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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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Virtual Assistant Tips from Brainy Gal – Lisa McDonell

Virtual Assistant Tips from Brainy Gal - Lisa McDonell

In this blog post, I’ve interviewed Lisa McDonell. Lisa is a Virtual Assistant Business and Lifestyle Coach who inspires and empowers women to launch and grow their own businesses online. Sharing her wise and witty advice, she shows both aspiring and seasoned V.A.’s how to take their ‘big dreams’ and transform them into profitable companies while living a fun, healthy and supportive lifestyle. She is a Certified Health Coach with expertise in Business Development, Marketing, Coaching and the science and art of personal transformation. She has been a featured Speaker at Various Virtual Assistant events around the globe. Lisa is […]

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Profile of a Kick-ass Freelance Writer: Celine Roque

Celine Roque

“I never grew up thinking that I’d have a regular 9-to-5 job. Growing up I felt my options were always either writer or scientist or both.” – Celine Roque. I think Celine achieved her goal. She’s one of the most kick-ass writers online. Considering her experience in the field, I’d say she’s also one of the most strategic freelancers I’ve known. This is the reason I appreciate Celine as a mentor. The Mastermind group she started is one of my major source of, not just credible info, but also motivation. Celine Roque has been a freelance writer since 2003. She has […]

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How To Succeed as an Upwork Freelancer with Catherine Quiambao

How To Succeed as an Upwork Freelancer

Are you looking for a way to succeed as an Upwork freelancer? Look no further. This week, I interviewed Catherine Quiambao (Founder of Freelancing Philippines) where she’ll share: important tips on how to work as a successful Upwork freelancer her success story in overcoming a rare disorder to becoming a successful freelancer her journey to transitioning from a Virtual Assistant to an Online Marketing Manager Catherine is an Upworker herself. Her 11-year marketing experience is a mix of brand management in local companies and marketing consultancy for US and Australian clients. In 2011, her career was put to a halt due to health […]

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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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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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