Posts Tagged ‘starting up as 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 &…

Read More

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…

Read More

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.…

Read More

Week 8 – Lessons Learnt

Hello All My eighth and final post is at a time where my business has been running for just over 4 months and I am starting to see the benefits of my marketing activities.  Last week I received 2 enquiries that resulted from meetings I have had at networking events.  They have both originated from…

Read More

Week 7 – Provide a service you are passionate about

Hello All As this is my penultimate post I wanted to write something that I felt could help both people looking at becoming a VA and those that are just starting their journey in business.  Therefore this week is focused around something which I feel very passionately about.  Not everybody will agree with my opinion…

Read More