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

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...

What Services Are You Selling?

It may seem like a simple question, but it amazes me how many Virtual Assistants don’t know. Well not completely anyway. Here’s what I mean...

How Soon Do You Need a Business Website?

How soon do you need a website for your VA business? One word - immediately! Setting yourself up as a Virtual Assistant means being virtual. So...

Finding your niche

There’s a lot of talk in the VA world about specialising, finding a niche. Of course it is a good idea for any business...

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...

What to include in your Client Agreement

Setting up as a Virtual Assistant is relatively straight forward. First you decide to go it alone. Then you decide if you’re going to...

New VA? Building up your Client base

  As a relatively new VA I wanted to find out all the much needed  ‘newbie’ info easily to help me get going and build...

5 Points to Remember in Your Next Client Consultation Follow-Up Email

So you’ve beaten your first client consultation nerves and made it through to the other side of that initial call, what happens next? If you...

5 reasons why clients won’t be hiring you

How do I get clients? or Why can’t I find any work? These are two of the most common questions asked on forums. Getting...

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...

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