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From January to June of this year, I was part of the Hope Taylor Mastermind. I spent six months learning from and working with Hope, as well as the incredible other members of our cohort. When I first saw Hope posting about the mastermind, I went back and forth about whether or not to apply. […]

Why I Joined the Hope Taylor Mastermind in 2021

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Why I joined the Hope Taylor Mastermind in 2021: insight into why to choose a mastermind for your business, shared by virtual assistant

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Good virtual assistants can be hard to come by. A great VA should fit seamlessly into your team and your business. Their job is all about making your life easier and I’ve come to realize there’s a few key traits any good virtual assistant should have! If you’re thinking about becoming a virtual assistant or […]

What Makes a Good Virtual Assistant

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What Makes a Good Virtual Assistant: traits for successful VAs shared by virtual assistant Kristina Dowler of Dot the I's Outsourcing

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“Outsourcing” has become a bit of a buzz world in the small business world, and for a good reason! When the tasks you need to do become more than you can fit in a day, or when you realize that you’re not getting to spend your limited time in the office on what you really […]

How Outsourcing Can Change Your Life

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How outsourcing can change your life shared by virtual assistant

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My business started before I had my son, a few years in fact. But it was because of my son that I took things full-time and have continued to grow year after year. Being a mom and a business owner isn’t for the faint of heart. You feel pulled in a million directions just about […]

How I Survive Being a Mom and Business Owner

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How I Survive Being a Mom and Business Owner: tips for parents who own businesses shared by Virtual Assistant Kristina Dowler

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One of the hardest parts of being a virtual assistant (or team member) is establishing boundaries early on with clients. When I started my journey as a VA, I was available all the time. Seriously. I was breastfeeding my kid and answering messages. Eating dinner and typing texts. At 9pm when my clients were working […]

My Top 3 Apps to Communicate with Clients as a Virtual Assistant

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My Top 3 Apps to Communicate with Clients as a Virtual Assistant

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When you start out as a virtual assistant, one of the hardest parts can be determining how you want to run your business and serve your clients. Consistently, perhaps the BIGGEST mistake new virtual assistants make is to not set boundaries with their clients from the beginning. And I get it, because I did it too. […]

Boundary Setting: The #1 Mistake New Virtual Assistants Make

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The #1 Mistake new Virtual Assistants make and how to fix it by business educator and blog writer, Kristina Dowler of Dot the I's Outsourcing

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Do you ever feel overwhelmed by your to-do list? I keep lists everywhere. The grocery list, a personal to-do list, work lists, Trello boards… From an outsider looking in, it’s probably a problem, but it works for me. For the most part. Sometimes I start to feel overwhelmed when I look at the lists around me. […]

To-Do List Workflow Tips

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Over the last 5 years as a virtual assistant, I’ve worked hard to create a client experience that’s easy and streamlined for my clients. At the end of the day, my job is about making their lives easier. While that’s mostly related to the tasks I do for them, I’ve always wanted every interaction with […]

3 Ways to Improve Your Client Experience

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3 Tips to Improve Your Client Experience as a Small Business Owner from business educator, Kristina Dowler of Dot the I's Outsourcing

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One of the biggest changes I’ve made for my own business in the last year is what I lovingly refer to as “CEO Days”. Simply, these days are designed for me to work ON my business, instead of IN my business. As a service based business owner, most days at my desk are spent completing […]

CEO Days: What they are and why you need one

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CEO Days: Tips to work ON your business instead of IN it as a service based business

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Working from home is one of the best things about running your own business. And this last year, SO many of us learned why it’s nice to be able to work from your own cozy desk or kitchen table… and why it’s not always great either. Over the last few years of working at home […]

3 Ways to Successfully Work from Home

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3 ways to successfully work from home as a small business owner shared by virtual assistant Kristina Dowler of Dot the I's Outsourcing

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Hello!

BUSINESS

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Personal

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