The Virtual Assistant Tips, Tricks + Advice Podcast

The Virtual Assistant Tips, Tricks + Advice Podcast

A Virtual Assistant Podcast with a fresh + unique perspective on the VA Industry. This podcast is for anyone looking for real strategies for getting started, getting clients, and creating a profitable business that gives you the freedom to work when + where you want. Each episode is filled with value and actionable steps to help you succeed WITHOUT any fluff or hype, just the stuff that gets results.

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July 27, 2021 8 min

Believe it or not most us ask ourselves this very question when we're starting our VA business.

"What do I have to offer clients?"

In this week's episode of the VA Tips, Tricks + Advice podcast I'm walking your through a short and simple exercise to help you realize that you DO have skills that you can offer right now. 

I hope you'll listen and do the exercises to help you discover just how much you k...

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In this week's episode of the VA Tips, Tricks + Advice podcast I'm sharing the answer to this very common question - do I focus on setting up my business first of learn skills?

The simple answer is... it depends. 

It depends on your situation.

Are you working now with income coming in or are do you need to get started yesterday because you need an income?

I cover this and so much more in this podcast so be sure to g...

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In this week's episode of the VA Tips, Tricks + Advice podcast I'm sharing why you need to have a business policies document and what goes in it.

This document is a great reference document for clients to understand how you run your business + it makes you out to be a professional.

I hope you'll listen and share your thoughts!

Here is a link to my VA Templates Bundle that I mentioned:

  • https://www.techiemento...
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    In this week's episode of the VA Tips, Tricks + Advice podcast I'm talking about what you need to do before you take on clients and not be a trapeze artist flying without a net. Quick disclaimer that this is a bit of a "preachy" podcast but it needs to be said.

    There are certain things I feel you must have in place BEFORE you take on a real client (not family or a friend). These are the things that make you app...

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    Marketing is the Number 1 business skill you need to master as an entrepreneur. Bottom line is – you may have the greatest product or service in the world but if nobody knows it exists it really doesn’t matter!

    Marketing is not the same as selling - in fact it's what comes before it. Many people don't like marketing or fear it because they think they're trying to sell or hustle someone. But that's not true!  Market...

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    Making the most of each day is so important for all service professionals - especially Virtual Assistants that are paid for their time. 

    In this week's episode of the VA Tips, Tricks + Advice podcast I'm sharing the tips that have helped me manage my time and get the most out of each day. 

    If you're someone like me and suffer from shiny object syndrome and procrastinate when you need to do "yucky" tasks, t...

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    In this week's episode of the VA Tips, Tricks + Advice podcast I'm sharing why basic business skills are just as important as the services you sell in your business. 

    Yes, it's important to have skills that clients want and need but it's just as important to have the skills to run a business. 

    So many people seem to be in a hurry to learn the skills they need to be successful and overlook the business side of ...

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    In this week's episode of the VA Tips, Tricks + Advice podcast I'm sharing why you need to create a simple Lead Magnet (freebie) that shows your audience how you can help them. Talk is cheap - you need to show them how your expertise can help solve their problems.

    I'm talking about:

  • the benefits of having a simple lead magnet
  • how it can help you stand out in your niche
  • why it's a must if you want to charge premi...
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    I'm sure you've heard me mention Digital Marketing on this podcasts or in one of my blog posts.

    I wanted to take a moment to explain what Digital Marketing is, why it's important to your success + what channels you should implement in your VA biz.

    In this week's episode of the VA Tips, Tricks + Advice podcast I'm sharing the what + why of Digital Marketing and the 5 channels you should have in your...

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    In this week's episode of the VA Tips, Tricks + Advice podcast I'm sharing how creating an information product can add a passive income stream to your business. Which means you can make money while you sleep or play!

    Here are the resources I mention for your convenience:

  • Free Information Product Masterclass - learn how to create a simple product for passive income.  https://programs.thetechiementor.com/pcs-plf-sign-up...
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    In this week's episode of the VA Tips, Tricks + Advice podcast I'm sharing my list of the must have techie tools you need to have when starting your VA business.

    Here are the resources I mention for your convenience:

  • VA Biz Action Plan - https://www.techiementortraining.com/vbap-sales
  • VA Success System - https://programs.thetechiementor.com/vass-sales
  • The Techie Mentor Blog - https://www.thetechiementor.com/must-have-to...
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    Do you sometimes feel inadequate or incapable of doing something new in your business? I know I do... it's very common to suffer from "Imposter Syndrome" whenever we're outside our comfort zone.

    In this week's episode of the VA Tips, Tricks + Advice podcast I'm sharing tips on how you can beat imposter syndrome and learn to recognize when it creeps into your life + business. 

    I hope you'll list...

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    Truth be told, in reality, it's more the exception than the rule. 99% of the people who start their own business don't make that kind of money in their first month. Or... if they do it's not sustainable. Why? Because the focus is on all getting clients + earning money and not on building a profitable + sustainable business. There is a HUGE difference.

    In this week's episode of the VA Tips, Tricks + Adv...

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    In this week's episode of the VA Tips, Tricks + Advice podcast I'm sharing what I believe it means to be a "Professional Virtual Assistant" and why it's important if you're looking to build a successful + sustainable business.

    Your reputation is your brand in a sense and it's important that you are customer service focused and have your business systems in place before taking on clients - especi...

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    In this week's episode of the VA Tips, Tricks + Advice podcast I'm sharing what I consider to be the "bare bones" you need to have in place before you start working with clients.

    Here are the resources I mentioned for your convenience:

  • Baseline rates - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmN7cCaYEBYzUVvX72cxRnS71UpcEU0zF 
  • Packaging your services - https://www.thetechiementor.com/create-your-virtual-assis...
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    In this week's episode of the VA Tips, Tricks + Advice podcast I'm focusing on the 9 essential things you need to know when planning your VA business. These 9 items will help you create a solid plan for starting your own VA Business.

    I mention several different resources in this episode so I'm keeping it simple and adding a link to the blog post that goes with this. It has all links to all the resources I mentioned...

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    You may have heard me say don't use Virtual Assistant as a title for yourself or your business. Virtual Assistant is NOT a title, it's an Industry. Not to mention calling yourself a VA doesn't really tell anyone anything. Most people either think you're an admin or have no clue what you do.

    So what do you call yourself instead of VA?

    Well that's what today's podcast is all about! In this week's episode...

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    Do you have a solid foundation for your VA business?

    If you want a long-term, profitable and sustainable business you need one.

    In this week's episode of the Virtual Assistant Tips, Tricks + Advice Podcast I'm talking about why having a solid foundation made up for key business systems is SO important to your success!

    If you crave structure like me - you must create it for yourself and your business which is what sys...

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    Do you find you lack confidence when trying something new or making a big change in your life?

    The thing is you need confidence to get experience... and you can't get experience without having the confidence to first try something new like:

  • Launch your business
  • Offer a new service
  • Pivot your offerings
  • Quit your soul sucking job
  • In this week's episode of the Virtual Assistant Tips, Tricks + Advice Podcast I'm sharing ...

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    Have you heard that you need a "Portfolio" to share with potential clients to showcase your services?

    Well... you may or you may not need one. It depends on the services you're offering - it's NOT one size fits all.

    Regardless of what others say - not everyone needs a Portfolio.

    In this week's episode of the Virtual Assistant Tips, Tricks + Advice Podcast I'm sharing what a Portfolio is and why you MI...

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