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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 49: The Fraud of ‘Living the Dream’

    Ep 49: The Fraud of ‘Living the Dream’

    It’s been nearly 14 years since The 4-Hour Work Week was published – yet the idea that virtual support should only cost you $5/hour persists.







    If you’re all about saving money in your business then opting for cheap labour has its advantages – but also inherent disadvantages – and just because they’re ‘remote’ doesn’t make them Virtual Assistants.







    Resources:







    Jacobin – the Fraud and the 4-Hour Work Week – Meagan Day article







    Forbes Article – Michael Schein







    Podcasts:







    Should Cost of Living Count?







    Offshore Freelancers – What Clients Need to Know















    © Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show

    • 14 min
    Gratitude

    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

    • 4 min
    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

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