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  1. Hello All, I am new to the forum, i have been working virtually for the last 8 years. Started from telemarketing, after becoming a giant seller I started my own local business to utilize my selling skills. Along my own business I started as a VA with a third party and served many clients as a Customer Service Rep for their customers. Moving on finally I met a CEO and have been working for quite a while for him as his Executive Virtual Assistant for a US company. I am a Mechanical Engineer as per my academic career, my early schooling was in London. Later I moved to Pakistan and continued studies here. Now I am planning to move on, I am looking to setup my own Virtual Assistant business. Looking forward to your suggestions. Open for proposals, ideas and partnering. Cheers,
  2. Hi there! I can't say that I have a niche per say. More of a set of services that can apply to anyone (although I pick and choose who I want to work with). I stick with administrative type duties. It is what I enjoy, and not picking a niche allows me to work with all sorts of different people, which I enjoy. You can find me on here or my website www.thenecessarysecretary.com
  3. Hello, my name is Jennifer. I am interested in becoming a remote Virtual assistant. Currently, I am working as a freelancer and want to be a virtual assistant full time and part-time. I am experienced in virtual assistant service like any type of data entry, web scraping (company name, company category, company full address, email collection, phone number and website link etc), manual typing, file conversion Yellow pages scraping, internet research, web research etc. My Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sidra.nizamani.3760 My Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sidra-nizamani-349ab4156/ Thank you
  4. Hello, My name is Adam, I'm 26 y.o. from Israel, Looking for my first gig as a virtual assistant. There almost nothing I can't do. :-D
  5. Hello Everyone! My name is Anita. I just created my business as a virtual assistance. I have not created my website yet, because I just registered the business. Let's get started and have a great time doing what we do best!
  6. My name is Yamilette Rosa, the proud owner of Virtual Office Solutions. I am a virtual assistant based in Broward, FL. When I am not working to build my client's businesses, I give Notary Public services in the South Florida area. My portfolio is diverse ranging from clerical to managerial work experiences. Giving me the tools to help entrepreneurs and business owners grow their brand. I provide full virtual services for small business owners with the mission to create work/life balance. We specialize in administrative support, marketing, transcription, translation and human resources services.
  7. Hi All, Among the tasks of a Virtual Assistant is 'online marketing' which basically incorporates the principles of proper SMM. SEO may be one of my areas of improvement, but I'd have to be proactive and research on new tactics to implement - otherwise it's my head on the chopping board! Kidding aside, I came across this article recently and I am apalled by the way Facebook has "tweaked" its functionality - for the nth time! Here is the link: http://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-screws-social-media-marketers-2013-12 So, this means that meaningful content will no longer reach your target audience like it used to - which is basically unfair to those who have spent years and years engaging thier audience. Now, everyone has to pay - literally - a certain fee for people to view their content. Care to share your thoughts? Is there any way we could maximize the use of this social networking giant given its new restrictions?
  8. Va-worker makes your work essay.Va worker work for you like a remote office.Think about it you have a office but no need to manage your employee. A expertise work for you with all of your direction that how you want. Administrative Services is most important of any business and there is so helpful a Va worker in this particular case.They are manage your company email, scheduling and confirming appointments, managing business correspondence, entering data, assisting with bookkeeping and other administrative things.Now a days Social Media is so important of any business. Social Media promote your business to the next level. There is a Virtual assistant so nicely manage your social activities.A successful company always respond and listen what their customers are saying. Virtual assistant can do for you is actually respond and listen on your behalf of you.Whatever your particular need is, a Va worker or virtual assistant can be a great advantage to your business.
  9. Hi! I am Anne and I manage a Virtual Assistant Business called Task Bullet - http://www.taskbullet.com. We have about 50 VAs that are active and a lot more on our roster. We specialize in the following: general administrative work, social media management, business plan making, accounting, bookeeping and financial statements preparation, transcription, web design and development. We also do event planning, marketing consultancy, SEO and SEM. I am new in this forum and would like to explore more how we can network and help each other to make the industry and the business to grow.
  10. Hi, I want to know if you're a VA for a long time and want to level up on your field. Would a certification be necessary like IAAP or ASAP? I was looking into these options the other day because I have admin experience. I am not so sure if that kind of certifications would help me. I am not looking into an office position. It's like an added credentials for me. Now I am based in the US not in the Philippines. I would be glad to accept any suggestions, concerns, and questions. Thanks
  11. Hello everybody!!! My name is Kostas but you can call me with my nickname which is kostaspd... I became member here a few months ago without being active... Now that i decided to become an active member, i am searching about forum rules and the page is missing or it's broken... So... where can i find the forum rules before posting my next post..??? Thanks a lot for any help in my question...
  12. Hello everyone! Am working as a Virtual Assistant In Habiliss Virtual Assistant Services based in Chennai India. I found out this great group when i was searched for virtual assistant forum. and i would like to network with entrepreneurs and other virtual assistants in order to know current trends that are happening in Virtual Assistant Industry.
  13. Now that you have found ways on how to start your Virtual Assistant business. You are armed and eager to work with your ideal clients. But you keep wondering, Are you still operating as an employee? should a virtual assistant provide a Resume? can you be a Jack/Jill of all trades? Yes, these questions might still be lurking at the back of your head or maybe the forefront! So here I will share my opinion as well as what I have since learned on my journey so we can clear up these 3 common misconceptions in the virtual assistant industry. Are you still operating as an employee? You are so excited now that you did your first consultation, but that one question came up on the call if you should ask your prospective client to take care of your taxes and insurances. No! Do not do that, because you are only being contracted to do the task or service that you are offering and being paid for. So to tell it as it is, you are a home-based, independent contractor, that normally sets your prices, your hours to complete a specific task, as well as manage your own insurance, as well as taxes. So no way are you an employee! Should a virtual assistant provide a Resume? I have seen this posted so many times on social media. I also see prospective clients posting this on social media when they are hiring a VA, that the VA who is applying for a position should also provide a resume'. Now you can imagine the confusion this will cause when this subject matter is not addressed correctly. Remember that because you are an independent contractor that the best sorts of reference that you will and should always provide are your testimonials from past clients or references. Can you be a Jack/Jill of all trades? Yes, it's always nice to try and go the extra mile to accommodate your clients when they have come to you about doing a particular task or service. But, you can very well become overwhelming to learn a new task or burn out trying to please your client when you know very well this type of task is not your cup of tea. That is why its always good to outsource or recommend your client to someone else who may be a good fit at this time. Nothing in itself is wrong with attempting to try the task, but would you rather do this when you can be very well helping a client who needs your expertise at this time? I would love to hear other misconceptions that you have experienced or heard of before. Until then, Juli.
  14. Hello VAs! I am putting together a list of most commonly asked questions of a VA. I'll start the list with the most common question I am asked: How much does a VA cost? I'd like to hear what questions you respond to. Thank you! Janine
  15. My sister in law wants to work as a va really bad. Shes great at clerical work, spreadsheets, etc. Does anyone have any idea where she can advertise herself or does anyone have work she can do? Jason
  16. Hi everyone! I finally created a Facebook fan page. I would love it if you all could "like" my page. https://www.facebook.com/ultimatevirtualassistantsllc Thanks!! Jeanette
  17. Hi my name is Sarah and I am a SmartPA Partner. (www.smart-pa.com). I have been running my own VA business for over a year now. SmartPA provides PA, secretarial and administrative support on an outsourced basis. With a dedicated and experienced team, SmartPA save's business's money by offering remote support when required. Whats more, our team is from a variety of professional backgrounds, meaning we can provide any business with the support they require, no matter which sector they are in or what they need assistance with. I live in Andover, Hampshire with my fiancé, 10 year old and 3 dogs!
  18. Good Afternoon, My name is Marsha Campbell. I recently separated from my job as an office manager after 11 years. I've been really excited about starting my own business as a Virtual Assistant. The market it there and I've read so many success stories. However, it seems like I can't really get off of the ground. Like another poster said, I've already run into a few scammers and it can be really disappointing and discouraging. Anyhow, I look forward to networking and learning from everyone here!
  19. Hi, I'm Deanna, I started Professional VA Services here in Virginia and am looking forward to generating some serious clients! I have encountered several scam artists so far and it is kind of discouraging but I am going to keep the faith that my professionalism and hard work will outshine any negative encounters I have had so far. I'm on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/professionalVAservices/ I am in the process of constructing my webpage: www.professionalvaservices.net, that should be up and running soon :0) I just look forward to taking the journey into VA support, I have several years experience in live administrative support, primarily in legal offices but my background ranges from military to private law to federal government. I believe I will bring a lot to the virtual assistance field.
  20. I have had VA before and it was a disaster what problems have you had with a VA that I should be aware of….
  21. Being a mother of 3, I was finding it hard juggling everything that was thrown on my plate. Work, school, kids, soccer games, practice, wrestling, etc.(Yes I am a pro wrestler) Working the 9 to 5 was taking me away from my kids. I wanted to be there for the games, recitals, school functions and whatever else popped up from time to time. I thought to myself that I want to have the freedom and flexibility to come and go as I want but still be able to make the money necessary to take care of home, kids and bills. Better yet, be my own boss. I began researching stay-at-home jobs and passive income opportunities. Then I came across the virtual assistant industry and instantly knew that I had what it took to startup my own virtual assistant company. Once I came up with this idea, I reached out to associates and friends who were in business for themselves and presented the idea to assist them with their pain points. Where were they struggling the most in their business? Where were they spending the most time that wasn't productive or generating revenue? Where could they use the extra administrative support? These were all important questions because it helped me frame my business model and the way I work. Conversance Business Solutions LLC was created to help business professionals save time and money by allowing them to outsource their administrative work and focus on growing their business. Our main goal is to help you understand your goals, define your objectives, then assist you in strategically planning out how you'll achieve them in the most effective way. We offer flexible plans to give our clients quality virtual support needed to organize and grow their business. To learn more about my company please visit ConversanceBusinessSolutions.com and provide your feedback. Let us take your business to the next level. Rumella Cameron Founder & CEO Conversance Business Solutions LLC 510 Clinton Square, Rochester, NY 14604 585-484-0038 Connect with me on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/rumellacameron
  22. WinBizSolutions is a business process outsourcing company, offering most professional virtual assistant solutions worldwide. Hire virtual assistants or personal office assistant services to save cost and resources. Our services include: 1. Call answering services 2. Appointment scheduling 3. Blog management 4. Email marketing 5. Graphic designing 6. Copy writing and more Contact us for cost effective VA solutions..
  23. Hello from Vietnam I'm Andrea - VA from Am Team from Vietnam. We're honor to provide only the best outsourcing services to clients all around the world. With AM team, you'll receive the best, reliable services and be served by a skilled and playfull VA team. Our services containing Ecommerce support, Sales & marketing, Web/Market research and Trading Promotion will be supported you at part-time or full time belonging to every detail job. We always reach for guideline " save client time, do the best and create differences" . Moreover, we commit to work up to 40 hours per week along with competitive price and report by detail document after finishing. So, please let us to be one of the part in your business working. Visit us http://www.outsourcing2vietnam.com/ or email us at diannapham.84@gmail.com for further discussion. Sincerely, Andrea
  24. I have been studying the VA world for about 6 months at a full-time pace. I just got the courage though to start up my own VA business. I have been a VA for clients through freelance websites, but I made A HUGE MISTAKE and did not get any testimonials or contact information as I don't use the sites anymore! So now not only am I just starting on my own, I have no clients.
  25. I have clients that I have done short term projects for and was wondering how long I should keep their information on hand for? Jason Virtualassistancebyjason.webs.com Lakewood, Wa USA
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