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  1. Long time, no post!! I have a client who would like a price proposal for website maintenance and update. I'm not a web designer but I'd like to give it a shot. I have a basic WYSIWYG software program. What else do I need to maintain her website? And what do I need to know from her? FYI: the website in question is efitwell.com Thanks for any assistance anyone can provide! Kirstie (oops! edited to add my name!)
  2. Dana, Vickie & Kate - thanks for your input! Everything helps! I'll look into PC Law and Esilaw.
  3. Hello, everyone! I've been MIA for a while but wanted to check in and update: I've acquired 2 new attorney clients who are utilizing my billing services and I LOVE what I'm doing! I'd like to keep improving my business and I'd like to invest in more software to increase the options. I wanted to post a poll but perhaps that's no longer an option?? Anyway, I'm wondering: What are your attorneys using for billing software? Timeslips? Quickbooks? Time/Billing Matters? Something else? Also, any feedback, comments or suggestions would be appreciated. (FYI - I'm currently using Timeslips) Thanks and enjoy the remainder of your weekend! Kirstie
  4. Hi Lisa. I provide billing services for a patent attorney....does that help? Kirstie
  5. Kathy, I'm not certain what version it is. I am, however, beginning to wonder about it's compatibility. It was downloaded from an .au website and the confirmation email makes several references to Quicken?? I'm unable to locate another trial version for download and I don't have time to wait for a disc. In any event, I need to figure out how to get this done otherwise I'll end up eating hours worth of my billing time. So..... 1. The trial is looking for a .QWA file. Can someone tell me the difference? 2. She's already provided me with a portable company file, if I'm not mistaken. Isn't that the .QBM file? 3. I would be happy to provide her with explicit instructions on exporting her data to an excel file. Unfortunately I don't have quickbooks and I don't know how to use it. Are there any quickbooks experts who could provide these instructions for me?
  6. Thanks Kathy & Sherra for your responses...... Sherra, I need to import her client billing files. Kathy, I mispoke......I have the Quickbooks Accounting for Small Business trial. Is there a difference? When I attempt to open the .QBM file, I receive a message stating the file "isn't a quickbooks data file or the file is damaged." My client doesn't seem to understand the difference between "exporting" and "saving" so I'm hoping to find a solution which involves very little action from her end.
  7. Hello, All! I'm in desperate need of assistance......I've taken on a new legal billing client who's currently using quickbooks pro 2006. I need her data exported to a format I can then import into Timeslips - a text file, tab or comma delimited. Is this possible? She provided me with a .QBB data file and a .QBM data file, both of which I attempted to open with the trial version of the 2008 version with no success. I know NOTHING about QuickBooks . Do I have any other options aside from manually creating a database? Thanks in advance! Kirstie
  8. Okay, I'm a loser!!! I don't know if anyone has noticed but I've been away from this site for some time because I've been ill (I just found out about the membership changes!!!). I had no idea I won "Blog of the Week" so I sincerely apologize for not thanking you all!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!! I'm so sorry that it's so belated!!! Kirstie
  9. Hello, All! My responses: 1. How long you've been a part of the legal industry? I started working as a legal assistant approximately 4 years ago. 2. How long you've been a VA? My business has been operating for one year. 3. Your primary service offering? With respect to my legal services, I offer outsourced client billing for legal professionals. My 'main' VA practice is general, not targeted to the legal industry. 4. If you could do one thing over, what would it be? I just started working with a mentor - I wish I'd connected with her sooner! Also, I wish I'd begun marketing myself BEFORE my son was born. In-person networking is much more difficult as a SAHM. 5. How you've marketed yourself in order to gain clients. I have 2 websites and a blog. I participate with a few online networking sites, I've done a direct mailing and I'm now concentrating on online advertising. Additionally, I'm a feature writing for an online magazine. Kirstie
  10. I apologize for the delay in response, Andrea! I've been ill and am only now starting to get back on my feet. I came across Jeanine's services & site while doing my research of the legal billing field and she does appear to be the most prominent service provider in this area. I still wasn't certain about focusing my services in this direction but right before I became sick I had several inquiries within a one week period. I followed up and these individuals didn't pan out but I'm taking those inquiries as a good sign. Legal billing would actually fit into my (read: my son's) schedule much better than anything thing else at this point. I'm still handling the billing for one attorney and outsourcing vs in-house billing she's realizing is quite cost effective for her. I've JUST hooked up with a mentor (who is absolutely awesome) through IVAA, I'm starting to feel better so I'm working on getting back out there. I'll keep you up to date on my progress and thanks for the comments on my website!! The compliment is greatly appreciated!!
  11. Wow! Thanks, Holly!! What fun I'll have when I find two seconds to check them out!
  12. Pam, I wanted to let you know that I just reviewed an Outlook add-on with the capability to send reminders to cell phones, etc. You can read about it here.
  13. You are a GENIOUS and a GODSEND, Yamisi! That's it exactly - I thought I was losing my mind!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! And thanks to Connie for her blog post!
  14. Thank you, Ladies for your help! Neither of the suggestions are what I'm looking for but they will be useful!! Perhaps it wasn't email specific but file and document related. I'll give it some more thought and research.
  15. I did and it's all set now. Thanks SO MUCH, Leanne!!
  16. I updated 2 pages of my website this weekend - just some spacing issues - and I didn't check them once they were uploaded. Now the image links on those 2 pages (Home & Portfolio) are broken. As I said, I made no changes to images, only layout spacing. I'm using WYSIWYG Web Builder to design my site and using their publish feature to a "local publish" folder. I use GoDaddy to host and use their FTP Program to upload from the local publish folder to my site. I've republished and republished the individual pages and the entire site. I've refreshed and reuploaded (is that a word??) the images folder. I've manually reviewed the images folder to be sure the images are getting published. I deleted the 2 pages from the remote system & republished. I don't know what to do. Please help!!!
  17. Some time ago, someone posted a review of a software program or advanced useage for Outlook relating to email management. I THOUGHT the poster was Kathiemt but have been through her posts & topics, I didn't see it. I've also tried several search queries with no results. Anyone recall what I'm talking about? Perhaps it was in someone's blog? Or am I just making things up??
  18. I hadn't heard about problems and I'm interested to see other's comments. I've been using PayPal for personal use for several years now and have never had a problem. HTH
  19. Hi Pam.....I saw you got no responses (unless someone sent you a PM) so I did a quick Google search. I'm not aware of Outlook 2003's capabilities but I came up with this site of calendar tools for Outlook. HTH!! If not, you could suggest to your client that he purchase a Palm Pilot or Blackberry for each of you
  20. HUGE Congrats, Brianna! Best of luck.....I briefly took a look at the site and it looks like an awesome venture.
  21. I'm so sorry that both of you had such rotten experiences! To give it a positive spin, it was an opportunity to practice your pitch!!
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