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How to Have Productive Meetings with Distant Assistants

How to Have Productive Meetings with Distant Assistants Are you getting the most out of your work meetings? Chitchats, snacks, an endless bucket of ideas—although they spark life to seemingly monotonous conversations, they just might not be your perfect meeting buddies. How do you know if your Distant assistants understood anything at all from your…

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When Things Fall Apart with Your Distant Assistant

When Things Fall Apart with Your Distant Assistant Having a distant assistant for your business has its share of benefits. You have more time to focus on other priorities, add value to your business, and enjoy a couple more perks. But despite all the good things it provides, working with a DA can still have…

7 Funny Little Things That Virtual Assistants Do

7 Funny Little Things That Distant Assistants Do

7 Funny Little Things That Distant Assistants Do Distant assistants can be your greatest allies when it comes to scaling your business. You may browse through their completed projects, find their time trackers running during work hours, or have a video call with them via Skype—they can be with you each step of the way.…

VA Story: Mike Duruin Your Podcast Audio Engineer

DA Story: Mike Duruin Your Podcast Audio Engineer

What comes into your mind when you hear the word “podcast”? Is it the interesting story that you just heard from your favorite podcast show? Or, is it perhaps the way that the host delivered the story? Behind the scenes, however, is a production team that works diligently to come up with quality episodes. Among…

5 Common Challenges in Working with Distant Assistants

5 Common Challenges in Working with Distant Assistants

5 Common Challenges in Working with Distant Assistants Having a distant assistant has a number of benefits to your business and personal life. It frees you time, allows you to save money, and add value to your business. But, it does not necessarily mean everything will go smoothly all the time. Just like any other…

5 EPIC REASONS Why Your Virtual Assistant is Missing in Action

5 Epic Reasons Why Your Distant Assistant is Missing in Action

DA MIA. You may ask, “Why is my distant assistant not showing up?” “Where could my DA possibly be?” Or express a line of disappointment, “How could he be so eager in the application only to end up missing in the actual work?” However you opine, it’s unarguably frustrating when all of a sudden your…

8 Sure Ways to Make Your Distant Assistant Love You

8 Sure Ways to Make Your Distant Assistant Love You

8 Sure Ways to Make Your Distant Assistant Love You Hint: it’s not all about money. The process of finding the right distant assistant (DA) itself is not easy. And when that person comes, you want to make sure that everything goes well. Here are 8 Sure Ways to Make Your Distant Assistant Love You.…

VA Compensation: Hourly Billing vs Value Pricing

DA Compensation: Hourly Billing vs Value Pricing

DA Compensation: Hourly Billing vs Value Pricing How much are you willing to pay a distant assistant? Some prefer to pay by the hour while others go for compensating per project. Issues on quality, credibility, and time are among the things that any business owner could consider regarding compensation. Read about DA Compensation: Hourly Billing…

How to Build Your Online Career from Scratch

How to Build Your Online Career from Scratch

How to Build Your Online Career from Scratch In an interview with Michelle Calma, Bottleneck Distant Assistants learned about the significance of having a good background online. Michelle shared how she patiently waited for a year until she established a good profile. To aspiring distant assistants, here’s how to build your online career from scratch.…