20 December 2009 ~ 0 Comments

(eBook) The VA’s VA (The Virtual Assistant’s Virtual Assistant) by Patty Dost

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I am a virtual assistant (VAs) who hires virtual assistants to work with me. I will tell you that the author of this book, Patty Dost from Time is of the Es-Cents, is one of my VAs, so I might be a little biased, but I found this book to be dead-on. I see it time and again, someone decides to be a VA and wants to work for other VAs, but goes about it all wrong. They give up and quit because they aren’t doing the research.

Patty’s book should be required reading for anyone that wants to work as subcontractor or as part of a team with a multi-VA firm. There’s a reason Patty is successful at getting hired on a long-term basis with other VAs – she knows what she’s doing and she’s shrewd with her “marketing”. She gives a lot of her “secrets” in here.

Because Patty does have the inside scoop on being the VA’s VA, she tells you why she’s been successful at it and what you can do to follow along in her footsteps. I like that she keeps it short and very matter-of-fact. Looking to subcontract with other VAs? This is the book to read!

If I have any criticism, I would say that it was too short. Under 40 pages. I hope that she writes a follow up talking more about temperament and interacting within a team with with a team leader. It is my opinion that it takes someone very special (like Patty) to be able to work within a team and deal with people like me – I get so busy that I literally throw things at Patty randomly in email. She has the ability to remain calm and untangle whatever I’m talking about and just deal with it with little to no questions. THAT takes almost a mind reader đŸ™‚

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From her website at http://www.timeisoftheescents.com/theVAsVA.htm:
I’ve been working for Virtual Assistants for a number of years and it has become a niche in my business. and since everyone was asking me for it…here is my new book on being the VAs VA!

When you become a Virtual Assistant’s Virtual Assistant you open yourself up to other opportunities. When you become a spectacular VAs VA and are proactive in all those things that I share with you in this book, you will be amazed at the numerous doors this can open for you!

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