How to get started as a Virtual Assistant?
How to figure out what to charge as a Virtual Assistant?
Do’s and Don’ts for working and keeping top clients
Let’s play “choose your own adventure.” The scene: You arrive home from a busy (but rewarding) day at work. You go into the kitchen for a beverage and see the sink is full of that morning’s dirty dishes. There’s a pile of mail to sort through. And you plan to cook dinner for your family. […]
A discovery call (aka a sales call), is usually the first face-to-face conversation you’ll have with a prospective client to learn if you’ll make a good working fit. It can be intimidating, especially if you’re new to it, but it’s a hugely valuable part of your business. Not only do discovery calls lead to paying […]
There are two things every solopreneur can invest in their business: time and money. That’s what they say anyway, but there are actually 5. The other three are, energy, effort, and focus. When I started as a Virtual Assistant, I didn’t invest a penny into my business for six months. I still managed to sign […]
We go into business for all sorts of reasons: to make our own schedules, to wave goodbye to insufferable bosses, to help other people in a meaningful way, and to make more money. As a new business owner, how do you measure the progress of your VA practice? Your mission statement is always a good […]
“A business is a living entity, breathing, growing, and making an impact on nature.” – John Omokayode That quote isn’t the only one you’ll find on the internet to describe a business as an independently conscious being. Your business needs a lot of the same things as a living organism to survive: Shelter (aka infrastructure) […]
You know the usual clichés: “Charge what you’re worth and don’t apologize for it.” “Know your worth and then charge double.” “Your time is your energy, so charge what you’re worth.” These are all great motivational quotes: they tackle the fear many new entrepreneurs feel when it comes to putting a price tag on their […]
“I want to be able to work on my own schedule.” “I want to work without having to commute to an office every day.” “I want rewarding work that allows me to creatively solve problems.” “I want to be in charge of my own professional development and destiny.” Becoming a Virtual Assistant ticks everything off […]
Have you ever looked around your office, at the projects you’re working on, the space you occupy and the life you’ve built for yourself, and wondered why you didn’t feel inspired, ecstatic and thrilled to be there? Maybe you’ve caught yourself watching the clock a lot lately or felt your shoulders droop when you realized […]
Potentially uncomfortable situations requires us to push through our fight or flight response and out of our comfort zone. But boy, can it ever be worth it.