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What is ‘at capacity’ anyway?

What is meant by the term 'at capacity'? As VAs, there is a lot of talk online, in networking forums and social media about reaching or being at "capacity" but I know that, for many, this term can be confusing. It basically means that your client rosta is full and you...

Real Talk

When clients suddenly cancel This week on the blog I want to share something very real, very visceral and very difficult that has happened to my business in the last 6 weeks. You might wonder why I want to share something challenging but I firmly believe that, the...

Top Tips in Trello

Today I wanted to share one of my top tips with you and this top tip is all about Trello. Ooooh Trello, I love me a bit of Trello! If you’ve been following me on social media for a while you will know that I am often banging the Trello drum – for transparency, I am...

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What is ‘at capacity’ anyway?

What is ‘at capacity’ anyway?

What is meant by the term 'at capacity'? As VAs, there is a lot of talk online, in networking forums and social media about reaching or being at "capacity" but I know that, for many, this term can be confusing. It basically means that your client rosta is full and you...

Real Talk

Real Talk

When clients suddenly cancel This week on the blog I want to share something very real, very visceral and very difficult that has happened to my business in the last 6 weeks. You might wonder why I want to share something challenging but I firmly believe that, the...

Top Tips in Trello

Top Tips in Trello

Today I wanted to share one of my top tips with you and this top tip is all about Trello. Ooooh Trello, I love me a bit of Trello! If you’ve been following me on social media for a while you will know that I am often banging the Trello drum – for transparency, I am...

Auto Responder!

Auto Responder!

Now guys, let’s face it, nobody really is an inbox fan, are they - I've worked with multiple ones for clients over the years and one thing that so many people want support with is the old inbox management and boundaries around the inbox.  That can be such a...

Workflows and Rainbows

Workflows and Rainbows

If you’ve listened to the Clear Desk Podcast then you will have heard me discuss the importance of providing your own Virtual Assistant business at least a ten hour retainer every month. I firmly believe that you need to dedicate time to grow your own business, both...

Allowing yourself the gift of support

Allowing yourself the gift of support

Accepting help is a strength, not a weakness When I started my VA business, I witnessed so many people on the internet offering, talking about, raving - in fact - about the support they were receiving and I just couldn’t get my head around how people were making ends...

VA Top Tips: Email Folders

VA Top Tips: Email Folders

Keeping your VA biz nice and tidy I use my email folders to organise my inbox and to organise my communication, as I’m sure many of you do, too. But, let’s be honest, there are times when we have busy periods and things can get saved down to any old space and then...

Life as a VA in a Pandemic

Life as a VA in a Pandemic

Serve or splurge? As a VA, we are used to giving. We give, we serve, we deliver. That’s what we do. But, as everyone knows, the last 12 months we have seen people give and serve and deliver way beyond anything that we have ever seen in our lifetimes. So, this has...

Top Tip: Dubsado with Ease

Top Tip: Dubsado with Ease

Workflow love Hello everybody! I would love to share with you another of my quick-fire top tips, admin, bits and bobs, digital tools to help you get quicker and smarter at your online business.   Ok, so today’s tip is about a little trick...

Clear Desk Podcast Interview with Stacey Slack

Clear Desk Podcast Interview with Stacey Slack

All The Admin VA I'm so excited to be able to share my Podcast interview with Stacey from All The Admin VA. Stacey is a VA who I have had the pleasure of mentoring this year and I have absolutely seen her flourish. She’s got a brilliant career story, she used to work...

VA Top Tip: Trello Checklists

VA Top Tip: Trello Checklists

CLEAR DESK PODCAST - SEASON ONE I wanted to share one of my top tips with you and this top tip is all about Trello. Ooooh Trello, I love me a bit of Trello! If you’ve been following me on social media for a while you will know that I am often banging the...