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Choose the best virtual assistant course

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.  I am probably going to get very nasty emails about this post – I know there are going to be good friends who think I’m being unreasonable,…

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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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Becoming a new VA

“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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Outsourcing Masterclass

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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Office* – Virtual Assistant Myths!

Virtual Assistant Myths Here is our presentation from Office* 2017 – this year for the first time incorporating the PA Show and the VA Conference and Awards.  Many thanks to John Palmer and the BeMyVA team for inviting me to present and launch the UK VA Survey data collection appeal! We had a really interesting…

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Virtual Assistant Franchise – or buying a VA Business

Buying a VA Business – Virtual Assistant Franchises If you are serious about expanding your business, you might look at buying a VA business to expand rapidly.  These deals can be an excellent way of expanding your client list, owning a ready-made business, and a shortcut to SEO supremacy…  But they can also be extremely…

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What made you become a virtual assistant?

I’m curious – what made you become a Virtual Assistant? The reason I’m curious is this: Various government papers and legislation at this moment, are trying to harness the power of the so-called “gig economy” (of which virtual assistants or freelancers would be considered part of). Basically they want to put a whole load of…

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Finding blog content

Virtual Assistant Blogging A recent survey by Hubspot showed that companies who increased blogging from 3-5 posts/month to 6-8 posts/month saw their leads almost double.  But how do you create fresh content which is of interest to your target market?

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