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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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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How to Prepare for Your First Meeting with a Potential Client as a VA

Aug 11, 2020

Consultations with a potential client can feel like one of the scariest things you’ll do as a Virtual Assistant or Virtual Expert®. It can be tough to put yourself out there when the possibility of rejection lingers. Knowing how to prepare for your first meeting with a potential client as a Virtual Assistant can help you overcome some of those nerves.

A potential client consultation is as much for you as it is for the potential client. During a consultation, you’re focused on figuring out how, and, if, you can help the client achieve their goals. You’re also assessing if the client is a good fit for you.

Flipping your mindset from “what if they don’t like me” to “is this person someone I want to work with long-term” allows you to shed a lot of the anxiety you might feel before a consultation.

Just as it is anytime you meet someone new, nervousness is normal. Therefore, it’s important to find strategies that help you overcome...

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What Does Success Mean To You As A Virtual Assistant or Virtual Expert®?

Aug 11, 2020

Throughout our lives, we see these images of success — the big house, the nice car. You know, the white picket fence. Tangible objects that once acquired indicate that we’ve made it. However, what does success mean to you as a Virtual Assistant or Virtual Expert®?

We’re conditioned to think that success is a quantifiable goal like reaching your ideal weight. And, once you have achieved it, you can see it. But, you may have found that your pursuit of success has left you feeling like something in your life is lacking.

What you may have realized is that the measure of success is not tangible. It’s more complex than that. And, people that you look at and think, “Wow, they’re so successful,” may be lacking something that makes them feel as though they’ve achieved nothing worthwhile.

A Business Insider article illustrates how twelve rich, powerful people define success. Not one of them says wealth or power are the most...

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