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Avoiding The Ugly MOSS Mess

Thursday, February 12, 2015

There's one thing I loath in business, that's accounting. So when the nice people in the government introduce something like VAT MOSS, I look for the quickest, easiest and most cost-effective way to not let it become a huge headache, and essentially find my way around having to deal with it. 

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Create A Thriving Online Service Business During The Holiday Season

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Around this time of year I see the same patterns emerging in my own business and with the virtual assistants who I work with through my programmes. It's a sort of seasonal slump where enquiries slow right down or stop coming in, where clients tend to drop off the map and stop requesting work, where you can't get a hold of people, or the ones you do get a hold of are 'out of the office' and basically everything grinds to a halt - when the work stops, usually so does the income. In this post I'll tell you how to thrive during these times with my top 3 seasonal strategies. 

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Real Life Case Study: The Most Extreme Plagiarism, and Acts of Dishonesty I've Experienced Online

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

I honestly thought I would never - ever - need to be in a position to have to do a post like this, I really hate the fact that I have to do it, but seriously this needs to be addressed, not just for me, but for VA's and their clients everywhere. Tragically, in order to get my point fully across I need to make a video, this video will expose some of the worst plagiarism, or 'content-lifting' as I tend to call it, and blatant acts of dishonesty I have ever seen online. It's not pretty - here goes... 

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10 Impactful Takeaway Business Lessons From The Locals

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Most people would think that travelling could teach you lots of things, but how to do business would probably not be on that list (I didn't think it would be on mine anyway!) My time in Crete, Greece, has proven me wrong. We embarked on a life experiment in recent months to stop using chain supermarkets for purchasing food, and we were delighted at what we learnt about doing business from the locals.  

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4 Success Tips For Creating Products To Supplement Your Virtual Assistant Income

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Virtual assistants at some point in the life of their business may consider supplementing their income from their services with the sale of a product they have created based on the services they provide. Whether it's a course, training programme or ebook, here are some pointers that will ensure your creation is a success. 

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How Long Will It Take To Start Earning $10,000 A Month

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

When setting up an online business a lot of folks want to know how long it's going to take until they start earning, say 5k or 10k a month - it's a bit like going on a diet, we want to know if we follow this diet for X number of days we'll lose X number of pounds or kilos - but often times that doesn't happen for various reasons, or it does and then those pounds come right back and you're at square one again - and it's the same with earning money from an online Virtual Assistant Business - The formula for the answer contains 5 elements - I'll explain what they are (in no particular order) in this post. 

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How Many Sales Will I Make Through Social Media?

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

If you provide social media marketing services this question may be familiar to you from potential or even existing clients and if you haven't yet started providing social media services, then you'll soon become accustomed to getting asked this question on your enquiry form after you launch, generally from those who've read about the fantastic ROI that can come from Social Media. The questions is, "How Many Sales Will I Make Through Social Media?" and I'm going to explain how I answer this one from a virtual assistant's perspective in today's post. 

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One Game Changing Question To Ask Your Virtual Assistant

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

I started my business as a Virtual Assistant in 2005. Throughout the years I have conducted countless consultations with potential clients, and I have also interviewed and been on consultations with potential Virtual Assistants to hire within my own business, and there's one question, one very important question that's almost never asked on the interview or consultation, but in my opinion, is probably the most valuable one to know. 

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Sailing Through An Overwhelming Team Workload

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

These last couple of months have been a little manic at Virtual Miss Friday, we've been introducing new clients, making shifts inside the organisation structure of the team, putting a host of new processes and procedures in place and taking on some larger scale projects which has meant things haven't always been smooth sailing - so how do we handle times like these when everything gets a bit too much? Read on and I'll tell you. 

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Anyone Could Get Your Information For Free - So Why Would They Pay?

Friday, April 18, 2014

Do you look to get information for free? Do you ever look at other people's products and think to yourself, the information in those products could change your life, but then don't move forward because it has a price tag on it?

Are you someone who sells information products or perhaps provides information based services like consulting or teaching? Do you sometimes tell yourself that you're not sure what you should be charging for that information... or even if you should be charging at all?

This post contains an incredible secret that will allow you to get everything you want for free. 

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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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