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I'm Meridith. I am a virtual assistant and VA coach. I made my leap into entrepreneurship after moving several times for my husbands career. I took everything I learned in the corporate world and created McCarty Virtual Services, LLC in November of 2018. After 8 months, I had 5 team members and 20 recurring clients. 

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We have all been there, especially in the recent pandemic circumstances.   You’re cranky, unmotivated and it gets really easy to scroll through some form of social media for 30-minutes before you even realize it.   But as a business owner, you have work to do, contracts to fulfill, and projects that need to be […]

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Getting Motivated

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I am going to preface this entire blog by stating that I always encourage my 1:1 clients to get payment before they do any services.   But, if you are a new virtual assistant I understand that you may be just excited to get your first client, I’ve been there too!    So, let’s talk […]

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How to Handle Clients that Pay Late

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COVID made working from home essential for many people, even employees that work for large corporations.   While some of us, **raising my hand**, choose to work from home, others were forced into it and may have begun to feel like a prisoner over the last few months.   Whether you are a VA, like […]

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Tips For Working From Home

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Did you ever make collages when you were younger?   Well, break out your glue sticks and old magazine friends, because today we are talking about creating a vision board for your business!    What exactly is a vision board? I’m glad you asked!    A vision board is sometimes referred to as a dream […]

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Creating a Vision Board for Your Business

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Did you know the tax code is approximately 70,000 pages long? No wonder cringing is our first response when we hear that dreaded word.    Here is what I have learned over the course of my entrepreneurial journey.    We all have to pay taxes on every penny we make, this is why it is […]

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Taxes and Being Self-employed

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I have just completed my biggest project to date!   My clients and students know that my husband and I just welcomed a baby girl into our family at the end of May!   Did you notice anything different around here? No? Good! I worked hard to prepare for this big milestone so I could […]

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Maternity leave as a VA…is it possible?

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Whether it is your first sales call as a VA or 100th, the opportunity to work with someone in their business is always exciting!   If you are new to the VA world, you may be wondering how exactly remote interviews work. In my experience, sales calls are usually held over zoom or a traditional […]

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How to Conduct a Sales Call

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See you later alligator….   Not the most professional way to wish a client farewell. But what is the right way to make sure you end a client relationship on good terms?   For me, it has been sending each departing client a thank you email along with my ‘Client Goodbye Packet’. Last week we […]

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Do I Need an Offboarding Packet?

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Congratulations! You have landed a new client! Now what? You’ve heard me talk about healthy boundaries with clients, and now is the perfect time to establish them.  I have had success using welcome packets to not only show my appreciation and gratitude for a new client’s business, but also to communicate my preferred way of […]

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What’s in a Welcome Packet?

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We have all had those days, days where you feel like you are a firefighter instead of a business owner. You just want to take a break, but the phrase ‘just one more thing’ keeps going through your head until midnight, when you finally crawl into bed exhausted. This can become a vicious cycle if […]

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Schedule Time For Yourself

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Business

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My guide on how to set up teamwork pm. the ultimate all-in-one project management system.

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I'm Meridith. I am a virtual assistant and VA coach. I made my leap into entrepreneurship after moving several times for my husbands career. I took everything I learned in the corporate world and created McCarty Virtual Services, LLC in November of 2018. After 8 months, I had 5 team members and 20 recurring clients. 

tell me more!

Hello!