Build a Business, Not Another Job

Build a Business, Not Another Job

Build a Business, Not Another Job Many people dream of working for themselves, being their own boss, and having the freedom to only take on clients and projects they love. What they don’t realize, though, is that there is a huge difference between building a business...
Mindset Tricks of Successful Entrepreneurs

Mindset Tricks of Successful Entrepreneurs

Mindset Tricks of Successful Entrepreneurs Want to know what sets the uber-successful apart from the “wannabe entrepreneurs”? It’s not money, or brilliant ideas, or even powerful friends. All of those things (and more) are nice to have, but they’re not a requirement...
The Easiest Way to Simplify Your Life

The Easiest Way to Simplify Your Life

The Easiest Way to Simplify Your Life If you’ve clicked on this blog, you’ve probably figured out that life can be pretty complex. Keeping to responsibilities as well as finding time to do what you love just isn’t easy, or even possible for some. While that may be...
How to Become Good at Typing

How to Become Good at Typing

How to Become Good at Typing Most Virtual Assistants don’t consider their typing skills when they pursue a career in this field. We have found that even those who type for a living such as writers and bloggers don’t pay much attention to their Words Per Minute (WPM)...
Build a Client Database with a VA!

Build a Client Database with a VA!

Build a Client Database with a VA! Big businesses have fancy CRM systems and other tools to build a database, but for most small businesses, they must create a database manually. Using a simple spreadsheet can be valuable in helping you have a constant supply of leads...
Sales Tips for Reluctant Sales People

Sales Tips for Reluctant Sales People

Sales Tips for Reluctant Sales People Would it come as a surprise to you if I said we’re all sales people? It’s true. Every time you have a prospective client on a discovery call, you’re making a sales pitch. Every time you send an email or write a blog post with an...
What VAASA Can Do for Your Business

What VAASA Can Do for Your Business

What VAASA Can Do for Your Business The concept of Virtual Assistants (VAs) in South Africa is still new. Entrepreneurs and small business owners are slowly learning how a Virtual Assistant can benefit their business. We believe that Virtual Assistants are the key to...
How to Spriiiing Up Your Office

How to Spriiiing Up Your Office

How to Spriiiing Up Your Office Spring is here, hello! For most of us, this season marks the time for flowers, happiness and oh yes, change. This is a time when most people ‘spring clean’ their homes – or life, and get rid of all the winter junk. But how about your...
9 Super Impressive Cell-Phone Hacks

9 Super Impressive Cell-Phone Hacks

9 Super Impressive Cell-Phone Hacks Would you like to join VAASA as a Virtual Assistant? Click here! If you’re a Virtual Assistant, you’re probably doing a lot of work on your phone. Perhaps you’re on the road and use your phone to keep up to date with clients, or you...
Need More Clients? Think Like a Farmer

Need More Clients? Think Like a Farmer

Need More Clients? Think Like a Farmer Think all a farmer has to do is wait until fall to harvest truckloads of delicious tomatoes or corn or squash? Think again! That farmer has worked hard all year long to prepare for that week or two of reward. He prepared the...
How Much Transparency Is Too Much?

How Much Transparency Is Too Much?

How Much Transparency Is Too Much? We’ve previously talked before about storytelling and authenticity, and how being your true self is your most powerful Virtual Assistant branding tactic. But just how open and honest should you be when it comes to sharing your VA...
Virtual Assistants, You Are Your Brand!

Virtual Assistants, You Are Your Brand!

Virtual Assistants, You Are Your Brand! Virtual Assistants, here is a secret successful marketers know –  clients don’t buy a product. They buy you. Your personality.  Your experience.  The unique qualities only you possess. There was a time when “branding”...
Time Management Tips for Small Business

Time Management Tips for Small Business

Time Management Tips for Small Business Managing time in your business should be a high priority for you as a business owner. Because you want to maximise your profits, you should reduce time spent on non-income producing activities. Here are four tips to manage your...
How to Identify Your IDEAL Client

How to Identify Your IDEAL Client

How to Identify Your IDEAL Client If there’s one mistake that new—and sometimes even established— Virtual Assistants make, it’s this: failing to develop a clear vision of her ideal client. Too often we think our particular virtual assistant service is “for everyone.”...
How Do You Pay Your Virtual Assistant?

How Do You Pay Your Virtual Assistant?

How Do You Pay Your Virtual Assistant? So, you’ve hired your first Virtual Assistant – well done! Now begins the work on how you will set her up to complete her work successfully. One of the things you need to set up is payment. How will you pay your Virtual...
How to Balance Work and Home Life

How to Balance Work and Home Life

How to Balance Work and Home Life Entrepreneurs are known to be extremely hard on themselves. They overwork their minds and sometimes forget to take a break. When 24 entrepreneurs, founders, and business leaders were asked why work/life balance matters to them and why...
Are you listening to your clients?

Are you listening to your clients?

Are you listening to your clients? Do you listen to your clients? Do you know and utilise the art of listening? We all believe that we listen to our clients, yet some of us pretend listen. Here are a few examples of pretend listening: Thinking about how you will...
A Healthy Body and Mind makes a Happy VAASA Member

A Healthy Body and Mind makes a Happy VAASA Member

A Healthy Body and Mind makes a Happy VAASA Member VAASA wish for all our members to be happy and healthy.  Sometimes work gets in the way of our exercise time and the Pilates, gym or jog is pushed to the bottom of the list.  Exercise helps keep our body fit and our...
Getting the support you need for your VA business!

Getting the support you need for your VA business!

Getting the support you need for your Virtual Assistant business! Network – a great way to get the word out about what you do is to go out and meet people. Even if these aren’t initially your target market, networking raises your profile in your local business...
How to find quality clients at a networking event?

How to find quality clients at a networking event?

How to find quality clients at a networking event? Effective Networking by Lori Padgett Choosing a Networking Group Visit as many networking events as possible. Make a mental note of the nature of the event. Are the attendees supportive to one another? Some networking...
How to get your client to delegate tasks to you

How to get your client to delegate tasks to you

How to get your client to delegate tasks to you You’ve signed the new client and you are raring to get started, but you wait and wait for the tasks.  Hesitancy to give up control of tasks is definitely a sign that your client needs assistance. As the VA you can...