Mistakes Can Happen When You Work from Home as a Virtual Assistant

Jan 26, 2021

 

Nobody is perfect, and we all make mistakes. Mistakes are part of being human. You’re bound to make some mistakes along the way. 

 

As a Virtual Assistant, you work from home for multiple clients juggling multiple projects. No matter how careful you are, mistakes will happen. 

 

So, if mistakes are inevitable, what do we do when they happen? 

 

First, we hold ourselves accountable. 

 We self-acknowledge we made a mistake. Accept that we made a mistake, giving ourselves some grace. 

 

Again, no one is perfect and everyone makes them. Beating ourselves up doesn’t make it disappear and it also doesn’t fix it. 

 

Then, we own our mistakes to those it impacts - our clients, vendors, or team members.

 

We approach this with courage and honesty. We also correct, revise, adjust, or amend whatever it is that has happened. If it’s something beyond our control or wheelhouse, we ask for help and...

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How to Be a Successful Virtual Assistant

Jan 05, 2021

I get asked all the time what makes a successful Virtual Assistant. As though there was a special recipe. 

It makes me think of grandkids marveling at the delight of their grandma’s “secret sauce”  and wanting to know what is in it that makes it so exceptional. And, more importantly, can they replicate her recipe if she gives it to them? 

Anyone who knows me will tell you, I’m an open book. I don’t have secrets. What I know, I share.

Today I want to share these facts with you: 

  • There are some central ingredients in becoming a successful Virtual Assistant. 
  • That doesn’t mean they are fast or cheap ingredients to come by. 

In other words, knowing the ingredients doesn’t guarantee anything. It’s how you use them. 

 Successful Virtual Assistants possess habits that empower them to face challenges, believe in themselves, and accomplish their goals. 

The keyword there is “habits.”...

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How To Find Virtual Assistant Clients During A Crisis

Dec 08, 2020

There are more Virtual Assistant Clients than ever before.

Let’s talk about why the VA industry is growing so fast, and how you can find VA clients during this crisis.

Let's start with 3 reasons there are more VA and VE® clients than ever before:

1. The new normal is now working from home, virtually and remotely.

That means more business owners than ever are interested in working with Virtual Assistants and Virtual Experts®.

2. Business owners need help – both those with brick and mortar and online businesses.

They need help figuring out how to pivot from where they are now to where they need to be to keep their businesses thriving.

3. More people are buying MORE stuff online.

Clients need you to build websites, set up eCommerce, create content, provide marketing, and perform all the techie tasks ... to know a handful of things out of the hundreds of tasks needed.

 

With so many  VA and VE® clients,  here are some ways to find them during a...

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How to Get Virtual Assistant Clients During a Crisis

Nov 30, 2020

If you're worried about keeping your Virtual Assistant and Virtual Expert® clients during this pandemic, I am here to reassure you. There is zero need to worry.

Your clients need your assistance now, more than ever -- so they can pivot if needed and continue to grow their businesses.

Here are 3 tips on how to keep your VA and VE® clients during this pandemic.

Tip #1: Maintain Or Establish A Leadership Position In The Market

  • Communicate (start with the thing on all our minds -- the pandemic)
  • Over-communicate
  • Get seen in ways you never have before:

a. Facebook Live & Articles

b. Blog

c. YouTube Videos

d. LinkedIn articles & video

e. Get interviewed on podcasts

f. Do a webinar

g. Double down on everything you've already been doing to market and get seen

You will have a massive head start on all who wallow in the worry.

Now that you're communicating more and being seen more, here are a few steps to lead your market:

1.Address worries and concerns as they relate to how...

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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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How to Get Over Your Fear of Starting Your Virtual Assistant Business

Aug 11, 2020

What is getting in your way of starting your Virtual Assistant or Virtual Expert® business? If you’re like most women, fear is the likely culprit. Does the fear of failure or fear of not being good enough, get in your way of starting a business to finally live the life you’ve always imagined? You’re not alone.

In this article, I will share tips on how to get over your fear of starting your Virtual Assistant Business and do it anyway.

Tips to Help You Overcome Your Fear of Starting Your Virtual Expert Business:

 

Surround Yourself with Support

When starting your VE business, you need friends, family, and colleagues to help shoulder some of the fear and anxiety that come along with starting a new business. Your support system will help you set realistic expectations of yourself and hold you accountable for reaching your goals.

They can help you stay balanced, celebrate your successes, or just be there when you’re feeling overwhelmed.

When...

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How to Build Confidence in Yourself and Your Virtual Assistant Business

Aug 11, 2020

The past—your history—provides insight into your life today. It explains how you got where you are. Your past may tell the story of struggle, of happiness, of obstacles overcome, of hard work, and many amazing successes.

Your story isn't over, it's only beginning.

You're in control of the script – and you have the power to write your own story.
It’s exciting that even though you’ve worked hard to get where you are, you have a desire for more. Whatever the reason that’s fueling you to want to keep pushing yourself—whether you’re currently in a traditional job or your own Virtual Assistant business—it’s not too late to add to your story.

And it's never too late to add a new act to your script.

 

How do you gain confidence in yourself and your Virtual Assistant business?

Your drive to keep pushing to reach your full potential likely stems from your self-confidence. A Forbes article states that “a fundamental lack of...

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