The Rockstar VA Podcast

The Rockstar VA Podcast

The Rockstar VA Podcast is a show all about Virtual Assistance, Freelancing and bits and pieces of Digital Marketing. Shiela Pialago, the podcast host, is also a Digital Marketing VA & Strategist for over 6 years now, helping SMEs in the healthcare, real estate, high-ticket coaching industries. The show aims to share with you the most practical and sustainable insights on the road to being the Rockstar VA!

Episodes

June 20, 2021 19 min
Are Artificial Intelligence (AI) Assistants a threat to Virtual Assistants and Freelancers? In this episode, we looked into how AI is rapidly changing the digital environment and even, the market behaviour of our clients a.k.a. the business owners and their customers. Exploring the latest findings and developments in A.I., there are skills that you can also uplevel to keep up with this ever-changing ecosystem.

Original music by Vlad...
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Are you a Niched VA or a Jack-of-all-Trades? Is it high time to specialize or sharpen your skills now that the competition online is ultra-competitive?

Here are my two cents of why Niched VAs appeal BEST to Business Owners!

Agree or disagree? Let me know your thoughts here: www.shielapialago.com/the-rockstar-va-podcast/#review
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"Continually reinvent and enhance yourself to keep up with the changing times"

Are you a "Newbie Pro"-- Someone who has years of experience in the real world (offline) but who has now transitioned into the online world of freelancing/virtual assistance?

But, how can you make your offline experiences work to your advantage online?

Winnie Ocaña, a corporate communications pro and a registered nurse, shares her transition...
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Struggling with your business proposal with online clients? Virtual Assistants and Freelancers are often faced to create a kick-ass Business Proposal to win clients online.

In this episode, Full Stack Web Developer, Mandeep Singh, is becoming one of India's young and bold entrepreneurs, conquering the international stage and garnering over 150 foreign online clients at 24!

WOO! Total rockstar!

Tune in to his amazing corporate-to-f...
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I am deeply thankful to everyone who supported my webinar + fundraiser event on "How To Be a Rockstar Virtual Assistant in 2021" last week.

We were able to raise PHP 50,000 for Children of Asia-Philippines and Mayari Animal Rescue Organization (MARO).

In this episode, I've thought of sharing one of the highlights of the webinar -- My 10-Step Action Plan to Attract Clients Online. This is what I have used over the yea...
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Is Virtual Assistance a good career for the long-term? What is the key to Virtual Assistant Longevity and maintain a stable source of income?

Online Business Expert, Virtual Assistant Coach, and Founder of VA Agency, Onit! Communications, Cydelle Stewart shares her inspirational journey on switching from the corporate to the virtual assistance world!

With over 27 years of experience as a Business Operations Architect and 11 years of ...
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How much do you know about U.S. clients really? Do you know about their pet peeves in the virtual workplace? Do you know that they would adore you if you ask them sensible questions and clarifications about the tasks (which might feel either awkward, unconventional, or worse, disrespectful for us from the East side of the world)?

In fact, why do a lot of (Filipino) VAs still struggle to win a U.S. client?

Well, tune into my latest ...
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How Visible Are You? 👀

Whether you're still sending out proposals to potential clients or you're already busy promoting your clients' businesses online, our own visibility is often overlooked. It's almost like forgetting to water and grow ourselves in this 'space' that we live in!

Join me in my latest episode with the Queen of Courageous Visibility herself, Lisa Barry as we deep-dive into:
✔️ Courageou...
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Are you a VA who has the skills but don't have the experience yet? Are you an experienced VA who is wondering if you should niche down or expand your horizon? Or are you a little bit of both?
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Tune into my latest episode with Mrs. Julmar Grace Locsin, the Principal Owner at Surge Digital Agency and the Owner of the Filipino Virtual Assistance Consultancy having 25,000 students around the globe and an online group with over 130,0...
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"You never get a second chance to make a first impression — make it one that will set you apart, build trust and reflect who you are."

It's 2021, how powerful is your brand? Yes, Rockstar VAs also need to market themselves better this year now that the world is turning more digital than ever.

In this episode, I will share with you my white-hat strategies of branding as a Rockstar VA in terms of:
✅ Aesthetics
✅ Core Values
✅ ...
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How do VA Moms manage their time? In this episode, I will be speaking with a Rockstar VA Mom, May Martin, a mom of 4 toddlers and the CEO & Founder of MomsAtWork, share her tested-and-proven strategies on how she effectively juggles her personal and professional roles!

Listen as we talk about:

✅ Her experiences going through the pandemic as a VA and a Mom (of 4 young kiddos)
✅ Her strategies to manage her time as a mom, as a wife,...
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Why are VAs prone to burnout? In this new episode, we have our Rockstar Mentor, Dave Ruel -- a former competitive physique athlete turned serial entrepreneur, author, speaker, and leadership mentor, sharing his best strategies to win over workaholism and promote productivity in the online workplace.

Listen as we cover:

✅ Workaholism of VAs and Freelancers
✅ Dealing with Distractions
✅ HOT Productivity Strategies

Don't forget, our Q...
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Online Communication is the cornerstone of our success and longevity as Rockstar VAs.

In this episode, Kim Brown, the CEO of Gr8CollaborationVA, talks about the most practical approaches to a potential client online and how to address virtual barriers when communicating with your current clients.

PLUS, Kim talks about how she weeds out the Rockstar VAs among the pile of applications for her VA business.

Don't forget, our Questio...
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How relevant are you to your potential client? What does it even mean to be relevant and why is it important?

I've been rejected so many times and more recently, I've hit rock bottom thanks to COVID. But the best thing about hitting rock bottom is that your only way is UP!

Yes! But this year, I've also realised what I have been doing wrong all this time, why my profile is only fitting in and not standing out!

So in this ep...
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Welcome to the Rockstar VA Podcast with Shiela Pialago!

Hi, I'm Shiela! I'm a Virtual Assistant and Freelancer for over 6 years now (at least as of the time of writing) and I'm so excited to finally launch this show.

In the first episode, I will cover:
- Introduction of the Podcast Show
- Brief Background about Shiela Pialago, the Podcast Host
- What you can expect from the podcast
- Question of the Day: What sets a Rocksta...
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