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Ep 30: Brand Damage Online

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We have discussed damage to your online reputation in other podcasts, but in this show I give you a real life example of one online retailer whose post on her Facebook business page resulted in some potentially serious damage to her brand.

 

References:

Women’s March:

https://www.womensmarch.com/mission

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Women’s_March

 

Previous Podcast:

Ep 23 – Are you killing your online reputation

 

 

Ep 29: More on Continuing Education

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This is a short follow up podcast on continuing education. It’s so important as a VA to keep up to date with latest trends in tech so you can help your clients and keep ahead of the game.

 

Conferences to consider:

OIVAC

Australian VA Conference

 

(Image Credit: Jeshu John)

Ep 28: Peaks and Troughs in Business

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If you’re going to go into business, you need to understand that there will be peaks and troughs. Business ebbs and flows. So what do you do to help you through those low points?

 

Some useful network links:

Australian Virtual Assistants Association

VA Directory

Alliance for Virtual Business

International VA Association

 

 

(Image Credit: Jeshu John)

Ep27: Can They Do That??

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There have been some discussions on various forums for VAs about cheap labour providers offering services for $5 per hour or less and usually these relate to offshore providers. But it seems there is now a new breed of contractor offering services for this price right here in Australia. This raised the question “Can they do that??”

 

Related to this topic:

You might also like Episode 15: What Do I Charge?

 

Resources:

I refer to the ATO’s employer -v- contractor tool. The link is here:

https://www.ato.gov.au/Calculators-and-tools/Employee-or-contractor/

Ep 26: Your Digital Legacy

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It’s not something we like to think about but as the saying goes “None of us are getting out of this alive”. But when we do shuffle off this mortal coil, what happens to the digital footprint we leave behind in social media spaces, blogs and websites?

You can find some more great articles on this topic at New Scientist.

For an online memorial off Facebook check out Heaven Address.

Ep20: Admin Work Unskilled?

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I heard a client once refer to administration or clerical work as “unskilled”. Is it? Is that what the general public think? What do you think? Share your comments below!

Ep19: Client Purchasing Decisions

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We can’t win every job – but just because you miss out on signing a client who goes to a competitor doesn’t mean you lacked the skills necessary to do the job. In a lot of instances it can have nothing to do with you at all!

Ep18: Missed Opportunities

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The release of the film Saving Mr Banks saw a golden opportunity for market engagement missed by a local small business. How many opportunities will you miss out on this year because you’re focused on making money over engagement?

Ep17: AVAC 2014: 15 Key Takeaways

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On 14 and 15 March 2014, Australian Virtual Assistants gathered for the Australian VA  Conference at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. I thought I’d share the 15 key takeaways for me from the conference!

My number 1 takeaway probably gives away my age and stage of life really! LOL!

What were your takeaways? Add them to the comments below!

(My first podcast using Audacity …. I may have a bit more learning to do!)

Ep16: Knowing When to Leave

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Sometimes VA/Client relationships don’t work out. You need to know when things are heading south and that it’s okay to leave.