This was a question asked of me recently and here's my answer: Do volunteer work. The reality is you need to build experience so the best way to do this is to volunteer. Are there charity organisations or other groups nearby that you could get involved with? Depending on the skill set you currently have, or want to develop, there is sure to be stuff you can do to help out. And if you don’t know of any groups, then look for Rotary - there are Rotary Clubs worldwide. Or Lions, or Apex … [Read more...]
Number 4 Mistake Some VAs Make cont.
I had written about who your target client base should really be and Kylee had commented about volunteering to get experience. This is something I've often written about in the past and I'm glad Kylee raised it. As business owners to learn new skills and software packages there are costs incurred over and above the learning time and purchase of software. We often need to find time to practice new skills or try them out but still need to be working and earning an income. Often the answer is to … [Read more...]
Being a Virtual Assistant in these economic times
You would have had to have your head underground or off the planet, not to know what's been happening in recent times. And everyone's thoughts are about tightening their belts and wondering about their jobs or their businesses. In the VA forums discussions have turned to whether business is increasing or decreasing? Many have reported the former and it's been good to see this response. Why is this? A recent article at Farifax's SMH site talks about how support staff are usually the first … [Read more...]