Tag Archives: va

22Jun/20

Ep 48: Gratitude

Gratitude is something we should all practice every day. Feeling appreciated is important to everyone.

But I’m amazed how little gratitude clients can show to VAs… and conversely, how little VAs can show for clients!

© Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show

12Feb/20

Ep 46: 20 Things I’ve Learned in 20 Years – Pt 2

On the 28th February 2020 I will have been in practice as a virtual assistant for 20 years. In this 2-part podcast I’d like to share with you 20 things I have learned in that 20 years being in business as a VA!

In this episode I cover 11 through 20 of the 20 things I’ve learned after 20 years in business.

You’ll find other episodes referred to in this podcast in the Show Archive.

Did you miss part 1? Find it here.

© Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show

05Feb/20

Ep 45: 20 Things I’ve Learned in 20 Years – Pt 1

On the 28th February 2020 I will have been in practice as a virtual assistant for 20 years. In this 2-part podcast I’d like to share with you 20 things I have learned in that 20 years being in business as a VA!

This episode covers the first ten.

You’ll find other episodes referred to in this podcast in the Show Archive. I refer to Kathie Thomas’s excellent article in this episode and you can find it linked below:

Kathie Thomas – Not Everyone Can be a VA

Part 2 – where I share the second lot of ten things I’ve learned – will be available 28th February!

© Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show

08Nov/18

Ep 37: Let’s Talk About Rates Baby

There are always lots of discussions around rates in the VA industry. How to charge. What to charge. Charging enough. Not enough.

In this podcast I cover some recent discussions around rates, things to think about when setting your rate, and whether your experience in an office and your location need to be taken into account.

I also mention Nina Feldman’s handy pricing worksheet during the show, which you can find here:

Pricing Worksheet

 

© Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show

05May/12

Ep16: Knowing When to Leave

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

 

© Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show

15Dec/11

Ep15: What Do I Charge?

One of the biggest issues facing new VAs – and even an issue that comes up from time to time for existing VAs and anyone in business – is what do I charge? New VAs usually start out by doing a bit of market research, checking out what other VAs are charging and then go from there. But there are a few key things to bear in mind that will impact on the rate you charge.

 

© Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show

17Jul/11

Ep12: Today’s VA Magazine

On this show I talk to Renee Chapman from the Admin Chick who, on 12 July 2011, launched an Australian-first: Today’s VA magazine! Renee is an inspiration to all newbie VAs – having only been in business for a year she saw a need and filled it! Today’s VA is the quarterly magazine for the Australian VA Industry, and at just $5.50 per edition it’s great value.

Visit: http://www.theadminchick.com.au and follow the links to subscribe.

 

© Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show

29Apr/11

Ep11: Multi-VA Practices

Lots of virtual assistants are starting up team pages on their sites where they show the members of their “virtual team”. This is often referred to as the Multi-VA Practice. But could these VAs be opening themselves up to tax and oncost problems down the track? And what about the members of these ‘teams’? Turns out … potentially.

Tools referred to in the podcast:

The ATO’s Employee/Contractor Decision Tool

The ATO’s Superannuation Guarantee Eligibility Tool

 

© Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show

24Jul/10

Ep4: 5 Tips for Starting Your VA Practice

One of the most frequent questions I’m asked by newbie VAs is how to get started. In this first part of a 4-part series I’ll share my top 5 tips to start your VA practice.

 

© Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show