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 red flags that we should look out for when working with clients?
- How do you think will the VA industry be in 2016? Will it continue to thrive or not?
- What motivates you to work and how do you manage work-life balance?
How and when did you get started as a Virtual Assistant?
I got started working as a Virtual Assistant with a company called Virtual Assistant Israel. It’s a Virtual Assistant staffing firm that matches their VAs with clients.
What are your go-to websites when you need free but valuable information to help you with your research/tasks?
The go-to websites that I use to find free but valuable to help with my research and tasks is 400 Great Free Things for Entrepreneurs. It’s a massive free list of free content from stock photos, to design elements, to email autoresponders. You name it.
What are some red flags that we should look out for when working with clients?
Here is what I consider red flags to look for when working with clients:
- Clients who are not interested in signing up a contract or clients who refuse to pay a retainer up front
- If there is something in your gut that tells you something is not great. Avoid them at all costs.
- Those who don’t know their boundaries – they email you all throughout the day and looking for a response right away, they are asking way more of you than they would ask of themselves.
How do you think will the VA industry be in 2016? Will it continue to thrive or not?
The Virtual Assistant industry will continue to grow and scale as more and more people are connected to the internet around the world, and there are more and more businesses that are starting that will need Virtual Assistants. It will only get bigger.
What motivates you to work and how do you manage work-life balance?
In terms of what motivates me to work, I am very well-motivated. I am a self-motivated individual. I don’t need to go into an office to get motivated to work. Working for myself and clients that I love motivates me. I enjoy working with them. Clients who respect me and value my work is a pretty strong motivation for me. To make very good money is another motivation for me. Working from home and having the flexibility to spend time with my children, to pick them up from school, to take them to afternoon activities or to be with them when they are sick and still get my work done is a big motivation. It creates the work-life balance I’ve been looking for.
To learn more about Reese and her work, visit her website: www.reesebenyaacov.com
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