That’s exactly what Hayley, VA Business School’s founder did when she become a Virtual Assistant 10 years ago. As an Executive PA for a Chartered Institute, Hayley was doing very well climbing the PA corporate ladder in London. When her job role suddenly changed overnight, she found herself seeking an out from the rat race. […]
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New book launches to empower aspiring Virtual Assistants
At a time when many are seeking more flexible, homeworking career options, a new book is promising to empower virtual assistants to create their own thriving businesses. The Alchemy of Virtual Assistance: Creating a successful virtual assistant business around your family by award-winning VA Suzy Sanders, has been unveiled during a recent online launch event. Sharing […]
Alchemy Virtual Assistance launches nationwide franchise
A ‘virtual assistant’ specialist in Northamptonshire is launching a nationwide franchise – with the first ‘Hub’ opening in the New Year. Alchemy Virtual Assistance has been providing remote PA services and practical support since 2016. Founder Suzy Sanders says the decision to turn her family-run business into a franchise was always part of a very […]
5 minutes with… Leanne Farrell, founder of Leanne Farrell VA
After launching her own virtual assistant business a few years ago, Leanne Farrell, founder of Leanne Farrell VA, has never looked back since. Here she explains why she needed to make the jump and stop thinking ‘what if, and why she just can’t live without her phone. How did you launch your business? I started […]
A day in the life of a VA
More assistants are looking at the advantages of ditching the office in favour of becoming a VA. Sarah Rugg, co-founder of My VA Business, worked alongside virtual assistant Sam Evans to document what the average day in the life of a VA was. Commute, work, sandwich, work, commute, dinner, bed – and repeat. It’s okay […]
Freelance work fad or future?
We are seeing more PAs become freelance due to being able to work from home and manage more than one boss at a time. Some decide to dabble with the freelance lifestyle for a short-term with the plan to go back to working in-house eventually. But more of those that have become freelance are choosing […]
Join us at the PA Life Christmas party awards
This year’s PA Life Christmas Party will be held at the prestigious London venue, Toy Room. As part of the fun of the evening, PA Life has introduced five prestigious awards. The awards night, being held on November 26 will see PA Life announce the winners. The awards include: Networker of the year – an […]
How to become a virtual assistant
Charlotte Wibberley, founder of VIP VA, shares her top tips on how individuals can succeed in becoming their own boss as a VA. Did you know that one of the top search terms related to VAs is ‘how to become a virtual assistant’? This makes sense – if you’ve got a few spare hours every […]
How to embrace the virtual world
Charlotte Wibberley, CEO of VIP VA, reveals why more PAs are seeking flexibility in the workplace by launching their own VA business In the working place today, the ‘f word’ (flexibility) is key to keeping people motivated in their jobs. It’s therefore no wonder that so many employees are now choosing to move to self-employment when […]
Are you ready to become a virtual assistant?
The working world is changing. More and more across the country are looking for the opportunity to work from home, at the hours of their choice and with a better sense of control than previous generations. Flexibility is key, and the ever-connected digital age has made employment more accessible than ever before, with many making […]