Could AI replace VAs?

Could AI replace VAs?

Siri, Alexa… many people automatically think of the small, table top device in their kitchen or living room that plays music, provides weather reports and answers random questions as a ‘Virtual Assistant’ rather than the relatively new industry of freelance, remote...

How to be a good client

How to be a good client

If you are considering working with a Virtual Assistant or Online Business Manager, or any digital freelancer, you obviously want the relationship to be a success! It takes time and money to on-board a new freelance team member, but there are things that you can do...

Following up – how do I secure a client?

Following up – how do I secure a client?

Having been in business for a number of years now as a self-employed business support professional, I can safely say that the process of ‘landing’ clients – that is, converting them from prospective to paying customers – has most definitely been a learning curve for...

The dark side of the industry

The dark side of the industry

Life as a Virtual Assistant or Freelancer isn’t all kittens and rainbows and cupcakes. You know it and I know it. Running your own business is hard; long hours, lack of IT support, challenging customers, a non-existent work-life balance – these are all things that can...