Virtual Assistance

Are You Writing to Be a Leader?

Are You Writing to Be a Leader?

A virtual assistant schedule can be frantic. Finding time to spend with family and to recharge is important in between working at the office, traveling to conferences and meeting with potential clients. Not much time is left for writing, though, but you must do it nonetheless. For the best return on the time you invest, try to write deliberately – think about what and how of your writing. Don’t just write to teach others or to boost your business, write to become an improved leader. The rest – authority, clients, business – will come naturally.

5 Things About Working with a Virtual Assistant

5 Things About Working with a Virtual Assistant

Take a look at your to-do list, are there tasks on there that are taking away the time you should be using on your business? If so, it’s probably time to start looking for a virtual assistant. A virtual assistant (also called a VA) can free you from the administrative tasks that aren’t an effective use of your entrepreneurial time. One advantage of a virtual assistant is that they work remotely and as needed so you don’t have to spend as much as you would for an employee that works on site, all the time .. you know, the clock punchers. So .. ready to contract a VA for your business? If you are, here are some tips on finding one and working with one successfully.

Are You a Corvette or a Corolla? A Lesson in Setting Your Rate

Are You a Corvette or a Corolla? A Lesson in Setting Your Rate

A common dilemma that many who are starting out on their entrepreneurial journey as a virtual assistant face is: What should I charge for my rate? They look at their competitors and set their price on the lower end of the price range that they observed .. or worse, compare to those rates on bid-to-hire sites, which are notoriously low. The reasoning behind this seems to make sense, they want to compete and they don’t want the price tag to be the reason they didn’t get that customer. So let me be clear: This is NOT a good strategy. Period.

Networking Your Way To New Clients

Networking Your Way To New Clients

Networking isn’t something that everyone feels comfortable doing, especially when it’s intended as a client seeking strategy, but it’s important to always utilize it. When making relationships, research and preparation for any conversation is essential. You should have a concise answer for every question. Networking is about communication and you need to be able to engage in interesting, beneficial conversation. Here are some tips to get you started.

Delegation: It’s Not About “Giving” Your Work to Others

Delegation: It’s Not About “Giving” Your Work to Others

Many people believe that “delegating” is just a way of getting rid of work – that delegation is simply the selfish act of giving your work to other people, so you can have less of it. Au contraire! Delegation is about work productivity .. and that’s why a client chooses to partner with a virtual assistant. If you adjust your perspective, delegation is actually a way to gain personal productivity while helping others to develop new skill sets. You win and they win .. everybody wins!