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The Business of Being a Virtual Assistant – Pt. 2

Business of Being a VA Pt. 2

The business of being a virtual assistant is first and foremost a lifestyle business. Whether your lifestyle needs more freedom and flexibility, more challenges, more money, or all of the above, starting a VA business takes thinking like a business owner. Otherwise, you will easily fall into the employee mindset trap.    Last week in […]

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The Business of Being a Virtual Assistant – Pt. 1

Business of Being a VA Pt. 1

The business of being a virtual assistant is first and foremost a lifestyle business. Whether your lifestyle needs more freedom and flexibility, more challenges, more money, or all of the above, starting a VA business takes thinking like a business owner. Otherwise, you will easily fall into the employee mindset trap and start working like […]

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Playing the Long Game As A Virtual Assistant

Playing the Long Game As A Virtual Assistant

Playing the long game as a virtual assistant is very much how it sounds – it means you’re committed to your VA business for the long haul.    Founder & CEO of the AVA, Melissa Smith remembers vividly when she told a friend of hers that she was going to start a VA business but […]

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Gratitude Practices for Virtual Assistants

Gratitude Practices for Virtual Assistants

Gratitude practices for virtual assistants is just that – a practice. Gratitude as a practice means that you are applying action to a belief or an idea.    Gratitude is more than being thankful. While you are likely to be very thankful, gratitude is also the readiness to show appreciation and return kindness. It’s as […]

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Bettering Your Virtual Assistant Business Pt. 1

Bettering Your VA Business Pt. 1

Bettering your virtual assistant business is on the minds of many VAs this time of year. Planning, goal setting, raising your rates, offering new services, etc. The fourth quarter naturally brings a time of reflection and for many, it’s the perfect catalyst to create an even better business in the coming year.   Change, even […]

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Open Enrollment is Happening NOW!

AVA Open Enrollment

The Association of Virtual Assistants’ open enrollment is happening NOW! You have until Friday, September 23rd at 5pm ET / 2pm PT to join the best association for virtual assistants.    Goal-setting is part of any assistant’s DNA. It’s right up there with follow-up and making sure nothing falls through the cracks. In fact, one […]

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The Value of Networking Before You Need To – Pt. 2

The Value of Networking Before You Need to Pt. 2

In August, the Association of Virtual Assistants is highlighting the value of networking on our monthly blog, podcast, and by bringing in guest expert, Robbie Samuels, to speak to our members. Here is our previous blog on The Value of Networking Before You Need To.   Recently, Robbie published an article The Dirty Business of […]

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The Value of Networking Before You Need To – Pt. 1

The Value of Networking pt 1

The greatest value of networking is doing so before you need to. Most virtual assistants agree that there is value in networking. In fact, when we surveyed respondents for the State of the VA Industry Report and asked; How important is general networking to you? Over half of the respondents (52.3%) responded that networking is […]

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