Live Your Best Life as a Virtual Assistant

Know Your Numbers Jun 24, 2024

When I started my Virtual Assistant business in 2010, my goal was to replace my six-figure corporate salary. I chose my rate, $50 an hour, and calculated by billing eight hours a day for five days a week, I would hit the mark.

I had a coach who encouraged me and confirmed that...

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Are You Switched On or Off? Jun 10, 2024

On Tuesday, I met one of my new neighbors, Sarah, on my daily walk. A few people who know us both mentioned they thought we might become friends, so I was excited to cross paths with her.

Sarah and I immediately hit it off as she told me about her recent travels to Asia and her personal training...

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You Are The Solution Jun 03, 2024

When Virtual Assistants are just starting their businesses, they believe getting clients is the primary objective. And they’re right; getting clients will bring in revenue and allow them to reach their financial goals. So it makes sense that they focus their time and energy on this.

To get...

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The Real Work of a Virtual Assistant May 20, 2024

Women thinking about becoming Virtual Assistants often worry they lack the skills to succeed.

They talk to me about how long they have been out of the workplace, stress that they have no corporate experience, and fret about not being techy.

That’s because they’re confused about how...

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The Fast Track to Business Success May 13, 2024

I love to putter around my house on Saturday mornings. I walk from room to room, putting things back in place, watering my plants, and organizing our belongings. It’s all about doing whatever I am drawn to at the moment.

Spending hours without an agenda is relaxing, especially after a busy...

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How Are You Spending Your Time? Apr 29, 2024

I recently learned that the average American watches television for 294 minutes a day. That’s almost five hours! I was shocked, so I did some Googling, wondering if what I had heard was accurate. It was. Holy smokes.

Then I remembered that I used to do this, too.

I would start with the...

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Take Charge of Your Thoughts Apr 22, 2024

Last Thursday morning began with a nasty text message. It came from our new cell phone service provider’s store manager, Jim, in response to a message I sent him. (I won’t name names, but the new carrier's name rhymes with Horizon.)

When my husband, Greg, and I relocated to...

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Is Being a Virtual Assistant For You? Apr 01, 2024

I began work as a Virtual Assistant in 2010, so not much about my daily routine changed in 2020 when people started to work from home. For others, though, the change was dramatic. There was no more commuting, packing a lunch, spending time in traffic, or dressing for the office.

I noticed that...

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Your Time is Valuable Mar 25, 2024

When you’re a Virtual Assistant who’s not making money or hitting your financial goals, it seems commonsensical to wait until you’re making money to invest in your business.

Even if you have money to invest from your job or savings, you feel the business needs to...

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Don’t Over Invest in Your Business Mar 17, 2024

My husband Greg and I are in the process of moving from Connecticut to Virginia. We began migrating our things on January 29th when we closed on the house. We will be completely moved in, chickens and all, by April 1st.

The distance between our old home and our new home is 415 miles, so there...

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