How to come up with 20 blog post titles in 20 minutes

Did you know, there’s just over 4 months until Christmas? I know, before you start yelling at me for using the ‘C’ word, it was that initial thought that inspired today’s blog post. You see, there’s exactly 18 weeks until Christmas – and I thought that gave us a perfect opportunity to talk about preparing blogging calendars for you and…

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Switch off with a digital detox

There’s a growing number of self-employed business owners who regularly put themselves on a digital detox. Many work from home mums are taking advantage of the summer holidays, to do just that – and are reaping the subsequent rewards. Social media addition is a real worry for many, regardless of age or job status. The average person checks their phone…

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Are you happy in business?

We all have different reasons for starting our own VA business. For some, it’s to fulfil a dream or to satisfy a need. For others, it’s about getting the perfect integration between our work and home lives. No matter what your reasons, the overlying factor is an emotional driven urge – to be happy. So, now you have your own…

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The power of the testimonial for VAs

A VA is one of those types of business that makes other businesses look good. They, along with the likes of ghost writers, IT support, marketing services and other ‘background’ service providers, work to help other businesses grow. But often, they’re not publicly recognised for their hard work, as their sole aim IS to make that other person look great…

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Guest Blog: Change your mindset change your life – The Entrepreneurial Dream – Suzie Flynn

In this weeks Wednesday Wisdom / Guest Blog, Suzie Flynn of Suzie Flynn Coaching shares with us advice on “Changing our mindset, to change our life and then to be able to live the Entrepreneurial Dream”. Suzie works with, corporate employees, helping them move from a place of feeling frustrated, unfulfilled and bored to energised, excited and supported about creating their…

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Stop wearing so many hats in your VA business!

To be a good VA you need to have a couple of essential qualities in place. You need to be great at organisation and you need to excel at time management, However, being consciously aware of where your time is being spent and organising what you do in that time slot is only half the story – you also need…

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Questions every VA should know how to answer

Hiring a VA is a big commitment and investment for many business owners and It’s important they make the right choice, for themselves and their business. They’ll understandably, have a lot of questions to ask, before making their final decision and it’s therefore essential, that you can allay their fears and give them the answers they need. Common questions potential…

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How to become a professional VA in the UK

If you’re wondering exactly how to become a professional VA in the UK, you’ll be pleased to hear that it’s no different to setting up any other business. The bad news?  You need to have the business fundamentals in place, and that’s not something that happens overnight. Becoming a professional VA means you need to do your homework, as well…

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Wednesday Wisdom – Diana Brandl

I am extremely lucky that the VACT is supported not just by Virtual Assistants, but by Administrative professionals generally and on a global basis.  So this week, I am honoured to showcase one of these amazing ladies – Diana Brandl.  I  love the work that Diana does to help grow the administration profession, she is a prolific networker, an amazing…

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7 Mistakes To Avoid Making On LinkedIn As A Virtual Assistant

Guest Blog “7 Mistakes To Avoid Making On LinkedIn As A Virtual Assistant from Warren Knight of Think Digital First. As a virtual assistant, do you feel overwhelmed by the online world, and don’t know what will get you the best ROE (return on engagement) inside of LinkedIn? Over the last 12 months, I have worked with, and delivered trainings to…

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