Monthly Archives: November 2017

How to start your own business

You have decided that you want to go ahead with your dream of working from home, the next step is to perform some research for business start-up assistance in your area. I checked the internet before I started up my business and found a local company that provided a business course. At the end of […]

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How can I work from home?

It is possible to work from home as a freelancer starting with very little equipment. The equipment you require you may already own. Obviously it all depends on what service you want to provide from home what equipment you need. Equipment Required to Work from Home The minimum would be: PC or laptop You will […]

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Full-time Employee vs a Virtual Assistant Cost Comparison

Want to SAVE over £45,000 in business expenses this year? If you answered yes, read on … COST COMPARISON Full-time Employee Virtual Assistant Hourly Rate of Pay £15.00 £25.00 Fringe Benefits @ 35% (Retirement Plans) £5.00 None Overhead Rate @ 50% (Office Space, Equipment and Office Supply expense, Insurance, Compensation, Overtime Pay, Administration Costs) £7.50 […]

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The Role of the Virtual Assistant

This post is going to take a look at the role of a Virtual Assistant (VA) and what types of clients you could have. What is a Virtual Assistant? A Virtual Assistant is an independent contractor that offers services that are traditionally provided by PAs or secretaries. The difference is that Virtual Assistants are based […]

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The Skills Needed to Become a Virtual Assistant

This post outlines the skills a Virtual Assistant requires. Good Knowledge of Microsoft Word It is essential that you have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Word if you are offering typing and formatting services. It is possible to work remotely with clients. I have worked with students down in London formatting their dissertations remotely. […]

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Pros and Cons of Working From Home

Working from home seems like the answer to every parent’s dream. It can give you the flexibility you need but is it all good and what are the downfalls? I have worked from home on a part time basis since my child was born in 2007. There have been ups and downs and there are […]

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The Benefits of Hiring a Virtual Assistant

Let’s take a look at the comparison between hiring a Virtual Assistant and a temp.Virtual AssistantNo Repetitive Training: A Virtual Assistant will provide you with a consultation to establish your requirements. You will only need to explain your methods once and the details will be recorded for the next time you use the services.No Time […]

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8 Questions to Ask Yourself before Creating a Blog Post

One of the most important strategies for a business is to have a website and a blog that is regularly updated. The posts that are put on your website should be helpful to others. They should not brag about yourself and your product although the articles should relate to your services or products. So there […]

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Using Hot Keys for Express Scribe

Express Scribe is free audio software that allows you to playback an audio file in order to transcribe the file. If you haven’t got a foot pedal to control the playing back of your audio file then you will need to use the Hot Keys. To view the Hot Keys that are set up for […]

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Should You Use the HoT Keys or a Foot Pedal for Audio Transcription?

Offering audio transcription as a service is easy and cheap to do. When you are starting out and don’t have any money to buy a foot pedal then using the hot keys is an option. It would be advisable in this case to charge your customer a per audio minute rate. This is due to […]

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