Should I display my rates on my website?

Should I display my rates on my website?

Before I answer the question with my thoughts I want to ask you why wouldn’t you display your prices on your website? are you worried it will put people off? are you not confident with what you charge? are you hoping people will phone or email and then you can...
How to offer bookkeeping as an additional service 

How to offer bookkeeping as an additional service 

Guest blog from Zoe Whitman, owner of But the Books: Bookkeeping can be an excellent additional service for Virtual Assistants to offer, every business has an element of bookkeeping work and it’s often the thing that’s on the bottom of the to do list. Business owners...
What if I get ill?

What if I get ill?

I know this is a major fear for many new or aspiring VA’s and was a big one for me too. It’s good to be concerned about this if you went into starting your own business not considering these things you could be stuffed if it happened, but equally try not...
Get Ahead of the Competition as a Virtual Assistant

Get Ahead of the Competition as a Virtual Assistant

Anyone need help to rewire their house? I’ve not done any electrical work before, apart from when I set my foot on fire changing a socket front plate, but I think I quite fancy having a go again. That’s okay, isn’t it? I’ll charge less than...
The Transition from PA to VA (webinar for #adminchat)

The Transition from PA to VA (webinar for #adminchat)

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to record a webinar for Executive Secretary Magazine and their weekly #adminchat on the transition from Personal Assistant to Virtual Assistant. In this webinar I cover: What is a Virtual Assistant? The mindset of a business...
Seven steps to get yourself a regular piece in a local editorial

Seven steps to get yourself a regular piece in a local editorial

Social media is amazing for getting your name out there, Facebook groups allow you to share your knowledge, engage in your pyjamas and learn from others, but we can’t just rely on social media to market ourselves and our business. We have to continually look for...
How much money do I need put aside to start my VA business?

How much money do I need put aside to start my VA business?

Great question and one many of us Google or ask before we take that leap from the ‘safety’ of employment to business owner. I’ve put safety in quotations marks because is employment really any safer than being in complete control of your own destiny?...
Is there such a thing as a secure job anymore?

Is there such a thing as a secure job anymore?

I first read this article over on LinkedIn, written by my connection Melanie Coleman. I couldn’t have written it better myself, so I invited her to adapt it slightly for you. It sums up perfectly why stepping into the world of business owner isn’t actually...