Does a Virtual Assistant Need Candy Crush Saga Skills?

Does a Virtual Assistant Need Candy Crush Saga Skills?This is the first in a series of articles to assist new business owners and entrepreneurs with how to work with a Virtual Assistant (VA), from the perspective of a virtual assistant – me!

You’ve read the articles, guides and ebooks. You’ve listened to webinars, scrolled through tweetchats on Twitter and watched videos on YouTube to learn how to hire a Virtual Assistant. Still, you haven’t been able to find that “just right” individual to be your virtual office ace.

As your entrepreneurial endeavor is beginning to bear fruit, it’s important to know what office tasks should be assigned – and to whom. But first, you have to know what to look for in a Virtual Assistant.

Let’s remember that a Virtual Assistant is a business owner, as you are. He or she has bills to pay, profit to generate and often will have other clients to serve. A Virtual Assistant is a professional freelancer, working for you on an as-needed basis; bringing necessary skills for you to fulfill your business dream. The benefit to you is the opportunity to bring in a high level professional, without the annual salary, benefits and administrative costs associated with hiring an employee.

As you would take similar steps when seeking a contractor like a plumber, mechanic or doctor, let’s run through some of the basics of hiring a Virtual Assistant:

Experience:
Do not even think of hiring a high school or college student, or worse, invite an unpaid intern to become your Virtual Assistant. Would you use the same approach if you sought a plumber, mechanic, or a brain surgeon? Probably not. Your business is not a hobby or a college assignment. Your business is a revenue producing, always evolving and hopefully profitable entity. A teenager who knows how to play Candy Crush Saga on his iPhone is not a qualified, vetted Virtual Assistant. Your VA, especially your first, should have skills and experience performing the tasks you will assign. In fact, an experienced, high level VA can assist you with transitioning tasks by recommending what he or she can take off of your plate, so you can focus on more profitable activities.

Integrity:
How do you know your prospective VA’s background? Ask. Any pro worth his or her salt will have a web presence, or at the very least, a LinkedIn profile or Facebook page. If you can’t find it, you may want to skip that prospect and move on to the next. There are thousands of qualified pros who will partner with you to help you execute your plans and hit your targets. Surely you can find someone with references and that has a track record of work you can measure.

Skills:
Ask the prospective VA for samples of work. If you’re looking for assistance copy editing your blog posts, ask for links to past work – and check it. The same holds true for social media marketing assistance. My gauge is – if someone markets themselves as a social media marketing guru, maven or maverick and doesn’t have a Twitter feed, Facebook page or a LinkedIn profile – run, don’t walk, in the opposite direction. Not legit.

References:
As you would vet a prospective employee, ask for references and then follow up. Three is probably enough, even better if at least one is someone you know and trust.

We’d like to hear your comments about seeking or working with a VA. Would you please share in the comments?

Your Job My Office Virtual AssistanceAbout the author: Sonia Schenker has more than 25 years experience as an administrative assistant and executive office support professional, specializing in transforming chaos to cadence by assisting new and experienced entrepreneurs identify and implement timely, effective and necessary tasks that become the support structure of their profitability. She founded Your Job My Office Virtual Assistance in 2009. Sonia is a life-learner and recent college graduate (with honors), having majored in business management. SoniaSchenker.com @YourJobMyOffice, @SoniaSchenker, Sonia on Facebook.

7 Ways a Virtual Assistant Can Save You Money, Find You Money, and Earn You Money

7 Ways a Virtual Assistant Can Save You Money, Find You Money, and Earn You MoneyIn the 21st century, the Internet has become the basis of identifying information and advancing in all fields. “To Google” is now an acceptable verb (i.e. “Google it!” or “I Googled it and I found…”) The information superhighway, however, is often viewed as a time consuming distraction – Facebook, Pinterest, games, chatrooms and gossip columns galore are considered time-sucks. Let’s get back to the ideal purpose of the World Wide Web – if you don’t focus on its business-enhancing potential you may be missing essential and money saving information, thereby putting yourself at a disadvantage in this technologically advancing society.

Your Virtual Assistant can perform all of the Internet research that you could possibly need, ultimately saving money, finding money, and earning money:

Market Research
Your Virtual Assistant can do what we call a “verbal dump” with you – she spends an hour on the phone with you at the beginning of your relationship, after she’s reviewed all of your published material (your website, any whitepapers, your publications or marketing material.) She focuses on really learning about who your clients are and what their purchasing profiles might be. Then, she sets to work researching where they are online, what they read, what they buy, how they make decisions and can draw conclusions and make suggestions from there on where you need to situate yourself to get in front of them.

Finding the best deals on the services you need.
There are countless product and service options for everything procure. Are you getting the best deal on your cell phone and data plan? Could you possibly use an alternate email marketing (e-blast) provider and save some money each month? Are you using WebEx for your promotional webinars while you’ve heard that LyncOnline might be cheaper, better and faster? Assign research projects to your Virtual Assistant and she will save you money every time.

Identifying Help or Funding
Whether you are a non-profit looking for funding or a new business trying to network and grow, you always want to identify any free assistance available. What do you need to learn? How can you go about that for free? Are there organizations which award grants or funding assistance to a company like yours, including entrepreneurial assistance, financial assistance or executive coaching? Your Virtual Assistant can do the necessary research to identify and contact organizations like these and get you some free support.

PR and Self Promotion Opportunities
One of the ideal ways for small businesses to self-promote is through public speaking opportunities. An accountant gives an hour-long free seminar on how to file for the child tax credit (a genuine and informative talk, not a used car salesman pitch on his services) and then signs up three new clients after the talk. His hour of time spent speaking on something which he A) likes and B) is an expert on demonstrated his value to an interested audience. Although he didn’t earn a paycheck for speaking, he earned new clients and that is earning money.

Finding newspaper, magazine, trade publications and journal articles that are relevant to your business. As is imperative in any social media effort and at the very least to keep abreast of your field, you need to be on top of relevant, current articles and business trends. Not only can your Virtual Assistant learn enough about your business to proactively determine what is relevant, she can also skim “the dailies” and summarize relevant content for you, so it only takes you 10 minutes each day to stay current rather than 2 hours that you simply don’t have.

Shop your competition.
It’s always advantageous to know who your worthy competitors are whether is it merely to compare services and pricing or to get better ideas and help you expand. Either way, your Virtual Assistant can find all of the necessary information for you.

The possibilities of utilizing your Virtual Assistant for research projects are endless and not only save you time and money, but can actually earn money as well.

Hilary Flaverman - Virtual Assistant IsraelAbout the author: Hilary Faverman is the Marketing Director of Virtual Assistant Israel, a leading boutique Virtual Assistant firm. Based in Israel and serving clients throughout Europe and the United States, we employ American professionals who specialize in marketing, writing, administration and social media. All of our employees are educated, experienced and available on a part time basis. We all have American phone lines and work American hours. You can hire a Virtual Assistant without a long term contract, purchasing blocks of pre-paid time, or scary cancellation fees.

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How To Work With Your Virtual Assistant

How To Work With a Virtual AssistantObviously, I’m a huge advocate of hiring your own Virtual Assistant for obvious reasons as I’ve listed here, here, and here. But, might you ask, how do I manage my VA? What are the “best practices” to manage them? Great question, and to that end, I asked my own Virtual Assistant, Angeline, to write a short article on her views and ideas regarding managing VAs, so that you might have a better idea on the best ways to manage your own VA. So, without further adieu, here’s what Angeline had to say:

You need to PRIORITIZE so that you can reach your goals. You need to alleviate many of the jobs that are not cost effective for you to perform – in other words, you have to cross out some things from your to-do lists and learn to delegate. Why would you do some menial tasks that are clearly hindering you from doing the most important things to improve your career or business?

It is indeed a fact that most of you are afraid to delegate tasks because you know that only YOU can do those things right. However, each time you do a mindless task yourself you make a statement about the value of your time. Always remember the basic rule in running your own business: learn to reinvest your earnings back into your career if you want to see some progress. In your own case, hire someone like ME – a personal assistant to work on your minor tasks so that you can focus more on your own BIG GOALS.

VA [off-site] versus PA [on-site]

The use of internet has been widely known to operate major business ventures around the globe. However, recently the internet is used not only for inter-company communication but also for hiring or staffing purposes already. One of the most popular jobs that are already utilized across the NET is the Virtual Assistant job.

A virtual assistant is an independent contractor who provides administrative services to clients while operating outside of the client’s office through phone, email or instant messages using different internet platforms. A VA usually works off-site, but is still able to have access to the necessary documents required to keep the business running. Its use has become more prominent because of its contractual nature – thus, relieving the client from paying the “would-be” monthly office’s rents, equipments and benefits required by the law as opposed to the benefits and rights that are indulged by full-time onsite personal assistants.

Best Practices to Manage a VA

Yes, we know that ONLY YOU can make meet your own expectations. We also know that you are the boss and that you are always right. But you’ve got to learn to trust and delegate the tasks that are not part of your major goals. Having a virtual assistant will save you time, money and headache. We, the VAs are like virtual superheroes and we can both reach your goals to the optimum level if you follow some of these:

  • Don’t limit the tasks you delegate. We can make your life more convenient by booking your tickets, hotel rooms and meeting appointments. But you’re definitely missing a lot when you LIMIT the tasks you delegate. Most virtual assistants are highly educated and are skilled in various areas like customer service, content writing, lead generation, human resource, social media, marketing, event planning and research. Make use of their skills that are necessary to your career or business. You will be surprised that some of them can do magic.
  • Be available. One downside of offsite virtual assistance is the absence of constant communication between the assistant and the boss. Sometimes, time differences can be a hindrance too. But having the multiple lines of communication such as email, Skype and other instant messaging business channels are good communication tools. Make use of them.
  • Set deadlines, priorities and expectations clearly. Explain to them your reasons why these are tasks are important and urgent. However, you will also need to give your VAs the chance to agree, refuse and voice out their opinions regarding your standards. Giving us this privilege to form an opinion and share them to you makes us feel important and respected. And in that way, you could both come up with something that is more agreeable – thus, you could both work efficiently on the project.

We all understand that a long distance professional relationship is never easy. It needs a lot of time, patience, practice and most importantly – a stable internet connection to make it work. But a virtual assistant can definitely save you time, money, and possibly your career one day.

Great tips from Angeline on how to manage a VA from a VA’s perspective. I think she’s spot on with her management tips, and my personal take on these tips is that its essentially just the same as managing anyone else in your office, with the twist of doing it online. If you same rules about treating on-site office staff apply, i.e. the Golden Rule, and treat your VA well, he or she can help maximize your time so that you can unlock and liberate the perfect life inside you.

If you’ve found this information helpful, please share it with your friends, family, and colleagues via Facebook Google Plus, Twitter, or another favorite social network.

George Smolinski, M.D.About the author: George Smolinski, M.D. is a physician, father, husband, athlete, and entrepreneur who has worked diligently to achieve what so many search for: true work-life balance. Spurred by major life-changing events, he has revolutionized his life, leveraging the best mental and technological tools available to maximize his personal efficiency. His mission now is to help his fellow physicians and medical providers embrace these same techniques to liberate their own perfect lives. Visit his blog at Four Hour Physician.

How To Use A Virtual Assistant To Save Money

Can I really afford a virtual assistant?As all of you know, I’m a huge fan of hiring a virtual assistant, but a legitimate question some of you may be asking is, “Can I really afford a virtual assistant?” I’m going to give you a personal example from my own life about how much a virtual assistant can help save in terms of both money and (more importantly) time. I hope that all of you have had an opportunity to read my Seven Secret Tips for Efficiency and if not, check it out here. Remember the first tip: what’s most important: time, money, or health? I hold that you can always make more money, and you can always improve your health, so that leaves time as your most valuable asset. As a result, if you have listed time as your most important asset, then you need to hire a VA because a VA obviously is going to save you a ton of time by doing the things that you

  • Can’t do
  • Are not going at doing
  • Shouldn’t be doing

But what about the money aspect? Let’s be honest, it does cost money to hire a virtual assistant, but a properly utilized virtual assistant should save you not only time, but money. Here’s a personal example of how my virtual assistant paid for her salary for a few months.

About a year and a half ago my wife and I were set to fly to Mauritius; a tiny island country off the coast of Africa. We had a great vacation planned: we’re going to sit on the beach, enjoy some sun, and have a fantastic time relaxing together. We got to the airport, went to check in and, when we handed our passports to the airline attendant at the check in counter, he looked at us and said “Sorry, you’re not going to Mauritius today”.

As it turns out you need six months left on your passport before it expires in order to be allowed into Mauritius, and my passport had only five months left before it expired. We had no idea that any of this was going to happen to us, and at first we were devastated. Fortunately we are smart, adaptable people, got out our iPhones and booked the last minute trip to Malta instead. But, we’d already paid for plane tickets to Mauritius and paid a deposit on a hotel room. We thought we were going to be out this money, but I’ve figured out let my virtual assistant try her hand at recovering some of the money.

I sent her all the information I had and it only took probably five minutes to send her the emails and the receipts that I had for our trip to Mauritius (I had them all archived in Google Drive so sharing them with my VA was a breeze). She took the ball and ran with it, and two weeks later we received a refund for $400 in our bank account from the airline. Granted, we didn’t get all the travel reimbursed, but four hundred dollars is four hundred dollars! She worked at it for about 4 hours–a huge time savings too! I gave my VA a tip for her hard work and getting us the refund. That’s only one example of the things that she has done for me in this same arena of trying to obtain refunds, sending in customer service complaints, and the like. These things that I just don’t have the time to do and offloading them on my VA just makes a ton of sense. Clearly, a VA can save a ton of time, but they can also save a ton of money if properly utilized.

If you like this post, please pass it along to help out your friends, family, and colleagues by sharing it on Facebook, Google Plus, or Twitter.

George Smolinski, M.D.About the author: George Smolinski, M.D. is a physician, father, husband, athlete, and entrepreneur who has worked diligently to achieve what so many search for: true work-life balance. Spurred by major life-changing events, he has revolutionized his life, leveraging the best mental and technological tools available to maximize his personal efficiency. His mission now is to help his fellow physicians and medical providers embrace these same techniques to liberate their own perfect lives. Visit his blog at Four Hour Physician.

Outsourcing Travel Research To Your Virtual Assistant

Outsourcing Travel Research To Your Virtual AssistantOne of the most useful ways to utilize a Virtual Assistant or “VA” is to have them help you with travel research. All (well at least most) of us like to travel but it takes a ton of time to plan it out. For a business trip that I took recently I somehow turned my brain off and booked my travel myself instead of letting my Virtual Assistant do it.

After hours of time on Expedia and Travelocity, I had everything planned out. After I had everything booked, my wife promptly told me that I would NOT be doing that again and that my VA should be doing it instead!

Right she was.

Now, you’re probably worried about giving out your credit card information to your VA to book your travel plans, and understandably so. Key to any relationship is trust, and, if you’ve found the right VA for you (hopefully by using my template to find the perfect VA) you’ll build up trust to the point of letting him or her book your travel.

Short of that, even simpler travel-related tasks can be accomplished by a Virtual Assistant:

  • Finding the best restaurants in a city you’re visiting–My VA is GREAT at this!
  • Get the top hotel recommendations for a given area
  • Find out if there are discounts or deals on attractions during your visit

Even short of actually booking travel, your VA could certainly see which travel websites have the best deals for your plane/hotel/car rental pieces of your trip.

Have other ways your Virtual Assistant helps you out? Share below in the comments:

George Smolinski, M.D.About the author: George Smolinski, M.D. is a physician, father, husband, athlete, and entrepreneur who has worked diligently to achieve what so many search for: true work-life balance. Spurred by major life-changing events, he has revolutionized his life, leveraging the best mental and technological tools available to maximize his personal efficiency. His mission now is to help his fellow physicians and medical providers embrace these same techniques to liberate their own perfect lives. Visit his blog at Four Hour Physician.

Why Virtual Assistants Won’t Respond to Your RFP (and a FREE eBook to help you solve that problem)

True story:  My client’s friend Carol called me the other day.

Carol:  Hi Janine. Dr. Smith mentioned that you could help me find a virtual assistant. I need someone to handle my website.

Me:  Thank you for calling Carol. Let me ask you, did you submit an RFP (Request for Proposal) on Virtual Assistantville?

Carol: Yes, I did but only one virtual assistant replied.  I did not bother getting back to her because her proposal seemed confusing.

I asked for a copy of Carol’s RFP specs.

Here’s a quick breakdown of the problems I saw in Carol’s submission:

Title:  Virtual Assistant Wanted

Problem:  What type of virtual assistant did Carol desire? A Social Media Virtual Assistant? A Bookkeeper? A Graphics Designer?

It’s imperative to specifically state in the title exactly what type of virtual assistant a client is seeking. If she wanted the best possible candidates, Carol needed to narrow-down her needs starting with a well-crafted title to capture virtual assistants’ attention.

Using a vague title, ‘Virtual Assistant Wanted’ is like posting for a Repairman when what you really need is an Auto Mechanic.

Skills Required:  To “handle” her website

Problem: What does Carol mean by ‘handle’. Is she looking for someone to upgrade her WordPress website? Is she looking for someone to post to her blog? Is Carol seeking a virtual assistant to revamp her site entirely?

It is imperative to specifically state what needs to be done for the business owner. What goals does the client wish to achieve?  The client needs to describe the skills required and the timeline allotted to complete those goals.

Using vague work descriptions in the skills required section of an RFP is like casting a large-holed net and catching absolutely nothing. Carol needs to close the holes in her net by dialing in specifically on the virtual assistant skills she needs.

There are a number of other reasons why Carol was unable to secure any qualified virtual assistants for her opportunity. I suspect many virtual assistants passed over her RFP for the following additional reasons:

  • Carol omitted a personal aspect to her RFP such as describing the ‘type of personality’ she prefers to work with.
  • Carol was seeking an employee rather than a partner. She didn’t understand that a virtual assistant was a business owner.
  • Carol did not understand the true value that a virtual assistant brings to their business and therefore the budget she requested did not compensate qualified VAs properly.
  • Carol did not understand how long it takes to perform a service and was asking for 10 hours per month when the work she wants completed takes 20 hours per month.
  • Unsure of the candidates’ qualifications, Carol asked for free or trial work. No reputable business owner works for free (unless there are special circumstances).

rfp tipsIf you are looking for a qualified virtual assistant-partner to work with you, take a little extra time to write a well-crafted RFP.  You can save yourself a good deal of time not having to sort through ill-matched proposals.

To learn how to write the BEST RFP to draw in the BEST virtual assistants, enter your email address below to download a helpful (and free!) eBook called RFP Creative Writing Tips for Clients.

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Ready to find a professional virtual assistant to help you grow YOUR business? Submit your RFP, for free, right here to our extensive network of virtual assistants.

About the author: Janine Gregor is the leading Request for Proposal (RFP) authority for virtual assistants asking, “How do I find clients?” She created a thriving business using RFPs and devised a unique proposal system for VAs who desire stability in their businesses.  As author of “The RFP Transformation“, Janine has been recognized and awarded for her contributions as a community leader in the virtual assistant industry.

Janine also offers coaching services to clients who need assistance with writing Request for Proposals. Stop by www.WinningRFP.com to learn more about working with Janine!

Top Business Tips From Leading Virtual Assistants

Guest post: In honor of last night’s

Top Business Tips From Leading Virtual AssistantsIn honor of last night’s Academy Awards celebration, I’ve gathered together an ‘Academy‘ of Virtual Assistants who I consider to be the cream of the crop.  I’ve asked these “Oscar-Worthy” ladies to give their ‘Best Supporting Advice” for new and aspiring Virtual Assistants.  So without further adieu, let’s allow these experts to strut-their-stuff on the red carpet and share their greatest tips. Ladies and gentlemen, I present you with:

Oscar-Worthy Tips from Leading Virtual Assistants


 

mom headshot“The best advice I was ever given came from my uncle who is a Business Professor at Boston University and a Business Consultant world wide. He said there were two parts to his advice. When I took this advice and applied it my business grew so fast it blew me away. He said, “The first thing you should always do when you make any money is to #1 put 25% towards marketing right off the top (after taxes of course). This will help your business start growing fast.” Then he said, “#2 is always invest in yourself and your business. Now you will have business coming in and you will be trained and ready to serve them well.” I find that the VAs I work with most of the time are not investing in marketing or in themselves. I guarantee you that if you do these two things together, your business will be hugely successful!”

Sheila J. Davis, Business Consultant, Marketing Strategist, Speaker
sheilajdavis.com


 

diana ennen from kellyX2011 -188x300 (1) (2)“To really succeed in your VA business, you need to continually market your business. Don’t just market when you need a new client or are looking for more income. Make marketing part of your business and schedule it in as you do client work. You never know when you have finally peaked a potential client’s interest and they are ready to connect, but then they get radio silence and don’t hear from you again for months. Also make marketing fun. If you enjoy it, you will do it more often. With so many ways to market, find what works for you and then do it consistently. Also, learn from your marketing efforts. Look back over the previous year. What worked? What didn’t. Obviously do more of what worked, but be willing to tweak what didn’t. Sometimes just a little change can make a huge difference and because you already have done it, it might be easier to implement doing it again.”

Diana Ennen, Publicist, Author, Speaker & Coach in the PR and VA industry
www.virtualwordpublishing.com


 

RuthMartin300x400“Develop a branding strategy – a consistent mood/theme for all marketing efforts. Documenting your colors, font styles, preferred headshot photo, logo, etc. and get in the habit of referring back to this document any time you’re setting up an online profile or creating a fresh marketing piece. This small effort will help you keep your brand consistent…and recognizable. Make it easy for someone to see certain colors, styles, or images and think of you. When you see a maple leaf I hope you think of Maplewood Virtual Assistance. Any time you see burgundy and gold together, if you’re from the Washington, D.C. area, there’s a high probably you will immediately connect those colors to the Washington Redskins football team. See the connection? Be intentional and aware when you plan your profiles and marketing pieces. Each effort strengthens your brand and aids in being more memorable.”

Ruth Martin,  Award Winning Virtual Assistant, Author and V.A. Mentor
www.MaplewoodVA.com


 

Headshot small“My best tip for Virtual Assistants is to find your niche and specialize. Don’t try to be Wal-mart, be you, be unique! Offer specific services to a specific target market.”

Alyssa Avant, Veteran Virtual Assistant, Coach, Author & Speaker www.alyssaavant.com


 

DAviero-TraceyHeadshot“Learn what you don’t know, at any stage of your business. If you don’t know about business, marketing, networking, or analysis, get some training in those areas. You will only need to learn these skills once and they will sustain your business forever when you start to use them correctly. A successful business starts with a small business owner!”

Tracey D’Aviero, Virtual Assistant, V.A. Trainer and Mentor
www.yourvamentor.com


 

Elayne-dark-glasses-sm-frame“When starting your business do your research and find out how to start right. It’s very costly, in terms of lost business and have to start over if you don’t. In my experience, small businesses that rush into starting their business without a plan and a strong foundation for all aspects of their practice either, flounder and fail or eventually start over and do it right.”

Elayne Whitfield, Master Virtual Assistant, Author, Trainer, Speaker, Coach
www.globalava.orgwww.canadianava.orgwww.executive-assistance.cawww.ommsolutions.comwww.elaynewhitfield.com


 

Tess Strand“I always tell aspiring Virtual Assistants to treat their business as if it’s already in full swing. If you’re going to be working 6 billable hours a day (on average) but you don’t have any clients yet, invest those 6 hours (or as many as you possibly can) in the startup process. Use those hours to get your website designed and copy written. Have your marketing collateral printed. Get your business cards ordered and your social media platforms underway. Start writing great blog content to showcase your expertise and skills. Begin to communicate and interact with your target market in whatever ways you can. Find local and online networking events and learning opportunities to participate in. Join Virtual Assistant Forums and start networking with your peers – these relationships will pay off in the long run. Get a really good headshot that showcases your personality and use it on everything. Get your policies and procedures written up. And draft your contracts!!

Putting up a website and waiting for the clients to come to you is going to go nowhere fast. Treating your business like a business from day-one is going to get you from where you are to right where you want to be, faster. You’ve got to hit the ground running.”

Tess Strand, Founder: Virtual Assistant Forums and Virtual Assistantville
www.virtualassistantforums.com and www.virtualassistantville.com


 

IMG_4953“A couple of tips I like to share with people who express interest in becoming a Virtual Assistant:

1. Get training! There are thousands of people online who are calling themselves ‘Virtual Assistants’ with zero skills or experience to back it up. You MUST invest in yourself and your business to be successful. If you get trained properly in a highly sought-after skill, you can practically guarantee you’ll be a very busy V.A.
2. Set proper rates and boundaries from the very beginning. If you aren’t getting paid a fair amount for your services…or if you are letting clients walk all over you with unreasonable deadlines or after-hours requests, then you quickly become resentful. Being a Virtual Assistant is the best career in the world if you are able to charge a good price and set your own schedule”

Lisa McDonell, Virtual Assistant, Online Business & Marketing Expert, V.A. Coach
www.thebrainygal.com


Do you have some “Oscar Worthy” advice of your own to share? We’d LOVE to hear it! Feel free to leave your own best tip in the comments.

This article is a guest post authored by: Lisa McDonell. Lisa is a Virtual Assistant and V.A. Business Coach who inspires and empowers women to launch and grow their own businesses online. Sharing her wise and witty advice, she shows both aspiring and seasoned V.A.’s how to take their ‘big dreams’ and transform them into profitable companies. She is also a Certified Health Coach with expertise in Business Development, Marketing, Coaching and the science and art of personal transformation.   Lisa is a self-proclaimed ‘Brainy Gal’. You can find her hanging out at www.thebrainygal.com.

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