Posts Tagged ‘becoming a virtual assistant’

Virtual Assistant Scam

Every virtual assistant’s nightmare – a con artist for a client, stiffing you on payment or (worse) ripping you off by emptying your bank account! Some of these virtual assistant scams have been around for years, some are more modern – as Emma’s story below shows. Emma’s Case Study:  Don’t get hit by frauds &…

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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 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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7 Habits of Highly Effective VAs

Shamefully stolen from Professor Stephen Covey’s book, these are a few habits that I’ve noticed successful VAs have in common – and I don’t think it’s by accident! 

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Being a newbie VA – Part 2!

Hi fellow VA’s it’s been a while since my last blog, as I’m sure you will all know setting up as a VA keeps you really busy!

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STARTING A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT BUSINESS IN IRELAND

Hi there! Top of the morning to you…whatever time of day it is! I’m Trish, and like Elle and Rachel, I’ve also taken the slightly scary, but positive leap of being self employed as a virtual assistant, as a move to Ireland from the UK gave me the ideal opportunity to set up my own…

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Becoming a VA – the Good, the Bad and the Useful!

Anyone who has ever Googled ‘how to become a Virtual Assistant’ will have been faced with a plethora of blogs, articles and even whole websites selling the ‘freelance lifestyle’ – being your own boss is en vogue in 2016 and it can be tempting to think that compared to working 9-5 a la Dolly Parton,…

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Starting out as a Virtual Assistant – Michelle Shaw

I am Michelle (aka Elle) from Bangor, N. Ireland. I am a newbie VA and will be blogging this year on the ups and downs of starting out as a VA.

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Marketing Friday: More tips and tricks for Virtual Assistants

Here are five ideas which you can work on today, Marketing Friday, to get more business next week.   Volunteer to help a local community group with their admin. Make sure your SEO is great (for free!) with WebCEO. www.webceo.com Design and build your own website with WordPress or Blogger as a first step. You…

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