training for things you never knew existed until now. What a bombardment in your social media feed every day. I wonder if it will ever end? The fact...

Online Delivery – yes please!

Online Delivery – yes please!

As the exodus from in-person delivery to online delivery of services continues there are two companies in huge demand. One is Zoom, the video and audio conferencing app. The other is tech giant Microsoft, home of Office 365 and the provider of the increasingly popular...

Teaming up Zoom and Teams to Boost Connectivity

Teaming up Zoom and Teams to Boost Connectivity

Unless you have been hiding under a log for the past few weeks and let's face it, you may actually wish you had been, then you will be well aware of the upsurge in the use of Zoom for online meetings. You may also have been seeing so many posts and articles about...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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? ...

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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