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  5. Hello tribe! This will be a short rant and general request for your suggestions. I have a client whom I've outsourced to a member of my team. They seemed to be working together great for 3 months now. The project manager (let's call her Ann) hasn't heard from the client in over a week. I have stepped in with phone calls, emails and texted the client to see what's up and advise "them" about our contract. I've been a VA for 8 years so I do have experience with this in the past, and yes, there is a contract. The client has not responded to any form of communication in the past 2 weeks. This is holding up availability for myself and the project manager. How long do you wait for a client to reply to you before you fire them? I appreciate your support here. Jen
  6. Hi Everyone, My name is Robbin Robl. I have never been a VA and am looking forward to taking on the challenge! I have over 15 years of experience working in a professional environment as an admin assistant and project manager. Losing my job and being home for a few months has made me decide to become a VA. Saving so much travel time and money on professional clothing is a bonus in itself! I am divorced and live alone with my dog. I love to read and learn, so going back to school is another priority I am looking into.
  7. New to VA

    Thank you. It is definitely a little overwhelming getting started. I love all of the resources and the challenge of learning new things so I know that this will be an interesting journey.
  8. Just curious as to what caching plugins you've experimented with or tried and your result. I've used WP Total Cache but I'm finding at times it breaks my website. I think this is something to do with https caching http versions. But not certain. Caching is one of the hardest things you'll do with WP. It's not set and forget either. I keep getting emails from my ManageWP about certain sites going off the rails. Perhaps I need to consider another plugin. Your thoughts?
  9. WordPress Website and Blog

    Sorry I missed this, @LeaTypeA! The only times I'll use RSS feeds is in an email client so I can keep an eye on industry blogs and curate content from them. But I hardly do that nowadays. I wonder if Google Gmail has an RSS viewer. What was the job board plugin you were talking about? I know there's one that starts as free. Is this for your client?
  10. I'm trying out Divi

    Thanks for your input, Danielle. It's definitely a favourite among VAs. I didn't realise you could create custom header and footers. I tried but couldn't find a menu widget that spanned horiztonally. I guess I would have to write a bit of CSS to get that working. Anyway I'll keep on experimenting. I am getting the knack of it quickly. Ironic that I'm learning it to help others haha but I learn WP things fast. Incidentally, I just wrote a blog post on scoring page builders and started with Elementor here: https://markofapproval.com/review-of-elementor-wp/
  11. Newish Member

    Hi Yolie! Great to have you back with us
  12. New to VA

    Hi Jenn! Looking forward to seeing how you go. I know you'll do so well. Just take it one day at a time. I made the mistake of trying to have all my ducks lined up and got overwhelmed.
  13. Jennifer Keller Introduction

    Hi Jennifer! That's my sister's name too Yes I can relate to being an introvert. I got out of my comfort zone by sharing my knowledge in a non threatening way and speaking online. I was nervous at first too, but it led to people coming to me and requesting I help them. I've never been the one who's liked to ask for a sale. I hope you can find your own way of attracting clients. PS Have you seen Sarah Santacroce's Podcast? She helps introverts make it online.
  14. Fly High Virtual Services

    Hey Rhonda! Glad to have you hear. Keeping businesses productive and well oiled is a great service.
  15. New Introduction

    Welcome to the forum. We'd love to chit chat with you and learn more about your business
  16. Hello and welcome to VA Networking. Finding clients can be tough. Tawnya has some good advice. I'd also recommend the book by C.J. Hayden called "Get Clients Now".
  17. Introduction

    Welcome, Jo! Love your realisation. I also love the community of VAs and their generousity and willingness to help one another. You'll fit well right here.
  18. Welcome here, Kami. Sorry to hear you are feeling burned out. This is definitely a flexible career path and I would follow Tawnya's advice closely to get started
  19. Introduction

    Welcome to the forum! You'll nail this journey with your skills. I look forward to seeing you grow.
  20. Bohemian Codes :-)

    Hey Eliane, welcome to the forums. Namaste is Spanish for something right? I know there's a free learning management plugin called Namaste on WordPress.org haha. Trust me to know it that way
  21. Mail Collection and Forwarding for Clients

    Hello Hello Renee, Nice meeting you! I understand your concerns, I wouldn't recommend you to do something like this, I might suggest to your clients to have there mail forwarded to a third party that receive their USPS postal mails and packages for them, scan them and send them via a platform (which you can access for them later), filter what you need from what you want to open, to what you want to shred and recycle, or even forwarded to a certain address! I think it is very professional to do so, just like emails. I personally use postscan mail as they are cheap and reliable... Tell me what you think?
  22. Learn Wordpress & Blogging Resources

    Thanks so much @SD_2000! How have you been doing? I know you've been around this forum for a while
  23. Bohemian Codes :-)

    Hello Elaine, Welcome to the forum! That is awesome news. I am sure you will have lots to share on your travels, when the cash do roll in. All the best to you.
  24. Introduction

    Welcome to the forum! I can imagine how nice your accent must be to speak both English and Spanish. All the best to toy.
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