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September 12, 2019

I’m asked this question a LOT by new VAs or those thinking of becoming a VA. And the short answer is no.

I might follow that up with an “it depends”.

I didn’t do any formal training at all when I started. I did some Googling. However, I was supremely lucky in that I knew...

August 16, 2019

I really don’t like this time of year. That isn’t helped by the fact that it is currently pissing down and freezing, in August. Vastly more offensive than the same weather in really any other month of the year.

But it’s too quiet. My (12 ish) inboxes are empty. The only...

January 25, 2019

I am so sorry I haven’t written a blog in AGES. Totally useless of me I realise. 

To be fair, I did write one in about September but it was so utterly miserable I couldn’t bring myself to post it.  Having an HMRC AML audit, having to part ways with a client who then tur...

June 28, 2018

Today I am going to have a rant about online manners. General etiquette if you will.

I see so many things that make me mad. Which probably means I need a holiday. Or to get off social media for a weekend. But might just be because people are getting lazier and ruder and...

May 14, 2018

There’s been lots in the news lately about the gender pay gap in corporates and inequality in the sexes that still continues to this day. Despite us getting the vote nearly a hundred years ago now.

But what role does gender play for us freelancers?

If you’d have asked me...

May 9, 2018

Sometimes it is really easy to focus on the negatives of running your own business. Having to chase clients for money, wild rollercoasters of not enough work / too much work and constantly marketing and networking to keep your pipeline looking plump. It can feel all to...

April 13, 2018

The VA industry is getting more popular year on year. As more and more people go freelance and look for freelance support and office workers are getting weary of spending hours on packed trains it seems like a natural progression for many.

But, going freelance isn’t for...

February 20, 2018

Thinking is a funny thing. We do it all the time and I’m sure I’m not alone in wanting to turn my brain off every so often for a little respite.

But there is a difference between thinking and worrying.

The kind of annoying brain burble that chunters on relentlessly doesn...

February 5, 2018

It being Random Acts of Kindness Day, I’ve been pondering this.

I love the idea of random acts of kindness and also the idea of paying it forward.

However, remembering to do either can be a real challenge! It’s very hard to bring these things front of mind and unless...

January 24, 2018

I just did one. A big one. I am confused. 

I have been working like a loon. Last week I billed loads of hours and ended the week with a fair chunk of work to start this week with. 2 days later, I apparently have nothing to do...

How does this happen? I Plan, I plot, I co...

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