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How to get awesome clients

If you want to have a satisfying and fulfilling freelance career it’s really important to have clients that you enjoy working with – because there’s no point in leaving a (horribly unfulfilling, tedious but secure) full-time job to still be miserable at work! A great client is a rare and wonderful thing but not as… Read more »

How to manage difficult clients

Difficult clients can undermine your business, knock your confidence, feed your insecurity, make you doubt yourself and even make you start to hate freelancing – so it’s really important you know how to identify and manage all the different types. Remember that you work with your client, not for them so be proactive, steer the… Read more »

How Jan Baber set up her VA business and got clients alongside her full time job

Because my DIY VA course gets such great results, I wanted to share some of the inspiring success stories from people who have taken the course and set up their own freelance business. Although Jan Baber loved her job, she wanted to find out what her full potential was and if she could actually reach… Read more »

How to work better once you get clients

When my VA trainees are about to be signed off and released into the world of freelancing, we often discuss what it’s like to work for yourself, pitfalls and ways they can better manage their time once they’re working with multiple clients. I’ve learned a few time-management tricks over the years, but I also have… Read more »

How to chase invoices for your clients

A good VA service to offer is credit control – i.e. chasing invoice payments. You might initially shudder at the thought of calling strangers to chase money, but it’s actually completely painless if you know what to say. A lot of small businesses and freelancers like to outsource this task because it creates a buffer… Read more »

How to avoid time-wasting clients

One of my readers recently sent me an email suggesting I write a post on how to qualify a new client. Only two weeks into her new career, she’s already encountered a complete time-waster and wanted to share her experience in order to prevent others having the same experience. This is what she told me:

Why you should become a Virtual Assistant

Picture the scene. I’m seventeen years old, it’s around a quarter to nine in the morning and I’m on a commuter bus on my way to work. It’s one of my very first jobs out of school, I work from nine to five thirty every day in a huge airless room at a faceless call centre in… Read more »

15 blunt truths about what it means to be a Virtual Assistant

Because virtual assistance is an unregulated industry and you don’t need any formal qualifications to be a VA, there is often confusion and misunderstanding in the VA Handbookers Facebook group around what being one actually entails. Because I’m also tired of reading articles that portray the profession as being an ‘easy side gig’, I thought… Read more »

How Lauren Moon set up her VA business following a family bereavement

Because my DIY VA course gets such great results, I wanted to share some of the inspiring success stories from people who have taken the course and set up their own freelance business. Following a family bereavement, Lauren took some time to evaluate her life and decided that life was way too short to be… Read more »