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Our First Anniversary! Yay!

It's our 1st Year Anniversary and we celebrated it with a blast! Everyone went all out with their costumes and we partied all night with good food and drinks. Watch the video to see more!

Building Our Office Library!

I came up with an idea to have our own staff library in the Cebu office. This is our way of showing our support to our staff's learning and personal development. I'm grateful that our clients have been positively responding to this project.

Security at VA Platinum

I am giving you a tour of our main office in Ayala Center Cebu Tower. In this video you can see the security features of the office and some important facilities our staff currently enjoy.

Moving to Our Second Office!

We found our second home in IT Park! Yay! We've had our weekend packed with activities - lifting boxes, setting up computers, installing software, buying office supplies and just about anything we can do to ensure that the office is ready. Here's the 2-day moving process I've documented for you.

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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.   Derek goofing around outside ...
Should You Hug A Co-worker?

Should You Hug A Co-worker?

For the last 8 weeks, I was dreading a daily call with my newest staff member. I was scared I’d blow my top and be ...
The Definitive Guide to Paying Filipino Virtual Assistants

The Definitive Guide to Paying Filipino Virtual Assistants

Do you only want to hire Filipino virtual assistants because you’re a scrooge and you want work done for peanuts? Remember if you pay peanuts, ...
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 in the Philippines, what their non-cash benefits are and ...
Why Should You Hire An Offshore Executive Assistant?

Why Should You Hire An Offshore Executive Assistant?

As a busy business owner, how much better would your life be if you hired an executive assistant who’s dedicated to looking after your diary, ...
4 Reasons Why Good Employees Quit

4 Reasons Why Good Employees Quit

Almost half my virtual assistants that quit in the past 20 years probably did so because of me. It’s hard to admit. Ego gets in ...
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 ...
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 Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) place heavier compliance obligations on businesses, ...
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 business as a virtual assistant service provider. Some have even traveled ...
5 Easy Tricks to Get Work Done From Home

5 Easy Tricks to Get Work Done 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 ...
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 energizing that was? If I close my ...
How to Grow Your Advice Practice with Offshore Virtual Assistants

How to Grow Your Advice Practice with Offshore Virtual Assistants

Many advisers and business owners start structuring their businesses by trial and error, to see what might work. But… what if I tell you there’s ...
7 Tips to Get the Best Philippine Exchange Rate

7 Tips to Get the Best Philippine Exchange Rate

Are you going to visit your virtual assistants in the Philippines soon? I’m here to provide awesome tips on how to handle Australian dollar to ...
5 Ways to Grow Your Professional Network

5 Ways to Grow Your Professional Network

During the last 12 months, our company has grown from having 1 client and 1 staff member to 28 clients and 50+ virtual assistants! It ...
5 Ways to Communicate with Your Virtual Staff

5 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 offshore virtual assistants. ...
How to Be Happy

How to Be Happy

2018 – Whew! It’s crazy how we’re a few days away from closing out the year. We’ve just wrapped up our Christmas Party that we ...
5 Questions to Ask a Virtual Assistant During an Interview

5 Questions to Ask a Virtual Assistant During an Interview

Looking for a virtual assistant? What should you ask a prospective staff member before hiring one? More financial planners, mortgage brokers and financial advisers are ...
Why I Hate the Word “Management”

Why I Hate the Word “Management”

I hate the word management. There’s bureaucracy and hierarchy attached to it. “Management” makes staff intimidated and it affects the way they engage with you. ...
7 Mistakes I Made When Working With Virtual Assistants

7 Mistakes I Made 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, ...
5 Ways to Document Business Processes

5 Ways to Document Business Processes

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 ...
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 ...
5 Reasons Why Your Real Estate Business Needs a Virtual Assistant

5 Reasons Why Your Real Estate Business Needs a Virtual Assistant

If you are a Real Estate agent, TIME is your most valuable asset. Most of the key performance tasks in your business are dependent on ...
5 Life Hacks to Beat Stress

5 Life Hacks to Beat Stress

I’m writing this article a few days after I returned from the Philippines. Last week was just intense. In just two days, we hired X ...
5 Traits of Successful Mortgage Brokers

5 Traits of Successful Mortgage Brokers

As I’m packing my suitcase to return to the Philippines after a whirlwind trip back to Australia, I found myself reflecting on some thought-provoking conversations ...
Golden Standard for Recruitment

Golden Standard for Recruitment

Living up to our promise of being the best offshore-staff organisation, our operation team ensures that we have great candidates lined up for our clients. ...
5 Tricks to Kick-start Your Digital Marketing

5 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 ...
5 Reasons Why We Love Hiring Staff with No Experience

5 Reasons Why We Love Hiring 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 ...
4 Life Lessons From My Filipino Virtual Assistants

4 Life Lessons From My Filipino Virtual Assistants

I have been working with Filipino virtual assistants since 2014. The benefits of getting virtual assistants are life-changing. Not only for your business, but you ...
How to Get the Best Australia to Cebu Flights

How to Get the Best Australia to Cebu Flights

In the next few months, VA Platinum will celebrate not one, but three great milestones On August 17, we’ll celebrate reaching to 100 staff and ...
6 Tips for First Touch Loan Approvals

6 Tips for First Touch Loan Approvals

As we storm into the new financial year and start setting ambitious targets for FY20, it’s all too easy to get lost in the metrics ...
Improving Data Security with LastPass

Improving Data Security with LastPass

My recent visit to Perth gave me an opportunity to have a few beers with one of our clients. Prior to meeting up with him, ...
4 Apps You Should Have When Working with Virtual Assistants

4 Apps You Should Have When Working with Virtual Assistants

As a business owner, I always find myself on the go. Thanks to modern-day apps, communication is easier. There are a lot of useful apps ...
3 Easy Ways to De-stress

3 Easy Ways to De-stress

Running a business with 100+ staff is challenging and rewarding. In a day, I’m in and out of 6-8 meetings, making business decisions left and ...