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054 | The Money Series: The Dark Side of Money

When you receive any kind of Government welfare benefits, how do you feel about it? Are you proud to share that as a source of your income, or ashamed and like you could NEVER say how you pay your bills? Today we're diving into the Dark Side of Money: Debt, mistakes, receiving welfare benefits and the stigmas that surround it. This episode might bring up some uncomfortable truths and feelings for you, and if it does please take the time you need and seek the support you need to work through...


053 | The Money Series: How to Increase Your Income by Embracing a New Mindset

No money, no honey - and money is what makes the world go 'round right? Without it, we can't pay our bills, buy lattes, or enjoy a the disgustingly delicious pleasure of a late night Maccas run. We all need money - it gives us the choices to lead a life of our own design. But are we making harder on ourselves than it needs to be? Join Ashleigh for a chat about what she was taught about money as a child and adolescent and how this played as a young adult - and, the elegantly simple ways...


052 | Can We REALLY Have Our Cake and Eat It Too?

Have you ever been around those people who only see business relationships as transactional, where it's all about what someone can squeeze out of you rather than help and support you? Today we're talking about the difference between the "Get/Give" mindset, and asking some big questions: Stay tuned, this is a biggie. Find out more about the Podcast Start Up Program by clicking here. Contact Ashleigh via email: Facebook: @virtuallyawesomeservices


Ep 051 | Shining a Light on the Dark Sides of Your Industry

Part of being a paradigm-changer and making the world a better place, is uncovering the darker sides of what's happening in our industries to examine and understand the problems and become a force for solutions. Join Ashleigh for a brief episode on how this showed up in the Podcasting and Business Community recently, and how she responded to it. Is it time to embody the thought leadership residing inside you and launch your voice across the planet? Click here to find out more about the...


Ep 050 | The Shame of Pain Based Marketing & The Solution That's Simpler Than You Think

Have you ever been scrolling through Facebook or IG and suddenly felt your tummy turn in knots, and had the sensation of suddenly being under the microscope with all the world judging you? I know I certainly have - and today we're dissecting the beast that is pain and shame-based marketing strategies - and how we can choose to come from a different mindset and philosophy instead. Are you ready to amplify your voice and be heard globally? Are you ready to embrace the thought-leader that's...


VA Ep 049 | Tall Poppy Syndrome

Ever been "put in your place" by someone in your industry, or told you were too much? Ever had a secret yearning for more, but it's felt impossible to achieve or even attempt? Today we're talking about being "Too Big for your Boots" - Tall Poppy Syndrome. It's rife here in Australia especially - we have a culture that tears anyone who dares to reach for more down. But does it have to be that way? Can we change it? Stay tuned for the new look and feel of VA Podcast and hear Ashleigh's...


048 | The Silver Bullet Solution to Your Business and Podcasting Woes

G'day and welcome to episode 048 of the VA Podcast where normally, we'd tell you over and over again that there is no silver bullet to becoming an overnight success in business, let alone in podcasting - but we're making one exception to that today. Have you ever felt like you've run out of things to say? You've had amazing people be guests, but the conversation lacked a meaningful substance? Today we're diving into the THREE things you can do when you get this space including the BIG...


VA Ep 047 | "I'll Make You #1 on iTunes" is a Lie, Don't Buy into It

Hello and Happy New Year Podnerds! Welcome to episode 047 of the VA Podcast - our first episode for January 2019 and not only is it our first Bizversary, (see noun; business - anniversary, to mark a significant period in business) it's also the time of year that we're FLOODED with "planning for the next twelve months" or, "pick your 'word' for next year" type. We're really, indecently not up for that 'round here. So, instead today we're getting some tough love from the #fairypodmother...


Episode Re-Release in Honour of Louisa Tew

Friends, It breaks my heart today to be re-releasing this episode of the VA Podcast and to share with you that my friend, client, supporter and global changemaker, Louisa Tew left this world on Tuesday, December 5th in her sleep. Please observe with me, a minute of silence to honour her memory, and then drink in her spirit in a special re-release of her episode on Ethical Outsourcing. She will be remembered here as one of our biggest cheerleaders, inspirations, and leader of the fight for...


VA Ep 046 | Why Service Swaps Are Killing Your Business

Welcome to episode 046 of the Virtually Awesome Podcast with your hostess with the mostess, Ashleigh Rae! In this episode we'te talking about the devil that is Service Swaps. You might know them as Energy Swaps or Exchanges, and they are killing small businesses and holding them back from blossoming - so tune in to hear why you need to stop doing them, and smart alternative strategies that will grow your business in the long term. Apply to Join the Australian Women's Podcasting Networking...


VA Ep 045 | Networking Do's and Don'ts for Opportunity GALORE

Aloha! Welcome to episode 045 of the VA podcast - today we're talking all about NETWORKING why and how, and some basic do's and don'ts if you're new to the networking world - and some extra special insight into the Australian Womens Podcasting Networking. Also stay tuned for BIRTHDAY SPECIALS! That's right, December 6th is my birthday and we're celebrating by sharing some amazing specials with our listeners and tribe. Today's offer: AUDIOGRMS! 5 x audiograms $110 OR 10 x Audiograms...


VA Ep 044 | Are Your Leveraging Your Show Notes? Your Missing Out!

Welcome to episode 044 of the Virtually Awesome Podcast! Today we're talking ALL about why you need to be using your show notes to leverage your content - and a few simple hacks to help you rock it. So, do you write show notes for EVERY episode of your podcast? If not, why not? You're missing a huge opportunity to grow your business! A Few Highlights: Find out more about the Australian Women's Podcast Network by emailing Ashleigh Need a hosting service for your new...


VA Ep 043 | Bringing SEXY Back to Business w/ Renee Hasseldine

Welcome to episode 043 of the Virtually Awesome Podcast with your hostess with the mostess, Ashleigh Rae! In this juicy episode, we're joined by the cheeky, yet wise Renee Hasseldine from Share Your Passion chatting about why on EARTH visual models are a glorious way to grow your business, and how to get in the mysterious flow zone. Tune in for some serious business pow-wow words from Renee on all the most important areas of business - from sales and marketing, getting the flow zone,...


VA Ep 042 | Building a Strong Foundation Mindset that Supports Your Business Success

Welcome back VA's and Podnerds! Join Ashleigh for a quick solo episode about creating a strong mindset that supports your business, and ripples out into all areas of your life. Why? because otherwise, you might just enjoy being stuck in your own way a little much - you could do what Ashleigh did, and stay stuck for TWO WHOLE YEARS! Check out the Virtually Awesome Podcast Academy here: Try Libsyn for hosting...


VA Ep 041 | Networking and VA'ing Done Right w/ Rosie Shilo from Virtually Yours

Welcome to episode 041 of the Virtually Awesome Podcast! You're in for a cracker episode with special guest, Rosie Shilo from Virtually Yours! Tune into this episode for a hilarious journey back in time to BEFORE social media existed (can you even imagine life without Facebook and Instagram?!) common mistake VA's make, and the things VA's do exceptionally well! About Our Guest Since creating Virtually Yours, a thriving and ever growing network for Virtual Assistants, Rosie Shilo has...


VA Ep 040 | When a New Client Relationships Go WRONG

Hello Podnerds! Welcome to episode FORTY of the VA Podcast! This episode is a solo show with your hostess, Ashleigh Rae and touches on a touchy subject: what happens when a new client relationship goes belly up? Ashleigh shares her lessons from two recent experiences and what she has learned from letting go of seemingly dream clients. Highlights: Connect on Social Media: Facebook: @virtuallyawesomeservices Instagram: @virtuallyawesomeservices Email: Take up...


VA Podcast 039 | VA Spotlight w/ Tarryn Reeves

Welcome to episode 039 of the Virtually Awesome Podcast! Today, we're joined by the fascinating Tarryn Reeves, the Managing Director of her own Virtual Assistance company. In Tarryn's Words: At Zimpasha, our mission is to give small business owners their time back. As a business owner myself, I know that there comes a time in your business when you can no longer 'wear all the hats.' We started our business so that you can keep doing yours. I used to work in a job that I hated, and I...


VA Podcast 038 | International Podcast Day Celebration | Why and How Did You First Discover Podcasting?

Welcome to episode 038 of the Virtually Awesome Podcast! Today, we're celebrating International Podcast Day - Ashleigh shares how she first came across podcasting, and her the BIG reason why she loves this medium so darn much - strap in, it's worth having a tissue handy for this. FREE STUFF Get 2 months free when you sign up to a Libsyn plan by using our special promo code, ARVA - Libsyn isn't one of the top podcast hosting services for nothing, they're amazing and we've been recommending...


VA Podcast Ep 037 | Podcast Startup on a Shoestring

Whether you're just beginning to get into Podcasting to support your business, or if you're looking at becoming an editor VA, there are systems and process you'll need to put in place to save you time, and sanity and maximize your content. In this episode, Ashleigh shares her favorite, low cost or FREE systems and software to help you get your podcasting enterprise, off the ground for peanuts. Chill with Ashleigh and VA team in these cool...


VA Podcast 036 | Opportunity and Pivoting from Chaos

How do you run a business when emergencies happen? How do you look after yourself, your clients, your family when you have no idea whats happening or will happen? Join Ashleigh on today's episode to learn how she managed to care for herself, her business, and her family in the midst of a medical emergency. You'll hear her best tips so far, and also get a great update on the direction of her business and this podcast! Chill with Ashleigh in these...