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 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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

An Important Lesson About Business Cards

An Important Lesson About Business Cards

I love summer! It’s that time of year when it’s warm enough here in Nebraska for festive celebrations – and unintentional networking. I don’t ‘enjoy’ lugging a purse around with me, but I need to and was reminded of that recently. I had given my business card out to so many people that I ran […]

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 […]

Managing the Time Monster

Managing the Time Monster

When I first started out as virtual assistant I struggled with time management. After all, I had always been the employee, never the employer. As a business owner, I quickly realized that the buck stops with me and if I don’t keep track of things, i.e. not practicing good time management, I was cheating myself […]

Check Out My Interview with CWAHM's Jill Hart

Check Out My Interview

In the event that you missed it, I just wanted to share with you my interview with Christian Work-at-Home Ministries‘ Jill Hart today on CWAHM Radio. Today we visited about various aspects of working from home as a VA (virtual assistant).        

How to Run Your Business Without Leaving Your Chair

How to Run Your Business without Leaving Your Chair

Imagine sitting at a table with your laptop perched in front of you and a steaming cup of your favorite coffee just within reach. Now, imagine running your business like that. Thousands of people do it all around the world every day, why not you?  Many even do it from scenic perches. All you need […]