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Joanne Munro
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I often write case studies on my website so new or potential clients can see the scope of my experience and how I can help them. I think they're really handy for VA's personally, as you don't have to keep explaining to people how you're qualified to do their task. here's my latest one in case you're thinking of doing the same.
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Very inspiring. Thanks
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Case studies are essential to my blog so potential new clients can see what I can do for people.. Here's one you might find useful as a how-to for your own website.


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+Dina Lynch Eisenberg Sorry for the delay, I'm not getting the notifications. I think that's brilliant; it can be really hard to manage clients if you're not used to it and we've all had nightmare clients along the way. I remember the day I realised I could fire one of mine!
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Joanne Munro

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Hello lovely VA people! I get asked for advice a lot from new and potential VA's so I've decided to write a website solely focused on what you have to do to get started. It's going to cover what exactly  is involved & how to get going but is only aimed at new VA's and not existing ones (I already run 2 companies so haven't got the time to write all those posts) 

So far I've written/am writing posts on:

IS BEING A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT RIGHT FOR YOU?
DON'T LISTEN TO THE NAYSAYERS!
GETTING STARTED - WHAT YOU DO & DON'T NEED 
SOLE TRADER OR LIMITED COMPANY?
WHAT YOU NEED TO TELL THE GOVERNMENT
EXPENSES & TAX RETURNS
PERSONAL OR BUSINESS BANK ACCOUNTS?
HOW TO CREATE A WEBSITE (Hosting, domain names, UI, content etc)
HOW TO DRIVE TRAFFIC TO YOUR WEBSITE
HOW TO FIND YOUR NICHE
WHAT SERVICES TO OFFER
TERMS & CONDITIONS & CONTRACTS
HOW MUCH TO CHARGE 
HOW TO INVOICE A CLIENT
HOW TO AVOID LATE PAYERS
HOW TO MARKET YOURSELF & GET YOUR FIRST CLIENTS
HOW TO NETWORK & EXPLAIN WHAT YOU DO 
HOW TO FIND WORK ONLINE (discussing Odesk e-lance etc)
USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO FIND CLIENTS
BUSINESS OR PERSONAL SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS?
HOW TO TRACK YOUR TIME
HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CLIENTS
HOW TO LINK YOUR GOOGLE PLUS PROFILE
HOW TO MANAGE YOUR TIME IF YOU WORK FROM HOME
HOW VIRTUAL DO YOU WANT TO BE? (location independance)
TOOLS FOR BEING A DIGITAL NOMAD (see above)
HOW TO COLLABORATE VIRTUALLY WITH CLIENTS
WHEN TO FIRE A CLIENT
DIVERSIFYING AS A VA
HOW TO STORE CLIENTS INFO
WHY IT'S IMPORTANT TO KEEP LEARNING
FEAST & FAMINE: THE QUIET TIMES
END OF YEAR BUSINESS AUDIT

There will also be interviews from existing VA's about how they set up, what their niche is and advice they have for new VA's. So I have a busy time ahead of me as you can see!

 What I want to know though is have I missed anything and is there anything else that you wanted to know when you first started out?  
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+Joanne Munro , sorry didn't see that.  I have some experience as a REVA and yes male VA's are rare birds.  I would certainly have a different perspective.    Thank you for commenting on that photo. As you may be aware, we had a heinous attack and since then, I have changed my profile picture to show my pride ( it will stay in the mix)
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I'm using +Do Share by +Tzafrir Rehan to write and schedule my Google+ posts!

#DoShare
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It does have a stream to add a G+  feed, but maybe not blog posts, I am not sure.
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Joanne Munro

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Hi, I'm Jo and I'm a VA based in Brighton in the UK and I specialise in more techie stuff like Social Media, online research, WordPress SEO, blogging, and web-based things.  

I have a Portfolio Career as I'm also a CV Writer and part of my VA work is to oversee the logistics for part of a couple of large UK events. I run both businesses side by side and also do a bit of freelance blogging - so I'm pretty busy!

I'm also in the process of setting up a new and wannabe VA website full of resources and useful articles on how to get going. I get a lot of emails saying I have a different business model than a lot of VA's which is why I thought a resource site might be useful. 
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Thank you! I like to keep it as clean and uncluttered as I can.
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Really good infographic on how to get the most out of it. There's more to it than you'd think!
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result!
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Blog Post: How to share your computer screen using Skype. It takes less than a minute to do!
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I just taught a client to use this feature last night. However, we run into a bit of an issue. Whenever she tries to share the screen, we get disconnected. Had to call her instead on her mobile phone :)
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Writer of CVs and LinkedIn profiles and a Virtual Assistant specialising in event support.
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Event support & coordination, writing CVs and LinkedIn profiles, Social Media,
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  • Career Pioneers
    Owner, 2007 - present
    I run a successful business writing and reviewing CVs and LinkedIn profiles. I'm the recommended CV writer for Brighton and Hove Jobs, and I have a remarkably high success rate of writing CVs that get people called to interview.
  • Fai Watu
    Bars Admin Manager at The Green Man Festival, 2009 - present
    Fai Watu run every aspect of an event bar including recruitment, training, licensing, design, build, budgeting and logistics. My role is to oversee the vast amount of admin for their events - one of which is the 15,000 person Green Man Festival in Wales. I obtain quotes then raise purchase orders for nearly 100 products, and make sure the staff and logistical information is completed before I arrive on site. I then set up the office and ensure that all stock and equipment arrives daily in the quantity and at the time requested. Once the event is live I cross-reference the stock figures against the till readings to ensure they match, and deal with any issues as they arise. We are entrusted with a large budget and I have to account for every penny. ** Additionally, for the last four years I have coordinated the staff and suppliers for the New Blood art students end of year show at The Truman Brewery and Spitalfields Market.
  • Munro PA Services
    Virtual Assistant, 2009 - present
    I’m a Virtual Assistant specialising in remote and onsite event support and coordination. I help people make events happen!
  • Brighton Racecourse
    Event & Admin Manager, 2006 - 2009
    Events – I ensured that suite layout, equipment, numbers, AV, catering, décor, entertainment, and security were coordinated and that the client’s event exactly met their specifications. I also wrote proposals, made sales, held site visits, and was the main point of contact for around 550 events each year. Admin – Overseeing precise details of each booking with the client, the caterers, and the site team. Duties also included filing, invoicing, staff rotas, and ordering entertainment
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There just isn't an app for what I do!
Introduction

Busy Trekker with two lines of work:

CV WRITING 

I have a very successful LinkedIn and CV-writing business where I write and review CVs and LinkedIn profiles for local, national and international clients.

REMOTE EVENT SUPPORT 

I also provide remote and onsite event support and coordination for UK and international events. Current projects include overseeing the logistics for the bars department at the award-winning Green Man Festival each year and am the administrator and competitor liaison for the Yehudi Violin Competition.

Bragging rights
In Nov 2013 I gave a practical session on how to find more clients using LinkedIn at WorthingDigital. In March 2013 I was one of three panellists at the Wired Sussex ‘Being a Successful Freelancer‘ workshop. In Nov 2012 I gave a presentation on ‘Using Social Media for Business’ to New Sussex Start Ups
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