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Hello! Welcome to VA Pro, where you’ll find all the resources that aspiring and practising Virtual Assistants need. You’ve probably found this site because you are a Virtual Assistant, or want to be one, and you’re looking for up-to-date information, motivation and support whilst you’re working home alone.

You’re in the right place – and here you’ll find articles and tips on marketing and growing your business along with how-tos and training on all the major pieces of software that you use.

Please take a look around, starting with the categories in the menu, but if you can’t find what you want do get in touch – because the aim is to provide everything you need to have a successful business.

LATEST ARTICLES

GETTING STARTED AS A VA

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Creating Your Online Presence

For anyone starting out on their Virtual Assistant journey, the path can feel a little daunting. It’s also easy to get sucked into doing...

How Big Is Your Prospect List?

You do have a prospect list don’t you…? And not just five or ten contacts from previous work, or through friends and family. But a big...

SOFTWARE SKILLS

Separate Data into Columns in Excel or Google Sheets

Why use text to columns? If you're an Excel user, chances are that at some point in your life, you have come across a spreadsheet...

How to Use Asana’s Features for Better Organisation

Asana is made for all kinds of team, and we find it works brilliantly as a team of VA's. It allows us to customise...

A Beginners Guide on Building your First Page in Kartra

Have you heard about Kartra? It's a brand new marketing software that has made selling and advertising products for small businesses a whole lot...

How to easily encrypt files on your Mac and Windows computer

As VA's, we deal with a lot of data that is incredibly sensitive and needs to be protected from the 'PC bad guys'. And...

OFFICE SKILLS

Making your documents reader-friendly

How often do you check the accessibility of your documents once create? It's not something that everybody thinks about, but if the documents, presentations...

Creating bespoke bullet points in a Word document

The built in settings for formatting documents are more than adequate and give you lots of variety, but every now and again, there's a...

[How To] Automatically tag non-marketable contacts in Infusionsoft

Following on from our previous article where we looked at an easy way to exclude contacts who have opted out of receiving communication with...

Excel – Create Useful Datasets with Data Validation

If you have had experience in using Excel to create databases of information, it’s quite possible that at one time or another you have...

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Joanne Sparkes has run Expedio Virtual Assistance since 2003 and was probably one of the first Virtual Assistants in the UK. She specialises in data analysis and spreadsheet automation and in assisting consultants in the scientific medical industry.

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