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Content – Is It Really King, Or More Like A Court Jester?

Friday, April 29, 2011

 

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How To Handle Potential Clients When They Ask You For A CV or Resume

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

There was a great question recently on my forums from a VA, she had just relaunched her business and had an enquiry from someone asking her for her CV (or resume). This may come up from potential clients who perhaps have had employees in the past or are not familiar in any way with hiring independent contractors or virtual assistant service providers. 

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Call Answering Support – Could It Be The Most Underestimated Service Of A Virtual Assistant?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011



I was recently thinking about all the services that virtual assistants provide, and how we can really underestimate certain tasks which are an essential cog in the wheel of any VA practise. Every single task, skill and assignment which is pertinent to the operational flow of a business IS important, no matter how small, or insignificant it may seem on it’s own. Take call answering for example, for many of us who have a larger network of clients, call answering services could be essential for us to be able to function, on the one hand we are busy handling our daily schedules, whatever they may be, and on the other hand, we are still receiving enquiries, and phone calls which we can’t answer, and we need someone to be able to professionally man the telephone fort. 

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Grabbing Life By The Unmentionables – Common Characteristics Of A Digital Nomad Entrepreneur

Monday, April 18, 2011



If you have ever in your life had the inclination to travel, to change your circumstances, or you feel that the world is a place full of bright ideas, exciting opportunities and life changing choices, I think you will understand where I am coming from here. This post is inspired by one of my favourite books, “The Art of Non Conformity“. I would like to start this article off with bit of background info on how I started working online. It was back in 2005, and I jumped straight in at the deep end and decided to travel after quitting my 9-5, commute 3 hours a day job. After I made my decision to live abroad, I of course knew that I would have to work as well, money doesn’t grow on trees, and despite the fact you can live very economically abroad depending on where you are, you most certainly can’t live for free. 

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50 ‘Off The Top Of My Head’ Reasons Why Being A Virtual Assistant Is Cool

Friday, April 15, 2011



This is a really silly random post, but I decided to write down (actually type down) the first 50 things that popped into my head as to why being a virtual assistant is cool – yes I said cool, it’s a very childlike post! These are literally not very well thought through, and are completely written down exactly as I thought of them in this order. 

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How Planning And Routine Can Seriously Have An Impact On The Success Of Your Business

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Generally I am somebody who has always been fairly self-disciplined when it comes to my work, so making the leap to going self employed was a bit like jumping into a black hole not knowing what was at the bottom, but the unknown was more a case of, “how far will I take this” as opposed to “will this go anywhere.” 

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How To Attract The Right Clients To Your Virtual Assistant Business With Professional And Human Profiles

Monday, April 11, 2011



One of the many challenges a virtual assistant faces is to maintain a professional online presence, but at the same time appear “human” – with personality, thoughts, opinions, feelings and ideas. For those in the real world this comes much easier, you can spend the day at work talking “shop” then, after work and at the weekend you can meet in social situations, whereas VA’s rarely have this opportunity. So how do we separate our business and professional profile, from our human and ‘real person’ profile… 

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A Life Lesson I Learnt From My Time In Egypt, On Gratitude And Perspective

Friday, April 08, 2011



I never realised how much in my life I took for granted, and how many things I often complained about over a glass of wine in the local wine bar on my lunch breaks with the girls from work. The fact is, back then, I was completely oblivious to any kind of “real” problems, or “actual” suffering. I then left the comfort of the wine bar life, and spent over 2 years living on the east bank of the river Nile in Luxor, Egypt. 

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5 Ways You Can Be A SUPERHERO Online Business Manager

Wednesday, April 06, 2011



Making the transition from a VA to an online business manager can be an exciting but also concerning time. On the one hand we are evolving and moving into a new role within our business, but on the other hand we are concerned about letting go and relying on others to help us service our clients to the same standards and quality that we have set to get the business to the point where it’s at. 

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5 Brilliant Ways To WOW Clients With Video In Your Virtual Assistant Business

Friday, April 01, 2011



Video’s are becoming increasingly popular, and I first started to get into them in a big way after watching Gideon Shalwick’s “Rapid Video Blogging” video’s and reading his free report. Since then I have been using video’s as an integral part of my business and my online marketing, and since using them, I have seen some brilliant results, not just via social media, and the marketing aspect, but also from the brilliant responses I am getting from clients on how I have introduced them into my business. So I have put together a short guide on how I use video’s in my virtual assistant business. 

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Hi I'm Michelle, an entrepreneur specialising in virtual assistance, a digital and real world nomad, and a down-to-earth mother of three.



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