Lately, I've been listening to podcasts to get me pumped for my business to take off. Most of the speakers talk about different ventures. It's amazing how creative people can be. They've done things to help their clients take off and sore to the top along with themselves. After working on these ventures they were able to connect with others in big ways.
Thinking about my past it's really difficult to come up with something for myself. The biggest thing I can think of right now is… Continue
Added by Savvy Subcontracting, C Schultz on June 30, 2009 at 6:43pm —
Dear fellow VA's who are parents of children,
How do you handle parenting and working in the summer months when the little angels in your life descend on the home front 24/7?
Do you adjust your schedule and set aside certain hours or days for parenting and other hours or days for VA-ing?
Do you shush little folk who are bellowing "..but I'm bored"
away from your office area or give the upraised eyebrow and finger to the lip when you're on the telephone… Continue
Added by J (JJ Hall) on June 30, 2009 at 5:56pm —
Your virtual assistant services
team has come up with some great ideas to earn extra cash. We realize that there are some people not interested in starting a virtual assistant services business and may not have those particular skills. Therefore, we wanted to present some ideas to get those creative juices flowing and in hopes it will help you to achieve extra cash. Who couldn’t use that with this yucky economy and many of… Continue
Added by Deb Lamb on June 30, 2009 at 4:31pm —
In the current "tough economy" lots of small businesses are feeling the pinch. How about you?
Have your sales dwindled? Are you seeing less of your regular clients? Or are you just trying to boost your business cashflow this year, and finding it a bit harder than you expected?
That's what I've been hearing from the majority of my own clients. The economic season has shifted from where we were even six months ago. But as entrepreneurs, we have the freedom to simply shift… Continue
Added by Gabrielle Fontaine on June 30, 2009 at 11:06am —
We’ve all heard of social media – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc., and we’re all finding our way to getting involved in the phenomenon. For those of you who are totally involved, you might ask, what’s next?
Research I’ve done indicates that Social Bookmarking will be the next big thing for businesses to be involved with to increase exposure and expand their reach. So what is Social Bookmarking? Wikipedia says:
Social bookmarking is a method for Internet users to store,… Continue
Added by Jeannine Clontz on June 30, 2009 at 10:09am —
When I first started working as a virtual assistant and had just the one client, time management wasn’t much of an issue. When the client called or emailed requesting a task to be done, I could immediately jump right on it and within minutes or an hour, depending on the task, I could let the client know the task was complete.
As my client base grew to two, three and more, it was still fairly easy to immediately handle an incoming task. Not only were clients impressed by the quick… Continue
Added by Sue L Canfield on June 29, 2009 at 9:25pm —
Several virtual assistants in my local area got together last Saturday for a meetup
. It was great to meet with other VAs and be able to discuss our businesses, challenges, and exchange ideas.
My husband, Joel, who has been coaching VAs, was able to talk to the group a bit. He just finished a call with another VA coach in Canada.
Our book should be released soon,… Continue
Added by Sue L Canfield on June 29, 2009 at 9:23pm —
A lot of people are just getting started on Twitter
. Many of these folks will set-up an account and then say to themselves "Now what?" The fact is that most people struggle to use Twitter to it's full potential. Personally, I have about 6 accounts that I use to market for 6 different goals. I have a personal account @jasonmmurphy
that I use to keep in touch with my industry contacts and friends. Then I have my business… Continue
Added by Gabster Media on June 29, 2009 at 8:07pm —
When I needed a website for business, I didn’t have any notion of planning involved. Like others, I felt web design meant deciding on page look and graphics and it would happen by itself.
I approached my friend, who is engaged in website development and SEO web design business for a quote. So, being a novice literate in computers till a point, I was simply amazed by his initial questioning depth which was required to find out what I wanted. It was then that I realized that website design… Continue
Added by Dinesh |Your SEO Expert | on June 29, 2009 at 1:30pm —
I hate RFP's (request for proposals). Why? Because it is a big song and dance 90% of the time. Typically a client that is looking for an RFP has the following characteristics:
1. Is looking for cheap labor and is seeking a bidding war to get a good deal.
2. Is still unsure about what his/her goals are and so has unclear project definitions.
3. Is usually a cold-lead, which I usually pass on.
When I was first getting started I chased down every RFP I could.… Continue
Added by Gabster Media on June 28, 2009 at 2:32pm —
Do you feel like you are always talking yourself out of success? As soon as you start to set goals for yourself, do you suddenly have nagging thoughts about how you aren't up to the task or how you simply aren't qualified to carry it through?
If you have ever experienced either situation, you need to change the way you respond to your inner dialogue. Instead of obeying your negative commands, you can use positive self-talk to counter the negativity and overcome nearly all anxious… Continue
Added by Kelly Minton on June 26, 2009 at 4:30pm —
DUE DILIGENCE can make the difference between failure and reaching success when it comes to any purchase, but especially when buying property for development. I know you wouldn’t do it, but I am often amazed that some people will purchase acreage with the intention of splitting and making some money, without at least checking on whether the proposed split is feasible or even legal. Never rely on someone else’s say so, even your real estate agent’s, that you can easily split land and turn a… Continue
Added by Nancy Frye-Swope on June 26, 2009 at 11:00am —
Each lot, plot, section or tract of land has a designated flood zone regardless of whether it is located in a hazardous flood area. A flood zone is a geographic area that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has defined according to varying levels of flood risk. Each zone reflects the severity or type of flooding in the area. A floodplain is an area subject to periodic flooding. Floodplains are delineated by the expected frequency of flooding. For example, an annual floodplain is… Continue
Added by Nancy Frye-Swope on June 26, 2009 at 10:35am —
A manufactured home subdivision is a residential community of individually owned subdivision lots where the dwellings consist of manufactured homes that are recognized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under the same standards as a traditional site built home. In the past, manufactured homes were usually found in either rental parks or lots bought by the purchaser separately from the home. In a manufactured home subdivision, the home and property are purchased together in… Continue
Added by Nancy Frye-Swope on June 26, 2009 at 10:33am —
#1 A VA will shrink your mind-boggling stack of disorderly paperwork down to a cool & organized size.
#2 A VA will give you more time to see your kids’ delights instead of hearing about them later.
#4 A VA will keep your wife from getting mad because you worked late & missed the kids’ soccer game – AGAIN.
#5 A VA lets you focus on the eye of the tiger to go straight to the top instead of stressing about chores that you hate.
#6 A VA will… Continue
Added by Nancy Frye-Swope on June 26, 2009 at 10:30am —
Tired of wondering why you’re not growing as fast as you’d like? Scratching your head trying to figure out how to create a marketing message that SELLS? Trying to figure out how to turn all this social networking into new clients?
I know I said that last week was your LAST CHANCE to register for the next 10-week Business Essentials Teleclass for a Virtual Assistance Practice, and I even only had several spots left open. However, several people’s credit cards were declined; one… Continue
Added by Jeannine Clontz on June 25, 2009 at 7:47pm —
Writing an e-book is tough, the process is long and there are many decisions you have to make along the way.
But writing is just half the job. If you’re self-publishing, after you’re done writing, you have to promote and market it, too.
One of the best tools to use when working on a project as large as writing an e-book is a checklist. It helps you figure out what you should be doing, where you’re heading and how far along in the process you are.
Here’s a… Continue
Added by Kelly Minton on June 24, 2009 at 4:30pm —
By now, you know that being active on social media sites is a great way to drive traffic to your website or blog. But what happens once those people have arrived at your site?
You need to have a way to capture those prospects before they click away forever. Having good content for them to enjoy once they land there is only one part of the equation. You want to offer them a way to provide their email address so that you have permission to keep in touch and build an ongoing… Continue
Added by Kelly Minton on June 23, 2009 at 4:53pm —
When I first got started with affiliate marketing I was constantly searching for the magic wand that would allow me to create an ecommerce store that looked good and was SEO friendly. I messed around with sites like GoldenCann and PopShops as well as a few other methods of building datafeed affiliate stores. Did not really have much luck. Then I got into WordPress pretty heavy and started poking around looking for… Continue
Added by Gabster Media on June 23, 2009 at 10:10am —
In search for virtual businesses with affiliate programs for new virtual assistants. If you have ebooks, webinars, training, consulting or anything that will be great help starting a virtual assistant business that is what I'm looking for.
Let me know how to sign up to be an affiliate.
Added by Savvy Subcontracting, C Schultz on June 20, 2009 at 12:30pm —