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Ep 37: Let’s Talk About Rates Baby

11/7/2018
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There are always lots of discussions around rates in the VA industry. How to charge. What to charge. Charging enough. Not enough. In this podcast I cover some recent discussions

Duration:00:12:05

Ep 36: VA Training – Do Your Homework

9/25/2018
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Previously I’ve said that I didn’t think it was necessary for VAs to have training – however with the evolution of the VA industry and so many new VAs coming

Duration:00:15:17

Ep 35: The Evolution of the VA Industry

9/21/2018
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The VA industry has been going since the early 1980s! Since I began my VA journey back in 2000, the industry has certainly evolved and changed significantly. Back then we had

Duration:00:11:29

Ep 34: How I Got Started

6/17/2018
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Recently a question was asked on a group I belong to, “What’s your reason for not starting your business?” The primary reason for most people not getting started was fear:

Duration:00:12:24

Ep 33: The Myth of Work-Life Balance

6/13/2018
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The Courier Mail ran an article about an NBN commissioned study highlighting that many small business owners who had begun their business in the hope of achieving work/life balance were

Duration:00:09:56

Ep 32: You Are Your Best Marketer

5/30/2018
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Do you rely on family and friends to help market your business? Do you feel ‘miffed’ if they overlook you? I think we all go through that – especially start

Duration:00:03:48

Ep 31: Good Quality Clients Who Pay Your Rate

4/2/2018
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A listener asked for a show covering how to attract good quality clients who are willing to pay your rate, and won’t try and bargain you down. This is probably

Duration:00:16:37

Ep 30: Brand Damage Online

3/6/2017
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We have discussed damage to your online reputation in other podcasts, but in this show I give you a real life example of one online retailer whose post on her

Duration:00:07:27

Ep 29: More on Continuing Education

9/29/2016
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This is a short follow up podcast on continuing education. It’s so important as a VA to keep up to date with latest trends in tech so you can help

Duration:00:04:16

Ep 28: Peaks and Troughs in Business

9/13/2016
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If you’re going to go into business, you need to understand that there will be peaks and troughs. Business ebbs and flows. So what do you do to help you

Duration:00:06:23

Ep27: Can They Do That??

1/31/2016
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There have been some discussions on various forums for VAs about cheap labour providers offering services for $5 per hour or less and usually these relate to offshore providers. But

Duration:00:06:19

Ep 26: Your Digital Legacy

7/10/2014
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It’s not something we like to think about but as the saying goes “None of us are getting out of this alive”. But when we do shuffle off this mortal

Duration:00:06:21

Ep 25: Do you Brand Your Car?

6/26/2014
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Following on from our podcasts about your online reputation – what about your reputation in real life? If you brand your car or your clothing with your business name or

Duration:00:04:14

Ep23: Are You Killing Your Online Reputation – Part 1

5/29/2014
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Everyone seems to be using social media these days but are you careful about what you post … all the time? You probably won’t ever know who or how many

Duration:00:13:02

Ep22: Putting the ‘Social’ Back into Social Media

5/15/2014
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Social media seems to have lost something over recent years – being social. And we seem to have forgotten that Facebook is a tool – a service provided to us

Duration:00:04:51

Ep21: Social Media a Waste of Time

5/1/2014
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You often hear business people refer to social media involvement as ‘wasting time’. Is it? Is social media a waste of time? Maybe it depends how you’re using it.

Duration:00:04:39

Ep20: Admin Work Unskilled?

4/24/2014
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I heard a client once refer to administration or clerical work as “unskilled”. Is it? Is that what the general public think? What do you think? Share your comments below!

Duration:00:03:52

Ep19: Client Purchasing Decisions

4/10/2014
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We can’t win every job – but just because you miss out on signing a client who goes to a competitor doesn’t mean you lacked the skills necessary to do

Duration:00:02:51

Ep18: Missed Opportunities

3/30/2014
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The release of the film Saving Mr Banks saw a golden opportunity for market engagement missed by a local small business. How many opportunities will you miss out on this

Duration:00:04:59

Ep17: AVAC 2014: 15 Key Takeaways

3/23/2014
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On 14 and 15 March 2014, Australian Virtual Assistants gathered for the Australian VA Conference at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. I thought I’d share the 15 key takeaways for me from the conference! My number 1 takeaway probably … Continue reading →

Duration:00:06:36