A Day in The Life of a Virtual Assistant

A Day in The Life of a Virtual Assistant

When I think back to my early days in business for myself, I was always worrying about something, nervous about approaching new people, and terrified of those consultation calls.

I have grown so much as a business owner and I’m so proud of what I’ve accomplished so far. I know that my future is bright and full of great clients and amazing work.

But what is it REALLY like to be a virtual assistant? (more…)

How to Give Up Control & Delegate

How to Give Up Control & Delegate

A very good friend of mine, someone I worked with in a past life, moved into a new job. I was thrilled for her, naturally. We like to go out for lunch once a month or every two months and catch up.

Obviously, I want to know how work was treating her and how she felt about it. I was shocked when she told me that her employer was the kind of person who couldn’t give up control. Her boss just couldn’t seem to let go and let someone else help, despite not being able to be in all places at once themselves.

This is a common problem, unfortunately. (more…)

Instructions: Video vs. Email

Instructions: Video vs. Email

Thank goodness for Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim, the makers of YouTube. Where would we be without YouTube?

Or, video in general?

Working virtually is a challenge on its own, but it can get tricky when you’re working with multiple clients and new tasks you’ve not done before. (more…)

What to Include in Your Business Newsletter

What to Include in Your Business Newsletter

Should you have a business newsletter?

If you choose to send out a monthly newsletter, it’s a good way to inform your subscribers of what’s new in your industry, and your upcoming projects. It’s also a good way to subtly keep in touch.

But what should you put in it? (more…)

Resources to Help You Become a VA

Resources to Help You Become a VA

I am often approached by friends and past co-workers about my VA career.

I love what I do so much, I can’t wait to tell them where to find more information! So, if you’re one of those people, this post is for you. (more…)