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Will Your Virtual Assistant Business Be Successful?

Wednesday, September 22, 2010



First of all we must define success — thefreedictionary.com says that success is, “The achievement of something desired, planned, or attempted.”

My definition of success is how happy I am, and this is directly linked to my inner me telling me what I desire in life. I took me a while to realise that I don’t desire millions of pounds, fancy cars and a penthouse suite in Manhattan. But what I do desire is enough money to go where I want to travel, enough time to spend watching my children grow up, while ensuring that I have some sort of ongoing and comfortable financial stability for daily living. 

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How To Easily Expand Your Virtual Assistant Business – Pyramid Method

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Every really good VA will one day reach their capacity – there are only so many hours in a day, and there is only so much you can do in these hours. Often, as your clients’ businesses expand, so will your hours, and with new clients coming in, this could potentially leave a lot of additional hours which you won’t be able to fulfill on your own. You will get to a point in your business where you will have to make a decision, to either: 

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What Is A Virtual Assistant?

Monday, September 20, 2010



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Today I’m going to talk to you and give you my own perspective on what I think is a Virtual Assistant.  There are loads of people out there who have different explanations as to what a Virtual Assistant is and this is mine. 

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How To Prepare Your Business Before Travelling

Friday, September 17, 2010



This year I made another move, true to the digital nomad that I am, and it was from one country to another. Sometimes I just go to another part of the country depending on how big it is and how much I want to see of it. But this move was a ‘Biggy’. With 15 hours of driving on the road, I did 1 overnight stop. 

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How To Be A Truly Remarkable Virtual Assistant – The 5 P’s

Thursday, September 16, 2010



Transcription: What does it take to be an absolutely remarkable virtual assistant?  There are a lot of things online or marketing speak about the 5 P’s.  If you look it up on Google the 5 P’s or the P’s of Marketing or that type of thing then you will find lots of different words beginning with P which are relevant to marketing but this is relevant to Virtual Assistants.  These are my 5 P’s for Virtual Assistants and what you can do to be truly remarkable at your Virtual Assistant business. 

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Virtual Assistant Training Courses – Are You Jumping Through Hoops?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010



Virtual Assistants should be just that, Virtual. Really there is no need for anything other than the computer and your work ethics to hurtle you into the fabulous world of online business. But many new up-coming VA’s can be mislead by this thinking that they need so much more. Some training courses have you jumping through hoops… Well, please hear me out – you don’t need to do that. 

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How Digital Nomads Can Cost Effectively Set Up A Virtual Business

Monday, September 13, 2010

Transcription: Hi! This is Michelle for VA Live.TV. Today I want to discuss with you how you can set up your business to specifically deal with your target market even though you could be anywhere in the world. I faced this problem when I started my business because I started my business when I was in the Middle East. So, I was out in Egypt and I predominantly decided that I wanted to deal with people in the UK because I’m British. But, the problem being is that I was in Egypt and my location didn’t allow me to actually set myself up to be in the UK. So, I checked out a few Virtual Offices and different places like that and I found them to be quite expensive, especially in England if you’re looking for an all-in-one service, which does call answering and, you know, will receive your mail and that type of thing. It really didn’t work out too well for me cost-wise. So, I decided that there must be a more cost-effective solution for me to do this. So, I have a few tips for you today on how you can set up your virtual office and it can be from anywhere in the world, in any country. 

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Paramount Top 3 Tips To Retain Clients

Thursday, September 09, 2010



The most important key to sustaining your Virtual Assistant business is through retaining your existing clients. This will lead to long term income and often times, many regular referrals, in fact, my biggest new client intake comes from existing clients recommending my services. 

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The Importance Of Being You, In Your Virtual Assistant Business

Wednesday, September 08, 2010



Whether you’re an experienced Multi-VA company or you are just starting out on your journey, you will always need to consider your “Brand.” To me, a brand is a unique identifier which is imprinted on the memory of your clients, and your potential clients. 

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How To Decide What To Charge. Don’t Let Your Rates, Let You Down

Tuesday, September 07, 2010



When I was just starting up, I had a decision to make on what I was going to charge. Now this was quite difficult for me, since the services I was offering, while I knew I could do them and do them well, I had never ‘actually’ done them online before. I was new to the virtual scene, I was used to the office environment and also a fixed salary, I also had the rather outdated employee mindset, so the idea I had in my head, was that I would price myself as cheap as I could possibly go, without really considering the profit I would be making and how this would effect me long-term. I just wanted clients, and I wanted them fast… My brain told me to be as competitive as I could be in price, and then everyone would come to me. 

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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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