Live Your Best Life as a Virtual Assistant

The #1 Skill You Need to be a Successful VA Sep 19, 2022

The question I get asked the most by new VAs is “What are the skills I need to have in order to make really good money?

And I can see by the look on their faces that they hope I’m going to hand them the magic list that will get them where they want to be.

But I don’t...

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Be of Service Sep 05, 2022

Last Sunday afternoon, my husband Greg and I went shopping at a big-chain grocery store. We noticed a sign in the window as we walked inside that said “Corn – eight ears for $2.00.” This got my attention immediately since I love eating corn, as do the chickens.

While checking...

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Put “Playing Office” in Your Past Aug 28, 2022

Did you like playing office when you were a kid? I did. I would spend hours setting up my desk, organizing my paper clips, sharpening my pencils, and pretending to talk on the phone while taking notes on my steno pad.

But now there’s a lot more at stake. We have families...

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4 Steps to New Clients Mar 20, 2022

As a Virtual Assistant, having a steady flow of new clients can be a challenge.

But with a simple, easy-to-follow approach, you can have more than enough work.

Here are four ideas to get a flow of clients coming your way:

  1. Be clear about the work you do. If you can clearly explain your work,...
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Use Stay in Touch Emails Mar 20, 2022

No matter where you are on your VA journey, the easiest way to get a steady stream of clients is to keep in touch with the people you already know.

For that, after sending a big announcement when you first start out and sending other announcements whenever you launch a new service, I recommend...

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You Never Can Tell Mar 20, 2022

I never know where clients will come from, but I do know that the majority of them have met me in person, online, or that they know someone I know. My most successful client relationships come from referrals – but most of them are not a straight line, which makes it more fun and...

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Why Email Newsletters Are My Secret Weapon Mar 20, 2022

When I became RocketGirl over ten years ago, being able to do the work was easy. Knowing how to get clients was another matter. And when it was suggested that I write a newsletter to help make this happen, I thought: “Now that’s going to be hard.” 

I’m not in...

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Using Email Announcements Mar 20, 2022

Whether you’re just starting out as a Virtual Assistant, or have been in business for a while, sending out an email announcement to everyone you know is a great way to spread the word about your business.

If you’ve been in business for a while, you can use this announcement as an...

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Learn to Use Informational Interviews Mar 20, 2022

When you’re just starting out as a Virtual Assistant, it can be difficult to know where to find clients. You want people to know about your new business, but you don’t want to appear as if you’re selling yourself, being pushy or, worst of all, desperate.

One very effective and...

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Clearly Explain What You Do Mar 20, 2022

Whether you’re just starting out as a Virtual Assistant or have been in business for a while, you need to clearly describe the work you do – in a concise way – so that people will remember.

Few people give thought to this simple, frequently asked question: “What do you...

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