Hiring A VA (For Clients)

Subcontractors looking for work…

We’ve had a few requests recently to put a call out for subbies – there’s a few people who happily regularly hire subcontractors in their businesses, and would be happy for people to approach them looking for work…  We’re collecting these in and we’ll be publishing soon – feel free to skip any parts which…

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Cost of a virtual assistant

We have had a few queries on how long things should take recently – I thought it would be interesting to compare how long/how much it would cost to do certain tasks which rely on the virtual assistants input only (in other words, you aren’t waiting for content or quotes or researching something which could…

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Outsourcing Masterclass

Virtual Assistant outsourcing subcontractor pack

Hiring Your First VA – Outsourcing Masterclass When I hired my first VA, I made mistakes – BIG mistakes.  It took me hours and hours and hours to set her up.  It seemed like I was wasting time by explaining how to do stuff, and it would be quicker if I just did it myself. …

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New Virtual Assistant Standards

Back in 2006 we established the UK’s first professional standards for virtual assistants…  They were reasonably simple, but surprisingly a lot of VAs simply hadn’t ever considered the security of freebie email addresses or even what they would do in case of flooding or a burglary…  The SVA Approved list was born! 10 years on,…

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Gifts for the virtual assistant in your life

Passion Planner Diary

Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle website Goop recently published its must-have Christmas gift list… Since we don’t have millions to spend, we thought we’d do a round-up of the gifts you can buy for the virtual assistant in your life…

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Virtual assistant video

If you want to explain what a virtual assistant is in a quick video on your website, we’ve done the hard work for you – a very simple, minute long explanation of what a VA is, roughly how much they cost, etc. Please feel free to share, host on your own site, use to show…

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Sometimes I Work In My PJs

Disclaimer: This blog post was written at an undisclosed moment in time, no animals were harmed during this experiment, except for some fried eggs.  These things sometimes happen – Sunday night and I pop out for a quick drink with an old friend and somehow it’s suddenly 11pm, last orders, and we are merrily rolling…

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