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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...

A guide to briefing your Associate correctly

To be able to take that much needed holiday away from clients, laptops and task lists, you’ll want a support system in place to...

Why & How To Say No To A Client

Saying no to a client is something many of us have difficulty with. And for obvious reasons… … saying no may mean we annoy them, they...

Why You Should Have a Blog for Your Virtual Assistant Business

I started my VA business officially just 10 months ago. I know, that makes me a very ‘fresh out of nappies’ VA, but don’t...

What’s The Optimal Newsletter Length?

Should your newsletter be lengthy, short and sweet, or somewhere in-between? Determining the length of your newsletter can be tricky. You don’t want to ramble...

9 Step Checklist to Creating & Managing Your Virtual Assistant Website

Marketing yourself as a Virtual Assistant requires a professional online presence. There are a number of ways to achieve this, but the first and...

‘The cheque is in the post’; 6 tips for getting paid...

This week The Department for Business Innovation & Skills are completing a consultation on implementing an EU directive which they say aims to strengthen...

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...

How to format a great press release template in Microsoft Word

Anyone can write a great press release right? Wrong! Having had first hand experience of press releases in the past, some without headings, others...

Ten Tips for Hiring Smart Subcontractors

Have you already turned away clients because your calendar is full, sent them to a competitor or tried to meet their needs with disastrous...

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