Finding Your First Virtual Assistant

The virtual world is non-stop and since the term Virtual Assistant was spoken the pace has gained momentum.  More and more of us are starting businesses and its not long before we realise that dipping our toes into entrepreneurial roles brings more work than we can cope with.  Our energy can…

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Delegation to Out-sourcing

Many business professionals begin their careers on the corporate ladder and happily enjoy all the perks that that entails.  When their day becomes just too much and the To Do List is never ending and when it demands too many of their evenings and weekends, they look to see where…

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Your Website – Is It Legal?

So you have just had your website built.  It looks pretty, has all the latest and greatest whizz bang effects, you have the blog, you have got all the keywords and SEO sorted and you think it’s the best thing ever!  Now ask yourself a simple question: is my website on…

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Build on “Know, Like and Trust” When Engaging

You do not have to be regularly attending a business networking group like 4N to know that in business we should all aim to build relationships based on knowing someone, liking them and trusting them. Coincidentally, KNOW – LIKE – TRUST is the 4Networking (or 4N if you prefer) mantra…

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Your Website is Your Key to the Kingdom

Instead of piling high with all your fantastic content on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, You Tube, Tumblr and Pinterest savvy operators put their primary efforts into their actual website instead.  Driving traffic back through your creative content such as blogging and using the relationships you have built keeps everything focussed on…

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Secure Use of Dropbox – Is It Possible?

Around 2010 Dropbox became widely used as a means of sharing files on the internet and is widely used by Virtual PAs and Assistants and their clients.  There have been many security issues for the operators of Dropbox to deal with along the way.  This naturally dented confidence in its usage.  Whilst it…

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Starting a Career as a Virtual Assistant

No matter how you start your Virtual Assistant career, all VAs need to tick many of the same boxes in order to establish a sustainable well run business. Here are some of the points that all new VAs should aim to cover: Decide on a suitable business name but keep…

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Search Engines Evolution!

Internet search engines in the mid 1990s through to 1999 were a very different animal to the sophisticated tools of today’s internet.  In those days basic searches using Alta Vista (the Google of the time) could often generate seemingly unrelated results with a variety of random topics intermingled.  During the 1990s there was no…

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Getting the Most Out of a Visit to The Office Show

It has been a few years since I last visited The Office Show and my visit on Thursday, 12 May 2016 showed me just how things had grown.  The general atmosphere was as buzzy as ever with lots of keen, career-focussed individuals in abundance.  There were many more businesses represented,…

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