This is the 3rd most popular episode of the Virtual Assistant Advantage Podcast.
In this episode we discuss the term "niche". How do you say it? What does it mean? I share a variety of possible virtual assistant niches as well as how I determined my different niches during different seasons of my business.
Choosing Your Virtual Assistant Niche & Services
Qualities of a Successful Virtual Assistant
First Steps to Becoming a Virtual Assistant
This is the 2nd most popular episode of the Virtual Assistant Advantage podcast.
In this episode, we are talking about time blocking versus scheduling. What is time blocking? What is scheduling? Which one is right for you. I share my newest time blocking method with you.
Structuring and Scheduling a Day in the Life of a Virtual Assistant
Choose Automation Wisely
Balancing Work & the Busy-ness of the Holiday Season
This month I am doing something a little different and bringing back the MOST popular episodes of the podcast. The podcast is almost 3 years old, so if you are a new listener you may not have heard these episodes.
Today's episode is a really great one for newbies, however, if you are an established or struggling virtual assistant, don't leave me quite yet. I believe that this episode will provide some valuable information to you as well. In this episode, I cover the first steps to becoming a virtual assistant, but I also give out some awesome resources.
To finish up the series on Email Marketing we are talking about how to convert email subscribers to paying clients. In this episode I mention the nurture sequence and its importance. There is a training inside the Virtual Assistant Advantage Training Vault all about nurture sequences that includes a template and guide. You can find more about it here.
In this week's episode we continue our series on email marketing by talking about why a virtual assistant needs to use email marketing.
This week we are continuing talking about email marketing and how to set up an email list. I walk you step by step through this process and even created a couple videos about how to use my top two favorite email service providers to do so.
Setting Up an Email List in ActiveCampaign
Setting up an Email List in MailerLite
Whether you're just starting out or have been doing it for a while, this is for you!
I will help you learn how to maximize your marketing efforts and make sure that every email you send is getting through to your customers.
It's your first time doing email marketing? No worries! Learn how to set up an email marketing campaign as I take you step-by-step to help you succeed.
Email marketing is essential for reaching potential customers, but it can feel overwhelming when you don't know where to start.
We are taking it back to square one!
Learn the essentials of creating and sending emails that turn subscribers into buyers. I'll show you how to build an email list from scratch.
As promised on this week's episode Grab your 20 Lead Magnet Ideas here.
In today's episode we are finishing up our series on "Is Becoming a Virtual Assistant Right for You?" and answering the question, "What skills do you need to become a virtual assistant.
I mention in this episode that I had a series back in November about different virtual assistant niches and the skills necessary for them. Here are a few of those episodes:
Real Estate VA
VA to Authors, Speakers and Coaches
I also mention that there are systems that you can put in place in your business that will help you in the area of organization. I did an episode on this as well:
4 Systems Every Business Owner Needs
In today's episode we are continuing our series on Is Becoming a Virtual Assistant Right for You by asking the question, "What is being a virtual assistant really like?" I share some important areas of business that one would need to be aware of if they are going to pursue the career of becoming a virtual assistant.
In this episode we talk about the importance of answering the question "Why do you want to become a virtual assistant?" when you are trying to determine if becoming a virtual assistant is right for you.
I talk about a couple of the reasons why you might want to become a Virtual Assistant and then explain the importance of needing a really big "why".
It's a new month and a new series here on the podcast. We are answering a series of questions that help you to answer the question "Is becoming a virtual assistant right for you?" Today's question is, "Do you want a business or a hobby?"
Let's talk about it! Also, I share with you that there are some tools that you might wish to invest in for your business.
My favorite business tool right now is Honeybook. You can get 50% off this amazing program with my link.
There is also a page of recommended resources on my site http://virtualassistantadvantage.com/resources
Finally, I promised to link to the other episodes of the podcast where I talked about tools. These include:
Helpful Tools for Streamlining Your Business
Best Free Programs for Virtual Assistants
In this episode I talk about how you can track your goals and the steps for staying accountable. I also share my 2023 goals with you as well as if I met my 2022 goals. You might be surprised!
Finally, I once again reference The 12 Week Year. Grab your copy here!
In this episode of the podcast we talk about the Types of Goals to set in 3-5 specific areas of your life / business. We also cover why you should set SMART goals.
I mention the Goal Getter Jumpstart Kit as well that you can get for free here.
In this episode, we will talk about some of the things that can help you to set and achieve your goals in 2023. As mentioned in last week's episode I am referencing the book The 12 Week Year, by Brian P. Moran.
Also, I have a FREE gift for you this week my Goal Getter Jumpstart Kit that you can get at http://virtualassistantadvantage.com/kit
In this episode, we are kicking off a new theme and talking about setting goals for the new year. You might be surprised by the fact that I share that you should NOT set yearly goals. However, I do give you a great alternative in this episode and invite you to my book club for December.
It is being held in my Virtual Assistant Advantage Free Facebook group.
You can purchase your copy of The 12 Week Year here.
In today's episode, I have a special guest, my bookkeeper Liz Rohler to help us understand more about the virtual assistant niche of bookkeeping.
Liz Rohler is a bookkeeper who has been in business for about the last 3 years after having worked in different aspects of bookkeeping for the last 15 years.
After helping her husband for several years with his own books, she decided to start Simple Times Bookkeeping LLC.
Liz and her husband have been married for 23 years and have 6 children. They reside about 20 minutes east of Gettysburg, PA.
To learn more about Liz visit her website at http://simpletimesbookkeeping.com
This week on the podcast we are talking about another possible virtual assistant niche. The niche is one I have chosen to focus on, which is the niche of authors, speakers, and coaches.
I have been in this niche for at least 10 years and feel that it is a really profitable niche.
In this week's podcast, I have another special guest, a real estate virtual assistant from Jamaica Brendalee Thomas. She shares with us the important skills and traits that are needed as a real estate virtual assistant. You will learn so much from her expertise.
Brendalee Thomas has over twenty-five (25) years of working in the accounting and administrative fields. She is a member of the Jamaica Association Of Administrative Professionals, Kingston Chapter for over twenty (20) years where she served in different positions on the executive committee. In 2015 her passion to assist others led her to become a Freelancer supporting clients all over the world. Soon after she launched her business and has been engaging in networking, and connecting with other business owners on social media.
She resides in St. Andrew, Jamaica. She has an adult daughter and a son. I was blessed to have my grandson share her birthday.
Over the years her business has evolved and currently supports Real Estate Agents, Realtors, Coaches, Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, and Non-Profit Organisations with administrative and social media support.
Schedule a call: https://bit.ly/2SW8D3Q
It's a new month and that means a new theme here at The Virtual Assistant Advantage. This month I'm very excited about the new theme of Virtual Assistant Niches. As a virtual assistant, I believe it is important to choose a niche or area of specialization to focus on that will set you apart from others.
Because I am a virtual assistant that specializes in authors, speakers, and coaches and there are numerous other niches or areas of specialization I have decided to bring some guests on the podcast to cover these different niches. Today's guests are our first for this series and we have with us the founders of the Podcast VA Association and the Podcast VA certification program, fellow podcasters, Jenn Uren and Kelly VanHoveIn.
In today's episode, we talk about why you should use batching in your business. I even share some real examples of how I do so in my business.
In today's episode, we are going to be covering some areas of your business that you can batch in your business.
In this episode of the podcast we are starting a new theme for the month of October and the topic is Batching. Today we will talk about What is Batching and I will tell you where I've been the past few weeks.
In this week's episode of the podcast, we are building on what we learned last week about content pillars and talking about how to be consistent with your social media marketing. There are 4 basic steps, plus I throw in a bonus tip as well.
Celebrating the 100th episode of the podcast with a podcast guest expert. My friend Allison Scholes is joining me this week to share with us her expertise in content pillars. You can find Allison on Instagram here: http://www.instagram.com/allisonscholes
or on her website at http://bossladyinsweatpants.com
This episode kicks off a new month and a new theme of Social Media Marketing. You may not realize just how much branding plays a role in your marketing, which is why we start here.