Running a business is challenging, and a VA business is no different. If you are struggling, it’s normal. There are a lot of challenges that a VA can face, without realizing that they are even struggling. Here are three big ones (and how to fix them!) 1. Loneliness Working by yourself is so appealing when you first start out. No distractions, no interruptions, no one else making decisions except you. It’s pure bliss! But soon enough, the solitude canRead More »3 Challenges to Being a Virtual Assistant (and how to fix them!)
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There’s a surprising question that comes up when Virtual Assistants are asking others for advice. What is billable time to your clients and what isn’t? The answers you see to this question will often surprise you. They definitely surprise me! The short answer is that anything you are doing for a client should be billed to them. Here’s a quick example. Think about going to McDonalds (or wherever your favourite pickup place is). You don’t leave with anything that youRead More »What is Billable Time in Your Virtual Assistant Business?
First impressions matter, in every relationship – but especially in business. When a client has paid you money or agreed to work with you, their expectations kick into gear immediately. If you aren’t providing a great first impression, you could be losing a bit of your client’s trust before you even start working together. Have you developed a great onboarding process for your new clients? If you haven’t, I have some great tips for you. Your process for onboarding clientsRead More »Create an Onboarding Process for Your VA Clients
Online collaboration is something that needs to be navigated well, in order to cultivate a healthy client-VA relationship. Being able to work well together while managing different schedules and workloads is the key to getting things done. The biggest time waster in virtual relationships is a lack of communication, so you are going to want to brush up on your communication skills if you want to be an amazing Virtual Assistant who helps your clients get things done right, theRead More »3 Tools to Collaborate Better with Your Virtual Assistant Clients
Are you feeling unprepared to start your VA business? If so, you are not the only one. We all started the same way. With no real knowledge of how it worked, and how we were supposed to get started. I did, too! How you proceed with your Virtual Assistant business will determine whether you can succeed or whether you will fail. There are many things that you need to consider when you are getting started or are growing, and youRead More »5 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Virtual Assistant Business
Improve Your In-Person Networking To Make Better Connections Attending networking events is fun, and can be very rewarding, but are you making the most of your efforts each time you take time to go to one? Think about your last five networking events. How many clients have you signed up? How many great connections did you make? Virtual assistants sometimes avoid in person networking because so many of us are introverts. I always recommend learning to do it well, evenRead More »How to Get More Virtual Assistant Clients through Networking