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3 Mindset Shifts Virtual Assistants Must Make In Order to Be Successful and In Love With Their Businesses.

I’ll admit that, when I first started my online business as a Virtual Assistant almost 3 years ago, I had never seriously thought about “mindset work” or “money blocks” or any of it. To be honest, it all felt kinda woo woo to me and one thing I was definitely NOT, was woo!  -- In fact, to this day, I still tell people to this day that I’m now only “woo with one o!” haha!

But as my business started to grow and I started charging more and working with more high profile clients, many deep seeded beliefs about money, my self worth and my personal capacity for success started coming up.  And when I got my biggest client ever, at the time, and immediately said to my husband “I’m not worth all that money!” #ouch! I knew I had some work to do.  

Now, whether you consider it woo or not, mindset work is real and a complete necessity to building a successful business.  An abundant mindset isn’t something you just need to focus once and be done, it’s a habit and practice that needs to be cultivated every day. And making it a habit right from the beginning of your business will create so much more ease as you grow. 

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10 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Being Hired As a Virtual Assistant or Online Business Manager

If you’ve been a Virtual Assistant or Online Business Manager for longer than a day, you’ve probably noticed that there are a lot of us out there. We’re everywhere! And that can feel overwhelming -- how do you compete? Well, the first step is to recognize that there is no competition, there truly are enough clients for all of us and recognizing that you are your own competition may be just the mindset shift you need!  With that said, there are also some practical steps you can take to make yourself be seen as the bright, shining star that you are and to stand out from what I call “the sea of sameness.” 
Here are 10 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Being Hired As a Virtual Assistant or Online Business Manager

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My Top 10 Podcasts for Online Business Owner In 2019

2018 was definitely “The Year of The Podcast” for me. Perhaps it’s because my team and I started offering podcast management as one of our speciality services and were privileged to launch and manage several successful podcasts. Or perhaps it was because this was the year that I started my own podcast- How She Did That. Those could be the reasons but I suspect that it was mostly because 2018 was busy! And when I’m busy and on the go, podcasts make it possible to still learn things and feel a part of my business community.

The other reason I love podcasts is because the online business world changes so fast that sometimes by the time you finally get a round to reading that book or taking that course on a topic, the platform and best practices information has already changed (yeah, I’m lookin’ at you Facebook Ads Manager and Instagram!). Business podcasts allow you to stay in the know about online biz in small, bit sized pieces. (who doesn’t love bite sized??!)

So today, I’m sharing with you the 10 Podcasts for Online Business Owners that I’ll be listening to in 2019.

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How To Increase Your Earning Potential By Tapping Into Your Virtual Assistant Super Power

How do I charge more?

This is the question I’ll be answering today.  When most people become a virtual assistant, they start off offering general administrative services.  This makes sense since they’re just starting out and may be unsure of what they want to offer and who they want to offer it to (their ideal client). However, the reality is that, since there’s such a low barrier to entry in the virtual support work; meaning you can wake up on a Monday morning, decide you’re going to become a Virtual Assistant Monday afternoon and have you business Facebook page up and running Monday night, the world of “general admin” can be a crowded one.  But wait! Don’t stop reading now and decide to go fulfill your destiny as a Starbucks Barista! I said the world of general admin is a crowded one but above that is only sky, space, and opportunity.

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How to Grow Your Virtual Assistant Business While Still Working Your 9-5

I’m not gonna lie, starting and growing a business while working a full time job, taking care of house/spouse/family, and maintaining self-care is gonna feel rough sometimes. There will be days that you don’t feel like getting up early, but you’ll do it anyway. Days that clients will try every last nerve you have but you grin through it. And times when you know you didn’t show up as your best self and do your best work, so you vow to be better tomorrow. It will be hard but the more you focus on the why you’re doing all of this- creating additional income, creating location freedom, creating more space in your schedule for your kids- the easier all of this is!

You’ve totally got this and I’m here to give you 4 Tips to Growing Your Virtual Assistant Business While Still Working In Your 9-5

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5 Tech Tools I Use To Run My Virtual Assistant Agency

When you’re first setting up your VA business, you want to make sure that clients or potential clients can do the following:

  • learn about your services

  • book an appointment with you

  • sign contracts & invoices

Once they become clients, you’ll want something that lets you:

  • communicate with your clients (and eventually with your team)

  • stay organized & manage projects

So, let’s spend a bit of time talking about the 5 Tech Tools I use to run my business.

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19 Business Goals Before 2019

Well...we've arrived at the end of the year and, like most people, I'm reflecting on 2017 and planning for 2018.  I've gotta say that both personally and professionally, I've had a pretty amazing year! I married the love of my life, Scott, grew my business to the point where I was able to leave my full-time job, and made some fantastic new friendships and collaborations. 
I'm still working out my game plan for 2018 but I feel VERY excited and ready for, what I'm sure will be an awesome roller coaster!    

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