THE must-listen podcast for Virtual Assistants!


From competitors to friends to business partners. Leaders and mentors in the Virtual Assistant world, Jo Jensen and Samantha Browne, share what it takes to create a thriving VA business from home.

Starting a virtual assistant business can be super overwhelming, but don’t worry – we've got your back!

Listen in to hear the best insights, ideas and steps to take so you too can have a thriving VA biz that works for you – and not the other way around!


VAs are spoilt for choice when it comes to the sheer number of services that fall under the umbrella of ‘Virtual Assistant’.

The downside to this is that it can often lead to overwhelm when it comes to selecting the services that you will be offering clients.

Our advice … stay in your lane! 

Stick to what you know. And NEVER offer services you have no skills and experience in.

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At some point in most VA’s careers, they come to a cross-roads where they need to decide whether to go down the Freelancer or Contractor route.

In this episode Sam + Jo talk about the pros and cons of both options and the personality style best suited to each.

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It’s understandable that joining the virtual assistant industry is a desirable option for those looking for a career change, especially given the low start up costs involved.

But it takes more than having a laptop, mobile phone and internet connection to become a successful VA. Just because you CAN, doesn’t mean you SHOULD.

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Sam + Jo are often asked by VAs just starting out … “Where shall I build my website? What’s the best platform nowadays?”.

Our answer is always the same … Rocketspark!

Rocketspark’s Head of Partnerships, Jason Tiller, joins Sam + Jo in this episode to discuss why exactly Rocketspark is the best website platform for virtual assistants.

Discount Code: Use SAVSCH1D when you make your site go live to pay just $1 NZD for your first month.

Jason Tiller, Head of Partnerships at Rocketspark

Rocketspark was founded in New Zealand in 2009 and now has thousands of customers in over 27 countries across the globe.

The team at Rocketspark love seeing their clients achieve business success and makes it easy to deliver a beautifully simple, code-free web design service. You'll spend less time trouble-shooting and more time designing.





Recorded during the global fight against COVID-19, Sam & Jo talk candidly about the effects this pandemic has had on their own VA businesses and whether or not aspiring VAs should be putting their dreams of freedom, flexibility and control on hold (spoiler alert – they shouldn’t!).

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As one of New Zealand’s founding virtual assistants, owner of the VA agency, Strictly Savvy, and co-owner of the Savvy School, it's safe to say Jo Jensen has more than a few stories to tell about the VA evolution over the past decade.

In this episode, Jo shares her warts-and-all journey from stay-at-home, wanting-more-mum to award winning VA industry leader.

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Every VA has a story to tell, and in this episode, we hear all about co-host Samantha Browne’s journey from ‘Accidental VA’ to one of New Zealand’s most in-demand freelance virtual assistants.

Owner of My Girl Friday, Founder of the Virtual Assistant Network of New Zealand, and co-owner of the Savvy School, you could say that nowadays Sam pretty much eats, sleeps and breathes all things VA.

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Probably the most commonly asked question a Virtual Assistant gets is “Umm, so what exactly is it that you do again?”. 

On the face of it, it’s a pretty easy one to answer … right?  

Virtual Assistants provide remote business support services to a wide range of businesses throughout the world. 

See – that wasn’t so hard.

But where it gets confusing is that the virtual assistant industry is evolving fast and the term ‘VA’ has become a pretty broad one. 

So where do you draw the line? When is a virtual assistant no longer technically a virtual assistant?

"Learn from the experts; you will not live long enough to figure it all out by yourself" - Brian Tracy

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