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Covid-19 Stats - positive or negative?

Results of our Covid-19 survey in August 2020 are below. This was presented as part of FSB’s industry leaders panel on Thursday 13 August 2020. Overall: 20% were experiencing an uplift in work – 60% have been negatively affected. Around 40% had been able to access grant funding. Just under 13% have had to take…

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Firstly, I wanted to stress that every VA I’ve spoken to this week has lost work because of this crisis. We are all feeling the pinch. Covid-19 is not only a health crisis, but also an economic one. You haven’t done anything wrong, you aren’t a “bad VA” if you’ve lost clients, it is just…

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The work-from-home workforce is growing year after year. And considering that 91% of employees say they feel more productive when they work remotely, there’s good reason to believe that trend will continue. As businesses adjust to investing in remote employees, they’ll create more opportunities for virtual assistants. Of course, working from home does not come…

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The virtual assistant industry has its ups and downs. Obviously, you have flexible hours, the autonomy of work, and no daily commute. However, collaborative work can be a struggle.   Virtual assistants predominately work in solidarity, and the work assigned can very often be completed alone. That being said, communicating with teammates and bosses plays a…

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The power of No

This landed on my desk this morning – a fortuitous bonus when my recent OIVAC session included lots of VAs saying “Yes” to horrible jobs, horrible bosses and horrible rates!  I really liked this colourful guide to saying “NO!” in all sorts of situations, not just work ones. So if you: Say yes to invites…

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From the 2019 Virtual Assistant Conference – Caroline’s session “Skill or Scam” showing how virtual assistant training scams are on the rise and how you can help stop them. I’m very aware “virtual assistant training scams” isn’t the most positive title! However the objective is to point out how important collaboration is to the UK…

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Ever wanted to know what goes on behind the doors of the UK’s virtual assistant businesses? Well now you can find out, without going undercover or utilising subterfuge… Each year Society of Virtual Assistants collates a series of questions that build into a snapshot of the VA industry. The report itself is full of info…

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Get Clients NowThis book was recommended to me when I first started and forms the cornerstone of my marketing system for Virtually Sorted. So many people ask me for a copy of my marketing plan or to know how I built my marketing system – it’s no big secret, it’s right here in this book!!…

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  Virtual Assistant Awards – Why Enter?   Common Misconceptions To Entering Awards: Only big companies win awards. I can’t enter it into awards – what about confidential information? If I sponsor a category I’ll have a better chance. If I buy more seats at the awards dinner I’m more likely to win.    …

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