Category Archives: Getting Started

If I had to start my Virtual Assistant business over

If I had to Start My Virtual Assistant Business Over Again From Scratch…

My Virtual Assistant business is in a great place right now – even more so since I started the VA training side of things. But it wasn’t always that way. It’s been a long journey – at times difficult and frustrating, although ultimately rewarding. I was pondering it all last night, and whilst I am happy with where I…

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How to be a Virtual Assistant Case Study: Zoe King

How to be a Virtual Assistant Case Study: Zoe King

There’s no better way to find out what it’s like to start your own freelance Virtual Assistant business than hearing it straight from the horse’s mouth. I interviewed Zoe King of King Office Solutions recently to find out how she got started and where she is with her business now. This is an edited transcript…

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10 Reasons Why This is the Year to Quit the Rat Race and Become a Virtual Assistant

By Tanya Kuhrt If you’ve had it up to here with the drudgery of your daily commute and are fed up to the back teeth with trying to juggle your career and family life, here are ten reasons why this is the year to quit the rat race and become a virtual assistant. There’s a huge amount…

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47 Services You Could Provide as a Virtual Assistant Using Skills You Already Have

By Tanya Kuhrt If  you are a PA, EA or Administrator you almost certainly have skills which are in demand from small business owners and entrepreneurs. From traditional skills such as typing and making appointments to events management and PR, there’s something for everyone if you’re thinking about becoming a freelance Virtual Assistant. I wouldn’t recommend…

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5 Big Lies You Tell Yourself About Becoming a Virtual Assistant

By Tanya Kuhrt As a freelance Virtual Assistant I naturally often meet PAs, EAs and Administrators who are interested in following in my footsteps. The overwhelming majority have the capability to become great VAs. However, many of them haven’t bothered pursuing the idea because they believe these common misconceptions. So now’s the time to debunk the…

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It’s Time To Make Your September Resolutions

I decided that September is the new January when I realised how everyone winds down for the summer months and how quiet things become. Plans get put on hold and people decide to re-start everything when the kids go back to school. New resolutions are pondered over. Cobwebs are cleared. It’s a time for reflection.…

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What Can I Earn as a Virtual Assistant?

By Tanya Kuhrt If you’re thinking about becoming a Virtual Assistant (VA), you’re going to want to know how much money you can make. How much do Virtual Assistants charge? Because Virtual Assistants (VAs) vary so greatly in terms of the services they provide and the types of client they work with, there can be large variations…

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From PA to VA: My Journey

By Tanya Kuhrt I’ve met tons of Personal Assistants (and others) recently who are thinking of going “virtual”, or are just interested in how the transition from PA to Virtual Assistant works – so here’s my story! I’d been a bookkeeper and office manager for a number of years before becoming a PA in the accountancy sector…

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How to Start a Virtual Assistant Business Whilst Working Part Time

If you’ve been thinking of starting a virtual assistant business along side your part-time job then you need to see this! Sam Abbiss set up Sharp Assistance in January and works three days a week in her “day” job. Watch my interview with her to find out about how she juggles the two roles and her plans for becoming a…

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Where Do I Start?

By Tanya Kuhrt I get asked all the time: Tanya, where do I start with getting my Virtual Assistant business off the ground? The answer is simple: start with stage one and take it step by step from there. Don’t let the bigger picture overwhelm you. Steadily and surely build up your business mastering each step…

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