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4 Mistakes to Avoid When Working From Home

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Working from home can be amazing! The ability to set your own schedule is definitely a luxury that traditional office workers cannot afford and this is just one of the numerous perks of running your own business from home. However, if unchecked, working from home can be bedeviled by the very freedom and flexibility it promises. So, here are four common mistakes that people make when working from home and how you can avoid them. Having No Designated Workplace While the “make-money-in-your-pajamas” promise is real, that definitely doesn’t mean you can afford to stay in bed all day with your […]

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5 Reasons Why Virtual Assistants Need to Quit Working with Their Client

5 Reasons Why Virtual Assistants Need to Quit Working with Your Client

“You don’t drown by falling in water; you only drown if you stay there.” -Zig Ziglar This is true for every Virtual Assistant who wants to be successful and yet finds it difficult to let go of the very thing that’s holding them back. Ironic it may seem but part of growing your business is to know when to let go of clients. There are varying reasons why you must let go of a client, here are my top five: Let go if you are being disrespected. Respect breeds respect. That should always be the scenario. No compromises. The best way to show respect […]

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8 Types of Clients and How to Deal with Them

8 Types of Clients and How to Deal with Them

To those who deal with work from project-to-project, knowing how to deal with different types of clients is a must. While there are ideal clients who make our job so clear-cut, concise and efficient, there are also those whom we could consider slightly more challenging, if not problematic. Here are eight types of clients and how to deal with them: #1: The Diplomat Among the different types of clients, this is the easiest to deal with because they are so used to balancing the good and the bad. Get ready for two to five compliments about your work until you […]

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Tips for Freelancers: 7 Telltale Signs A Job Posting is A Scam

Tips for Freelancers- 7 Telltale Signs A Job Posting is A Scam

Technology allows us to earn money from the comfort of our own home. When we see a job posting online, it’s only too easy to jump at the chance and get right to it. However, one of the best tips for freelancers I can give you is to be doubly wary about the job postings you are responding to. Below are 7 telltale signs a job posting is a scam: #1: The ad is not well-written Real businesses would pay a professional to write their ads. Or if it is a small business owner, he should make sure his job […]

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The 7 Habits of a Highly Effective Virtual Assistant

The 7 Habits of a Highly Effective Virtual Assistant

Are you struggling with productivity? Have you ever felt that you are not being heard by your client? Have you asked yourself “What else can I do to reach my goal of being an effective Virtual Assistant? Are you finding it hard to have work-life balance? If yes, then, it is high time to change your habits. American author, educator and businessman Stephen Covey identified “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” he has studied, met and worked with in his life. These seven habits are so timeless and universal that it can help you achieve your goals as an […]

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16 Tools Every Social Media Manager Should Know

16 Tools Every Social Media Manager Should Know

Are you a social media manager who is constantly looking for tools to use so you can effectively deliver your work? If you are, then, that’s normal. There is nothing wrong with you. No need to go nuts about it. 😀 But, I’m hoping this list I’ve compiled will help you lessen your burden of searching for the right tool to use. 8 Tools to Create Captivating Images Every social media update is not just about the saying the right words that your audience can resonate with. It is also about creating really captivating images. Here are a few online […]

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Tips from Virtual Assistant Trainer Lisa Wells

Virtual Assistant Tips from Lisa Wells

In this blog post, I’ve interviewed Lisa Wells. Lisa is a Virtual Assistant trainer whose mission is to help those who want to become Virtual Assistants. If you are already a Virtual Assistant, she can help you find and attract clients, build your business, and keep up to date in industry happenings. Read on and find out her answers to the following questions: When and how did you get started as a Virtual Assistant and Virtual Assistant trainer? If someone is struggling in trying to scale their virtual assistant career/business, what are the 5 things that you think they are doing […]

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The Journey From Virtual Assistant to Online Course Specialist with Lisa Suling-Maslin

How To Evolve In Your Business The Journey From Virtual Assistant to Online Course Specialist

One of the first E-books I bought on the topic of Virtual Assistance, when I was just a starting out as a VA, was The 5 Key Steps to Your Successful Virtual Assistant Business by Lisa Suling-Maslin. Her ebook gave me an idea of how this industry is bound to grow and it gave me a few practical tips that I kept in mind all these years. Through this ebook, Lisa has helped many aspiring Virtual Assistants all over the world to realise their dream of working from home. Now, Lisa is busy helping entrepreneurs create irresistible online courses so that […]

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Pros and Cons of Running a Virtual Assistant Business with Nancy Brown

How To Run a Successful Virtual Assistant Business

Nancy A. Brown shares her Virtual Assistant tips to success – how she transitioned from working as a solo VA to managing her own successful Virtual Assistant business. Nancy is the CEO of Virtual Gal Friday. She has 23+ years experience working in office management and administrative assistance. Her company offers virtual assistant services and virtual  management solutions all over the globe since 1998. In this interview I’ve asked Nancy the following 5 questions: How and When did you get started working as a Virtual Assistant? At what point in your Virtual Assistant career did you decide to grow a team? What do […]

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