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Justine Parsons
Works at Your Virtual Assistant: saving the sanity of busy professionals
Lives in Papakura, Auckland
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14 Glenburn Place, Papakura, Auckland 2110, New Zealand
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A virtual assistant whose passion is saving the sanity of you busy business professionals and small business owners.
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WHAT I DO..
Through my own business I work with a select group of professional service providers by supporting them so that they can take their successful and busy practices to new heights.

Having been in business since 1998 we offer a full range of virtual assistant services but we don’t stop there. Our focus is adding value to your business.

Together with my team of contractors, we’ll bring you the best advice, tools and support that the virtual world has available to help you improve your operations and processes, handle your overwhelm and ultimately, take your business to new heights.

WHO AM I?

Engaged 18 years, married for 4, we have a full house including but by no means limited to: our daughter, dogs, cat, fish, lovebirds and budgies. There is also a stepson kept in our sleep-out (and no, I am not a wicked stepmother :)). I am an incurable bookworm, love getting out in the garden and a bit of a workaholic. 

Likes: reading, gardening, my lovely animals and long walks
Dislikes: anything remotely rodent!
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Living the dream under the long white cloud
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Virtual Assistant
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virtual assistant, accounts, social media, word processing, personal assistant, small business support, desktop publishing, marketing, outsourcing,
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  • Your Virtual Assistant: saving the sanity of busy professionals
    Virtual Assistant, 1984 - present
    Your Virtual Assistant: I help those who are looking for an 'on call personal assistant' who is out of sight and out of mind. A mashup of your PA, Assistant, Marketer and Bookkeeper - I work with you in your business so you can be free to work on your business. I thrive on challenge and variety; from researching & posting regular blog articles and email campaigns to organising your procedures manual, all while doing your monthly accounts and reporting tasks. VA extraordinaire!
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having the right skills mixed with the right attitude is VA gold.
 
If you are thinking about becoming a Virtual Assistant, then you need the right skills. This Online Biz Skills course has all the skills you need and more! One of our VAs is in the middle of upskilling with this course at the moment and this is what she said: “I love it. It's so informative and I love that she covers everything from the start so you don't need any background knowledge to follow this course.”

So even if you don’t have all the skills now, you can learn them and start (or build up) your VA business.
Coming up with a unique new business idea, creating a blog around your life's passion, or selling physical products in an online store are all feasible ways to replace your 9 to 5 grind income. People are succeeding with those approaches every day. But, did you know that's not how the majority ...
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If you have any questions about the skills that are marketable, then ask away, I'm happy to point you in the right direction.
 
Something I've noticed  when recruiting new contractors is how difficult it is to find contractors with the 'right' skills.

I tend to get approached by people who have strong admin skills, but for the clients I work with, I need more than that. My clients are online savvy and are developing exciting online products, which means the contractors I take on need those online skills.

Mailchimp, aWeber, Wordpress, social media management and other systems like Infusionsoft  and customer support services (Zen Desk and Help Scout).  In a nutshell I need to find 'unicorns',

But how do you become a unicorn?   How do you build an enviable skill set? How do you up skill in the areas that most clients need?

Most VAs try and figure it out on the job, and deal with a lot of unbillable time, which we  know  is a killer in this business, both to your sanity and bottom line.

So what's the solution?

I have taken on contractors who have graduated from this Online Biz Skills course, and they are fantastic!. They have the right skills, and attitude which means they are the right fit for our clients.

If you are looking at expanding your skill set  so you can take on more clients or even become location independent then I highly recommend this course.

But it's not open all the time. It only opens a few times a year, so if you've been thinking about how to change career direction, or you want that flexibility in location.

Do it, don't wait.
Coming up with a unique new business idea, creating a blog around your life's passion, or selling physical products in an online store are all feasible ways to replace your 9 to 5 grind income. People are succeeding with those approaches every day. But, did you know that's not how the majority ...
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Email communiation - we all do it. As a company are you and your staff being perceived well via #email #communication? Perhaps you need to make some changes - have a read of this.
How you communicate in your emails is how you are perceived. As a person. As a company.
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You know this time of year is getting busier and busier - that's where we can help...let us do those things you don't have time for!
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Yip, we make you look like a star!
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As the year starts to come to an end, there are still a myriad of tasks that need doing - we are here to help! Let us know what we can do for you! And let's have a coffee and talk it over!
 
We know that there are a whole lot of things that you need to get done in your business day - #emails   #accounts   #socialmedia   often that means that #customerservice  and therefore #customerexperience  can get somewhat put aside. You don't have to do it alone though! We can ease your pain
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So i've been thinking - i've got 500+ followers here - why don't you tell me something about yourself - let's get some conversation going, after all we are human! :) 
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Hi Justine, nice to meet you. I enjoy meeting new people, so this was a great idea. I am from Ohio and married 28 years now to my high school sweetheart. We have 2 grown boys. I help entrepreneurs build a unique and solid online business presence utilizing social media. And I love it! Great to connect. 
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Some very good points in this article about using a #virtualassistant  - if you haven't thought about hiring virtual staff, then you should - check us out too www.yourva.co.nz
If you've been in business for a while you soon realise that there are a lot of different marketing strategies that you can use in promoting your products and services to potential - New Zealand Herald
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You know it's easy to throw around the terms customer service and customer experience - but what are you really doing to make those valuable relationships with your customers?
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How's your voice? #communication   #brandidentity  
If I could ask clients for one doc when I start working with them, I'd ask for a brand voice guideline. Here's why.
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I downloaded your ebook for a friend who is going through separation and wasn't sure of his rights in terms of moving out of the family home. The ebook was fantastic thank you and has put his mind at rest now he has a better idea of what he needs to do. Thank you!
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