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Recommended reading for Virtual Assistants?

Today’s watercooler topic: What books would you recommend for virtual assistants? Any which have helped grow your business? Inspirational stories?

SVA has a list of recommended reading, but are we missing some?  Is there a book you found helpful when starting up? Or do you have a well-thumbed tome which you refer to whenever you have a marketing slump? How about the not-so-good ones? Anything a waste of money?

Comment below – and the best ones we’ll add into the SVA Recommended Reading Guide.

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  1. Lisa Nolan on 4 May, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Hi Caroline,

    There are 2 books that I thoroughly recommend for the list.

    The first is Quick Win Digital Marketing by Annmarie Hanlon & Joanna Akins. It’s jam-packed with handy tips and really well laid out so everything is very easy to find when you need to refer back to it.

    The second is Shiny Shiny How to Stop Being a Social Media Magpie by Karen Skidmore, which is a no-nonsense guide to help you focus on your social media activities, instead of being sucked in and finding hours later you have achieved nothing. It’s also well laid out and easy to refer back to when a reminder is needed!

    Great question – looking forward to seeing what books other people recommend.

    All the best,

    • Caroline on 7 May, 2012 at 10:38 am

      Great tips Lisa – thank you! I have found the best books almost always come through recommendations!


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  3. Kerry Field on 26 June, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    I have to say I have recently read and am reading the following;

    * The Botty Rules by Nigel Botterill which has the impact of getting you all fired up and rearing to go.
    * No B.S Time Management for Entrepreneurs by Dan Kennedy – how to reclaim your own time to be able to grow your business.
    * Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill – recognising that your mindset plays a huge role in what you do and how your business develops.

    I am finding these are fantastic resources if you have been stuck in the same routine and now want to grow your business.

    I am looking forward to seeing recommendations from other VAs in particular to do with skill advancement and training.

    Kerry x

    • Caroline on 26 June, 2012 at 1:24 pm

      Sounds right up my street Kerry!

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