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 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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

As a Virtual Assistant Doing a 'Good Job' Just Isn't Enough

As a Virtual Assistant, Doing a Good Job Just Isn’t Enough

Why should a potential client choose you over everyone else out there? Entrepreneurs, business owners and corporate businesses alike all share one thing – they want the best. If they are working hard to be on top,  you can guarantee that any virtual assistants they hire are also hard workers and the best of the […]

Get Your Ducks in a Row - Getting Set Up as a VA

Get Your Ducks in a Row – Getting Set Up as a Virtual Assistant

In a recent blog post I discussed assessing one’s skill set. Life, whether as a mom or office assistant, may have equipped you with the skill set necessary to be a virtual assistant. If you want to take the next steps towards the goal of working from home as a virtual assistant, there is a […]

Help! What Do I Put on My Virtual Assistant Resume

Help, what do I put on my Virtual Assistant Resume?

A resume is a resume is a resume, right? Well…not exactly. For optimal performance resumes are custom-tailored to the position being sought. Say, for example, you are looking for a job as a high school English teacher. You wouldn’t want to use your resume tailored for a position as a delivery driver or sales manager […]

Doing Your Due Diligence

Doing Your Due Diligence

I cannot express how important it is to do your due diligence, especially when starting your own business. When I first set up shop as a virtual assistant (VA) I was all over the place. I had an idea of what I wanted to do, just was not sure how to get started. I spent […]

Assessing Your VA Skill Set

Assessing Your Virtual Assistant Skill Set

Do you know what it takes to be a virtual assistant? Various life experiences contribute to one’s overall resume with regards to working from home as a virtual assistant. Today I’d like to expand on that though and help you break down your experience and see how it adds to your skill set as a […]

A Virtual Assistant in Training

A Virtual Assistant in Training

Have you ever felt as if you were in training, though you weren’t sure what you were training for? I have and I must say that it is an interesting feeling. You know, feeling God has something specific in mind for your life, but has yet to let you in on His plans. I bring […]