Monthly Archives: August 2010

Creating a Great First Impression

Oozing Confidence? Now you’re sure you look the part you can walk into any room with your head held high and confidence intact. Arrive in plenty of time for any appointment as you don’t want to be rushed. Stand up … Continue reading

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Creating a Great First Impression

As the old saying goes, you only get one chance to create a good first impression. When you are running your own business, it’s imperative that within the first few seconds of meeting you or being introduced to your business, … Continue reading

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Virtual Assistant Tips – Getting Those First Clients Part 2

For part one of this article, please see the post on 19th August. When you have decided on your target market, or niche, think about how you can reach them. Do they belong to particular organisations, read certain publications or … Continue reading

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Virtual Assistant Tips – Getting Those First Clients Part 1

When starting your virtual assistant business, after getting together all you equipment, getting excited over your business cards and web site, there comes the sudden realisation that here you are, all ready to go and there isn’t actually a queue … Continue reading

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Virtual Assistants – Stay Focussed On Your Business Goals 5

You should allot a certain portion of your day to email and to regular mail. For example, allot one hour in the morning and one hour in the afternoon to handling all your written communications. Unless you dedicate specific time … Continue reading

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Virtual Assistants – Stay Focussed On Your Business Goals 4

Don’t permit your friends and extended family to put on you. Many people are under the misapprehension that if someone works from home then they are not actually working. They may believe that you are fair game for a social … Continue reading

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Virtual Assistants – Stay Focussed On Your Business Goals 3

When you are dealing with family in the course of your workday, it is important to schedule your activities as much as possible. With small children, you must take time when you need to, but you should also work hard … Continue reading

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Virtual Assistants – Stay Focussed On Your Business Goals 2

Remember that owning your own business is not the same as being employed in a job. Some people go to work and coast along, playing games or enjoying online social networking (Facebook and co.), some socialise over the kettle or … Continue reading

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Virtual Assistants – Stay Focussed On Your Business Goals

As the owner of a Virtual Assistant business, you will find hundreds of distractions that vie for your time, energy and focus. Common distractions can include children, family and friends, neighbours, pets, constant telephone calls, mail and deliveries, household chores, … Continue reading

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