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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

Make images and text appear on click in PowerPoint

With a PowerPoint presentation, it can be useful to have certain slides or words appearing when you click the mouse, giving the presenter control...

Need help finding your next blog topic idea?

How easy do you find it to come up with new article ideas for your Virtual Assistant business blog? Do you write content for...

Using the ‘SUM’ Function in Excel

The formulas available to you in Excel are the reasons why most most of us love it, or are incredibly scared of it! But if...

The power of LinkedIn Ad advertising

Do you use LinkedIn advertising? Or do you use another form of online advertising? Or perhaps you haven’t gone down the road of paid-for...

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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MUST READS

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...

Accreditation. Do you need it?

This week the buzz on the VA industry forums and social media is about “accreditation”. I noted a series of tweets that claimed that...

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HIGHLIGHTS

Navigating Around Large Documents with Ease

When you are working with large documents in Microsoft Word, it can sometimes be hard to keep track of where you are. Navigating your...

Wifi – What is it?