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Virtual assistant training scams

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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The UK Virtual Assistant Survey

UK Virtual Assistant Survey V10

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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Book Review: Get Clients Now

Get Clients Now This 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…

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Virtual Assistant Awards – Why Enter?

  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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The Power Of Letting Go

The Power of Letting Go

‘Sometimes we have to let go of what is killing us, even if it’s killing us to let go’   So you’ve made it! You are a VA! You don’t have to commute anymore, you work your own hours and the best part is that you get to choose who you are working with. But…

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Choose the best virtual assistant course

building your virtual assistant business

Virtual Assistant Training – what to look for If you’re a newbie VA, one of the first things you’ll look at is finding the best virtual assistant course or some virtual assistant training.  I am probably going to get very nasty emails about this post – I know there are going to be good friends…

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No Time Like The Presents!

 I can’t quite believe how quickly this year seems to have flown by. One minute Christmas was a couple of months ago and now we are only 4 days away from the big day. Having two boys aged 9 and 7 means that Christmas is a fun, noisy and exciting time of year and the…

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GDPR

            Welcome to Annabel Kaye from Koffee Klatch who works producing legal templates for freelancers to purchase. CW: Annabel, how many VAs do you work with now? AK: Around 60. CW: So she’s been speaking to a wide variety of VAs who have all different kinds of businesses. Annabel has…

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The Longest Ever VA Business Set-Up?

The Mourne Mountains In 2005 I found myself living at the foot of the Mourne Mountains in Ireland with my husband and children who were then 4, 12 and 14 years old.  Of course, having a young family and moving away is always a difficult time and I wanted to do something other than applying…

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