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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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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 a Virtual Assistant Can Make the Difference Between Success and Failure

How a Virtual Assistant Can Make the Difference Between Success and Failure

This article is written by guest writer Felix Tarcomnicu. Felix works with OutsourceWorkers and helps entrepreneurs hire Virtual Assistants. Read on… In today’s globally competitive business environment, the difference between success and failure may be measured by time, volume or currency; all of which may come down to one crucial decision. Expansion programs are no longer as clear, cut and dry as they used to be because the world has changed dramatically over the last 15 years. Businesses have to shift their focus and adapt strategies that allow them to be more flexible and mobile. Those who maintain a rigid approach […]

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How I Manage Work-Life Balance: An Accidental Revisit of Philippine History

Jose Rizal Philippine National Museum

I make sure I spend the weekend away from my computer and spend the day with my family. This is how I manage work-life balance. One lazy Sunday afternoon, our family decided to go on a road trip to Manila. Although, we live in Metro Manila, we chicken out on going to the city of Manila because of the horrendous traffic jam in this area.  But since it was Sunday (probably no traffic congestion), we had nothing planned, and there’s no good movie to watch with the kids, we decided to visit this part of the metro. We passed by […]

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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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