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Michelle's Top 10 amazing discoveries, from 10 years living on the road as a digital nomad.

What Can Gary Vaynerchuk And Mrs. Bucket Teach Us About Personal Branding?

Friday, September 30, 2011

“Mrs. Hyacinth Bucket” is a fairly well known TV character in the UK played by Patricia Routledge, she is a middle class woman, who has ‘importance’ issues, “the pompous and self-serving central woman obsessed by perfection, image and etiquette” she sees herself as someone who should be moving in certain circles, hosting candlelight suppers and singing opera in her spare time, when in actual fact she is living in an average house, has an average family who live on a council estate, and average friends, and more than anything, a very nice, long suffering, average husband. Mrs. Bucket, pronounced “bouquet” is someone who clearly does not embrace the reality of personal brand. She desperately wanted to be someone she isn’t and she wanted the world to see in her in a certain way, and tried very hard to make sure that happened. 

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Mac or Windows – 10 Solid Reasons Why It Should Always Be Apple Mac

Monday, September 26, 2011



For many years, throughout many jobs in offices and larger companies, I was subject to the technical difficulties associated with “IT” — computers not functioning, error messages, slow meticulous (ridiculous) computer maintenance, which I thought came with the territory of working with computers, regardless of what they were, until I discovered (Apple). 

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Are You Feeling Like A Virtual Cast Away?

Friday, September 23, 2011

If you have been a virtual assistant for a while now, and you happen to be someone who is in the house on your own, you may start feeling the “Wilson” effect. Tom hanks in Cast Away was stranded on a desert island with only a basketball for company… Okay, so it may not be that bad, and in fact it isn’t… Let’s look into some ways that you can try to put this whole working from home thing into perspective — sometimes we just need reminding of how we can make it work for us as individuals. 

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How To Limit Subcontractors Damaging Your Reputation With Clients

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Virtual Plan For Getting Your Mojo Back – Yeah Baby!

Friday, September 16, 2011

How To Put ‘The Sexy’ Into Your Appointment Scheduling

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

I recently had an email from Diane, thank you Diane, and she asked me how she could coordinate calendars and book appointments between herself and 2 of her sub-contractors. Diane wanted to be able to do this ‘live’ while on the phone to a client, and would like to know the best way of going about it. 

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How To Answer “Why Should I Pay For Your Virtual Assistant Service When I Can Get It Cheaper Elsewhere?”

Monday, September 12, 2011

This is it folks, seemingly the most common issue coming up for virtual assistants who are charging more than the price of a cup of coffee per hour. You obtain the lead, you strike up a conversation, things are going well, you offer up your services, they ask for a quote and you never hear back, you follow up, you ask if there is a reason, or if they have any questions, and then in comes… 

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Calling All Virtual Assistants And Digital Nomads – This Is For You

Friday, September 09, 2011

The ‘Golden Rules’ For Developing A Multi-VA Team

Wednesday, September 07, 2011


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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Michelle's Top 10 amazing discoveries, from 10 years living on the road as a digital nomad.