Since the official release of The Commonsense Virtual Assistant
one week ago, we've sold over a dozen copies to VAs as far as New Zealand. Beginning tomorrow, Thursday, October 1, 2009 we go on a virtual book tour.
Several bloggers have agreed to post an entry on their blog as we take our virtual book tour and we want to thank each of them heartily. Since this is one way a blogger can receive increased traffic to their blog and get additional comments, I'd like to encourage… Continue
Added by Sue L Canfield on September 30, 2009 at 8:11pm —
While I have a great understanding of how to successfully utilize social media to its greatest benefit, some of the technology and tools are still a mystery. Sometimes I find the best resources from my peers, and even my clients who may already have been introduced to them.
I think a big part of my success is my ability to share new technologies and resources with my clients, it’s what helps me to build strong relationships with them and allows me to take my services to a consultant… Continue
Added by Jeannine Clontz on September 30, 2009 at 1:12pm —
The rapidly growing industry of virtual assistants needs assistance in knowing what it takes to run a business. A new book and coaching program has been launched to do just that.
Sue L Canfield of BizBa6 is a successful virtual assistant in Roseville, California who, along with her husband, Joel D Canfield, recently launched a coaching program and book for new and aspiring virtual assistants designed to help virtual assistants understand what it takes to be a business… Continue
Added by Sue L Canfield on September 29, 2009 at 1:05pm —
by Meredith Little
When you've got a big project on your hands, it often makes sense to hire a subcontractor to help. We?ll give you some tips on finding the right person or team for the job, and how you should introduce a subcontractor into the client relationship.
You probably chose to become an independent contractor because you prefer working on your own and being able to complete your projects… Continue
Added by Savvy Subcontracting, C Schultz on September 28, 2009 at 11:11pm —
Yesterday the Northern California Virtual Assistants Meetup Group
met in Roseville, California. This group was started by Sara Gaffney, 101 Virtual Assistant.
She is attending Sierra College and taking the Virtual Office Professional… Continue
Added by Sue L Canfield on September 27, 2009 at 2:52pm —
Still review documents with pen & ink? It’s time to put outdated processes to
rest and boost your productivity. With Adobe Acrobat 9 software, you can
easily add a wide range of comment to a PDF document-from notes and text
edits to document attachments, callouts, and sound files without ever modifying
the source document. Here’s how:
1. Open the Comment & Markup toolbar to see the range of options available:
View > Toolbars > Comment &… Continue
Added by Ask Viki! Ltd. on September 26, 2009 at 12:00pm —
This was forwarded to me yesterday, and I thought I would share this with all of my friends since most of you have a website of your own. This is the top magazine for people with a website, and they are giving away subscriptions to boost their readership. The free subscription is the one on the right side of the web page below:
Feel free to pass it along to your friends… Continue
Added by Savanna Bailey on September 25, 2009 at 6:18pm —
The Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport
(CVG) and Delta
recently opened a permanent military lounge at CVG Airport. You can read the press release here
. Previously open only during the holidays, the lounge is now open year-round… Continue
Added by Ask Viki! Ltd. on September 25, 2009 at 12:30pm —
If you or your readers are looking for a blogging conference to attend, why Blogsville 2009
is coming up.
Granted it’s in October but the early bird registration is already open so you can save some money, get plenty of time to plan for the trip but we also found a $50 coupon so can save more. Use coupon code christina50
Thanks to one of the Blogsville… Continue
Added by Ask Viki! Ltd. on September 25, 2009 at 10:30am —
Social media seems to be everywhere, it’s networking, only online.
Speaking of networking; we recently joined the West Chester Chamber Alliance
. What a great group of people, everyone I’ve met has been so friendly, that even I was at ease…take a few minutes and check out their website. Joining your local chamber not only helps get your business noticed, you’ll meet plenty of other business owners, and so far it’s been… Continue
Added by Ask Viki! Ltd. on September 25, 2009 at 5:51am —
by Allen Moon
If you’ve never bothered with Microsoft’s search offerings before, now’s the time to start.
Added by Ask Viki! Ltd. on September 25, 2009 at 5:40am —
California's unemployment rate is now the highest it's been in nearly 70 years. While some are still struggling to find a new job as an employee, there are those with the entrepreneurial spirit who have decided to create their own job by becoming a business owner - an entrepreneur.
A rapidly growing industry is that of virtual assistants, also know as VAs. Though small business owners cut back on expenses and lay off employees, they still need have a need for certain tasks to be done… Continue
Added by Sue L Canfield on September 24, 2009 at 6:23pm —
Are you considering a Virtual Assistance practice? Have you established your small business, doing it part-time or been around for two years or less? Looking to expand your knowledge about how to own and operate a successful Virtual Assistance practice, but not ready for one-on-one support? Maybe you’ve been in business for many years and could benefit from new ideas, resources, and support!
Consider our NEW Virtual Assistance Coaching Club! This program allows you to benefit from… Continue
Added by Jeannine Clontz on September 24, 2009 at 4:38pm —
As I’ve continued to grow my media marketing options, it has become evident that ‘following’ everyone is not the best tactic to use when using Twitter as a business marketing tool. While it will require a bit of patience and a well thought-out strategy, it can be easily accomplished. Twitter is popular for businesses because of the no-cost, no-frills way it’s designed.
Read more: http://bit.ly/1WUTN
Added by Jeannine Clontz on September 23, 2009 at 4:02pm —
There are actually many more small businesses that need the help of professional bookkeepers than there are bookkeepers to go around!
So why is it so hard to find new clients - especially when starting a freelance bookkeeping service business?
That's the question I'll answer (and many more) on my brand new LIVE webinar especially for Freelance Bookkeepers on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time
If you're looking for ...
* Effective, low… Continue
Added by Gabrielle Fontaine on September 22, 2009 at 4:14pm —
Register for the Convention
Early Bird 7-Seminar Special Rate Ends - September23rd
October 21, 2009 | Baltimore
VAs and other online professionals often post "how to" questions on various list servs and forums about Internet-based technologies, software, best business practices, etc., hoping an expert will respond. Well, OIVAC has pulled together some of the industry's best experts and other online… Continue
Added by Sharon Williams on September 22, 2009 at 9:08am —
"Last thing said, first thing remembered." Ever heard this old adage? When it comes to presentations, it's worth keeping in mind. Your closing is your last chance to make a good impression. It's the final imprint that the audience is left with. It's often the key, after a tough Q&A session, to ending on a good note. It should be memorable and, in persuasive talks, should move the audience to action.
The conclusion of a talk is the last of three essential components of a… Continue
Added by Julia Wojdacz on September 21, 2009 at 9:34pm —
Chances are that at some point or another we have all wanted to go out on our own - away from our current occupations - and start a new career path as a solo professional in our field of specialization. But why don't we? What holds so much of us back from going out and doing what it is that we want to do with our lives? Why do we allow ourselves to be tied to our employer as if we're tied into our cubicle with invisible wires? What skill do we really need in order to finally break free from the… Continue
Added by Savvy Subcontracting, C Schultz on September 21, 2009 at 9:20pm —
The IVAA Online Summit committee has been working hard behind the scenes creating an incredible line-up of session topics, expert speakers, and an AWESOME keynote speaker who will help us create, “Your Link to Success”.
The committee has decided to entice you to take advantage of our Early Bird pricing available to IVAA Members Only with an exciting drawing for a Logitech Clear Channel Wireless USB Headset – a $100 value. Already registered, no problem, you’ll be included in the… Continue
Added by Jeannine Clontz on September 21, 2009 at 11:58am —
We just finished watching "Dogville". A few were impressed at Lars von Trier's direction such that they worried about what to write for our paper. But many of us had ambivalent reactions. I, for one, wouldn't think of writing help. Or even seeking guidance from a film buff. The movie sucks and it reeks of conceit.
It's not that von Trier is a mediocre filmmaker; on the contrary, he's probably one of contemporary cinema's geniuses. When it comes to innovation, the Danish director is… Continue
Added by Venla Paija on September 17, 2009 at 9:50pm —