All Posts by Lisa McDonell

Struggling to Make Money as a VA?

I see this phrase all the time on Virtual Assistant websites: “…A Virtual Assistant costs much less than a traditional employee…” It makes me cringe.  It makes my blood boil.  In fact, (even though my mom taught me never to use this word)…I ‘HATE‘ that phrase. First of all because it’s waaaay over-used and BO-RING!  But mostly because […]

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Attracting Clients to Your VA Business

I coach new Virtual Assistants – Can you guess what the number one question I get asked most often? You guessed it:  “How can I find and attract (more) clients?” So here’s the answer:  Be Yourself.  Be Likable. I can hear you groaning.  You’re thinking that’s a dull, useless answer.  But let’s dig a little […]

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Why Wouldn’t You Start Today?

Guest Post by Michelle Dale – Virtual Miss Friday Starting a VA business can be daunting… I remember 10 years ago like it was yesterday. I’d just quit my job, put my house on the market and booked a one way ticket out of the UK to where I was going to start a new […]

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What to Look for When Hiring a Business Coach

This quarter I’ve been working with Virtual Assistant, Quay Hayden of Q&K Consulting.  We’ve been tweaking a Marketing Plan and working together to create simple, effective action steps to grow his business – and I’ve been impressed with his results.  I believe working with a great coach was essential in helping me upscale my own business […]

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Oscar Worthy Tips From Leading Virtual Assistants

In honor of last night’s Academy Awards celebration, I’ve gathered together an ‘Academy‘ of Virtual Assistants who I consider to be the cream of the crop.  I’ve asked these “Oscar-Worthy” ladies to give their ‘Best Supporting Advice” for new and aspiring Virtual Assistants.  So without further adieu, let’s allow these experts to strut-their-stuff on the red carpet and share their […]

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My Kitchen Reno

Happy Groundhog Day! I decided THIS would be the day to unveil my shiny new kitchen which is GORGEOUS beyond a ‘shadow’ of a doubt.  (See what I did there?) It’s not because I’m becoming a home decor blogger or because I want to brag or show off.  It’s because doing a full kitchen reno […]

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