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Author: Alison Wood

Promoting your VA business through social media

One of the best ways to gain visibility for your VA business is through the use of social media. Not only is social media free but you are targeting potential clients in the places they hang out. You know all those other businesses you see on Facebook and LinkedIn? Well, many of those people need help and it’s now your job to let them know about what you offer and to build a relationship with all those potential clients. Your website The first thing you need is a place to showcase your expertise and to tell people about the...

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Marketing your VA business on a budget

  Becoming a Virtual Assistant is a great way to earn an income. The rates are good; it’s very flexible so you can work around other commitments; and it offers a great deal of variety so you never get bored.   If you want longevity out of this career you are going to need to market your services to attract more, and better paying, clients. When you have a tiny budget and limited time, this might seem like an impossible task. However, with a spark of creativity and a commitment to be consistent in your marketing efforts you will...

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How to look after your health and avoid burnout as a VA

While being a Virtual Assistant is a great freelance gig in terms of flexibility, pay and job satisfaction, it is a role where you need to guard your own health in order to avoid burnout. As a freelancer you are both boss and employee, therefore you need to keep an eye on the welfare of your staff – namely, you. Boundaries around hours The first thing to consider is how many hours you are willing to work per day. While it might seem like a great idea to work for as long as possible, you are only going to...

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