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 &…

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WordPress Launches Campaign To Help Promote Positive Mental Health

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WordPress has launched a new campaign #PressForward in order to help promote positive mental health within the Word Press Community. Word Press is one of the most popular website and blog management platforms available today. Currently, around 30% of the websites and blogs online use it as their content management system of choice. The service…

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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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Business Advantages of Bookkeeping for VAs

The role of virtual assistant can be incredibly rewarding- especially if you have a roster of high paying clients. Naturally, virtual assistants are incredibly organised people; however, bookkeeping is an area which is usually forgotten about.

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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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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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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…

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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…

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