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My number one goal is to help ladies with the exact same formulas that I used, after I had made so many mistakes in my own Virtual Assistant business 8 years ago, prior to becoming a successful 5-6 figure International Virtual Assistant. I have tons of free gold nuggets in my blogs, make sure you grab a cup of coffee (or whatever your preference :)) and take a read through.

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#10 Myths you Need to Know before Starting your Own VA Business

Category: Virtual Assistant tips

With the Virtual Assistant and Remote Working world taking us by STORM, and by STORM I mean a HURRICANE 🙂 it seems to be the route that many ladies want to take! Which is great … don’t get me wrong, but there are some truths that you need to know before venturing out on your own VA journey…

Are you Ready to Become a Virtual Assistant? Take the Test!

Category: Virtual Assistant tips

Many of us have sadly found ourselves believing one or more “truths” about ourselves and our capabilities that are not at all true. Perhaps this was instilled in us even as early as CHILDHOOD. Perhaps someone told you you would never make it, or you would not amount to much in life or you were in a situation growing up that was very negative and sadly these circumstances created certain mindsets that make us believe things about ourselves that are not true and these are called “LIMITING BELIEFS“…

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The Virtual Assistant Coach

Personal Assistant vs Virtual Assistant: Which one is right for you?

Category: Virtual Assistant tips

Virtual Assistance has been around for quite a while now, although in saying that, it is something fairly new to the South African market. People get confused with the difference between Personal Assistant’s and a Virtual Assistant and I am here to clear any confusion up for you…

How I Ditched the 9-5 to become a Successful Virtual Assistant

Category: Virtual Assistant tips

MY LIFE AS A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT … Waking up at 8 am, calmly going into the kitchen to prepare a nice breakfast. Jumping back into bed to have my morning coffee and journaling session. 9 am, jumping into the shower and getting ready for the day. 10 am create my to-do list for the week and catching up on client emails and tasks. 12pm yoga session. 13h00 client work. 15h00 hit the grocery store before everyone starts heading home in crazy hour traffic to attempt cramming in their shopping before the doors close. 18h00 finish off client work and shut-down for the day…

The Virtual Assistant Coach
Melissa Nicholson - The Virtual Assistant Coach

Why the word “freelancer” could be affecting the success of your VA business!

Category: Virtual Assistant tips

Every one of us wants the flexibility to live our lives the way we want to, as well as determine our own daily schedules and the freedom to have a powerful and successful business at the same time right? So many woman venture down the path of starting their own online or virtual assistant businesses with the best intentions of building a great client base, making as much money as they desire and ditching the 9-5 forever! I totally get it! I have been there and am living the life I have always dreamt of for myself, away from the corporate box confines…

Virtual Assistant 101: All the Basics You Need to Know

Category: Virtual Assistant tips

Picture this:  waking up at 9am, grabbing some coffee, doing some yoga, taking the kids to school, coming home and starting work for the day in your own time, grab some lunch, fetch the kids and get some more work done for the day.  This could be you, this is what being a Virtual Assistant is all about…being your own boss!!! …

Melissa Nicholson - The Virtual Assistant Coach
The Virtual Assistant Coach

Why Self-Love is Crucial to the Success of Your Business

Category: Self-care

Have you ever been so dedicated to your online business that you throw yourself heart and soul into your tasks day and night.  Days become weeks, weeks become months, and months become years.  Suddenly you find yourself so exhausted, stressed out and unable to remember why you started your business in the first place.  You my friend have reached burn out point! …

Do You rRally Need a Website as an Online Business Owner?

Category: Website Design

In short, the answer is definitely yes… but let me explain why…

When you are looking to delve deeper into a product or a service to get information, what is the first thing you do?

Yes of course you can go search the company or service provider on Facebook or Instagram, but I know that the first thing I do when I want to check out a service provider is go straight to Google. I type in a search and if I can’t find the relevant service provider, I wonder if they even exist and may consider moving on to the next service provider that did have a website in the Google search.

Melissa Nicholson - The Virtual Assistant Coach
The Virtual Assistant Coach

A Year from Now You’ll be Glad You Started Today

Category: Motivation

I don’t know about you … but this year has already been EXCEPTIONALLY challenging for me, as well as for all of us. For those of you based in South Africa, it has been such a daunting time with all the lockdowns and many have been through some of the most trying times we have ever experienced. Because of this, I think that I have never planned more than I have now. COVID took us all by surprise and utter shock and helped us realise many things, especially our priorities and the security of our futures going forward, especially economic and finance wise…

How to Deal With COVID19 and Working from Home

Category: COVID19 and Online Business

I don’t think anyone of us can even remember the last time we could enjoy our previous life of enjoying the company of others, dining at our favourite restaurants and living life without wearing something that covers the majority of our faces ☹️  Fortunately for business owners (like myself), COVID did not affect the way I work at all, since I have been working for myself at home for 8 years which is totally different than it used to back in my corporate Executive Assistant days…

Melissa Nicholson - The Virtual Assistant Coach
Melissa Nicholson - The Virtual Assistant Coach

Your Burning Questions Answered In This Interview With Me

Category: Virtual assistant tips

This is truly another one of my proud coaching moments. One of my stunning coaching mentees who as of last year was brand new to blogging, has completely blown me away with her phenomenal blogging skills, has now interviewed me and written the below blog post, which answers the most pertinent questions about becoming and being a Virtual Assistant.  Read on to find out what questions she asked me…

Waiting for COVID to End? What You Can Do to Plan for the Future!

Category: covid19 and online business

I hope you have all been keeping safe and healthy during this turbulent time 🥺 We are all sitting ducks right now with Covid19 and all the uncertainty that is following this terrible virus that has taken the world by panic. In my lifetime I have never seen something like this before and it can be really difficult to navigate this shaky path. But the truth is, I have been preparing for situations like this since 2014…

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The Virtual Assistant Coach

72 Popular Virtual Assistant Services to Offer to Clients

Category: Virtual Assistant Tips

One of the most confusing parts of setting up your Virtual Assistant business is usually “what services do I offer out to clients”? It can be very daunting, especially if you do not know what skills you have, or what kinds of services are popular with clients. That’s exactly what I am going to cover in this blog! So keep reading lady! …

I Interview One of My “I Said Yes To My Future” Program Students

Category: Virtual Assistant Tips

Many ladies ask me on a daily basis about how I go about assisting ladies to start successful Virtual Assistant businesses, the way I did 8 years ago. Today I decided to interview one of my “I Said Yes To My Future” VA program students – Kaley, to find out what her experience has been with the program and how she has gone on to massive success in her business…

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