I have had the pleasure of working with and getting to know many virtual assistants during my short time in business. I have also seen my business triple since I started in April 0f 2008 and I say all that to bring me to the point of this post. Virtual Assistant or Business Owner? Most would answer they are both but really your a "Business Owner" and this is what alot of Virtual Assistant's seem not realize.
In the grand scheme of things we start a business to do something we enjoy,… Continue
Added by Monique Terrell on October 31, 2008 at 1:07am —
I have been in business since July 2008 and I'm extremely pleased with business and how it is taking off! Especially since I had a baby right after I started my business in August. I currently have three clients and I am being outsourced by another Virtual Assistant. Because of this, things have been a little disruptive in my home life to say the least! Now, my husband has just received a promotion at work as a detective which means longer hours for him and in the end, longer hours for me too!… Continue
Added by Rebecca L. Buscemi on October 31, 2008 at 12:47am —
Use Google Alerts
to help you in your business. Are you an internet marketing strategist? Get alerts when those terms are used in a blog. You will find out what others are saying about the industry and may get useful information for your business. It's also a great way to find blogs to post comments on and get traffic back to your own blog.
Do you know what's being said about you out on the web? You might be surprised. Set an alert for you… Continue
Added by Sue L Canfield on October 30, 2008 at 8:46pm —
1) Read 5 blogs
- search for and subscribe to 5 blogs about social networking.
2) Comment on 5 blogs
- posting relevant comments to blogs you read is a good way to get visitors to your site or blog.
3) Join Facebook
- Find friends in your existing contacts using tools on Facebook. Facebook is no longer just for teenagers. Business people are using it and it has many great features to help promote your business.
4) Join LinkedIn
Added by Sue L Canfield on October 30, 2008 at 8:13pm —
I'm very excited to be able to help a client put together her very first workbook. I'm creating many worksheets and some of the content. I found a local printer to print and spiral bind the books. It's all very exciting.
I also got a referral from another virtual assistant for work. This has been my busiest, most productive month yet in the years I've been doing this. I only see it getting better. In fact, I may be looking to add someone to my team after the first of the… Continue
Added by Sue L Canfield on October 30, 2008 at 7:50pm —
Seth Godin has recently published a book called Tribes. I've read it and passed it along as he asks. He says he started out to write another marketing book and ended up writing about leadership. I was able to listen to a call where he talks about his book. I made some notes and want to share them with you and get your feedback.
Seth says there's no shortage of people who want to be in a tribe; what's lacking are people willing to be leaders of a tribe. In today's economy people are… Continue
Added by Sue L Canfield on October 30, 2008 at 7:44pm —
check out this video when u have a chance its about VAs on the Today Show
Added by Jorge Alday on October 30, 2008 at 4:18pm —
There is a new group for anyone interested in Joint Ventures.
Added by Kathleen Sullivan on October 30, 2008 at 3:25pm —
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Juarez Cracks Down On Underage Drinking
POSTED: 7:53 pm MST March 19, 2006
March 19, 2006 -- While El Paso police are enforcing the new curfew, Juarez police are also cracking down on underage drinking and El Paso teens could be facing jail time in… Continue
Added by Jorge Alday on October 30, 2008 at 1:48pm —
Following is an article from the El Paso Times, El Paso Texas where I was featured, so you can kinda' get an idea of the things I've done, I'll look for more if I find any.
Neighborhoods Monday, September 27, 2004
Faith in La Fe is rewarded
Southsiders flock to center where new skills are just a class away
El Paso Times
Photos by Victor Calzada / El Paso Times
Computer lab student… Continue
Added by Jorge Alday on October 30, 2008 at 10:23am —
I went to the job zone link up at the top today and I was able to contact a couple of employers (or at least leave them a voice message). Can anybody give me a testimonial on how effective are these links, I'd really like to know. I'm interested in a FTE as a VA.
Added by Jorge Alday on October 29, 2008 at 4:31pm —
I used to be a news junkie but after years of hearing nothing but
bad news I became pretty jaded to it all.
However, it is pretty tough to ignore headlines about the economy
and the upcoming election. The problem is that business owners who
are doing fine are afraid to invest in their businesses and move
forward as they should.
I poked my nose into MSN.com a few days ago and it prompted me
to share my thoughts with you.
There were two… Continue
Added by Tom Buford on October 29, 2008 at 3:58pm —
Problem: How do you balance work and family when there are only 24 hours in a day???
Here is the a little outline of the best solutions I've come up with:
1. Have a plan.
Imagine walking through the woods with no trail or map. Most of your time is spent going in circles with little hope of finding your way back out. Focus on your family plan first and then on your business plan. I suggest the family plan first because your ability to keep everything going will depend on a solid… Continue
Added by Tiffany Edmonds on October 29, 2008 at 3:47pm —
Practice Pay Solutions is offering a free teleseminar on NOVEMBER 5 @ 5pm ET
If you have wondered if using a VA in your practice, how a VA can help your business, and what skills, knowledge, and benefits a VA can bring to the table, then you will want to catch this interview with Diane Potter.
"What can a VA do for me...and how can I pick one?" Virtual Assistants with a strategic
understanding of web marketing and ecommerce can bring your business to the… Continue
Added by Kathleen Sullivan on October 29, 2008 at 2:17pm —
If you are like me, trying to keep a regular fitness routine going is difficult when the first thing you do when you get up in the morning is head to the computer. I try to carve out a half hour to stop and work out, but many times, I end up getting involved with work, forum posts or emails and I tend to shrug off the workout.
So, here are a few things that you can do to at least try to keep yourself on track:
1) Make sure you get up and take a quick walk around the house… Continue
Added by Susi Schuele on October 29, 2008 at 12:00pm —
I'm live at the Social Marketin Webminar.........If you missed it........U missed alot.....a good niche to start as a VA.
Added by Jorge Alday on October 28, 2008 at 5:38pm —
Just making blog posts to test the system and become more familiar with making entries.
for FYI purposes, I had hear initially about the concept of a Virtual Assistant from Good Morning America with the changing trend from a traditional assistant and this new wave coming in. I immediately thought, "Hey! that's an idea that hung over my head: Why can't an Administrative Assistant/Scty. work from the comfort of home, being that much of communication is via phone/voice email".… Continue
Added by Jorge Alday on October 28, 2008 at 3:21pm —
Whew! I can't believe it almost the end of October. I can't wait for Halloween to arrive and can't wait to see what visuals my fellow VAs have in store after the weekend is over =)
So after "spring" cleaning during the fall season, I encounter some memos from a client back when I was (18).
The memo reads, "Due to your age and no educational experience in the college sector of any kind, we highly doubt you are capable of performing tasks at our request… Continue
Added by Jean Mejia on October 27, 2008 at 11:30pm —
We have been working and hacking away at code over here and are very, very excited to release some new features and functionality to our rapidly growing social network. These new features will begin "appearing" slowly during roll-out phase. Roll-out phase should only last a week or so and we plan to do it this week so stay tuned and pay attention!
Some of the new features include:
Member Ranking and Status.
Each activity you would… Continue
Added by Kelly Harris on October 27, 2008 at 4:30pm —
Outsourcing is more than a buzzword or trend. The concept of outsourcing has been applied to many industries such as manufacturing, textiles and construction. The idea is simple; find someone to do whatever it is that you don't want to do yourself. When it comes to internet business the concept of outsourcing has a different name, Virtual Assistance.
Virtual assistance is a rapidly growing employment option for people who have a skill set that affords them the opportunity to work… Continue
Added by Gabster Media on October 27, 2008 at 11:30am —