Month: November 2020

  • An Associate role is not a training role (or an easy option!)

    Working as an Associate Virtual Assistant is something that many VAs have heard of, but don’t necessarily understand. An Associate role is a great way of boosting your confidence and kickstarting your business – it also enables you to gain experience. But make no mistake, it’s not a shortcut to training and starting your own […]


  • The Benefits of Flexible Working – Guest Blog – Rebecca Newenham

    Benefits of flexible working Rebecca Newenham blog graphic

    Life as a virtual assistant – the benefits of flexible working The team at Get Ahead VA have been working flexibly for a decade. Get Ahead VA was founded in 2010 by Rebecca Newenham, who was aware of both businesses’ need for flexible workers, and the workers’ need for flexible opportunities. Here in 2020, the […]


  • 10 common mistakes most Virtual Assistants make

    10 common mistakes most Virtual Assistants make

    During Covid-19, I have seen a number of Virtual Assistants set up their business and unfortunately make some common mistakes,   You see, for many Virtual Assistants, running your own business is probably the first time you’ve been self employed. Making that switch from employee to business owner can be quite a learning curve. And, as […]


  • Wednesday Wisdom – Melody Sadé Abeni – MelSa Productivity

    Feature VA Melody Sadé Abeni Wednesday Wisdom Blog Graphic

    This week it is my pleasure to introduce you to Melody Sadé Abeni of MelSa Productivity.  Reading back this interview with Melody, I found myself smiling because I can literally hear her talk me through the words – one of the things I love about Melody is she is “an action taker” – you can […]


  • How to increase your pricing without losing clients in your VA business

    As a VA business owner, it’s easy to forget about your prices, once you have clients. You get into a routine of working with your individual clients and before you know it, it’s been years since you implemented a price increase! But as with any business, it’s normal to increase your pricing. Yet it’s often […]