Did You Know Teachers and Educators Make Awesome Virtual Assistants?

Oct 02, 2020

Teachers and educators typically join the education profession because they want to work with young people, and they want to make a difference. They get joy out of the creativity of teaching.

Unfortunately, the enjoyment of the profession is often diminished due to a poor work environment, lack of respect, and overwhelming stress.

A survey conducted a few years ago showed that 73% of teachers have considered leaving the profession – mostly due to workload. More than 54% said that they did not think they’d be teaching in 10 years. Almost a quarter imagined they’d move on, in half that time. And all those statistics were before the pandemic.

 

Imagine how many more teachers are considering leaving the profession due to the coronavirus outbreak?

A survey conducted in May 2020, surveyed almost 2,000 teachers and educators. Two-thirds say they’re concerned about the health implications of resuming in-person instruction. And some...

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How Admin/Executive Assistants "Crush It" as a VA

Sep 25, 2020

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The pandemic has resulted in layoffs, terminations, furloughs, suspensions, and all kinds of other things. While I sincerely hope you’re not reading this post because you’ve lost your job, I know that this reality is true for so many. The thing is, your skills and experience as an administrative/executive assistant are desperately needed right now even if that in-person office job didn’t or couldn’t keep you.

And if instead, you’re reading this post, not because of COVID’s impact on your job security, but plainly because you just need a change of pace, a change in the company you work for (or keep – think, colleagues), or are looking for more freedom, flexibility, and financial security, you are in the right place. I have great news for you.

You can become a VA.
 
Administrative/Executive Assistants make awesome VAs.

Here’s why:

Dynamite administrative/executive assistants are like giving a leader an...

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What Jobs Are The Easiest To Transition Into A Virtual Career?

Sep 22, 2020

As the summer of 2020 draws to a close, we watch new skyrocketing cases of COVID-19 sweep across the U.S. People everywhere are holding their breath.

We all wait for the other shoe to drop. We ask ourselves, “What are we in for next?”

While physical health and safety are at the forefront of most of our minds, I’m willing to bet on what the next worry in line is...

 -Employment/ Jobs.

-Finances/Paying bills.

-Keeping the lights on.

I imagine that educators and teachers are wondering if they want to go back to school and potentially get the virus. Or is it time for a career change.

People working in the hotel and travel industries are wondering what to do as the hotel chains, airlines, and airports aren’t returning to business-as-usual.

Others, whose work relied to some extent on a physical location, like:

-a physical office for administrative assistants and office managers to run

-convention centers for live event planners to set up

I imagine are finding...

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How Can Negative Job Experiences Make Me A Better Virtual Assistant?

Sep 18, 2020

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Are you stuck in a career that, for whatever reason, you just can’t stand?

Maybe your boss isn’t a good leader.

Perhaps the lack of communication makes it difficult to do your job efficiently. Maybe you don’t feel valued for your contribution to the company. Or possibly you’ve just outgrown your current career.

Luckily, a career as a Virtual Assistant or Virtual Expert® allows you to create your own business from the ground up, so you never have to go back to that J.O.B. you dislike.

Guess what. You can use your past negative job experiences to help shape your new business.

Here are 3 ways your negative job experiences can make you a better Virtual Assistant and Virtual Expert®:

 

1. You Know What You Enjoy

Sometimes it takes a bad experience to shed light on what you genuinely enjoy doing. Being able to identify what you don’t enjoy can have a beneficial impact while building your Virtual Assistant...

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How to Create a New Path with a Successful Virtual Assistant Business

Sep 03, 2020

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Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

If you’re like me, you often think about your life and if you’re on the right path. Perhaps the more important question to ponder is: Where do you want your path to lead?

Right now, you have two choices:

1) maintain the status quo and end up in the same place you are right now, or
2) create a new path that opens a world of possibilities.

 

The first option is easy. You simply do nothing. Yes, doing nothing is an option and a choice. You don’t have to make any changes. Yet, what are the pitfalls? What are you compromising?

If you’re happy where you are in life, then the first option might be right for you. If you’re not happy, not fulfilled, not earning as much as you’d like, let’s examine choice #2.


The second option is a bit more difficult. It provokes those uncomfortable...

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Give Yourself the Gift of Starting Your Own Virtual Expert® Business

Aug 27, 2020

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As you reflect on your life, what do you long for?

-More time with family and friends?
-The joy of work you love performing?
-The flexibility to travel whenever and wherever you’d like and take your work with you?
-You feel like your hard work is appreciated?

What if you could give yourself a gift that empowers you to realize success on your terms?

We, as women, tend to forget to make ourselves a priority.

Today, I want you to consider giving yourself the best gift of all … the freedom to imagine, to wonder, and to take the necessary action that empowers you to build a fulfilling career. A career on your terms.

Starting your own Virtual Assistant or Virtual Expert® business gives you many gifts:

The Gift of Success on Your Terms

An unfulfilling job leaves you feeling stuck, drained and uninspired. You’re stuck performing tasks you hate, and any hope of a promotion depends on someone else’s evaluation of your performance.

The...

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Is It Worth Becoming a Virtual Assistant? Yes, If You Want To Love Your Career

Aug 20, 2020

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According to an October 2019 article in Forbes, over fifty percent of the American workforce is dissatisfied with their job and cites four reasons that contribute to that discontentment.

Those causes include

1) Little to no opportunities for advancement,
2) poor company culture,
3) being underpaid, and
4) loathsome manager and coworkers.

As you reflect on your job,

Are you unhappy and unfulfilled?
Do you feel drained?
Are you struggling to find purpose and balance in your life?

Then a career as a Virtual Assistant or Virtual Expert® might be just the change you need to go from sad to joyful and begin loving your career.

Since 2001, I’ve been a Virtual Assistant, a Virtual Expert®, and a business trainer and coach exclusively for VAs and VEs. During those years, I’ve discovered that becoming a Virtual Assistant truly allows you to love your career and feel fulfilled.

Here are a few of the top reasons VAs and VEs love their careers:

Your...

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What Is The Best Investment to Get My Virtual Assistant Business Growing Fast?

Aug 13, 2020

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Uncertainty is a normal part of starting a business. There are a lot of choices to make, decisions to weigh, and the future to think about. Therefore, taking the first steps to becoming a Virtual Assistant or Virtual Expert® can feel like a leap of faith.

 

There are likely numerous questions that plague your mind:

Is this the right career for me?

Will I be able to make the money I need to pay my bills?

How quickly will I start earning money?

Will I be able to save for retirement?

Will I be able to get clients?

And the list goes on and on.

So what is the best investment to get your Virtual Assistant business growing fast?

 

Invest in a training and coaching program that teaches you how to find, get, and keep high-paying clients.

Whether you’re just starting your business or looking to grow an already established Virtual Assistant business, training and coaching from someone who has already achieved what you want to achieve is the...

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Earn More As A Virtual Assistant By Increasing Your Problem-Solving Skills

Aug 11, 2020

Being a problem solver is an important trait of successful Virtual Assistants and Virtual Experts®.

High-paying clients want to work with Virtual Experts® who can figure out a solution on their own without relying on an answer from the client. They want someone resourceful and adaptable.


Here are 4 ways to increase your problem-solving skills:

 

Shift Your Perspective

There’s not just one way of doing something. So, if something doesn’t work the first time, shift your perspective to figure out a method that does work.

Look at things in a new, creative way. Think of how you might approach the problem differently to solve it.

 

Ask for help

Share your dilemma with someone else, and get their ideas on how you might solve the problem. Even if they don’t know a lot about the issue, they may trigger an idea for you.

If you’re a member of a Virtual Assistant or Virtual Expert® group, post your question or problem there, and ask for their...

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4 Ways to Use Your Executive Assistant Expertise to Build a Virtual Assistant and Virtual Expert® Business

Aug 11, 2020

The needs of companies are changing, and they are seeking more cost-effective methods of getting work done. As a result, where Executive Assistants once played a pivotal role in the daily flow of a business, Virtual Assistants and Virtual Experts® are stepping onto the scene as a practical, more-economical choice for many businesses.

Employers can skip the overhead pay and pay only for the productive time needed by hiring a Virtual Expert®.

Stats show that the Executive Assistant (EA) jobs declined by a whopping 23% over the past 5 years. And they’re expected to drop another 20% by 2028.

If you’re an Executive Assistant, don’t despair. I’ll share how your skill-set and knowledge gives you a head start on building your own home-based business as a Virtual Assistant and Virtual Expert®.

While there are differences between an EA and a VA, there’s no doubt that the skills, experience, and expertise you’ve acquired as an Executive...

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