Desire to Done: A podcast for Virtual Assistants, introverts, work from home

Desire to Done: A podcast for Virtual Assistants, introverts, work from home

The Desire to Done Podcast, hosted by Billie Gardner, will help you along your Virtual Assistant journey, whether you’re just starting out, wanting to grow bigger, or still in the research phase.


March 17, 2023 10 min

Business boundaries are important for running your business smoothly, reserving your energy, reducing anxiety and stress, and mental health.

Plus, they help you develop harmonious working relationships with your clients.

If you don’t have clear policies, you risk the chance of working on days you don’t want to, working hours you don’t want to, and putting up with things you shouldn’t (like a non-paying client).

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Your website is a powerful marketing tool that will help you find clients and make money. Done right, potential clients will want to learn more about your services. Done wrong, you risk your ideal client clicking away from your site, never to be seen again.

There are common website mistakes that I see VAs make, and today I’m going to talk about 10 of them. So if you have a website or if you’re about to create yours, listen...

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I hear a lot of VAs talk about having imposter syndrome. They feel like they don’t know what they’re doing, that their skills aren’t good enough to charge money, or that they need to be an expert to help clients.

It's a crippling feeling that can hold VAs back from launching and growing their business. Introverts are more prone to imposter syndrome too.

In this episode, I talk about what imposter syndrome is,...

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February 3, 2023 9 min

Today’s episode is a round-up of my most popular podcast episodes of 2022. As I announce the winning episodes, I’ll also give behind-the-scenes tidbits about myself or the topic

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Today’s episode is a little different from my normal ones. Instead of sharing VA tips, I’ll be reviewing my membership, the Introvert VA Club. I’ll be going through everything we added in 2022 and giving a sneak peek at what’s coming right away in 2023!

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Creating a name for your Virtual Assistant business can be a challenge. First, you need to find a name you like. Then you need to make sure nobody else has the same name. And if so, you have to find another one.

I know from experience that naming your business is one of those steps that can hold you back from moving forward in the business-building process. And it’s something that a lot of VAs struggle with.

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People who write out their goals are more likely to achieve them.

But guess what? Writing them down is NOT enough!

You have to take consistent action in order to reach them. My favorite tool to do this is a planner.

In today’s episode, I'll cover a few planners I’ve tried and loved. I’ll also talk about the features I like about each one, what’s not included, who it’s good for, the price, and any ot...

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December 9, 2022 10 min

Your Virtual Assistant business can slow down for many different reasons. Perhaps a client leaves, and you haven’t found one to replace them yet. Or maybe your clients have cut back on hours temporarily because of the season or some other situation.

In this episode, I’ll cover several suggestions to improve your business and make it stronger and healthier while waiting for things to pick back up. 

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    Most business owners are overwhelmed by the number of emails they receive on a daily basis and could use help organizing and managing their inboxes.

    In today's episode, I cover what's involved in creating an email management service. Whether you're a new VA or have been around for a while, email management can be a great service to offer clients. 

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    November 11, 2022 6 min

    I can’t believe it, but my podcast is about to celebrate its 1st anniversary! It’s weird, I never thought I’d have a podcast, but one day I decided I wanted to try it out. 

    In today’s episode, I thought it would be fun to share a behind-the-scenes look at the steps I take to create and publish my episodes. Maybe you’re curious about what’s involved with producing a podcast, or perhaps you’re a VA thinking about helping other podcast...

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    Stress is no fun!

    Not only does it make us feel like crap, but it can also affect our health, relationships, productivity, life, work…everything!

    Add starting a business, kids, pets, and everything else, and we’re feeling quite overwhelmed, aren’t we? There are lots of ways to manage stress, however, that can help us feel more balanced, happy, and in control of our emotions.

    Today, I'm going to share my top 10...

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    When should you invoice a client? Before working with them or after? 

    If you send your bill before you do the work, will it have a negative impact on your relationship?

    If you ask them to pay after you complete their work, what if they don’t pay?

    In today's episode, I shed some light on the topic and share what I recommend most VAs do.

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    If the word 'networking' sends chills down your spine, you're not alone! It tends to conjure up thoughts of people standing around in suits and dresses in a stuffy room, shuffling out business cards, and making boring and awkward business talk.

    And if you're an introvert, the thought of talking to strangers alone gives you heart palpitations, so the mere thought of approaching strangers on your own gives you a fu...

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    In today’s episode, I’m sharing the story of how I went from working at a day job to being a full-time Virtual Assistant. I’ll also share the important steps I took to make the leap as quickly as possible.

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    There are lots of options when it comes to website platforms. So many it can be overwhelming to decide which one is best for you and your Virtual Assistant business! In today's episode, I cover a few of my favorite website builders and the pros and cons of each.

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    Branding is an important aspect of your Virtual Assistant Business. It's your business’s first impression – you must grab someone’s attention within a few seconds of them landing on your website or social media platform, or they’ll just click away.

    In today's episode, I cover my favorite branding tips and give you some fun projects that you can do to create the perfect brand for your business. 

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    If you're struggling with staying on top of your business tasks...this episode is for you! If you're a Virtual Assistant...this episode is for you too!

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    One moment you feel on top of the world and the next you can't even drag yourself out of bed. You no longer enjoy doing the things you like to do and your motivation is completely zapped. This, my friend, is what burnout is like.

    I am no stranger to burnout. It happens to me occasionally but I now know the signs of it coming on and what to do when I hit that burnout stage. In today’s episode, I’ll be covering what to ...

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    In today's episode, I answer the following question from a new Virtual Assistant:

    "I want to build a 4-figure a month business within six months' time. I eventually want to have a 10k a month business. How do I do this?"

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    In today’s episode, I’m sharing a few of my favorite tips and programs for organizing client tasks and ensuring work gets done!

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