VA’s can save you money!

How do you save money if a Virtual Assistant’s hourly rate is higher than an in-house employee? This is a question that hinders a lot of business owners from hiring a virtual assistant. The cost of hiring someone to come into your office or business location for $20 per hour seems like such a better…

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Inviting Through Facebook

OK by now you should have a Facebook Profile/Fan Page… did you know that you can use that profile/fan page to market your services. Please be aware that Facebook frowns on you using it to solicit sales of products but to market a free event it is GREAT. Free events could be something like Stephanie…

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I have never heard of a Virtual Assistant. Are Virtual Assistants a new thing?

The quick answer to the question, “Are Virtual Assistants a new thing?” is NO. It started back in the 1970’s. The founder was Stacy Brice. Stacy looked at the traditional secretarial role of assistants and felt there should be more. Not just a person performing “tasks” but one who assists in getting tasks completed but…

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Take the Time to Invest in Your VA!

I have been asked several times by other Virtual Assistant friends and team members “How do you get a long and like your clients so much?” They go on to tell me how they have clients that do not invest any time to get to know them, respect boundaries, or share the products that they…

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Moving Ahead in the New Year!

The new year has arrived and the first official Monday is tomorrow! Are you ready to make a difference in your life and business this year? Not that you have not made a difference every year but a new bigger difference this year! The roll over of the annual calendar allows us all to make…

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Love To Learn More about Networking

I have been working with a client that is a GREAT networker! He has so much to share and I value it when he shares his do’s and do not’s with me. I spend time with him at events and watch the crowd when he is speaking, he is awesome! His name is Casey Eberhart,…

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The Power of the Unsubscribe Button! {advice from a bystander}

Do you find yourself getting too many email newsletters, updates and blasts from people out there? Do you sit wondering “why did I sign up for this?” or “Oh this is not what I thought it was?” or even “I did not give this person the right to email me!” ? With so many business…

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Top 5 Ways to Add to the Productivity Between a VA & a Client

Virtual Assistants are here to do just that ASSIST business owners. When VA’s work with business owners there is a bond that should be created. A personal relationship and an understanding of what the business owner’s plans for their company is. Working together for a common goal increases the productivity along with the success of…

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Tax Time is Around the Corner – Don’t get stressed!

Small business owners are notorious for gathering stacks of business cards and never having the time to build that follow up database.  I discussed ways a VA can help in this situation.  There is another “stack” that small business owners are notorious for collecting… is it the dreaded stack of receipts!  Receipts for meals, office…

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LinkedIn and Plaxo “a bit of news”

LinkedIn  for Social Networking There are several ways to network.  You can network in person and you can network “virtually” through venues set-up for Social Networking.  One of these Social Networks is called LinkedIn.  Linked in was started May 2003. It is a “corporate” setting and structure compared to other venues.  It is noted that…

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