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I promised my client, who owns a cloud based virtual desktop, I'd do some research within the VA industry about benefits. Would some of you please chime in. Let me know how you think a virtual desktop on a private server could help your VA business. The way it works is you log into a virtual desktop that's backed up and stored on a cloud server. It's not Google, Amazon or some of the big names it's a smaller company. Not only can you log into the desktop but your client can too. We're just looking for some simple key benefits it could provide the VA industry. Also let me know if you currently use a company similar to this. Thank you.
Hello Fellow VA's, I have an average of 12 team members on my multi-va team. I am having trouble finding the best way to calculate and run payroll. Especially as the hourly rate is different for different clients, and some of the projects are flat rate monthly. This makes it difficult to find a program that will allow me to enter different hourly rates, etc. for an individual. To date, I have been using a project management and time tracking integrated program, and entering the information into an Excel Spreadsheet that is already set up with the calculations. This seems to be a bit more tedious, and open to the potential for more errors. I am wondering what anyone else in the same or a similar situation has found helpful for payroll. I am open to any suggestions and/or questions! Thank you!
Well since I've been gone for about 4 years (long and short story), they've come up with the "cloud". I'm curious to see who uses it, which service you use, and how/what you use it for. Thanks for replying. Jennifer www.vammi.com
Hello Everybody, What a Community! So glad to be here. My name is Ray Cobel. I've been doing business virtually for over ten years, and have been an Entrepreneur for over 20 years. Prior to that I worked for 20 years as an employee, at an executive level, with extensive experience in: marketing, sales, planning, recruiting, training, writing and management; in a variety of industries. If you want more specifics you can see them at: http://www.linkedin.com/in/raycobel. Pretty impressive huh, for a guy who's still only 39. . .just kidding (about the age). Doing business virtually fascinates the heck out of me; especially now that free technology has proliferated and advanced so much. Huge logistical and financial barriers have fallen making it feasible for the masses to join in. Still, doing business means being able to attract, start, build and maintain RELATIONSHIPS. I've found that in spite of all the technological advancements, the elements of the natural human relationship building process haven't changed much at all. Virtual business success still depends on your ability to effectively engage in the relationship process, without actually being there. The good news is that it's most definitely do-able, and learnable. Just don't make the same marketing mistake that this guy does. When I first went virtual I focused on the real estate industry. I became an expert at a cloud based application called TopProducer. This, combined with my marketing/sales/technology knowledge and experience, enabled me to effectively do business with well over 100 virtual clients, located throughout the U.S. I believe that the long-term trend in work is toward Entrepreneuring, and doing business virtually; computerization, automation, outsourcing, globalization and ever accelerating change are driving it. . .hard. People in this VA Community are smart to be getting ahead of the curve. About two years ago I reached a point in my life where I wanted to share what I've learned throughout my career, in a way that would be especially helpful to Entry Level Entrepreneurs who want to do business virtually. It has taken me all of the last two years to put my concept together (online, of course), and I believe you're going find it to be quite valuable. You'll find comprehensive, free, Introductory Entrepreneur Training there to get you started. Check it out it at: http://DesignYourOwnJob.net. I'm very thankful that this Community exists, and I'm looking forward to participating in it with you, and getting to know you personally. Sincerely, Ray Cobel