Don't Automate Shit Systems with Systems Goddess, Laura Dick

Welcome to episode 014 of the Virtually Awesome Podcast! 

In this episode, we're joined by Systems Goddess, Laura Dick all the way from New Zealand. 

Laura talks to us about the process of Automation, Delegation and Elimination as well as how to set your business up for scaling and outsourcing. 

Laura brings over 14 years corporate experience in business systems implementation, process improvement, and project management to help female entrepreneurs to get their businesses in order. She coaches clients to simplify their businesses, streamline their processes, and implement smart systems. Her clients feel more professional, have the solid foundations to scale and grow their businesses, and most importantly have more time and energy for the things they love.

It's an important episode if you plan on having a successful business! 

You can hang out with Laura in these places:

Join Ashleigh and Linda for their "Making the Most of Being a Podcast Guest" Webinar on May 24th by clicking here: 

Join the free Facebook Community at 

But My Dear, You Had the Power All Along

Welcome to episode 012! 

You might be thinking that right now, there are episodes being released all over the place and you're right! they are coming thick and fast to bring you as much value as possible. 

This special episode features fellow podnerd and #podjunkie, Linda Bonney. In this interview, Linda talks about telling your business story, the power of your voice, and FINDING your voice as an entrepreneur and growing your confidence. 

All important when you're utilizing the Podcast Guesting Strategy in your business! 

You can sign up for our collaborative webinar on how to make the most of being a podcast guest here:

Join the free Facebook Community at 

Are You Under-Cutting Your Industry?

Welcome to a ranty pants episode of the VA podcast. 

In this episode, Ashleigh got fired up over a webinar and a podcasting coach who she believes is seriously undercutting the talented podcast producers, editors and managers and hosts out there with their promise of only needing two simple things to start podcasting. 

Listen to the full episode to find out what these two infuriating things are, and enjoy listening to Ashleigh get angry. 

Hang out with Ashleigh and Scotty in these cool places:

Facebook @virtuallyashleigh

Twitter @thevapodcast

Facebook Community

Here's Why You Shouldn't Start a Podcast

If you've ever felt the inclination to start your own podcast, STOP and listen to this episode. 

This episode is dedicated to figuring out if starting your own is definitely something you want and can do, and make the most of rather than sinking all your time, energy and money into a deep dark hole and never seeing an ROI.

Join Ashleigh and Linda for their free webinar on making the MOST of being a podcast here:

Hang out with Ashleigh and Scotty in these cool places:

Facebook @virtuallyashleigh

Twitter @thevapodcast


The Power of Podcasting with Elayne Fluker from Support is Sexy

Welcome to episode 009 of the Virtually Awesome Podcast! 

For today's Expert Showcase I'm honoured to bring you a delicious and fun interview with fellow podcaster, Elayne Fluker. 

Elayne Fluker is a media entrepreneur, host of the Support is Sexy podcast - which airs 5 days a week and has featured more than 250 women entrepreneurs around the world, and founder of, a podcast booking service for women. 

She joins us all the way from Atlanta, USA and together we chatted about:

  • The Podcast Guesting Strategy

  • Leveraging your time and expertise

  • How the hell she manages a DAILY podcast

  • Where her business is going 

...and of course, so much more! 

You can find Elayne in these cool places:

Support is Sexy Insta:
Twitter for Elayne:
LinkedIn for Elayne: 

Don't forget Elayne's gift to you! You can grab it here:

How to be an unforgettable podcast guest at

Hang out with Ashleigh in these awesome places:

Sign up for the free webinar on Making the Most of Being a Podcast Guest here:


Twitter: @thevapodcast

Join our free online community at 

Your Self Worth Does NOT Depend on Likes, Follows or Downloads

Welcome to episode 008 of the Virtually Awesome Podcast! 

This episode explores a very big lesson in running an online business: that your self-worth does not depend on the number of likes, followers, or profits your business makes! 

Wanna join Ashleigh and Linda for their upcoming webinar?

Sign up here:

Hang Out with Ashleigh in these cool places:

Facebook: @virtuallyashleigh

Twitter: @thevapodcast

Instagram: @virtuallyashleigh


Join our free community, the Podcasters Collective here: 

Shining the Spotlight on Fellow Pod-Nerd Ellen Ronalds Keene

Welcome to episode 007 of The VA Podcast!

Today we're joined by Ellen Ronalds Keene, a fellow Virtual Assistant, and a former teacher.

Ellen Ronalds Keene is a teacher turned entrepreneur who is passionate about education, health & wellbeing, podcasts, and cafe breakfasts. She splits her time between teaching wellbeing business Self-Care for Teachers and consulting work supporting other business owners with their podcasts and digital content. Having had some significant health challenges in her early 20s, Ellen relishes the fact that she gets to choose her own agenda for her life every day.

Here are some of the topics that Ellen and Ashleigh talk about

  • Ellen's journey from Fiverr to her current business model as a digital content consultant and also combining her work as a Virtual Assistant with her educational background

  • The process that Ellen went through to become a podcast host

  • Tips about what you need to focus on when you're pitching to guests and also the importance of providing guests with information on what they need to do to promote the show

  • The importance of having a vision for your Virtual Assistant business which takes advantage of your zone of genius

You Can Lovingly Cyber-Stalk Ellen Here:



Instagram: @ellen_ronaldskeene

Twitter: @ellen_ronalds_k 

Hang Out with Ashleigh and Connect Here:

Join our free Facebook community for Podcasters at 

If you want to sign up for the webinar that Ashleigh and Linda are running on "How You Can Be A Good Podcast Guest!" click on the following link

Meet Your Podcast Show Hosts

Welcome to episode 006 of the Virtually Awesome Podcast! 

Instead of a regular solo show like you'd normally get between guests, today I'm super excited to showcase my partnerpreeneur, Scotty! 

This episode is a "how well do we know each other" - an opportunity to meet us through the airwaves and get a real feel for who the VA team are - but be warned, there is toilet humour.  There is mention of the unmentionables! 

So.. tune in, have a laugh and if you love it leave us a rating and review! 


Got a question to ask the team, suggestion or wanna apply to be a guest? hit me up at

Hang with us online in our free facebook community the Podcasters Collective here:

Follow us on Facebook @virtuallyashleigh

The $0 Marketing Strategy You Need with Facebook Expert Chenae Carey

Welcome to episode FIVE of the VA Podcast, with expert guest Chenae Carey! 

We invited Chenae onto the VA Podcast with the sole purpose of helping new solopreneurs market themselves for FREE. Yes, it's possible. Yes, it's SPAM FREE! 

Chenae Carey is an expert on all things Facebook and Content Marketing Strategy. She coaches new solopreneurs to build their confidence in the area and helps established entrepreneurs maintain consistency. 

Throughout this episode, we chat about:

  • Are Facebook Pages actually dead?

  • HOW to market yourself for freeeeeeeeeeeee!

  • Utilising Facebook Groups

  • Her experiences in hiring the WRONG Virtual Assistants

  • Experiences in hiring the RIGHT Virtual Assistants

  • Should you start your own Facebook Group and;

  • Where her business began, and where it's going

You can connect with Chenae (and I highly recommend you do) in these places:


Wanna suss out that blog post we chatted about over whether you should start your own FB group? Here it is:

Find out more and book your tickets for the Unicorn Ball at 

Connect with Ashleigh and Scott:

Come and hang out with us in the Podcasters Collective Facebook Community! It's free, and it's for everyone who is interested in podcasting from both sides of the mic. Join us here

Like and follow us on Facebook 

Follow us on Instagram @virtuallyashleigh 

Seven Essential Systems You Need to Start Your VA Business

Welcome to episode four of The Virtually Awesome Podcast! 

In today's episode we're talking all about the SEVEN ESSENTIAL SYSTEMS you need to start your Virtual Assistant Business. 

We're not just going to give you a list, we're going to share with you why we believe these systems are the building blocks of a successful VA business. 

Come and hang out with us after the show in our free Facebook Community, Podcasters Collective where we share exclusive content just for our community! Join us by clicking here. 

Mentioned Links:

You can sign up for a free trial of Acuity Scheduling by clicking here.

Check out Toggle the Time Tracker tool HERE 

What are your thoughts, comments, and suggestions? We want to hear from YOU and show you off so write us and ask us your questions, your inspo, or your thoughts and suggestions at


Shining the Spotlight on Jaime Keogh

Welcome to episode 003 of The VA Podcast!

Today we’re joined by Jaime Keogh-Thompson, a fellow Virtual Assistant and, a former lawyer.

Jaime and Ashleigh openly talk about when things go wrong with clients and how she handles it, her business model, how she began as a VA and where she’s going.

They also have a big ol’ whinge about the things that drive them both batty with clients, and the things that light them up and make their hearts sing with joy.

Jaime shares some great wisdom and learning that she’s picked up along the way from connecting with other entrepreneurs to implementing systems in her own business.

Here's a quick rundown of what we chin-wag about:

How did you start your VA business?

What is your client onboarding process?

What grinds your gears about being a VA?

What makes your heart sing?

What is your vision for your business?

Client Contracts, Learning new systems, fixing mistakes and reading minds.

You Can Lovingly Cyber-Stalk Jaime Here:

Hang Out with Ashleigh and Connect Here:

Join our free facebook community for Podcasters at 

Get your free digital download of our Guide to Rocking Mail Chimp here: 

What the Fudge-Nuggets is VA'ing?

Welcome to episode 2 of the Virtually Awesome Podcast, hosted by VA and #podjunkie, Ashleigh Rae. 

In this short and sweet episode we're asking, and answering the questions: What IS a VA and how do I give it a crack?

In this episode, Ashleigh shares her experiences from when she started her VA business, the lessons she's learned and gathered and 5 Simple Steps to Starting Your Virtual Assistant Business. 

You can download the accompanying free PDF of 5 Simple Steps to Starting Your Virtual Assistant Business by signing up for it at


Join the Podcasters Collective facebook group to meet other podcasters, talk about your ideas and let your freak flag fly (if you're a pod junkie) over at

Welcome to the Virtually Awesome Podcast!

Welcome to the FIRST episode of the Virtually Awesome Podcast! 

We are STOKED you're here, but sadly this episode is a short and sweet howdy-do. 

This episode is here to tell you about who we are, what we do, and how the pod was born, and also that episodes will comin' at ya fortnightly,.. ish. 

Connect with the VA Tribe over in our free Facebook Group at 

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