So You Wanna Be a VA?

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Tweet Like many long-term VAs I receive many calls and emails from (mostly) ladies wanting to get started as VAs. I thought it might be useful if I put my response to them in a blog post for anyone else who may be thinking of getting started as a VA. I hope you find it […]

Importance of Follow Up

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Tweet Getting clients is a big issue for small business owners – how to keep them is probably the next most common question I receive! But when it comes to getting clients one thing you can’t go past is follow up! It never ceases to amaze me the number of small business owners who do […]

OIVAC 2012 – Call for Speakers

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Tweet For anyone who fancies themselves as a speaker here’s your opportunity!! Note if you’re in Australia times are May 18 to 20. From the OIVAC organising committee:   Online International Virtual Assistants Convention Speaker Application (May 17-19, 2012) The 7th Annual OIVAC is designed to help VAs navigate the pressures and complexities associated with […]

Outsource … or Insource? Things to Consider

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Tweet From time to time the question arises on various Virtual Assistant (VA) lists around the world about what VAs should be calling themselves. Basically, the problem appears to be that after the term ‘virtual assistant’ was hijacked by outsourcing companies from cheaper labour countries and emerging economies like China, the Philippines and India after […]

Govt Renews Attack on Contractors

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Tweet Politicians lie! Who knew??!! After confirming there would be “no change to PSI legislation”, Bill Shorten has simply implemented what was proposed under the PSI changes by attacking construction industry independent contractors via budget changes which require mandatory transaction reporting. What does this mean? That businesses who hire contractors will be required to report […]