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How to be a virtual assistant, how to set up your virtual assistance business

How to create the perfect elevator pitch

Have you perfected your elevator pitch? You know - that initial 60 seconds when you first meet someone at a networking event, you have their...

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...

Using LinkedIn to attract new clients

Social media is both a blessing and a curse. It’s brought the world that bit closer. Which means new opportunities, new contacts, new business....

Thinking about running your Virtual Assistant business from abroad?

When you decided to become a Virtual Assistant did you dream of choosing the hours you worked, picking your preferred clients, being able to...

Hourly rates or monthly retainer?

How to decide which is right for your clients and your business There’s no such thing as an average VA, and no such thing as...

The Secret of Landing a Client on the very First Call

  There are essentially six ways, when put together, you can land a new client on that very first call. But one of them is something...

The Virtual Assistant Guide to Marketing

Whether you’re a new Virtual Assistant getting started with your marketing efforts, or an established VA looking to do it better, this guide is...

How to Beat First Client Consultation Nerves

Receiving that heart-lifting email from a prospective client requesting an initial meeting to discuss how you can support their business needs, can be bitter...

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...

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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