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Australia's first podcast for the VA industry, covering topics of interest to virtual assistants, small business owners and the self-employed, as well as providing information for those wanting to be Virtual Assistants, and businesses wanting to work with them. Hosted by Lyn Prowse-Bishop

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Australia's first podcast for the VA industry, covering topics of interest to virtual assistants, small business owners and the self-employed, as well as providing information for those wanting to be Virtual Assistants, and businesses wanting to work with them. Hosted by Lyn Prowse-Bishop

    Ep 47: Audio Transcription

    Ep 47: Audio Transcription

    So… you want to be a transcriptionist because – well, you can type! Isn’t it the same thing? No … it most certainly isn’t! And clients – a typist is not the same thing as a transcriptionist!







    In this episode I run through some of the basic skills you need to have if you want to be a transcriptionist, and give clients some tips on what to look for in a professional service provider, and what affects the cost of transcription.







    © Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show

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

    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

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

    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

    • 13 min
    Ep 44: Offshore Freelancers: Thoughts for Our Colleagues

    Ep 44: Offshore Freelancers: Thoughts for Our Colleagues

    I assume that many of our offshore colleagues want to be a VA for the same reasons we all do: freedom to work when we like, be our own boss, autonomy, travel, childcare or elder care needs, disability. 







    Part 3 of our Offshore Freelancers series focuses on our offshore colleagues offering tips on things to consider – primary amongst them understanding what a VA actually is!















    © Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show







    (Image: kiwiqa.com)







    Reference Links:







    History of the VA Industry







    Ep 41: Offshore Freelancers – Part 1







    Ep 42: Offshore Freelancers – Part 2







    Professional Virtual Assistants – Philippines







    Rochefel Rivera – YouTube







    Should Cost of Living Count







    Worth v Value







    No, Not Everyone Can Be a VA – Kathie Thomas

    • 17 min
    Ep 43: Interview: STP and Super

    Ep 43: Interview: STP and Super

    Please note this show is for our Australian listeners only.







    In this special episode we interview Pauline Pickering, director of Globe Accounting and small business accounting specialist on the new Australian Single Touch Payroll system, and the superannuation guarantee, and discuss any issues there may be for VAs.







    The Single Touch Payroll system (STP) may affect some VAs who pay themselves a wage or who have family members assisting them from time to time they are paying. And did you know if you are a sole operator structure you can’t pay yourself a wage? Instead you’ll take drawings.







    A recent VA blog post raised the issue that VAs are eligible for superannuation so we discuss this with Pauline and whether this allegation is actually accurate or the information shared is oversimplifying things. Note, if you operate as a company, trust or partnership structure the superannuation guarantee legislation does not apply to you.







    (As this episode is an interview recording the audio quality is slightly different to previous shows.)







    © Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show















    Reference Links:







    Globe Accounting Pty Ltd







    Globe Accounting Facebook







    ATO – Single Touch Payroll







    ATO – Contractor example for employers







    ATO – Superannuation entitlements for contractors







    ATO – Employee or Contractor Table







    ATO – Contractor v Employee Decision Tool







    ATO – Superannuation Eligibility Decision Tool







    STP Solutions Vendors:







    Xero







    Easy Payslip (free trial)







    a href="https://www.lightningpayroll.com.

    • 20 min
    Ep 42: Offshore Freelancers: What Clients Need to Know

    Ep 42: Offshore Freelancers: What Clients Need to Know

    We continue our offshore freelancer series with this episode focused on helping clients understand the differences between local and offshore support, and highlight some of the things you might not have thought about when choosing the offshore option – including a breakdown of a real life example of one outsourcing company’s costs.







    (Please note: This podcast refers to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement – this agreement is now defunct after the US withdrew, and was replaced by the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) of which China is not a member.)







    © Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show







    (Image: kiwiqa.com)







    Reference Links:







    History of the VA Industry







    Outsourcing Company Ad







    Outsourcing Company Costs







    Episode 41: Offshore Freelancers

    • 26 min

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Awesome for VA's

I love listening to the words of wisdom of Lyn Prowse-Bishop. Thoroughly enjoy the podcasts, thank you so much!

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