The best things about being a Virtual Assistant

Although you may really want to set up your own Virtual Assistant business, I’m sure you’ll agree that stepping into the unknown can be really scary. Because I think that being a freelancer is marvellous and will change your life in so many fantastic ways, I asked members of my VA Handbookers Facebook group what the best thing about being a Virtual Assistant was. This is what they said:

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Do you need a blog and what should you write about?

There is often much discussion over on the VA Handbookers Facebook group as to whether it’s worth having a blog on your website or not. On one hand people hear that it’s good for search engine optimisation (SEO), but on the other hand they don’t want to write one if they don’t really need it – plus they’re not really too sure what to write about even if they do decide to start one.

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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 hard to find as you might think. Let me show you how:

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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 process and manage the relationship. Here’s how to do it with ease:

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How Sarah Liddle set up her VA business after seeing friends go through life changing events

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. After seeing friends go through some serious life changing events, Sarah Liddle started to question where her own life was heading and she also wanted to spend more time outside and with her family. Here’s the story of why Sarah took the course and how her life has changed since.

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How Jo Lewis set up her VA business after being overlooked at work

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. After working for the same company for 13 years and then being overlooked for a well-deserved promotion, Jo Lewis decided she’d had enough. Here’s the story of why Jo took the course and how her life has changed since.

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How Fay Blakey set up her VA business to spend more time with her little boy

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. After being made redundant, Fay Blakey wanted enjoyable, flexible part-time work so she could spend more time with her son. Here’s the story of why Fay took the course and how her life has changed since. 

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How Laura Coyle set up her VA business after being made redundant

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. After being made redundant, Laura Coyle wanted a working life that would reduce her stress levels and fit around her three young children. Here’s the story of why Laura took the course and how her life has changed since. 

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How Sophie Khaksari set up and landed her first client within six weeks

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. After going on maternity leave, Sophie Khaksari wanted to establish a flexible working life that would fit around her young daughter. Here’s the story of why Sophie took the course and how her life has changed since. 

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How Sadie Finch set up her VA business to become more than just ‘Mummy’

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. After leaving her job to start a family, Sadie Finch wanted something for herself and to be more than just ‘Mummy’ to her two small boys. Here’s the story of why Sadie took the course and how her life has changed since.

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