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How to find the right VA, set the relationship up right, and make the most of what should be a mutually beneficial awesome partnership. Enjoy!
Let’s face it, running your own business isn’t as glamourous as you pretend. It’s hectic, it’s a lot of hard work, and it’s taken over your life… But your hard work is paying off, the money is flowing in, so you start to think of what you could achieve if you had a little more time. You know you’re being held back by tasks that other people could do – and they could probably do it faster and/or better. It’s easier to keep plodding along though isn’t it? I mean, who has the TIME to tell other people how to do their work? NO more excuses! It’s time to get a Virtual Assistant (a VA)…
What will a Virtual Assistant think of me and my business? Here’s why you don’t need to have your stuff sorted before outsourcing to a VA If you’re a little worried about outsourcing to a Virtual Assistant, then you’re not alone. Most business owners worry that they need to have all their ducks in a row before they hire a contractor.
How to pay your Virtual Assistant for services Hint: it’s just like any business service you use During my presentations, I ask my audience a few questions. One of them asks them to be honest about fear around outsourcing to a VA. Quite often they respond with this: ‘With so many VAs offering services, [...]
Recently someone posted a joblead to my network seeking assistance in their business. That's not so odd. But this joblead was met by my members with a very different feeling than most leads that have come before. The person who posted the lead, (let’s call her Rita), had used quite a few VAs from [...]
Hiring a VA is a major business decision – you’re about to show someone your business undies! But how do you know if your VA is a lemon? Here’s how.
Where does your VA business stand with subcontracting? Where do you fit in with the above? Are you hiring support without considering the consequences? Or are you going to grow strong and do it right?
This year was the 9th AVAC and proof that it gets better every year. We were hosted by the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Brisbane, a lovely venue with friendly staff and beautiful, modern amenities. Fifty amazing VAs, plus guest speakers flocked to the venue for the 2 day event which started on Friday morning and finished Saturday afternoon.
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!
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 [...]