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How To Become A Virtual Assistant – Where Do I Get Started?

Monday, October 04, 2010



This video is inspired by several comments I’ve had on the blog from new VAs looking to start a VA business and want to know exactly where they get started.  Also, I had an email this week from a woman who’s been telecommuting and working from home for a particular client for a while now and is looking to expand her VA business and she basically said that, to be honest, she’s looking where to start. 

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How Comments Could Sink Your Virtual Assistant Business

Friday, October 01, 2010



I am writing this after following a really viral blog post over on Chris Ducker’s site, Virtual Business Lifestyle. The response he had was amazing, but what really caught my attention was the number of Virtual Assistants voicing their opinions on it. Now it’s not the opinions that surprise me, but it’s the way they went about voicing them which left me with a dropped jaw! 

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Do You Need Qualifications To Become A Virtual Assistant?

Thursday, September 30, 2010



Transcription Of Video:

One thing that is actually asked of me quite a lot is “do I need any formal qualifications to be a virtual assistant?” Well, if you do then I wouldn’t be a virtual assistant because I don’t have any formal qualifications. I’m going to be completely honest with you now. I actually left school and I left home when I was 16 years old and I never took any further education from there. 

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Crush It On Twitter – Part 2: The “Most Effective” Virtual Assistant Follower Gathering Criteria, Ever!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010



This is the second part of this “2 Part Series,” which I am posting this week on Marketing Yourself Using Twitter. This series comes only from my personal experience of using Twitter as a tool to effectively gain leads, which I try then to convert into more leads or actual clients. 

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Crush It On Twitter – Part 1: LIVE Experiment, Generating Awesome Virtual Assistant Leads!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010



This is the first part of this “2 Part Series,” which I am posting this week on Marketing Yourself Using Twitter. This series comes only from my personal experience of using Twitter as a tool to effectively gain leads, which I try and then convert into more leads or actual clients. 

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Am I Doing The Right Thing, Being A Digital Nomad Parent?

Friday, September 24, 2010



Are you a parent who wants to travel, but you’re having second thoughts because you’re concerned… are you asking yourself, “Am I Doing The Right Thing?”

Is there a little inner parent in you thinking it could be unsettling for your children, are you worried about what your family will think, what about school, what about education, what about the ‘normal’ life?… 

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The Kryptonite Of Virtual Assistance – How The 80/20 Rule Applies To Clients

Thursday, September 23, 2010



Transcription Of Video:

Today I want to talk to you about the Kryptonite of Virtual Assistance. I called it a kryptonite because, just like Superman, if you get this certain thing happening to you it can really turn your business into something that’s extremely unproductive and you just wither away and it’s horrible. 

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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



Transcription Of Video:

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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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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