Let’s face it, with schedules as busy as they are it is extremely hard to have time to take for ourselves. There is always something more important it seems like that you need to do in that moment. However, if you don’t learn to work self-care into your schedule, you’re going to burn out after a while. Trust me, it happens. It has happened to me a few times. It’s quite the challenge, but we all need to learn how to do it.
Pricing is probably one of the most challenging parts of the VA biz process if I am honest. When I first started out, I just picked a number and went with it. I was just thrilled that people were paying me in the first place to do work for them on “my own terms.” I say that sarcastically because I was certainly not making boundaries known with my first few clients. It was way more on their terms than mine. More on that later.
One of the major parts of developing your VA business is putting together your services and offerings. You need to think about what you will be selling to your website visitors, social media followers, potential clients and more.
Through this Virtual Assistant Series, I plan on covering a bunch of topics related to this field. From how to start your own VA business to utilizing VA services for your existing business (I’m talking to you photographers, designers, and all around awesome creatives). I am going to share my journey to this point, resources that have helped me, strategies to get started and so much more.
If you have followed my Instagram account or gone way back in my blog posts, you may have noticed that I have a thing for goal setting. I’m big on personal growth stuff like fitness or self care, but intentionally planning the things I want to accomplish for my biz is a must.
Lately, I am obsessed with all things Enneagram. For those of you who have not heard about this amazing personality typology - let me give you a super quick breakdown, but trust me, you are going to want to check out more for yourself later.
As I have started to get into the swing of things with going full time with my business, I have been working on what an ideal work week looks like. I find during hard hitting season of client work and projects, I can sometimes forget to work on my own business. Keeping things going for your business is crucial to keeping client inquiries coming in and making sure your client roster is always full.
Consider your homepage a combination of an online business card and the first impression to your business. You have got to make sure that your website includes the right stuff, especially on the homepage. Check out these must-have for your homepage!
Starting a business is no joke. Coming up with the idea to start your own business may be easy, but actually making it happen is another story. While I have been doing this for a few years, I have made my fair share of mistakes. Some have been minor, others have been pretty major.
Keeping up with all of the moving parts in your business can be a challenge, but with the right systems in place, you can get the job done. There are so many options these days, it can be hard to select which one is right for you. I have broken down your top necessities for your system of success! After checking out the post, check out my quiz at the end to figure out the perfect platform for you!
Let me preface this by saying this post is a doozy. If you take the time to read it, thank you. I have written about my journey to owning my business, how I became an entrepreneur and just overall sharing my story. Enjoy! :)
Finding apps that help with everyday details is a must. Apps can help be your perfect solution for getting things done in timely manner and helps free up time for the good stuff! I have complied some of my favorite business apps along with a few more personal ones that I use daily to help with #allthethings. Check them out!
As a business owner, you often want to seem friendly and feel the need to respond to an inquiry almost right away. You don’t take time to think through the implications of our boundaries until you are close to burnout. By setting boundaries in your business, you can create a better work-life balance.
It’s no secret that the Instagram algorithm can be confusing, discouraging or downright frustrating for users. There is no easy formula for success, but there are a few things you can do to increase engagement - and hopefully your enjoyment of Instagram!
One of my big 2018 goals for my business is to get my butt in gear for my social media content. I’m sure all of us are frequent checkers of Instagram, but how often are you posting? You might already be killing the game, but if you are like me social media can be a struggle.
I have been taking inventory of my go-to office supplies and I have complied a list of my favorites! I always loved back-to-school shopping growing up and getting stuff for my business is no different.
I am here to say it’s time for us to get back on track. It is finally time to reel in all of the other distractions and get the gears going. It’s time for you get to clearer about the goals for your business!
I will be the first to admit: I struggle with a work/life balance. I have had periods where I am all work no play. Then I go through phases of all play no work. Sometimes the thought of getting up early to finish a project excites me and other days I would rather hit snooze 34 more times (this is a really bad habit of mine).
I'm so excited that you are here and visiting Keeping the Creativity! The focus of my business is to inspire others to stay creative and help check off to-do's in order to be fully present for those true passions.