5 Easy Steps to Losing Your Clients

5 Easy Steps to Losing Your Clients

Once you have established your work at home business the next step you will want to take is to lose all the clients you have so carefully gained. Luckily, this can be done by following five simple steps. Indeed, losing your clients is far easier than gaining them in the first place! By following these […]

Finding a VA Job Without Getting Scammed

Finding a VA Job without Getting Scammed

If you are considering working at home, one of the jobs you are most likely to think about taking is that of a virtual assistant. In general, the work is fairly simple and pays quite well. But as you prepare to pursue this course of action, you will probably want to know what a virtual […]

Work at Home Do's & Don'ts

Work at Home Do’s & Don’ts

As a work-at-home professional, you will face a different set of challenges and blessings in your job. There are many tips available as you progress with working from home, but some are especially important to keep in mind. These include the following points. DO designate a specific time to work. Assuming that work will just […]

Top 5 Ways to Market Your Online Business OFFLINE

Top 5 Ways to Market Your Online Business OFFLINE

Marketing your online business is a big part of helping it grow. However, why constrict yourself to advertising online when the options offline are so full of potential? Advertising offline can be expensive, but it can also bring your online business a lot more publicity. There are many ways to get your business out there. […]

The ABC's of Working From Home

The ABC’s of Working from Home

Any parent can tell you how exhausting it can be to juggle family, home, and a 9 to 5 job. When spending too much time in an office job, your family life suffers. This is because you tend to miss out on the memories and your children growing up. In addition, some jobs require a […]

The Top 4 Do's of Successful Virtual Assistants

The Top Four Do’s of Successful Virtual Assistants

In building my company from the ground up my skills and services went through tons of refining. From my experiences and education I have a lot to share which may help with your own virtual assistant business. These top “do’s” are a must in my book and should be in yours, too, especially as you […]

My Virtual Assistant Tool Box

My Virtual Assistant Toolbox

What is a craftsman without the tools of their trade? What is a carpenter without his saw? What is a chef without good food and the proper utensils and cookware? As virtual assistants our box of tools and bag of tricks are seemingly endless. I have found the following tools to be the most valuable, […]

Keeping Your New Year's Determination Throughout the Year

Keeping Your New Year’s Determination Throughout The Year

What is it about all things new that appeals to us? New clothes… new car…new shoes – well that one goes without saying, especially if you’re a woman! How about a new year? At the beginning of every year people around the world celebrate with unmatched fervor. With each new year we have a renewed […]

The Business of People Ranks Higher

The Business of People Ranks Higher

Okay, I’m veering wildly off course today with my post. Instead of talking about virtual assisanty stuff, we’re going to talk about the business of people. Recently I was tootling along at what I thought was a good clip in my business. Things were picking up and my husband, who is also my business partner, […]

Continuing Your VA Education, Part 2

Continuing Your VA Education, Part II

In my last post I shared about continuing your education and adding to your skill set as a virtual assistant. One can do this through non-traditional means with online groups, blogs, books, and webinars. Today I’d like to add to that list with additional methods of continuing education and include links to get you going […]

Continuing Your VA Education, Part 1

Continuing Education: Improving Your Skillset and Services as a Virtual Assistant

Offering social media management and consulting services to clients is one of those things I sort of fell into. When I started working online as a virtual assistant social networks were in their infancy. MySpace was dying with Facebook and Twitter quickly gaining traction. Facebook spoke to the extrovert in me; couple that with working […]

Reasons to Hire a Virtual Assistant

Reasons to Hire a Virtual Assistant

For a busy entrepreneur not to have a virtual assistant on staff, or at least on retainer, is for a king not to have his knights or a coffee shop not to serve coffee. Scratch that. It would be the same as a king CHOOSING not to have or make use of his knights, being […]

Consistency-It Gets the Job Done & Brings Clients Back for More

Consistency: It Gets the Job Done and Brings the Clients Back for More

I love what I do. I mean, seriously, my job description spans from creative development to organization to implementation of new marketing procedures and beyond. Life as a virtual assistant is good, except when it’s not. There are times when I am on top of my game and clients love my work. They praise what […]

Communication-An Essential Tool for Growing Your Business

Communication: An Essential Tool for Growing Your Business

Perhaps one of the most important tools to help establish and grow your business is communication. Look behind the scenes of a thriving business and you will find an efficient flow of communication. Below I share a few things I have found important to communicate. It is important that we communicate what we understand our […]

My Top 3 Secret Attributes as a Successful Virtual Assistant

My Top 3 Secret Attributes as a Successful Virtual Assistant

It takes a lot of hard work and discipline to be a good virtual assistant. Sprinkle in a little humility and desire to learn new things and you’ll be a rock star! What? You want to go further and be a very successful virtual assistant, big dog, top of the heap? Take the essential tools I […]

Losing Time- A Review of the Latest Twitter Friend Adder TweetBig

Losing Time: A Review of the Latest Twitter Friend Adder – TweetBig

I’ve been trying out some programs that are supposed to make my life run a little smoother. Today’s blog is a review of the Twitter follow generator, TweetBig. TweetBig is designed for the soul purpose of increasing the overall quantity of one’s following on Twitter. While in some cases quantity rules, it is my opinion […]

Top Social Media No-No's

Top Social Media No-no’s

Hey all! I wanted to take a few moments today to share some social media faux pas I have come across on many occasions. Over the last five years there has been a tremendous shift between the advertising giant of traditional print media and the coming-of-age newbie, social media. By failing to understand or even […]

Stepping Up Your Blog

Stepping Up Your Blog

How successful is your blog? Several factors come into play to make a blog truly successful. What is your niche? This will be your topic of choice, usually with your unique spin or point of view. Some are comedic while others spout a ‘just the facts’ style of sharing. Without the readers, your blog would […]

How to Get More Fans on Your Facebook Fanpage

How to Get More Fans on your Facebook Fan Page

Today I want to talk about increasing your Facebook fan page numbers. It is tough for someone starting out, especially if you do not already have a solid support base to begin with. So, what do you do? Like a traditional ‘brick-and-mortar,’ after you stock the shelves and hang out the open sign, you have […]