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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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Virtual Assistant Tips To Success from Reese Ben-Yaacov

Virtual Assistant Tips To Success from Reese Ben-Yaacov

In this blog post, I’ve interviewed Reese Ben-Yaacov where she’ll share valuable Virtual Assistant tips to success. Reese is a Virtual Assistant who grew her VA business to a five-figure business in 12 months. Now, she is providing Virtual Assistant training so VAs can run their businesses like a PRO and make the money they’ve always dreamed of. Learn more about Reese as she answers these 5 questions: How and when did you get started as a Virtual Assistant? What are your go-to websites when you need free but valuable information to help you with your research/tasks? What are some […]

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How To Develop Effective Negotiation Skills with Celine Roque

How To Develop Effective Negotiation Skills with Celine Roque

As promised, we haven’t seen the last of Celine Roque’s awesomeness in this blog. Last time, she shared with us her expert tips about how to strategically look for clients, being productive and a preview of her latest project. Read more about it here… In this blog post, Celine was kind enough to share with us a short but powerful lesson from Pinoy500 Negotiation Tool Kit that will help freelancers develop effective negotiation skills: How To Negotiate With Clients Even If You’re Afraid To Do It Watch it and enjoy!

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How To Price Your Virtual Assistant Services with Donna Toothaker

How To Price Your Virtual Assistant Services with Donna Toothaker

Pricing your Virtual Assistant services can be very difficult, no matter what your level of experience is as a VA. There is really no clear cut matrix that you can follow. Do you charge by the hour, per project or on a monthly basis? Most importantly, how much? To gain more clarity on this, I’ve interviewed Donna Toothaker on the topic of pricing your Virtual Assistant services right. In this blog post, she: defined the difference between pricing your VA services per hour vs setting packaged services and its pros and cons. gave us the best formula to use in […]

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How To Win Your First Upwork Contract by Freelancing.ph

How To Win Your First Upwork Contract by Freelancing.ph

I have been receiving questions from my friends, who are interested in working as a Virtual Assistant in the Philippines, about how to get work from Upwork (formerly Odesk). Unfortunately, I have no answer to give them because I honestly gave up too easily in building an Odesk profile back when I was starting out in 2009. It was too overwhelming for me. So, what I send my friends is a link to this webinar video of Cath Quiambao, Founder of Freelancing.ph. The video is a little more than an hour long but stay tuned until the end because the […]

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4 Must Watch Videos If You Want to Be A Successful Virtual Assistant

4 Must Watch Videos If You Want to Be A Successful Virtual Assistant

The road to being a successful Virtual Assistant is not a straight path. The right mindset and the ability to motivate yourself to always be in your A game is very important. Working remotely can be demotivating at times so finding ways to empower yourself through self-learning is the best way to deal with the feeling of being stuck. In this blog post, I’ll share with you 4 videos from credible gurus – Brendon Burchard, Sir Ken Robinson, Seth Godin and Marie Forleo. I’m sure you’ll pick up heaps of no non-sense tips from these videos about mindfulness, dealing with challenges and how to just be truthful […]

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Virtual Assistant Tips from Kei San Pablo, Canva Philippines’ Country Manager

Virtual Assistant Tips from Kei San Pablo

There were only a few Virtual Assistant agencies in the Philippines a few years back and K Squad Outsourcing Solutions was one of them. I remembered them quite well because of their branding and web design plus I actually considered applying when Kei San Pablo, K Squad Founder, posted a job opening in one of the Facebook groups I am a member of. But, I hesitated because the position was not for a remote employee. Fast forward 2014, Kei San Pablo has gone a long way from being K Squad’s founder. She became Canva Philippines’ Country Manager. And here’s the […]

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Virtual Assistant Tips from Michelle Dale, Founder of Virtual Miss Friday

Virtual Assistant Tips from Michelle Dale, Founder of Virtual Miss Friday

Michelle Dale is one of the leading Virtual Assistant mentors around. She is the woman behind Virtual Miss Friday.  I can say that as a mentor, she encompasses all the aspects of a Virtual Assistant’s life from your starting out stage to transitioning to a bigger business to managing work-life balance. She’s got everything organized into awesome programs that you can study at your own pace. I had the privilege of chatting with Michelle and I sensed her willingness to give as much information as she can. She is genuine and easy to talk to. I feel like I would want to hang out […]

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