Archive for October, 2007

“To Do” And “Not To Do,” You Need Two Lists »

We all have idiosyncracies. Seemingly insignificant time-consuming and counter-productive things we do every day which, added together, take a significant toll on our daily productivity. Getting a small business venture or [tag]virtual assistant [/tag] business off the ground requires a great deal of focus, which is a challenge for many busy entrepreneurs.

Friday 10/19 International Virtual Assistants Association Online Summit – Register Now »

Register now for the 2nd Annual IVAA Online Summit: Date: Friday, October 19th Time: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm EST (multiple sessions running at once throughout the day) Who should attend: Any Virtual Assistant or service professional wanting to learn! Cost: $60.00(US) for IVAA members / $75.00(US) for non-IVAA members Cost includes ALL DAY PASS [...]

Small Business Expense Control – Start With Yourself »

Leaving the corporate workplace to live your dream as an entrepreneur requires more than a great business idea or great business skills. It requires financial discipline. Not only in how much you pay for office supplies or a good accountant, but in how you control your personal spending habits. When you were collecting your weekly [...]

How To Discuss Your Rates Without Scaring Potential Clients Away »

When you’re trying to build your [tag]virtual assistant business[/tag], it’s tempting to consider gimmicks like free hours and rate discounts to lure potential clients. But is this really a good idea? Erin Blaskie, The VA Coach, says “absolutely not,” and offers some techniques to make selling yourself short unnecessary.

Beware Of Fraud When Using Internet To Find Work As Virtual Assistant »

You may think you’re safe posting your resume on reputable sites such as or to look for work as a [tag]virtual assistant[/tag]. Unfortunately, job sites like this have become a major source of identity theft, enabling scammers to obtain personal information through resumes, and by posing as legitimate employers seeking additional information from [...]

Success Formula: Be A Purple Cow »

You’re either a purple cow, or you’re not. Remarkable, or invisible in a sea of aspiring [tag]virtual assistants[/tag]. If you want to stand out from the crowd, you must offer a product or service that is phenomenal, memorable, or unbelievable is the advice given in Purple Cow: Transform Your Business By Being Remarkable, a book [...]