Virtual Assistants Get Things Done, This Is Why

VA on the go…… This is what my typical day looks like Ask any successful leader how they achieve their goals while battling a diary full of commitments, a deluge of emails, requests for their time, work to be completed and of course a smooth running financial system...

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All in my day’s work as a Virtual Assistant

All in my day's work as a Virtual Assistant All in a day’s work being the chosen topic of the month got me wondering and checking on Google for the actual meaning of the phrase and what I found it meant was, doing a task that is difficult or unpleasant, but you do it...

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All in a day’s work for a Virtual Assistant

All in a day's work for a Virtual Assistant Starting your day as a Virtual Assistant can be pretty interesting, especially when you have a few clients with different expectations. The easiest way that I seem to handle this, is by: Morning Routine Having a mourning...

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My life as a Virtual Assistant, one day at a time!

My life as a Virtual Assistant, one day at a time! The concept of becoming a “virtual assistant” or “VA” was pretty new to me in 2016/17. After much research and debate, I thought what better way to do what I love, when I want to, for whomever I wanted to and still...

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How to Manage Your Time Efficiently and Effectively

How to Manage Your Time Efficiently and Effectively Looking back at my working career, I must say that Time Management is one of the key fundamentals to running an efficient and effective office or merely just getting that “task” done. Being a Virtual Assistant for VA...

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Spend a day in my life as an efficient Virtual Assistant

Spend a day in my life as an efficient Virtual Assistant When I became a VA, the thought of working from home seemed idyllic.  I mean, who wouldn’t enjoy being able to get up, go for a run and have coffee before firing up the computer?  Not to mention being able to...

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Improving My Time Management and Organisation In 2018

Improving My Time Management and Organisation In 2018 - By T. Barkus As a Virtual Assistant juggling several clients across 3 continents, 4 time zones and differing industries, it is vital to be organised. In fact, the organisation is absolutely paramount if I don’t...

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21 Days Walking Challenge With My Weak Ankle

21 Days Walking Challenge With My Weak Ankle - By Lynda Wessels As a close knit VA team we were all challenged to do something somewhat out of our comfort zones. I was challenged by Karen Wessels to do a 1km walk every day for 21 days. I accepted the challenge but...

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Here’s How Successful People Spend their Weekends

Here’s How Successful People Spend Their Weekends A study from Stanford University shows that business owners who don’t work on weekends are onto something. According to the results, productivity-per-hour declines steeply the longer we make our work-week. After 55...

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A Fitter and Healthier Me, This Is My Remarkable Journey

A Fitter and Healthier Me, This Is My Remarkable Journey I would to share with you my fitness journey. Before I start sharing I thought I would tell you a little about myself. My name is Chantel Griffin and I am 47 years “young”. I am a mother to two stunning...

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The Blooming Orchard and My Photograpgy Challenge

The Blooming Orchard and My Photography Challenge The December challenge was set – do a photoshoot and theme is flowers. Do I have the camera? Check. Is it a good camera? Check. Do I know how to use it to its full potential? Uncheck. So out came the DSLR handbook and...

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A Picture Speaks a Thousand Words or so They Say

A Picture Speaks a Thousand Words or so They Say They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But what they don’t tell you is the 100 steps that you have to take to get to that picture. My challenge for December was to learn more about my camera and to try to take...

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How to Quickly Get Over Jet Lag Before an Important Meeting

How to Quickly Get Over Jet Lag Before an Important Meeting Do you travel frequently for business meetings? Then you’ve probably experienced jet lag at some point. Jet lag is one of the most common side-effects of travelling extensively for business, and the effort It...

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From Malls to Park Runs, Overcoming My Fear of Crowds

From Malls to Park Runs, Overcoming My Fear of Crowds So Henrietta set me 2 challenges for December. The first was to write a blog about the flood and working whilst dealing with repairs and to get more than 500 words and have it in early, task one done, tick!  The...

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Virtual Assistants are Not Created Equal

Virtual Assistants are Not Created Equal The number of business owners who get disappointed by a Virtual Assistant (VA) and who lose interest in the concept altogether are numerous. For over 15 years, Karyn worked with a VA who was simply wonderful. She picked up on...

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How To Best Utilise Your Virtual Assistant (VA) In 2018

How To Best Utilise Your Virtual Assistant (VA) In 2018 The end of 2017 is around the corner and it has been a great year for you. People have started up a new business and things are looking good. There is one small snag, you are a jack-of-all-trades and sometimes...

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How Bright Is The Future Of The VA Heading Into 2018?

How Bright Is The Future Of The VA Heading Into 2018? Wow! Another year is drawing to a close and while many are looking forward to winding down for the year and heading off on their holidays etc. us in the VA world are wondering what 2018 holds for us. Well as I see...

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The best uses for a Virtual Assistant this December

The best uses for a Virtual Assistant this December How to best use a Virtual Assistant this December? I was recently asked this question and was able to answer this question with a little bit of difficulty. Not difficulty as to what to say but rather as to where to...

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The Best Ways to Utilise Your Virtual Assistant for 2018

The Best Ways to Utilise Your Virtual Assistant for 2018 Hiring a virtual assistant can be the BEST thing you ever do for your business in 2018! There are certain things in your business that only you can do, and it’s understandable to want complete control over those...

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How to best use a Virtual Assistant this December

How to best use a Virtual Assistant this December Are you already worried about not working this December and coming back to a pile of to-do’s? December should be the time of Sun, Sand, Sea and most importantly Relaxation… As a Manager or Executive this time of year...

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The world of the Virtual Assistant looks bright for 2018

The world of the Virtual Assistant looks bright for 2018 The future of Virtual Assistants is looking especially bright for 2018 which will have abounding opportunities for those that have the skills that clients will be looking for.  We live in a fast paced world...

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Adding a Virtual Assistant to your 2018-bucket list

Adding a Virtual Assistant to your 2018-bucket list Around this time every year, we start to think about our goals for the next year. Thinking about where we can improve, what we would like to achieve. For business owners it works the same, what we would like our...

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The best ways to utilize your Virtual Assistant for 2018

The best ways to utilize your Virtual Assistant for 2018 Every year, we set new goals with our business to reach new heights, new strategies to land those awesome clients that you so want to work with, the awards that you had your eye set on this year, the money you...

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Take a Stress-free Break this December

Take a Stress-free Break this December It’s the end of the year and many are wrapping up their work to go on holiday. But are you one of those business owners who just can’t seem to find comfort in leaving your office? Some businesses need to operate during the...

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The Best Ways To Utilise Your Virtual Assistant For 2018

The Best Ways To Utilise Your Virtual Assistant For 2018 What is the BEST way to utilise your Virtual Assistant? Let’s make 2018 a more EFFICIENT and PRODUCTIVE year for you!! At VA Connect we have a solution to all your small / medium business requirements. A VIRTUAL...

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Being a Resilient Virtual Assistant in 2018

Being a Resilient Virtual Assistant in 2018 Our abilities as Virtual Assistants is going to empower all current and prospective Virtual Assistants in taking our careers to the next level and will allow us to add value to any organisation. I looked at the many skills a...

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How best to utilize your Virtual Assistant in December

How best to utilize your Virtual Assistant in December Now that the silly season is almost upon us, this is the time of year that your Virtual Assistant will come into her own and become even more vital to you and your business. Your Virtual Assistant could assist you...

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The best ways to utilise your Virtual Assistant for 2018

The best ways to utilise your Virtual Assistant for 2018 A Virtual Assistant is the key to helping you save valuable time each day. To run a successful business, quality time must be pumped into it. Trying to do everything by yourself will burn you out.  By delegating...

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How to best use a Virtual Assistant this December

How to best use a Virtual Assistant this December With the number of Virtual Assistants growing, why not outsource this December holiday period? This will afford you much needed time to rest and relax. Put your cares in the capable hands of a Virtual Assistant (VA)....

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Let a Guru Manage Your To-do List

Let a Guru Manage Your To-do List They don’t call Virtual Assistants “Gurus” for nothing. These people are office superheroes. They can juggle your entire to-do list, helping you keep on top of your schedule. A Virtual Assistant can schedule your meetings, manage your...

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5 Reasons Why You NEED a VA This December

5 Reasons Why You NEED a VA This December December holidays are approaching us like the shark in Jaws.  Before you know it it’s going to be upon us.  Having a Virtual Assistant gives you the advantage of having quite a few tedious tasks handled before you close...

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How to Use a VA for Your Marketing Projects!

How to Use a VA for Your Marketing Projects! As VA Connect evolves, so do the available skills and expertise. We now have Virtual Assistants who can help you with your digital marketing efforts! In this blog, we will explore how you can use a VA for your digital...

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Hi I am Tammy your VA – How Can I Help You?

Hi I am Tammy your VA – How Can I Help You? As a Virtual Assistant I think the most important thing to remember is that we are there to assist the client in alleviating their workload and helping them run their business more efficiently.  I think the best way to do...

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Your Small Business needs a Virtual Assistant, today

Your Small Business needs a Virtual Assistant, today Depending on their experience and willingness to learn, a Virtual Assistant can take your small business to the next step. The funny thing is the Virtual Assistant concept was created to assist small businesses or...

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Let me help you make your life easy!

Let me help you make your life easy! By Melinda Pennells What can a Virtual Assistant do for you, or more importantly what can I do for you? Let me start by telling you about my background.  I studied Business Studies in College so that specialised in all things...

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What can a virtual assistant do for your business?

What can a virtual assistant do for your business? You ask the question: “What can a VA do for my business” and the first thing we will answer is; “lots”, but let’s take a closer look. As we all know businesses come in all shapes and sizes and are also becoming more...

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Need a Graphic Designer? Try a VA!

Need a Graphic Designer? Try a VA! Whether you need someone to help create graphics for your social media or a more technical person to design a presentation, a Virtual Assistant is a good option. Our VA’s use software and tools to design the best graphics for your...

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The world of a Virtual Assistant in a nutshell

The world of a Virtual Assistant in a nutshell. The word virtual is for some still a very new concept, when I say virtual I mean things like the cloud, CRM applications, video calls etc. Most of us are still very much use to using a year diary to write in all...

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6 reasons why you need a Virtual assistant

6 reasons why you need a Virtual assistant From my experience over the past 4 months of working with VA Connect as a Virtual Assistant for my client, there were a number of things that I have completed, namely Project Management System: Using Asana, a handy project...

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A Virtual Assistant to Help with Your Blogs!

A Virtual Assistant to Help with Your Blogs! If you’ve got a dormant blog, no blog or are not generating enough traffic with your blog, you may want to re-strategise. Between writing, publishing, optimising and sharing on social media, you could be spending all your...

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How to make your clients work load easier

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Let Me Tell You Why a Virtual Assistant

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What do you do for a living? I’m a VA. A what?

What do you do for a living? I’m a VA. A what? If you’re a Virtual Assistant you encounter the line above with every person you meet.  Existing acquaintances will say, “What is it that you do again?” The reaction is the same… We are a very scarce breed of elite...

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The delight of working from home as a Virtual Assistant

The delight of working from home as a Virtual Assistant One of the easiest ways to work from home is by doing Virtual Assistant (VA) work with VA Connect. Virtual Assistants are skilled, home-based professionals that offer companies, businesses and entrepreneurs...

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Being a Virtual Assistant and managing time

Being a Virtual Assistant and managing time There is a deadline looming and you are a VA working from home, yet you find yourself watering the plants, doing the laundry or just pottering around your home in general….. This can be the toughest part of working from home...

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When is it the Best Time to Hire a Virtual Assistant?

When is it the Best Time to Hire a Virtual Assistant? When it comes to assistance, most business owners will delay it as long as they can. This is because of fear that an assistant cannot do the work as well as they can. Although that may be true, a growing business...

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Can We Help You with That?

Can We Help You with That? Many entrepreneurs experience anxiety over delegating tasks. Yes, you’re buried in work and know that you need help, but you can’t possibly see yourself handing over your precious work to anybody else. Is this you? Understand that delegation...

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How hiring a Virtual Assistant can benefit your business

How hiring a Virtual Assistant can benefit your business Is running your business or department making you feel like you are drowning ? Hiring a Virtual Assistant is a simple solution and will allow you time to spend on managing the important aspects and tasks within...

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Tips to Get More from Your Virtual Assistant

Tips to Get More from Your Virtual Assistant Whether you have hired your first Virtual Assistant or have had one for years, there’s still more you can do to make sure she’s functioning at her fullest potential. In this blog, we will discuss what you can do to get more...

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How a Virtual Assistant Can Help You with Meetings

How a Virtual Assistant Can Help You with Meetings Are you preparing for a big meeting and sigh at the list of things you must do? Here’s a secret; with a Virtual Assistant, you can have stress-free meetings. In this blog post, we will discuss how a VA can help you...

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Use Your Virtual Assistant to Grow Your Social Network

Use Your Virtual Assistant to Grow Your Social Network Those who use it know of its amazing benefits. Yep! Social media is Godsend for business. With features such as live videos and stories, businesses can increase their sales via social media networks. Perhaps you...

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My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Jenni Plaistowe

My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Jenni Plaistowe There was a time in my life where I loved the hustle and bustle of the corporate world. I have always been in admin positions, but in various roles from being the receptionist to managing the boxes at the rugby and...

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My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Michelle Wilbraham

My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Michelle Wilbraham I recently joined the team at VA Connect as a Virtual Assistant and in the short time I have been with them, I have really enjoyed the experience thus far. I started my career as a Medical Secretary and gained 10...

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Technology in the Virtual Assistant’s world by Rene Blanc

Technology in the Virtual Assistant’s world by Rene Blanc Now a days technology is improving faster than ever before. In the past, we had to communicate with each other either via a pigeon or a messenger on a horse. Today we can communicate with each other at the push...

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My Journey with VA Connect by Melissa Nicholson

My Journey with VA Connect by Melissa Nicholson "Some people don’t change only a direction in our life; they change everything in our life." – Christelle Salameh I started my Virtual Assistant journey in 2014, a journey that is very scary and extremely difficult at...

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How to create order out of chaos by Debbie Phillips

How to create order out of chaos My love and passion for taking a heap of chaos and organising it into an orderly and neat system has always been a love of mine that extends back to childhood. In fact, I still try to incorporate order and organisation into any...

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The Best Password Managers for Your Small Business

The Best Password Managers for Your Small Business Most of us either use weak passwords or use the same password across multiple accounts. This makes us more susceptible to identity theft and other crimes. Perhaps we do this because we fear we won’t remember those...

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How to Take a Break from Your Business

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How Non-billable Time Affects Your Business

How Non-billable Time Affects Your Business Did you know that if you have full-time employees, 30% of their time is not used towards client work? In any given work week, employees spend some time: Taking coffee or smoking breaks Having lunch Attending meetings...

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What can my website be used for? by Deepti Jeram

What can my website be used for? Websites - What are they? According to Google “a set of related web pages located under a single domain name” According to Wikipedia “A website[1], or simply site, is a collection of related web pages, including multimedia content,...

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How Can I Be of Service to You? by Chantel Griffin

HOW CAN I BE OF SERVICE TO YOU? Since my blog written earlier this month, I have been thinking long and hard about the various services I can provide to my Client’s as a Virtual Assistant. In other words, WHAT is a Virtual Assistant, WHAT are the benefits of having a...

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To study, or not to study. That is the question!

To study, or not to study. That is the question. I’m often paralyzed by the fear of not having the right skills to offer prospective clients. Before I became a Virtual Assistant, I had no idea that the VA industry was such a competitive market, with experienced people...

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9 Fun Things to Outsource to a Virtual Assistant

9 Fun Things to Outsource to a Virtual Assistant A Virtual Assistant can help you get your job done, but she can also help you achieve a work-life balance. Here are 9 fun things to outsource to a VA: 1. Plan and organize your next vacation  You most probably don’t...

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My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by T. Barkus

My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by T. Barkus   I started working as a Virtual Assistant in July 2016 and I can honestly say that it is the best job I have ever done! There are several reasons why I say this. Firstly, FLEXIBILITY! I am able work flexible hours which...

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My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Tammy Nortier

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My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Rene Blanc

My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Rene Blanc   I just recently started working as a Virtual Assistant. After having a career as a Dental Assistant and Medical Receptionist having me work very long shifts and having very little time for myself and my family. I...

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My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Melissa Nicholson

My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Melissa Nicholson   After being an Executive Assistant for over 14 years in the corporate world, I decided that I could do more, that I could be more and followed my heart and ultimate passion and that is to be an entrepreneur. I...

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My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Melinda Pennells

My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Melinda Pennells   Where do I start, I think I have to go back to my “younger” days when I first started working as a Personal Assistant. My passion came from assisting the Executive I worked for. I loved feeling like I was an...

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My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Jennifer Botha

My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Jennifer Botha   It has been a year since I started my journey as a Virtual Assistant and so far the journey has been one of hills and valleys and some huge mountains for me to conquer. My journey began when I moved from Knysna to...

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My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Henriette Howell

My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Henriette Howell So this is my story...   I joined the Virtual Assistant world in November 2016; I had this thought of working from home. Since my husband is in construction in made it quite difficult for me to get work. For those...

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My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Deepti Jarem

My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Deepti Jarem As my journey began as a virtual assistant in October 2016, my aim was and still is to assist and empower business owners in building their amazing and inspiring businesses in this wonderful world we live in. Being an...

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My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Debbie Phillips

My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Debbie Phillips So, it was January and the big boss was in a strange mood – rushing around the office and picking on people for the smallest things. We were wondering what was up and then the announcement came out, “I’m thinking of...

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My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Chantel Griffin

My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Chantel Griffin Being a Woman as a Virtual Assistant My journey to becoming a Virtual Assistant was quite daunting at the start. Having to research this new “fad” of being a Virtual Assistant on the World Wide Web was no easy task...

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My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Annie Francis

My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Annie Francis Hi, my name is Annie, I became a Virtual Assistant by chance, because my boss of 22 years passed away suddenly and as there were only two of us in the company, I was ‘forced’ to retire! I had spent most my working...

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6 Things You Can Do to Get More Clients for Your Business

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6 Tips to Stay Focused in Your Home Office

6 Tips to Stay Focused in Your Home Office Working from home certainly has its perks. Managing your own schedule, spending more time with family and letting creativity flow in your own space can be comforting. But with all the comfort comes distractions. If any of you...

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How Noisli Can Help Your Productivity

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8 Things You Should Know About Virtual Assistants

8 Things You Should Know About Virtual Assistants We all know that Virtual Assistants are the saviours of entrepreneurs and small business owners, but do we really know what they’re about and what they can do? We posed this question to 50 entrepreneurs to see whether...

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How to Motivate Your Virtual Employees

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4 Steps to Manage Remote Projects Successfully

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4 Simple Ways to Improve Your Customer Service Experience

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My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Carrinna Buthelezi

My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Carrinna Buthelezi Me, Myself and I Either by choice or by chance, this is the path I am now on at this time in my life. My name is Carrinna. I’m continuously trying to come up with ideas for life that I hope will surprise and...

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How Your VA Can Effectively Manage Your Diary

How Your VA Can Effectively Manage Your Diary Do you sometimes look at your diary and wonder how on earth you will get through the day? Do you struggle to get organised and to schedule meetings accordingly? My friend and entrepreneur Donna faced the same problem. As...

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Stop Doing Social Media Yourself and Grow Your Business

Stop Doing Social Media Yourself and Grow Your Business More than 460 small business owners, CEO’s and proprietors were asked how much time they spend managing their social media account. Here are the results: 63% spend 1-5 hours online The rest spend more than five...

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Building A Great Email List with the Help of Your VA

Building A Great Email List with the Help of Your VA Did you know that your Virtual Assistant can build an email list for you? If you require someone to help you with your lead generation by building a database of prospects to email, a VA can easily assist. Your VA...

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Securely sharing Passwords with your Virtual Assistant There will come a time to share passwords with your Virtual Assistant. Yikes, I know! We're all very aware of security measures when it comes to this kind of thing and we certainly don't want to make any part of...

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Manage Your Entire Business with these Google Services

Manage Your Entire Business with these Google Services Need an Affordable Virtual Assistant? Contact us today! We can really thank technology for a lot of things, one of these being that anyone can grow their business at an affordable cost. Google services, for...

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What to Outsource to a Virtual Assistant

What to Outsource to a Virtual Assistant One very important question you should be asking yourself as an aspiring or fully-fledged entrepreneur, is, how do I free up more time in my day? By now you should be outsourcing all the little tasks that take up too much of...

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Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Virtual Assistant

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Are you using these great tech apps to simplify your life?

Are you using these great tech apps to simplify your life? What’s the one thing that you carry with you at all times? Your Smart Phone of course! With huge advancements being made to connect us at any time, everywhere, it’s now easier than ever to run your business...

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How to Use Zapier to Manage Your Notifications

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Why Multitasking is Not for Everyone

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5 Questions You Need to Ask Before You Delegate work

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How to Make Your Customers Feel Special

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Think you cannot delegate certain tasks? Think again

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Does my business need the support of a Virtual Assistant?

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Do you feel like you’re stuck in a business rut?

Do you feel like you're stuck in a business rut? Do you recall that moment when you decided to become a fully-fledged entrepreneur? When you set aside all your fears and just decided to go for it? You were on a mission to change the world, to bring back better...

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How to Get Business Support from Your Family Managing a start-up company can be difficult. In the beginning you might have to rely on friends and family to support your business. It is with their assistance that you can have the initial resources needed to succeed....

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Knowing When to say No to a Client

Knowing when to say no to a client The thought of saying no to potential business can be a frightening one; however, if you are going to have any success in your business, you will have to learn when to say no. There are a vast number of reasons for rejecting...

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5 Essential Ways to Getting Started As a Virtual Assistant

5 Essential Ways to Getting Started As a Virtual Assistant Being a Virtual Assistant can be a rewarding career for those who are looking for flexibility in their schedule. Due to rapid developments in technology, entrepreneurs and organizations are now searching for...

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5 Energy Management Tips To Be More Productive

5 Energy Management Tips To Be More Productive It's 2016, and many of us have already set our resolutions. At this time of year, we are all energised and excited for what the year will bring. The euphoria is enough to give us energy for a couple of weeks, or maximum a...

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How to Create a Productive Home Office Environment

How to create a productive home office environment I have come to learn that our environment really has a huge impact on our work productivity. I was once visiting my sister who has a six year old boy. My aim was to get my work done as per usual, but boy was I in for...

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What’s the best way to market your business?

What's the best way to market your business? Consumers are becoming savvier by the day – they know how to block ads on streaming videos, how to access information on the deep web and they make sure they are open to more knowledge transfers only when they are good and...

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5 Great Tips on How to Achieve Work-life Balance

5 Great Tips on How to Achieve Work-life Balance Are you struggling with managing all the demands of your day? Dashing from one project to the next to get everything done before close of business then only to rush home to take care of the family? Well, you are not...

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How to manage your time better

I was at a dinner last night and the topic of better time management come up. As entrepreneurs I know we’re always looking for ways to fit more time into our day. At the dinner table some great suggestions were made on how we can utilise our time better. One of the...

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5 Quick tips to manage a successful workspace

5 Quick tips to manage a successful workspace It’s quite easy to talk about implementing systems and procedures to make sure that your office runs smoothly. However, only you will really understand your workflow and the exact resources you’ll need to run your office...

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7 Effective questions to sign up the best clients

7 Effective questions to sign up the best clients To run an effective VA business you need to understand your service offering, have confidence to deliver these services and know who your target market is. Asking effective questions can eliminate alot of hassle and...

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Top Business Hacks for Successful People

Top Business Hacks for Successful People When asked to describe the word success, often times people will say things like a successful person drives a big fancy car and lives in a mansion with a pool. For others success is quite simply achieving a milestone or being...

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5 Great Life Hacks for Successful People

5 Great Life Hacks for Successful People Lori Greiner Victoria Beckham Donald Trump These are highly successful people and a lot has been written about their daily habits. Successful people follow the same successful route, sticking to daily routines that keep their...

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16 Free tools to jumpstart your start-up

16 Free tools to jumpstart your start-up We all love free stuff! And what better way to get your business off the ground than to make use of all the free tools on the internet. Whether you’re a Tech Start-up, a Virtual Assistant or a Business Consultant, starting your...

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3 Mistakes to Avoid When Working With a Virtual Assistant

3 Mistakes to Avoid When Working With a Virtual Assistant Like many entrepreneurs, I was introduced to the concept of working with a virtual assistant, or VA, by Tim Ferriss’ The 4-Hour Workweek. He extolled the benefits of outsourcing repetitive work (or tasks you...

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Give your clients what they want

Give your clients what they want How many times this past week have you asked yourself, “How well do I know my clients?” Understanding Knowing what your clients need and want is very important in building and maintaining a great relationship with them. This builds...

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16 Reasons why you can relax this December

16 Reasons why you can relax this December A Virtual Assistant can be your best resource to get tasks underway this holiday season. By partnering with a Virtual Assistant you give yourself the gift of: Saving time, Saving money while making money, and Getting things...

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