8 episodes

A weekly podcast for VAs by VAs hosted by Ingrid Bayer from VA Institute covering everything you need to know to build a successful and profitable Virtual Assistant business in today's changing world.

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A weekly podcast for VAs by VAs hosted by Ingrid Bayer from VA Institute covering everything you need to know to build a successful and profitable Virtual Assistant business in today's changing world.

    Being a super-connector with special guest Peace Mitchell

    Being a super-connector with special guest Peace Mitchell

    Connecting with others is an important step in growing your business. In this episode, we welcome our first special guest Peace Mitchell who will share fabulous tips and insights on connection and networking and how it will help us. Peace is the co-founder of the Women’s Business School and Ausmumpreneur Awards.     In this episode Peace tells us about starting and growing Ausmumpreneur Awards and Women’s Business School.  The importance of the connection economy and becoming a super-connector.  Tips for embracing connectivity in your life.  Misconception on networking.    Links: Clubhouse @peacem  Peace Mitchel LinkedIn  AusMumpreneur Website  AusMumpreneur Facebook  AusMumpreneur Instagram  The Women’s Business School Website  The Women’s Business School Facebook  The Women’s Business School Instagram  The Women’s Business Collective Facebook Group  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 40 min
    Why boundaries are so important to your success

    Why boundaries are so important to your success

    Setting boundaries in your business and personal life is such an important process you need to do, especially when you’re venturing into your own business. Many people struggle with having firm boundaries, especially women, because we find it difficult to say no, put ourselves first, and be okay with that. So in today’s episode, we’re going to dive into why and how you can set boundaries for your business and yourself to take care of your well-being and mental health.    In this episode we discuss: The importance of boundaries. Setting boundaries for your well-being and mental health. Why you need to stop checking your phone when you wake up. Having clear expectations and articulating it. Types of boundaries you can set in your business and personal life. Setting consequences if your boundaries are crossed. Having a clear onboarding process that addresses your boundaries.    Links: VA Institute Email  VA Institute Website  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 34 min
    Mindset is everything p2

    Mindset is everything p2

    In the previous episode, Ingrid and guest talked about having an entrepreneurial mindset and the benefits it can bring to your personal and entrepreneurial life. But, apart from this, it is also important to have a positive mindset in all aspects of our life. In this conversation, we are going to talk about the things you can do to have a positive mindset, as well as the changes you can implement in your life to make this happen.    In this episode: What is a positive mindset? The importance of a positive mindset.  Things we can implement to have a positive mindset.  One tool that can change your mindset very quickly.  What you can do when you have negative thoughts.  Ingrid and guest tell us about their ideal days.  Switching off technology.    Links: Virtual Assistant Network(Australia) Facebook Group VA Institute Email VA Institute Website See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 28 min
    Mindset is everything p1

    Mindset is everything p1

    An entrepreneurial mindset is a key element of building a fantastic VA business, or any business for that matter. This is what we are focusing on in this conversation. This is the first episode of a 2-part conversation where Ingrid and guest talk about how an entrepreneurial and positive mindset go hand in hand in your personal and entrepreneurial life.    In this episode: The definition of an entrepreneurial mindset.  Why having an entrepreneurial mindset is so important.  Talking about skill scales and personality scales.  Using the assessment to improve your work and business.  Ingrid and Melissa share their assessment results.  Aligning your mission and vision with what you do.    Links: Virtual Assistant Network(Australia) Facebook Group VA Institute Email VA Institute Website See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 22 min
    What exactly is a VA

    What exactly is a VA

    Do you want to become a VA? In this episode, Ingrid and guest talk about the nuts and bolts of what VAs do. They discuss the things you need to start, the initial costs, and the collaborative nature of the people in the industry. They also share how business owners can use VAs in their companies to make their lives and businesses better. If you are looking to become a VA or are about to start in the industry, listen to this episode to find out more.    In this episode: The definition of a virtual assistant.  Starting with what you do best.  Excelling despite COVID.  How to become and start as a VA.  Key element of having a winning business.  The things you need to run a VA business.  Initial business costs to expect when starting.  An overview on the majority of people who enter the VA industry.  The collaborative nature of the industry.  How business owners can use VAs.  Becoming a VA is not for everyone.    Links: Virtual Assistant Network(Australia) Facebook Group VA Institute Email VA Institute Website See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 33 min
    Secrets of Superstar VAs

    Secrets of Superstar VAs

    What does it take for you to become a superstar VA? In this episode, Ingrid and guest list down the secrets of what makes up a superstar VA. It’s a really interesting topic that will help you become the best VA you can be.  We cover all grounds from understanding yourself to understanding your clients. If you want to become a VA that people would love to have, this episode is for you.    In this episode: Knowing your key strengths and weaknesses.  Identifying your ideal clients.  Understanding your value and what your service brings.  Have a plan and strategy to follow.  The importance of having a business mindset.  Invest in yourself.  Understand the importance of client experience.  Networking online.  Personalize communication with people.  Have access to your Positive Mental Attitude Toolkit    Links: Virtual Assistant Network(Australia) Facebook Group VA Institute Email VA Institute Website See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 40 min

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