How long will it take to make money as a Virtual Assistant?

How long will it take to make money as a Virtual Assistant?

How hard are you prepared to work? How much do you want this VA business to work? Are you doing it for you, or for some other reason? Are you prepared to sacrifice a few things to get to that ideal work / life balance. Do you think being a VA is easy because...
How to build and grow your Virtual Assistant business

How to build and grow your Virtual Assistant business

It’s hard work, isn’t it? It looks like everyone else is flying and there’s you still trying to get one or more retained clients, or get enough clients that you don’t need to worry if you lose one. Perhaps you’re not making enough money and...
How to be a Virtual Assistant, with Catherine Gladwyn

How to be a Virtual Assistant, with Catherine Gladwyn

I recently had the opportunity to be a guest on Blaire Palmer’s, A Brilliant Gamble podcast. I am, as you may know, a full time Virtual Assistant, but in addition I also help others start, build and grow their VA businesses to create a working life that...
From Virtual Assistant to Online Business Manager

From Virtual Assistant to Online Business Manager

Yvonne Hemmings started her VA journey in November 2017 after a successful career as a PA and Health, Safety & Environmental Controller. So what made her decide to change her title from Virtual Assistant to Online Business Manager? What the difference? What’s your...
How to move ad hoc clients over to retainers

How to move ad hoc clients over to retainers

I’ve recently tested a new method of moving valued ad hoc clients onto retainers. Find out how here, it’s easy and something you could try today. Download my free how to by completing your details below and it’ll be automatically sent to your inbox:...
Should Virtual Assistants offer discounts or special offers?

Should Virtual Assistants offer discounts or special offers?

It’s inspiring to see VAs thinking of ways to attract their first or extra paying client, but some can become so focused on getting them that they’ll start making decisions that can affect the longevity of their business, like offering discounts! Here’s why I believe,...

Podcast Episode 17 ~ Time wasters ~ how to manage and avoid them

Twitter In this episode I help you think about what you might be able to adapt to avoid time wasters. It’s not a case of never helping anybody, it’s just a case of helping them differently. Who’s ‘let you down’ in the past? Who do you like working with? What enquiries...
Should all your clients be on retainers?

Should all your clients be on retainers?

I know, I know, if clients are on retainers you know what’s coming in every month (caveat – providing everyone pays their invoice and don’t decide to stop working with you). But many VAs find it extremely stressful and complicated trying to convert...
What skills do you need to be a Virtual Assistant?

What skills do you need to be a Virtual Assistant?

Being a VA affords me a wonderful working life and I know many want that life too. Why should we, when employees, just word for the weekends – 2 days a week every week to be ourselves, to relax, to enjoy our hard earned money? Work shouldn’t be stressful!...
Are there any male Virtual Assistants?

Are there any male Virtual Assistants?

I’ve never been one for only working with one gender, to me that’s not what equality is, so when father of four, Mark Smith, came on my radar in my VA trainer capacity I was thrilled to have him in the Private Members’ Club. I sat him down over a pub...
What should I call my Virtual Assistant Business?

What should I call my Virtual Assistant Business?

This is one question that is so popular, and can hold many people back from staring their VA business ‘What shall I call my Virtual Assistant business?’ First of all let’s think about some things to definitely consider before deciding on a name: It...