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 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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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 kindly agreed to share her list…

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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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Maternity Leavers – Soozi Baggs Enter the Competition I quite often get asked about being a VA by new mums hoping to start up whilst off on maternity leave… if I am feeling nice I explain why it’s not a good idea, (otherwise I just laugh!).  But nevertheless the attraction of being a VA to…

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“So what do you do as a job?” Since becoming a full-time V.A. in January this year I haven’t quite worked out a satisfactory reply to that question. So what do I do? Data entry, creating websites, researching CRMs, testing software, social media management, event planning, project planning, everything planning. Well, I do it all.…

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marketing for virtual assistants

Website marketing for virtual assistants – on page effectiveness! Seth Godin’s break through book was called “The Big Red Fez” – this was perhaps the first of thousands (possibly millions by now?) of online marketing books, but the lesson it teaches is one of such simplicity that it remains a universal truth.  The premise is…

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It’s time to don my Santa hat instead of my SVA one – we close the site down for a couple of weeks…  No new registrations or emails will be dealt with until Friday 7th Jan 2017. And you never know Santa’s little Eves may be at work whilst we are off!  Have a very…

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Another cracking book landed on the SVA desk – one for the EAs amongst you! A practical “how to” guide with real life examples of office scenarios, top tips and the nitty gritty of practical skills needed to organise busy executives.  “I identified a huge gap in the market.  Many books are available which focus…

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