Hiring A VA (For Clients)

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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Understanding the VA Mindset – for clients…

Guest blogger Rachel Brett explains the difference between hiring a VA and hiring an employee. There are really few things that really annoy me as a Virtual Assistant, but those that do, really annoy me. No one likes to feel devalued. I remember feeling like that after I had been made redundant and was working…

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Virtual Assistants and Law Firms

We are in the midst of a technological revolution and suddenly everyone has access to the newest and latest technology. School children have smart phones with more computing power than the computers that put the first rocket on the moon. Despite this abundance of new technology there is still a lack of acceptance by some…

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Know What You Want When Obtaining Virtual Services

When it comes to virtual services, there are more and more business people who are turning to this type of method to power their business. In a world where time is extremely precious and working hours are longer, people are cutting back costs. In order to do this a number of different companies know exactly…

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IYOTSA 2014: Job descriptions and titles

As part of the International Year of the Secretary/Assistant 2014, participating organisations are developing themes for their members in order to raise awareness of Secretaries and Assistants throughout the world… This month is: Job descriptions and titles Your job description should reflect where you are in your professional development; your job title should reflect where…

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Top tips for Outsourcing: be prepared for extra admin time

Clients and VAs often complain to us about the quality of outsourcer there is out there… Here at SVA we want to promote best practice so that it reflects well on the whole industry, so we put together some tips on how to outsource your work safely.

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Top tips for Outsourcing: Don’t micromanage

Clients and VAs often complain to us about the quality of outsourcer there is out there… Here at SVA we want to promote best practice so that it reflects well on the whole industry, so we put together some tips on how to outsource your work safely.

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Top tips for Outsourcing: Tell your clients

Clients and VAs often complain to us about the quality of outsourcer there is out there… Here at SVA we want to promote best practice so that it reflects well on the whole industry, so we put together some tips on how to outsource your work safely.

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Top tips for Outsourcing: Outsourcing Your Own Tasks

Clients and VAs often complain to us about the quality of outsourcer there is out there… Here at SVA we want to promote best practice so that it reflects well on the whole industry, so we put together some tips on how to outsource your work safely.

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