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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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The 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris – Role Reversal

Sunday, September 05, 2010



So we have all read “The 4 Hour Work Week,” and I think most of us, including myself thought it was quite brilliant!

If you have been living under a rock, you can get your copy here: The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich 

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How To Handle Clients During Virtual Assistant Disasters

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Taking A Bath With Yaro Starak Improved My Productivity

Monday, August 30, 2010



Having built a really steady comfortable income with my online business consultancy and virtual assistant services company, I decided that I wanted to try something new. I want to really start giving something back to my industry, Virtual Assistance. 

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Offshore Virtual Assistant V’s Onshore Virtual Assistant

Saturday, August 28, 2010



Transcription Of Video:

Hello. This is Michelle for VA Live.tv. Today, I want to talk to you about a subject, which is cropping up a lot on forums from existing virtual assistants and my business managers and also in new virtual assistants. It’s kind of a touchy subject at the moment. I think there’s a divide starting to happen in the VA industry with regards to offshore virtual assistants and, shall we say, onshore virtual assistants. I really don’t know what to say with regards to that, I suppose. The VAs in the US, UK, Australia, Canada and other native English-speaking country seems to feel a little bit threatened by the virtual assistants from places like the Philippines, India, and places like that coming in and offering similar services at much lower rates. Also as well, something that came up from the forums, was these VA’s are sort of writing articles about virtual assistants which, in the opinion of the other VA’s is not entirely accurate. 

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Do You Really Need Virtual Assistant Business Insurance?

Friday, August 27, 2010



Do you really need Virtual Assistant insurance – or is this another start up cost which isn’t essential? 

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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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