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Virtual Assistance for Businesses

Virtual Assistant…10 Years Later

Although I won’t celebrate my 10th year of being a #girlboss until September of this year, January 2017 does mark an equally important point in my life as a female entrepreneur.  It was 10 years ago, this month that I first stumbled across the term virtual assistant.  At the time, it was a relatively unknown…

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How to Avoid Being Named in a Fancy Hands Type Lawsuit

Fancy Hands, the service that assigns virtual assistants to complete tasks at ridiculously low prices is facing a misclassification lawsuit for minimum wage and overtime pay.  It really shouldn’t come as a surprise.  Although many people sought out the services at Fancy Hands, any logical person had to surmise that the virtual assistants doing those…

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Have You Declared And Claimed Your Independence?

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After sleeping in a bit this morning (8 am instead of 7) I grabbed a cup of coffee and found myself watching a bit of America, The Story of US.  I’ve seen the entire series before, but as I was channel surfing for suitable coffee time watching, the sight of the powdered wigs and Redcoats…

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How to Avoid the Disappearing Virtual Assistant Problem

In my last post I shared my shock and a little outrage when I discovered an article written by a virtual assistant who talked about fear,crashing, burning and going AWOL. So how do you as a business owner in need of a virtual assistant avoid one of those disappearing virtual assistants? Stop looking for a…

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The Case of the Disappearing Virtual Assistant

This article written by a Virtual Assistant made me cringe this morning. In it they claim to have ‘crashed and burned’ several times in their VA career.  And then the author goes on to claim that it’s ‘a rather common occurrence’ amongst virtual assistants and then extends it to ‘Western freelancers and other people who…

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Virtual Assistant Survival info has moved!

If you’re a virtual assistant who has come to view Clerical Advantage as a favorite resource site for the industry, you may have been a bit baffled lately.  On Black Friday, not only did the VA Survival Guide become unavailable for purchase, the VA Survival section of the blog was inaccessible as well.  What the…

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What if There was a Business School for Virtual Professionals?

(Psst…interested in starting a business as a virtual assistant? There’s a special offer at the bottom of this post. If you’re the impatient sort you can click here.) Do a search for ‘how to become a virtual assistant‘ and you’ll get a slew of information provided by a variety of sources from Entrepreneur .com to…

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