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HOMAGE TO DJ THE PIRATE

Homage to DJ the Pirate Five days before my best mate (Derek “The Pirate” Josephs) died I was in a slump, both physically and mentally. So DJ, as he was fondly called, was true to form and rode his bike 20km from hishome in South Yarra and dragged me out of my house for a […]

WHY AND HOW TO DOCUMENT BUSINESS PROCESSES – 5 EASY WAYS

Why and How to Document Business Processes – 5 Easy Ways Being the CEO of a fast-growing virtual assistant business, the last thing I want to do is sit in front of my computer, typing out processes for staff.  I’d rather be out talking to clients and helping people. The drudgery of documenting processes is […]

7 MISTAKES BUSINESS OWNERS MAKE WHEN WORKING WITH VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS

7 Mistakes Business Owners Make When Working with Virtual Assistants First, congratulations for dabbling into the world of offshoring! Whether or not you came to VA Platinum to get your virtual assistant for financial planning, a virtual assistant for mortgage broking, or an executive assistant, I like to commend you for taking a step towards […]

5 REASONS WHY YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS NEEDS A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT

Homage to DJ the Pirate Five days before my best mate (Derek “The Pirate” Josephs) died I was in a slump, both physically and mentally. So DJ, as he was fondly called, was true to form and rode his bike 20km from hishome in South Yarra and dragged me out of my house for a […]

5 REASONS WHY WE LOVE HIRING VIRTUAL STAFF WITH NO EXPERIENCE

5 Reasons Why We Love Hiring Virtual Staff with No Experience I’ve published an article about VA Platinum’s Golden Standards for Recruitment. I did so, to ensure that my recruitment and operations team are on the same plane when it comes to finding the best staff for clients. Since then, I’ve been pleased with the […]

THE 4 LIFE LESSONS I LEARNED FROM MY FILIPINO VIRTUAL ASSISTANT

The 4 Life Lessons I Learned From My Filipino Virtual Assistant The benefits of getting virtual assistants are life-changing. Not only for your business, but you also get a fresh and different life perspective by getting to know and understanding your offshore staff. Although you are thousands of kilometres away, expect the best from your […]

APPS YOU SHOULD HAVE WHEN WORKING WITH VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS

Apps You Should Have When Working with Virtual Assistants As a business owner, I always find myself on-the-go. Thanks to technology, communication is way easier regardless of their location. Several apps can be accessed through a lot of platforms, mobile or desktop, and sometimes with both! Convenience at its finest. With billions of available apps […]

5 EXPERT TRICKS TO KICK-START YOUR DIGITAL MARKETING

5 Expert Tricks to Kick-start Your Digital Marketing First, a gentle pat on the back for you who found interest in Digital Marketing as an effective way to market your business! Now that you’ve chosen to put yourself out on the world wide web, the next thing to do is to discover how to optimise […]

HOW TO GROW YOUR ADVICE PRACTICE WITH OFFSHORE VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS

How to Grow Your Advice Practice with Offshore Virtual Assistants Many advisers start off by structuring their businesses by trial and error, to see what might work. But what if I tell you there’s a way to skip the experiments and proceed with a structure that’s proven to work? Good stuff, right! In this article, […]

9 INCREDIBLE WAYS TO
REWARD YOUR STAFF

9 Incredible Ways to Reward Your Staff Do you remember the last time someone praised you for doing a good job? Remember how motivating and energising that was? If I close my eyes right now and recall every compliment I received, I know my heart would feel like a fully charged battery. Imagine how wonderful […]

5 BEST PRACTICES TO FOLLOW WHEN YOU WORK FROM HOME

5 Best Practices to Follow When You Work From Home Do you work from home? If yes, then like me, you have to do a lot of things to keep your focus ON work. It’s hard to battle against common distractions, and we all know that work won’t miraculously finish itself. Being productive means I […]

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO START AN OFFSHORE BUSINESS?

How Much Does It Cost to Start an Offshore Business? Every few weeks, prospective clients tell me that they have contemplated starting their own Virtual Assistant company in the Philippines. Some have even travelled to the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Vietnam to see if they can make their plans a reality. So, to help you […]

IS YOUR BUSINESS SAFE FROM PRIVACY & DATA BREACH?

Is Your Business Safe from Privacy & Data Breach? As the cost of running a financial services business in Australia increase and ASIC place heavier compliance obligations on businesses, there are very few options to save money while improving customer service. The most obvious strategy businesses are taking advantage of is using offshore businesses like […]

3 SURPRISINGLY EASY WAYS TO HIRE SUPERSTAR STAFF IN THE PHILIPPINES

3 Surprisingly Easy Ways to Hire Superstar Staff in the Philippines I have to admit, I have been smiling from ear to ear as I was thinking about writing this article. I’ve recently visited my staff in the Philippines and got so much love there. The welcome literally got warmer as team size grew bigger […]

TOP 4 REASONS WHY GOOD EMPLOYEES QUIT AND WHAT THEY EXPECT

Top 4 Reasons Why Good Employees Quit And What They Expect Almost half my staff that quit in the past 20 years probably did so because of me. It’s hard to admit. Ego gets in the way and I allow myself to believe the reasons they have given, instead of the deep and underlying reason, […]

WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE AN OFFSHORE EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Why You Should Hire an Offshore Executive Assistant As a busy executive or business owner, how much better would your life be if you hired someone who’s dedicated to looking after your diary, travel plans, emails, and reports? So much easier, I bet! And so, you must have thought about hiring a personal assistant or […]

THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO PAYING FILIPINO VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS

The Definitive Guide to Paying Filipino Virtual Assistants Do you only want to hire Filipino staff because you’re a scrooge and you want work done for peanuts? Remember if you pay peanuts, you get monkeys. In this article, I’m exposing in raw detail what Filipino staff should get paid and what their standard of living […]

6 TIPS TO IMPROVE THE LIKELIHOOD OF FIRST TOUCH LOAN APPROVAL

6 Tips to Improve the Likelihood of First Touch Loan Approval Whenever I talk to brokers about their ambitious targets for the year ahead, I find it’s all too easy to get lost in the metrics of leads and settlements as Key Performance Indicators. What happens in between these two milestones is more important than […]

HOW MUCH PROFIT DOES A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT COMPANY MAKE?

How much profit does a virtual assistant company make? By the end of this article, you’ll know what it costs to hire a virtual assistant, what their non-cash benefits are, and as the heading says, how much profit the company makes when you hire a virtual assistant (VA) through them. My wife is a private […]

5 IMPACTFUL WAYS TO COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR VIRTUAL STAFF

5 Impactful Ways to Communicate with Your Virtual Staff Communication is everything – especially for a virtual workplace. It is literally the lifeline and foundation of any business operation that uses an offshore staff. In an office-based setting, there’s a number of ways you can ensure attendance and interaction with your staff. Traditionally, you can […]

IS YOUR BUSINESS SAFE FROM PRIVACY & DATA BREACH? (KEY POINTS TO REMEMBER)

Is Your Business Safe from Privacy & Data Breach? (Key Points to Remember) As the cost of running a financial services business in Australia increase and ASIC places heavier compliance obligations on businesses, there are very few options to save money while improving customer service. The most obvious strategy businesses are taking advantage of is […]

5 QUESTIONS TO ASK A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT DURING AN INTERVIEW

5 Questions to Ask a Virtual Assistant During an Interview What should you ask a prospect staff before hiring one? More financial planners, mortgage brokers and financial advisers are adapting to better business practices with the help of virtual assistants in the Philippines. Apart from the obvious cost-effective benefits, advisers are more productive when they […]

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7 MISTAKES BUSINESS OWNERS COMMIT WHEN WORKING WITH VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS

7 Mistakes Business Owners Commit When Working With Virtual Assistants First, congratulations for dabbling into the world of offshoring! Whether or not you came to VA Platinum to get your virtual assistant for financial planning, a virtual assistant for mortgage broking, or an executive assistant, I like to commend you for taking a step towards […]

5 THINGS TO EXPECT WHEN WORKING WITH FILIPINO VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS

5 Things to Expect When Working with Filipino Virtual Assistants “What is it like working with staff who are thousands of kilometres away?” I get this question a lot. A lot of financial advisers, mortgage brokers, real estate agents, and business owners enlist the services of virtual assistants these days. Those who haven’t, are curious […]

7 TIPS ON HOW TO GET THE BEST AUD – PHP EXCHANGE RATE!

7 Tips on How to Get the Best AUD – PHP Exchange Rate! Going to the Philippines soon? I’m here to provide awesome tips on how to handle Australian dollar to Philippine peso exchange! In this article, I’m offering you my 7 most important “hacks” when it comes to getting the most out of the […]

HOW TO GET THE BEST AU TO CEBU FLIGHTS

These are great opportunities to fly to Cebu and meet the staff. As I’ve mentioned in a few of my blogs, it is ideal that you meet your staff within the first 18 months. This way you can experience working alongside them and get a chance to know them in person. If you’re looking to hire amazing virtual assistants and want to get to know how some of my staff work, you’re welcome to join us and experience how fun Cebuano parties are.[…]

5 THINGS TO EXPECT WHEN WORKING WITH FILIPINO VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS

5 Things to Expect When Working with Filipino Virtual Assistants “What is it like working with staff who are thousands of kilometres away?” I get this question a lot. A lot of financial advisers, mortgage brokers, real estate agents, and business owners enlist the services of virtual assistants these days. Those who haven’t, are curious […]

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