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Getting Started In Your Virtual Assistant Business

If you’re sick and tired of the commuting, the office politics and your boss – I’m telling ya – you’ve got to start and build your own Virtual Assistant Business!

If you’re eager to join the ranks, here’s a crash course of what you need to get started:

1. It all starts with the right ATTITUDE and your COMMITTMENT to working from home

If you’ve made the decision to “sack the boss” then that’s the first step. From there, it’s going to take some planning and action. I’ll be honest with you. It’s a lot of fun and there are many tips and tricks that I’ll share with you to make it quicker and easier to build your business, but believe me you need to commit to this. You can’t just wave a magic wand and your business will appear. You need to stick to your decision to make it work. It takes time and effort.

Ask yourself: How many hours are you willing to put in, to get your business started? If you’re breaking away from a full-time job, are you willing to do extra hours to deliver what you promise to a new client? Are you willing to invest in your business to make sure you reach your goal? Continue reading

Want To Work From Home? >> Important Goals That Should Be Included In Your Plan

If you want to have a successful work-from-home business you need to be setting goals. If you need to get somewhere you plot out the way before you head off to make sure you don’t get lost. Your business and life are the same. You have to know where you’re going so you can get there.

Most people wanting to start working from home, or wanting to start a new virtual assistant business are wanting to do so because they are looking for a certain lifestyle. What about you?  Do you want to travel and work at the same time?  Do you want the freedom to be home for your kids, while still earning an income?  Is it just that you’re sick of working for someone else?

Whatever your reason is for wanting to work from home there are some things you need to do to make sure it’s not just a dream.  To actually make it happen you need to plan, prepare, get good advice and set goals. Continue reading

What Can I Do To Earn An Income Online From Home?

[TRUE STORY]  A friend dropped into our work from home office today.  We’d only see *James about twice a year, but it’s always nice to see him and catch up over a coffee. James is a gentle soul who wears his “heart on his sleeve”.  Always thoughtful of others, speaking words to encourage and uplift others.  It didn’t take me long to notice how sad he looked today.  Without wanting to be too “nosey”, I enquired if he was REALLY doing ok. I mean REALLY ok, because he certainly didn’t look his usual self. Short answer…he wasn’t doing ok.  He was soooooo depressed, feeling very, very low.  He felt his frustration and depression was stemming from his work.  He’d lost all enthusiasm, tired of answering to a boss that didn’t really care or understand his role. He worked as a sales rep, tirelessly, without a lot of reward.  He was feeling trapped unable to escape.  Have you ever felt like that? That feeling of being trapped in a job role you just hate? The kind of role where you feel you just can’t face the day ahead. Yes! That’s exactly where James was. Continue reading

Work From Home SCAMS

“Opportunities that sound too good to be true are usually scams… If something sounds too good to be true, trust your instincts”

Would you agree with this statement?

The thing is, in many circumstances I’d say I agree.  But today I’m disagreeing.  I’m going with – “If it sounds too good to be true – go for it!”

Now, if you’re a skeptic and have been looking for a genuine work-from-home opportunity you’re likely wary of all the online job scams out there.

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