Article supplied by Katherine Hawes As a Virtual Assistant, you may be asked by a client to organise a competition on social media. However, there are several legal issues that you need to be aware of. These include the storage of the information you collect, abiding to social media competition policies and also the [...]
Are you an Opportunity Radar? As a speaker I have had many opportunities to talk to wonderful business owners about working with Virtual Assistants. We talk about what services VAs offer, how to plan for using a VA so you make the most of the relationship and also the difference between onshore and [...]
I participate in a lot of Facebook groups which focus on mums in business. The Virtual Assistant Industry is one that is predominantly full of women who want to work from home – a lot of those around children. So the concept of working as a VA comes up a lot in these groups. Want a [...]
I have some issues with the VA Industry in Australia as it currently stands and I am going to lay them on the table. VAs in Australia have a lot to contend with. For example: There are providers who offer the same or similar services who don’t identify as Virtual Assistants (e.g. Bookkeepers, Designers, Website [...]
One of the hardest things for many self employed individuals is chasing money owed. You work so hard to build a rapport with the client, nurture the relationship and then bam - awkward territory. When a client doesn't pay on time there are a few ways it can impact you: Cash flow Cost of time [...]
Virtual Assistants are an amazing business resource. They can really make a huge difference to your business. And one of the best things about Virtual Assistants is that they are virtual and therefore you can work with a Virtual Assistant who is located anywhere in the world, as long as they have good internet.
Many Virtual Assistants (VAs) could benefit from joining a BNI Chapter but are turned off (or away) if there is already a VA in the group. And I'm here to say I think this is CRAZY!
Many VAs are offering prospective clients the awesome benefit of “saving time” and “giving you your time back” and personally, I don’t think that’s enough anymore. Even though we are all rushed for time these days – more than ever before – the promise of saving me time or giving it back isn’t enough [...]
I want to talk about subcontracting again. Because this seems to be a challenging area for many VAs. There are a couple of reasons why a VA may want to subcontract. Those being that they don’t have the time to do the job themselves, they don’t want to do the job themselves, or they [...]
ré·su·mé n. A brief account of one's professional or work experience and qualifications, often submitted with an employment application. In business it can sometimes be hard for both the Virtual Assistant (VA) and the clients to see the relationship as something other than an employee/employer partnership. This is simply because in the past, that’s [...]