• Announcements

    • tawnya sutherland

      JOIN our groups on Facebook, Linkedin & G+ too!   04/05/2017

      Here at the #VAforum is where you'll find me sharing my most valuable, in-depth 20+ years of VA experience and knowledge through my written word. It is the best area to get your questions directly answered in detail by me, Tawnya Sutherland as I come here every morning to start my day out helping Virtual Assistants however I can. I do also share in small bytes at other social networking groups I manage online so feel free to check me out there too: Facebook group for Virtual Assistants  Facebook group for Virtual Assistants to Stay Fit  Like our Facebook Page too Linkedin Group for Virtual Assistants (22,000+) Google+ Community for Virtual Assistants I look forward to engaging with you online whatever your social network.
    • tawnya sutherland

      Weekly Special Offer - BC STACK!   07/21/2017

      I don't even have time to search for answers. I just need to keep going. Does that sound like you too?    The problem with plowing through the field is that we take the path of least resistance. We do the things we know how to do and skip the things that we just aren't sure about. And some of those things are the steps we need to become successful.   So I want to help you... 

      THIS WEEK ONLY, I'm going to give you the opportunity to access 65 classes, ebooks, software, plugins and services that could take you to new heights. 

      All you have to do is look, and see which one (or more) could change your business today. If you are a blogger, vlogger, podcaster, speaker, author, coach, social media manager, inventor, website owner or musician . . .

      YOU can't afford to miss BC STACK.
        Let me tell you more about some of the products included in BC STACK...


      BC STACK is not just ebooks, it's lots of things like
        30 minute 1-on-1 session with the Jairek Robbins team 30 minute 1-on-1 session with Author Vernon Ross $35 Gift Certificate to a PLR Store Get your logo (or other image) animated How about getting BrainstormTools.com for free for 6 months Get your blog reviewed  Get your podcast edited Get ready made marketing plans   . . . and that's just 8 of the 65 products in this year's BC Stack

      For example, if your business needs to grow a podcast:
        See what your podcast sounds like when you get it professionally edited by Natasha Rivera Let Ani Alexander teach you how to accelerate the success of your Podcast  And Kirsten Oliphant is going to teach you how to create a podcast course not to mention courses on Wordpress, blogging, traffic and tech skills to drive traffic to your show and show notes pages. 
      Plus get a 30 minute 1-on-1 session with Vernon Ross to learn how to perfect your "voice" and that's just 5 of the 65 products in this year's BC Stack  

      Feeling Overwhelmed?
        You are going to get access to a live Hashtag Library so you can stop spending time searching You are going to be taught how to use Camtasia so you can make videos for your FAQ's and stop answering so many emails You'll get Jessica Turner's book “Stretched Too Thin” to help you manage overwhelm I, Tawyna Sutherland, (leader of the largest VA training company in the world) am even going to teach you how outsource the stuff you don't like to a VA
      Do you love fascinating mindset and leadership insights?
        Neal Shaffer teaches corporations all over the world how to influence, he's going to share that with you. Let Ann Smarty teach you how to make things go viral Kelly McCausey's momentum intensive is going to teach you how to focus and get clarity without making you feel badly about yourself, but instead make you feel great about yourself Jessica Turner teaches moms how to overcome overwhelm and get serious about their business Ricky Shetty and Scot Paton travel the world as digital nomads and teach you the secrets Plus get a 30 minute 1-on-1 session with Tony Robbin's son, Jairek Robbins, to clarify your success and that's just 6 of the 65 products in this year's BC Stack
      AND that is just a few of the products available to you there are still 42 more! 

      NOTE: Even if you just use 2-3 or these products for your business it's definitely worth the $27 and I grab it every year for my business growth.

      This offer if only available until July 26th so grab it now before you forget as I may not have a chance to remind you again via email this week. I will be busy going through the BC STACK myself and might forget, LOL! Until July 26th, Grab the BC STACK here To Your Virtual $uccess, Tawnya Sutherland   
    • tawnya sutherland

      FREE Resources for VAs Inside Your Member Lounge ACCESS HERE   07/21/2017

      For those of you just learning about virtual assistance and how it can become a career for you, here’s some educational freebies we’ve set up for you to enjoy!  GET FREE access to our member lounge and all 10 Virtual Assistant resources below: ACCESS: The Virtual Assistant Networking Forum #VAforum VIDEO: How to Become a VA Plus Top 10 Resources by Tawnya Sutherland EBOOK: Kick Start Your VA Business CHECKLIST: Virtual Assistant Start Up PLUS Module 2 of VAC: Why Get Started in Business VIDEO: Setting Your Price, Getting Paid & Making it Legal by Tawnya Sutherland WORKSHEET: The Hourly Pricing FORMULA CONTRACT: Independent Contractor Agreement (Word .doc) GRAPHICS: Images for Social Media Marketing EBOOK: Getting Started With Affiliate Marketing (& Video) VIP LIST: Notification of FREE Training Webinars & Market Leading News in the Virtual Assistant Industry. CLICK HERE to GAIN ACCESS to ALL


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


markofapproval last won the day on July 19

markofapproval had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

629 Excellent

1 Follower

About markofapproval

  • Rank
    Moderator Staff
  • Birthday 01/18/1982

Contact Methods

  • Skype

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
  • Interests
    Web Development, Web Design, WordPress, Internet Marketing, Business Strategy, Business Models

Previous Fields

  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Skype
  • Facebook

Recent Profile Visitors

290 profile views
  1. Hey @Kristy Garland. Welcome to the forums and congrats on becoming a grandmother. Glad to have you back. What is your specialty?
  2. I agree @shumi18 these are some great tips provided. I really love Julian's take on how to not get overwhelmed. I think time chunking comes in useful there. And thanks @tawnya sutherland for pointing out that I can use PLR as an outline. I love that idea. I often help my clients get their wording right. Too often they have good intentions of blogging or creating content for their website but barriers and obstacles come into play. That's why I created a new blog where I can showcase to them how to best write for the web. Here's an example post which shows 8 ways to come up with a blog idea -> https://writeprocontent.com/8-simple-ways-find-ideas-next-killer-blog-post/ Love to hear your thoughts on this.
  3. Hi it's exciting to have you here. I tried to check out your website but the link failed. It's also good you have skills with marketing. Lots we can learn from you!
  4. Hi Edna, welcome to the forums. Here's are some links that will help you with your questions: Business Name: http://www.vanetworking.com/forum/topic/26633-coming-up-with-a-name/ Discovering your niche; http://www.vanetworking.com/forum/topic/20500-how-to-discover-your-niche/ Some no cost ways to get clients: https://www.vanetworking.com/no-cost-ways-get-clients/ GO through these resources and let us know if you have any followup questions. Best of luck
  5. Hi Pamela and welcome. Susanne is spot on. Many VAs have a great grasp of WordPress. If you have any questions on it, be sure to post in the forum and I'll answer. http://www.vanetworking.com/forum/forum/85-wordpress-blogging/
  6. Hey Danielle. Welcome to the forum. I also specialise in WordPress and do landing page setup. Can't wait to learn more about your work. I'm also from Queensland too!
  7. Hi Barbara and welcome. Hope you enjoy your call with Tawnya. I attribute much of my own success online to her.
  8. Hello Melvin and welcome to the network. Do let us know if you have any specific questions.
  9. What's everyone's take on writer's block? There were some years where I struggled to make the words come. I would sit at my computer, staring aimlessly at a blank screen and end up on Fackbook browsing my news feed. Some familiar? I'm not sure if I believe in blocks though, because I can usually dig myself out of it. Here are some causes that stops me from writing or blogging: Too many options and not enough focus when it comes to topic Fear that my writing will be criticised and that it has to be perfect Editing as I write Just not feeling like putting fingers to the keyboard Feeling uninspired and chaotic But what I found was working with structure, frameworks and outlines can really keep the flow. Reading others work and studying headlines can get you inspired. What is your secret to getting in the flow? How do you overcome this "block". PS Writing online should also have a purpose. And this post is no exception. More on that soon ...
  10. Great insights, Julian! Thanks for posting. I think not getting paid sick pay etc is a great way to position yourself to prospects. They can save money with a VA. I believe Tawnya had a chart on that.
  11. @danian levan you can also backup your content by exporting it to xml using tools->export on the WP dashboard. I would highly recommend a service like manageWP to keep your site consistently backed up. It is extremely affordable and even has a free tier. Cheers.
  12. Great to have you stopping by. Let us know if you have any questions. How have things been working out?
  13. Hello and welcome to the forums, Tisha!
  14. I remember one of my first impressions of Tawnya was her training on branding and personality. That absolutely got me hooked! For example, all the gimmicks you can do at networking events (juggling balls) or attaching a balloon to the letter and saying its time to celebrate. Yes, I agree then. You may need a "hook" to intrigue them.