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5 In-Demand Skills for Virtual Assistants in 2017

5 In-Demand Skills for Virtual Assistants in 2017

Are you thinking about working from home? Becoming a Virtual Assistant can give you the flexibility of work-at-home setups but the competition can be fierce. If you want to gain leverage, below are five in-demand skills for Virtual Assistants you should be honing. Content writing Blogs are only one of the many ways businesses can market and advertise their products. There are only so many freelancers these days who are marketing their skills as blog or content writers. To be fair, there is a number who are actually good at their jobs. To have an edge over a large number […]

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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 comforts of our own homes. 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 some signs these job postings are scams: #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 ad looks […]

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10 Productivity Tips For Work from Home Professionals

Productivity Tips For Work from Home Professionals

Since 2005, there has been a significant rise in professionals working from home. When work from home first came into the picture, people romanticized workers in their pajamas or cooking while typing out projects for their bosses. Nothing can be more counterproductive than these pictures, however. Below are real ways to do more when you work from home. Tip #1: Start early If you’re a mom and you have kids (and a husband) to take care of, then you know that your most productive hours will be when everyone’s still asleep, or when they are off to work and school. […]

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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 find 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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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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30 Sites Offering Free Training for Virtual Assistants

FREE TRAINING FOR VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS

Are you an aspiring Virtual Assistant who is paralyzed by the fear of not having the right skills to offer? Or are you an experienced VA who would want to stay competitive in this industry? Are you looking for a way to learn without spending a single dime? The way to solve this dilemma is to start harnessing your skills or learning a new one with free training for Virtual Assistants. Virtual assistance as a career has grown by leaps and bounds over the years. An increasing number of individuals and companies are now relying on Virtual Assistants more than ever. VAs […]

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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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Productivity and Website Tools I L.O.V.E.

Productivity and Website Tools I L.O.V.E.

Here’s a list of tools that I used in creating this blog and the ones which I use to increase my productivity. My website tools: Siteground – I switched to Siteground this year because I’ve heard a lot of good things about them. I’m not surprised that everything is going well – faster website, faster support. SumoMe – You don’t need to worry about creating a custom pop-up for opt-ins and contact form. SumoMe does it all. All you have to do is authenticate your newsletter list and add your best email address. It has other awesome features too like heat map, etc… Mailerlite –  If […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Virtual Assistant

The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Virtual Assistant

Hey there! I’m sure you are here because you’d want more information about how you can start working from the comfort of your own home. As cheesy as it may sound, but you are in luck, my friend! Enter – The Ultimate Guide To Becoming a Virtual Assistant. Everything you’ll read in this guide is based on my personal experience, my lessons learned, other VAs’ experience, tips I learned from credible VA mentors and seasoned Virtual Assistants and my own research. So, it is straightforward and honest. My aim is to give you a clear overview of what to expect […]

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