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Does Your Email Inbox Make You Swear #%$&! Too???

Does Your Inbox Make You SwearHave you ever thought that managing your email feels like more of a burden than what it’s worth?

I know I have thought that and many days just felt overwhelmed even considering looking at it!

But here’s the truth: Email is a valuable tool that has actually revolutionized the way that we all work.  As a Virtual Assistant it is an important part of daily communication with our clients. Imagine trying to run your business without it?  When used correctly, email can be a terrific time saver and also a productivity tool.

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The Fall season is creeping upon us and we all know what that means… SCHOOL STARTS!

AND educational training isn’t just for our children … We should be continually educating ourselves on a consistent basis as well so that we can stay on top of everything going on in the Virtual Assistant industry. Education can bring us new revenue streams by teaching us new ways of making money in our service based business.

SO to get things rolling for you in that area…

I’m giving away a $100 gift certificate to one lucky person to apply to some cool NEW Virtual Assistant training courses that just came across my desk.

Want to Become an Instant Expert in Your VA Business?

It’s really easy to do if you have plenty of written content surrounding your subject of expertise.

People love to read online and learn from others who know their stuff!

New and consistent up-to-date niche content focused on your market gains you credibility as an instant expert!

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Are you thinking right now that sure it would be a fabulous marketing tactic to provide my peeps with educational content but barriers I have are:

  1. I just don’t have the time to write this content
  2. My writing sucks and no one would read it

Hey VA, Are You Acting as a Coach, Consultant or Trainer?

We had a great time with Kelly McCausey on Thursday when she kicked off our free training webinars for 2014.  

It’s amazing how many Virtual Assistants have crossed over into the role of a coach, consultant or trainer.

Watch the video replay here

And here’s what else Kelly had to say …

If we hopped into a time machine va-coach-consultant-trainer1and rolled the clock back to my earliest days in business on the internet, the term Virtual Assistant was almost completely unknown. When you met a VA and asked them to explain what they do, they would almost always compare themselves a home based secretary and go on to describe the administrative skills they provided to clients.

Are You Using Google+ in Your 2014 Social Marketing Strategy?

If NOT, grab the book “What the Plus!” by Guy Kawasaki and start reading it today!

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This book will change your mindset about marketing your business on Facebook or Twitter in 2014, TRUST ME ;)

I bought the physical book from Amazon as I like to have my books in hand when I read but there’s a link to the FREE eBook too (Courtesy of Google) if you follow +GuyKawasaki on Google+ or grab it below in my blog resources. The ebook is really handy to have on your computer because it has all the links built right into it to just click on, explore and learn.

Your Virtual Assistant Office Should Work For You, Not Against You

Would you believe me if I told you that a few changes in your home office could result in more clients, increased productivity, a more enjoyable work experience, and more success?  

tryfengshuiThese changes might be minor or major, depending on your office but they can make a huge difference to your business. 

So, by now you’re wondering “What the heck is she talking about.”  Well, I’m talking about Feng Shui.  Feng Shui is all around us in both its positive form and negative form.  If we clear the negative Feng Shui from our lives, we can start to enjoy the benefits of positive or good Feng Shui.

The Virtual Assistant Report – April 19th

How to Find Guest Speakers for Your Online Conference

Over the last month I’ve been busy finding guest speakers for a online conference I’m hosting in May for Virtual Assistants. If you haven’t heard about it yet, check it out here. (We are almost sold out and it is still two weeks away!)

I thought I’d share with you some of the ways I went about finding 20 guest speakers to speak at my conference in a very short time.

Online conferences or webinars are excellent vehicles for establishing yourself as an expert in your field. But that doesn’t mean that you have to do all of the talking. Sharing the floor with a guest speaker can add to your credibility and give your audience the benefit of a different perspective.

5 Ways to Grow Your Virtual Assistant Business Using Just Your iPhone

I love how easily I can stay on top of my business using just my iPhone!

iphoneDo you have an iPhone yet?

If you’re like many owners, you most likely access your iPhone for a variety of personal and even some business uses. You probably use the GPS to find your way to appointments. I know I’d be lost downtown Vancouver if it wasn’t for my Maps App! Maybe you use a financial application like Mint to stick to your budget. You might even use a note-taking application  to track ideas. However, chances are your iPhone is underutilized.

Never Lose Another File Again by Using Dropbox

Who can say they have never lost a file?

dropboxEvery Virtual Assistant that has created files and documents on their computer has at one time or another experienced the frustration involved when they lose an important file. It’s even more aggravating when it’s a really important client file that you have spent endless hours working on.

Let’s start by taking a quick look at Dropbox and how it can ease your frustration of losing files.

First and foremost, you can download Dropbox for free on any Windows, Mac, Linux or Mobile operating systems. No matter how great your computer system is or how faithful it’s been to you in the past, it is a smart decision to back up files.

The Virtual Assistant Report – Jan. 20th

Windows 8 – Love it or List it?

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I love that TV series “Love it or List it” where homeowners have to make a decision to keep their current home and upgrade it or just buy a new house.

Reminded me of comments I’ve been hearing both positive and negative on the new operating system Windows 8.

Windows 8 is getting a lot of bad press and frankly I don’t understand why.

(Actually, that’s not true, I do know why folks are upset, I just think it doesn’t have to be an issue as you’ll see later on in this article.)