How would you like to grow your business & your network of contacts? YES??? Then you'll want to attend the #IVAA Live Summit with me from Sep 11 – 15th in Vancouver, Canada Almost every year I attend this VA industry conference. Not only do I always learn a ton of...read more
Most of the time Virtual Assistants are female. There are plenty of male VAs but the fact is most are women (93%) according to our recent survey. Usually, they’re moms, wives, daughters, sisters, and of course best friends too. They’re also neighbours, community...read more
Obviously you want to keep your clients. You work hard to get them and it would be very foolish to waste away the opportunity that a long-term, mutually successful relationship with your clients can provide. So how do you avoid losing clients? Well the first step is...read more
If you’re just starting out, or you are finding that you’re short on funds, you may need to find ways to market your virtual assistant business on a shoestring budget. Just because it’s inexpensive doesn’t mean it’s not effective, though. In fact, some of the most...read more
For those of you working full-time while in the startup phase of your VA business, you can work full-time and manage clients.
With a solid plan in place you can manage your clients the same as a full-time virtual assistant.
Word-of-mouth marketing is the oldest form of marketing that exists, and it’s still very effective. In fact, one of the best ways to get more clients for any business owner is to increase your word-of-mouth marketing efforts. People trust hearing from those whom they...read more
If Word-of-Mouth marketing doesn’t sound important to you then these facts may shift your mindset. The fact is about 20 percent of all your clients will generate 80 percent of your future income. That is because the other 80 percent aren’t totally in line with your...read more
There are different reasons to create a business or mission statement for your service based Virtual Assistant business. Sometimes you are creating it to motivate yourself, your business partners and/or your stakeholders like your family. Other times you create a...read more
In order to create a better service based business you really need to know who your audience is and what they are all about. One of the easiest ways to find that out is by studying your competition since they deliver the same or similar services as you do. This due...read more
You may have heard about outsourcing done by big companies. The same principles can work for smaller home-based businesses like a Virtual Assistant business that is in need of help. Outsourcing can be of great benefit when you are working by yourself. It is nearly...read more