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Tawnya Sutherland

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  1. There has never been a better time than RIGHT NOW to launch and grow your own freelance or VA business, even in the midst of this Global Pandemic. Prior to COVID-19, the freelance economy was booming with over 59% of all US companies currently working with freelance professionals and that number will only continue to grow with more companies working remotely. In fact, it is forecasted that over 50% of the US workforce will be freelancing in some form in the next five years. I think this number has just gone up big time! So this is your time and I know of ONE P
  2. The other day I went out to my favorite grocery store only to find a CLOSED sign in the window. CRAP! So what's a girl gonna do? Well, she runs across the street to the other grocery store which was open until 11 pm and gives them her business instead. AND guess what??? That store is now my favorite to shop at, I love it! But I never would have found it if the other grocery store was open for business. It's no different online, downtime happens!
  3. Have you ever watched as a new small business begins to take off? Maybe it's a brand new (to you) course creator, or an Etsy shop, or a freelance writer. One day you've never heard of them, then suddenly, they are everywhere. People you admire in your niche are talking about them, they're in your social feed because everyone you know is sharing their latest blog post, and it seems like every podcast you listen to is featuring them in an interview. That doesn't happen by accident. There's planning involved and a process to f
  4. Just a reminder that I'm hosting ta special 10 Year Anniversary of my Virtual Assistant Virtuosos Summit #VAVS in October and I am looking for the 3 Big SSS's that make this awesome event happen... 1. Speakers - Tons of perks being a speaker at our Summit but deadline is approaching to submit (August 31st) Click here for more details. 2. Swag Bag Contributors - If you'd like to donate to our Swag Bag and help
  5. Every Fall now for 10 years, I host my Virtual Assistant Virtuosos Summit #VAVS and once again I am shouting out to my network looking for speakers. Maybe it's you, the VA who would love to share your knowledge with other freelancers or maybe you have a client or two that would like to speaker. Please forward this email with anyone you feel would be a good speaker for us. If you missed my last #VAVS of 20 fabulous speakers & topics on "How to FIND and RETAIN Clients"well don't fret. You can still grab all 20+ one hour recordings at 50% OF
  6. @tarourk What was that Scam book you mentioned in the last coaching session? Can you find a link and share it here too?
  7. Melissa, can you share the authors to those books so I can put together a list and we can pick a few to read?
  8. I'm always reading a business book to keep me educated and thought it might be something we could do in the forum. Not sure how we'd go about doing it but open to ideas. Reading one book a month might be too much for most. Maybe we read a book ever 2 months or every quarter? We could list a bunch of books we might be interested in and then choose ahead of time so everyone could get on Amazon or wherever you like. It would help to keep us accountable getting our reading done too. Like I just bought The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks , would love to start reading it and discussing with others
  9. Our Virtual Assistant Forum has been in existence since July 2003 and is full of a wealth of information for the Virtual Assistant industry no matter what stage you are at in business. From startup VA to the advance Virtual Assistant who has been in business for years, you'll find answers to all the questions that keep you awake at night on the inside. There are 2 ways you can join the General Virtual Assistant Forums: 1. Become a VAinsiders.com Member on a monthly or yearly basis. JOIN HERE 2. Members of our Virtual Assistant Career Program have lifetime access. If you are bran
  10. It’s FOMO Friday and here's my digest of the past week at my VA network to keep you in the loop... I read a super interesting blog post today written by my dear friend Cindy Bidar who I get to hook up with again at the end of the month at Beachpreneurs (can't wait!) that I thought I'd share with you. Cindy USED to be a Vir
  11. I thought I'd put together a Friday FOMO post each week to keep you in the loop of what you may have missed. I know for me the fear of missing out is a strong one with so many emails each day as I often miss out! Where's its exercise, planning, education or reading you were interested in, we had it all this past week... 1. Abby Malmstroms's FREE New Year New Rear fitness training program is still available and you can jump on this exercise program here. 2. Freelance University has opened its doors for theIR January intake. Over 80 specialized courses designed to expand your skills and ma
  12. We all enjoy the Clement Clark Moore version of “˜Twas the Night Before Christmas”. I thought it would be fun to take a look at the “Week After Christmas from a Virtual Assistant’s point of view”. ˜Twas the week after Christmas, when all through my office, No printers were humming, no emails were coming; The file folders were hung in the cabinet with care, In hopes that client work would soon be there; The client files were nestled all snug in their bins, Then visions of retainer clients, spreadsheets, and to-do lists danced in; Read the full blog post here What are yo
  13. There is a lot of advice out there about goal setting, but if it doesn’t work for you, it’s useless. Having said that, you can set up a process of setting goals that work for you if you understand the process and yourself, then put it all into action. 1. Ensure Any Goal You Set Motivates You – If you can’t get the goal itself to motivate you, try focusing on the benefits of reaching the goal instead. The important thing is that you need to find a way to gather the incentive to keep on the path toward your goals. If you need to look at small steps, do that, and if you need to dream about t
  14. Virtual Assistants, Service Providers, Freelancers … Grab FREE ACCESS to 10 resources to kick start your service-based business! No matter what stage you are at with your Virtual Assistant service-based business you’ll want to JOIN our FREE VA Member Lounge today! Inside our VA Lounge you’ll find numerous resources (videos, checklists, ebooks, etc.) that you can implement this very minute to help you find more clients and grow your VA business. CLICK HERE to gain access today!
  15. I'm super excited this month as I dive into some major preparations for my next Virtual Assistant online conference #VAVS in October. This will be the 18th season I've hosted this event and every year I come up with a new idea to make it educational yet fun. Speaking of FUN...I'm putting together a SWAG BAG for each of our special attendees and I'm looking for products of interest to Virtual Assistants and freelancers. If you've ever heard of a bundle sale, it's the same idea. GO HERE TO LEARN MORE & submit
  16. Nicole I'm not sure what webinars you are talking about? Typically only our VAinsiders Club members get access to the recordings of any of our FREE Webinar training. Occasionally I will email out the replay to my network. Are you are my mailing list? Make sure you are by clicking here.
  17. Hi Elsie and welcome to #VAVS! You have an awesome WHY to attend this conference, to build a business that allows you to stay home with your 6 kids and watch them grow. When you know you why (the push behind what you want to do) it helps everything else fall into place like finding clients, starting your business, etc. Take it all one step at a time. Enjoy the conference and use that followup sheet for your takeaways and action plan that you can implement after the event is over.
  18. Do you know Cindy Bidar? You know, I've been following Cindy online for years and she's even spoke at my network but I could not recall if I'd ever met her in person so I asked her today. Turns out we met at an online conference in Atlanta where she was working as a VA many years ago. We were both in charge of counting cash from a donation of some kind at this conference. She remembers me because I was the one complaining about the color (or lack of it) of American money. LOL! That sounds like me as I never could get used to USD green cash and prefe
  19. HEY HEY! There's only 1 more day to watch (did I mention it's FR-EE?) last Thursday's training video I hosted with Michelle Schoen to teach you how to create quick and easy videos using PowerPoint. NOTE: After Tuesday at midnight this training video will go into the archives of my paying members at VAinsiders.com where only they enjoy over 400+ videos just like this one to watch at their leisure. If you always wondered how you can produce amazing videos for yourself or your clients using just PowerPoint this video is a must for you to
  20. This is our Virtual Assistant online conference and we are in Season 15. Check us out by visiting our website here. Every VA not matter what stage of business you are in will benefit highly from this educational training. It's my favourite time of the year!
  21. Marsha the dates are old on this thread but maybe bringing it back up to the top will initiate others in your area to reach out and connect with you
  22. Great to hear Colleen! You were awesome to coach and miss the time with you. Fun to get to know you on a deeper level and help with your business
  23. I keep for one year then send them files to keep themselves either by mail on memory stick or dropbox.
  24. If you want to learn more about the speakers that will be presenting at our Virtual Assistant online conference in May, keep watching our blog each day as I talk about each. I also will be sharing how I met each speaker so some fun stories about that as well. http://vavirtuosos.com/virtual-assistant-blog/ If you haven’t got your ticket yet you can learn more about the event by clicking here. At only $37 to attend LIVE online, to learn from 12 Expert Speakers who are ready to teach you how to find and retain clients in your VA business, well, simply stated… you won’t want to miss this pop
  25. Here's my latest blog post: Membership Sites to Help Your Clients Make Residual Income Why do clients want a membership site? Many online entrepreneurs will tell you that one of the best, if not THE BEST, ways to make money online is with residual or recurring income. Basically, that’s money that you continue to make month after month on systems you have put into place. CLICK HERE TO READ IN FULL
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