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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

Adding Background Audio to a PowerPoint Presentation

Quickly add the background music to your presentation with the click of a button - add settings to loop the music and play across slides, whilst hiding audio during show.

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

The benefits of commenting on articles and blogs

Don't worry, this isn’t a cunning ploy to get you all commenting on this article, although that would be nice! But blog commenting can...

How to Create and Apply Master Pages in Adobe Framemaker

Having the right layout for your documents is important. If you want to make sure that your documents are correctly and uniquely formatted to...

Use mail merge to create personalised invitations in Publisher

This is a nifty trick that I have learnt recently when helping a friend with their invitations to their parents Ruby wedding anniversary. It was...

Top 10 Tips for Writing an Engaging Email Newsletter

Many of our clients as VA's want to do email marketing, and the most common form of email marketing is to have a newsletter....

TECHNOLOGY

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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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Your VA services are too expensive aren’t they?

This week a potential client said to me "- you're expensive, my Accountant says I can get a much cheaper book-keeper". Should I be...

6 Steps to Getting Started as a Virtual Assistant

Why do you want to be a Virtual Assistant? Before getting started, this is the first question to ask yourself. And the reason I stress...

How to Set Your Virtual Assistant Rates

Let’s be honest, one of the most important question when setting up your Virtual Assistant business is how much are you going to charge? But...

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Stop the clot

We wouldn’t normally expect our blood to clot unless we’d cut ourselves; and then we need a clot to form to stop the bleeding....

Setting up your network