Can You Become a VA with No Office Experience?

Being a virtual assistant online is one of the easiest ways to transition into online work because you probably already have some experience in your background, whether it's in a job, in a volunteer capacity, or in running your own business at some other point in your life that can easily transition you into being a VA. But one of the most common questions people ask is, “If I've never had any office-related experience, can I become a virtual assistant?”

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How to Tell You Need Your First Virtual Assistant

Hey there! Time for your outsourcing tip of the week. This is an easy one. Many people hesitate about hiring their first virtual assistant because they think, I don’t have the money for that, I don’t have the time to train this person. It’s actually valuable, though, to view that person as an investment rather than as an expense. 

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What You Should Know About the Freelance Slow Season in August

Is your business mostly relying on one-off jobs and not retainers yet? Are you feeling like no one is posting jobs on Upwork or out there in August? If so, you’re totally normal. Most people don’t realize until they’ve been in business for some time that August can be a bit of a quiet time. There’s a lot of reasons for this, but I don’t see any sense in trying to throw spaghetti at the wall when all the numbers show that it’s not worth your time to market during this period.

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Should You Niche as a Freelancer?

Many of you know that I have a pretty solid niche that I work in quite often but I also take projects outside of my niche and I coach freelancers, beginners and those working to get to the six-figure level. You can go either way, being a generalist or being really specialized in a niche. In this post, I’m going to explain what a niche is, the pros and cons of niching as a freelancer, why it can be helpful to start as a generalist before moving into a niche, and my three part winning formula for choosing your ideal niche.

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