Category Archive: Virtual Assistant

As a VA how can a quiet summer help you increase your income?

Summer is here and so nearly, are holidays. As a virtual assistant, will it mean less work than usual, or is it your busiest time handling all that holiday cover? If summer’s a quiet time for you, it can be a great opportunity to brush up on training, reading, networking or learning a new skill. […]

Interview with a Virtual Assistant

What’s it like to be a Virtual Assistant? Even the title seems quite mysterious.  Where do they work and what’s it like to be one? I decided to ask Karen, a VA in my network group. I know you’re virtual but do you have a real office? Yes, my office is a dedicated room in my home. […]

How can a Virtual Assistant say No without burning bridges?

There are a few reasons why a Virtual Assistant may need to turn down work, but when handled carefully, there’s positive outcome for everybody. You’ve run your new client checklist, had a first conversation with the client and you realise you’re going to have to turn down the work. How can you do that in […]

Should I join a crowdsourcing website to get new clients?

Those of you who read my blog know how much I advocate networking. There’s nothing like it for meeting new people, connecting people with similar skills and finding individuals who can help each other. You’ll also know that nearly all of my customers came from networking referrals and introductions. But what if you are just […]

How could a Virtual Assistant benefit your business?

If you’re running a small business and working over 12 hour days, maybe it’s time to think about getting some help. You probably started your business because it’s your passion, a brilliant idea, a product or something you’re really good at. How often do you find yourself slogging away, trying to get all your admin […]

Virtual Assistant who is new to networking? Read these 6 top tips

As a virtual assistant, your comfort zone is getting things done for other businesses. Quietly working behind the scene in your office or dining room with little company, apart from your pet and or children. So you have read 5 ways to go networking as virtual assistant which talked first about business networking, however, you’ve […]

Beat the isolation: 5 ways for a Virtual Assistant to network

Does networking make you feel a bit out of your comfort zone? If it does, don’t think you are alone. I remember when I first starting networking – it was scary, it was not something I did before starting my company in February 2014. Since then, I’ve been to over 300 4Networking meetings plus countless […]