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6 Ways to Make Your Virtual Assistant Business More Sustainable

6 Ways to Make Your Virtual Assistant Business More Sustainable

Running a virtual assistant business is tough! There are so many things to worry about – how can you make your virtual assistant business more sustainable? Here are 6 ways to make your virtual assistant business more sustainable and build a long-term growth strategy. Why is Building a Sustainable Business Important? A sustainable business is one that lasts and one that is able to scale long-term. As a virtual assistant or service provider, it’s easy to get burned out quickly – which is why it’s so important to build a sustainable business as an entrepreneur. Building a sustainable virtual assistant…

The Importance of a Client Onboarding Questionnaire

The Importance of a Client Onboarding Questionnaire

You’ve landed a new client for your service or virtual assistant business! The client onboarding process is something we tend to not focus on as much as we do finding clients, but it’s so important for creating a great client experience right from the start. Your onboarding process can include a welcome packet, a questionnaire, and a sequence of welcome emails, but the questionnaire is the most needed. What is a Client Onboarding Questionnaire? Once a client says yes, they’ve signed their agreement and paid their invoice, what’s next? That’s where the client onboarding questionnaire comes in! The questionnaire is…

How to Become a Pinterest Virtual Assistant

How to Become a Pinterest Virtual Assistant

If you’re reading this post, you either love Pinterest and want an awesome way to create a career working from home as a Pinterest virtual assistant. Or, you are already a virtual assistant and want to transition to Pinterest management services for your clients. I was a Pinterest Manager for 6 years and have worked with over 100 clients on their Pinterest marketing and presence. It’s an incredible service field for service providers who love to dive into strategy!    Pinterest Manager or Pinterest Virtual Assistant? You’ve likely heard the terms Pinterest Manager and Pinterest Virtual Assistant interchangeably, but really,…

24 Virtual Assistant Software, Tools, Apps and Resources

24 Virtual Assistant Software, Tools, Apps and Resources

There are so many options for choosing the right virtual assistant software, tools, apps, and resources to use in your virtual assistant business. As a tech lover, I’ve tried a lot of them, and have rounded up my absolute favorites to help you build and grow your service-based business.   Virtual Assistant Software and Tools for Productivity Using the right tools to organize your business and keep yourself productive is essential as your business grows and you are working with multiple clients. Anything that can help you automate and take tasks off your plate is a win-win! Here are the…

The Ultimate Guide – How to Start a Successful Virtual Assistant Business

The Ultimate Guide – How to Start a Successful Virtual Assistant Business

Deciding to become a virtual assistant and pivoting from my 6-figure jewelry business was the best decision I could have ever made. Almost anyone can become a virtual assistant that has the freedom to work from anywhere. That’s truly the beauty of our field and the online business space. If you want to become a virtual assistant, you might be overwhelmed with all of the information out there about starting your business, what you need, and what you don’t need to launch it. I put together this post to help those thinking about starting a virtual assistant business who haven’t…

13 Things Nobody Tells You About Owning a Service-Based Business

13 Things Nobody Tells You About Owning a Service-Based Business

I have been an entrepreneur full-time since 2015, and I actually launched my first business in 2007. I have learned so many things over the years about growing and running a business. I have run a physical product business and I have run three service-based businesses. One of the most important things to realize, that a lot of us don’t at the beginning, is how much hard work running a business is and how much time and patience – on your part – it actually takes to be successful. Let’s dive into the 13 things that no one tells you…

What You Need On Your Virtual Assistant Website

What You Need On Your Virtual Assistant Website

As a new virtual assistant or someone who just hasn’t created an actual website yet this post is going to help you with what exactly your website needs and what clients are going to be looking for. I have been a service-based business for over six years now. And before that, I had an e-commerce based business for eight years. I also have a background in website design.  More recently, I’ve started hiring a team of virtual assistants and service providers to help me grow my businesses. Through this process and reviewing hundreds of applicants for one position, I have…

How to get your Freelance Clients to Pay on Time

How to get your Freelance Clients to Pay on Time

As a Freelancer or Virtual Assistant, one thing that always pops up in conversation is how do you handle client payments. For some, this is a big area of stress – clients late, clients avoiding you, disputing your worth. For others, those with a plan and process, this is the best part of their month. The key is to get your business in this second group’s mindset. Lets further discuss some ways that you get your Freelance Clients to Pay on Time: Be Professional and Clear I know this sounds vague but it really isn’t. Having your payment structure in…

5 Ways to Work from Home During the Pandemics

5 Ways to Work from Home During the Pandemics

No one saw this coming! With the outbreak of the coronavirus this year, there’s been a lot of changes we’ve had to face. If you’re an online worker, you might already know a bit about working from home and what works or doesn’t work for you. However, a lot of companies moved their actual offices to the home offices and because of the pandemics, they had to adjust to a ‘new normal’ way of working. Working from home is definitely not for everyone and if you’re not used to it or if you’ve started your own business during this time,…

5 Productivity Hacks to Help Entrepreneurs Scale Their Business

5 Productivity Hacks to Help Entrepreneurs Scale Their Business

Entrepreneurship is great! You get to be your own boss, you set your own rules, and you can choose how your day at work will look like. There is a lot of freedom coming with this dream lifestyle you create yourself, but even though all this sounds amazing, there is another side of the coin, too. With all this freedom, there are also a lot of responsibilities, decisions to be made, and things that you need to take care of on your own. You are the boss, but you’re also a problem solver, accountant, project manager, and tech wizard. It’s…

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