10 STEPS TO STARTING YOUR OWN VIRTUAL ASSISTANT BUSINESS

10 STEPS TO STARTING YOUR OWN VIRTUAL ASSISTANT BUSINESS

Guess what?? I’ve created a free guide for up and coming virtual assistants!!

I’ve given it the very catchy (not!) name of: ‘10 Steps to Starting Your Own Virtual Assistant Business’.

Did I mention it’s free?? Well, kind of free. All you have to do is give me your email address in return. I promise not to spam you, or fill up your inbox with countless emails - honestly I just don’t have the time!!!

Read More

HOW TO CHOOSE A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT

HOW TO CHOOSE A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT

Finding a Virtual Assistant is all about the fit! It’s like shoe shopping (or husband hunting) it doesn’t matter how good they look, if the fit isn’t right then you’re just going to end up uncomfortable and having to throw those shoes (or husband!) to the back of the closet.

All good relationships are built on mutual respect.  When you meet with your prospective VA it’s important you have a great rapport.  Technical skills can be learned – attitude can’t.

Read More

MY GAME CHANGING DECISION IN BUSINESS

MY GAME CHANGING DECISION IN BUSINESS

I'm well aware there will be other game changing moments and decisions I'll have in business - some bigger and better than Canva even!  That's what this journey is all about right?  But for this moment in time I'm proud to say that being introduced to the wonders Canva by my Biz BFF Emily is My Girl Friday's first and finest game changing moment

Read More

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT?

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT?

No matter the differences in services we offer, the one thing all VAs have in common is that we work virtually.  Answering telephones, replying to emails, sending out newsletters ... anything you can do online, a Virtual Assistant can assist you with.  Gone are the days where your admin support needs to sit with you in your office.

Read More

REAL PEOPLE DOING HAPPY DANCES

REAL PEOPLE DOING HAPPY DANCES

It's true.  I'm a natural born shopper.  Given the opportunity I quite often go through periods of shopaholicism - is that even a word?!   It's in my genes so it clearly isn't my fault.  What makes it worse - or better depending on who you ask - is that I'm REALLY good at it!

Read More

TURNING DOWN THE SOCIAL MEDIA VOLUME

TURNING DOWN THE SOCIAL MEDIA VOLUME

For the past few weeks My Girl Friday has been rather quiet on the social media front.  I haven't posted anything in over a fortnight and I haven't written a blog in even longer.  On one hand my self imposed silence has been great, but on the other I'm starting to feel a little sick at the thought I've been neglecting my business - which is why I'm currently wide awake at 3am with the sudden and desperate urge to vomit all of the words in my head at the computer.

Read More

THE POWER OF SAYING NO

THE POWER OF SAYING NO

I turned down paid work this week.  I agonised over the decision for days.  Can I afford to turn it down?  Can I afford NOT to turn it down?  Will they still like me if I say NO?  Will I lose this potential client forever by saying NO?  I felt so lousy at the thought I might be disappointing someone, that I almost lost my nerve entirely.

Read More

AN OFFER TOO GOOD TO REFUSE .... AND SOME VITAMIN B

AN OFFER TOO GOOD TO REFUSE .... AND SOME VITAMIN B

My Girl Friday is still in it's infancy, we have a veerrrrry long way to go before anyone would dare say it is a super successful business.  However, considering a mere 12 months ago you would have found me knee deep in Master 1's dirty nappies, dealing with Miss 5 transitioning from kindergarten to school (yes - there were tears shed, embarrassingly mine were in front of the Head Teacher), together with my ridiculously low energy levels, I think my first year in business has been a rip roaring success.

Read More