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

How to start an email list to grow your VA business

Successfully running your VA business is not just about getting on with the day-to-day stuff. In order to sustain it you’ve also got to...

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....

Landing the right clients

Whether a new VA or one with heaps of experience, it doesn’t matter. We’re all in the same boat when it comes to landing...

How to target the clients you want to work with and...

When first starting your Virtual Assistant business, it’s likely you won’t care too much who your clients are, what they do or what they...

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 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...

Sole Trader or Limited Company – which would be best for...

Setting up as your own boss sounds like the perfect way to work. The freedom it offers attracts many people, but it can be...

7 Things I Wish I’d Known When I Started my VA...

It's now 13 years since my Virtual Assistance business opened its doors. I'm often asked what I'd do differently if I could start again,...

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...

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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