Archive for 2008

199 Online Tools – a Must-Have for Virtual Entrepreneurs »

“Tech Divas” Donna Baxter and Kirsten Womack have authored “199 Online Tools,” a virtual bible of websites and resources available to online entrepreneurs to help them build and grow their businesses. “199 Online Tools” is an indispensable compilation of resources addressing an expansive array of business needs, including audio and visual tools to enhance a [...]

Great Resource for “WAHM”s – Work At Home Moms »

MomsTalkNetwork is a multi-faceted website aimed primarily at WAHMs and moms looking for inspiration and ideas for a WAH business. The community offers a plethora of articles, resources and links to information on life issues such as parenting, health and wellness, beauty and self-esteem; as well as resources for managing a home-based business and ideas for creating one.  The [...]

Increase Earnings and Expertise with Social Media Training »

As of this moment, there are thousands of Virtual assistants in the global workforce that can be hired for less than $5 per hour.  For most of us in the USA, trying to compete for clients in today’s competitive environment and weak economy is difficult and frustrating, and reason enough to seek a unique niche for ourselves in [...]

In Demand: Virtual Niche Marketing Assistant »

Get certified in Niche Marketing Techniques Including Blog Creation and Affiliate Marketing Strategies Aspiring [tag]Virtual Assistants[/tag] can find a plethora of training courses available to them simply by visiting a blog or website aimed at the profession.  Many of these courses focus on the fundamental skills needed by an aspiring VA – time management, organizational skills, writing [...]

Terrified of Failure? 3 Steps To Help You Forge Ahead Fearlessly »

Starting a new virtual assistant business or small home-based business is fraught with uncertainties. All-consuming worries like, “what if I quit my job and I can’t make a living at this,” and “what will happen to my family” can usurp so much of the energy that you could be investing into your business, that failure almost becomes inevitable.

What’s Your Specialty? Consider Offering Publicity And Marketing Services »

Every business needs some degree of [tag]marketing[/tag] to remain foremost in clients’ minds.  Many [tag]small business[/tag] owners are simply too busy running their businesses to focus adequately on spreading the word about their products or services.  Clearly, the more energy devoted to ensuring that a business is marketed constantly and effectively, the more likely it is that that [...]

Do Virtual Assistants Need to to Be Certified? »

Should Virtual Assistants Be Certified? When a business hires a virtual assistant to help them with their marketing, web sites and email, they want to hire the most qualified person for the job. There are numerous certification courses that teach these skills and verify them. They range from quite expensive to cheap online degrees. Is [...]

Can You Still Make Money in Affiliate Marketing? »

Affiliate marketing is a proven business strategy. Promoting and profiting from products you believe in can be profitable, whether you operate as an independent affiliate marketer or incorporate affiliate marketing as part of a larger business model. However, the area has become quite competitive, due to the large profit potential. It is no longer enough [...]

It Can Happen To You: Be Prepared For Overnight Success »

You’ve probably read a multitude of articles by now pertaining to Tim Ferriss’s phenomenal book “The 4-Hour Work Week.” This article is not about how to maximize your productivity and work fewer hours, but how a recommendation in that book transformed the Indian VA Company which provided outstanding virtual assistant services to Mr. Ferriss.

Taming The Beast: Don’t Let Your Business Ruin Your Life »

Launching a [tag]small business[/tag] could be the most exciting and exhausting experience you will ever have. Whether you’re beginning a career as a [tag]virtual assistant[/tag], or launching a product-based business, most experienced entrepreneurs agree on one thing: Do not get so immersed in your venture that your personal life and family suffer. The editors at [...]

Promoting Your VA Business Using Ezines »

As a small business owner, you know the value of promoting your Virtual Assistant business in a cost-effective way. One inexpensive choice to attract new clients is utilizing the internet’s vast reach through ezines, also known as electronic newsletters. No matter how your VA business is oriented, there is an ezine available which will suit [...]

Work from home without a phone… »

You’d love to work from home, but can’t imagine taking client phone calls with a crying baby and a barking dog in the background. And how many calls would you miss when you leave the house to run your myriad errands throughout the day? The good news is that there are many work from home [...]

Tips on Managing Your Home Office »

Establishing a [tag]home-based business[/tag] requires a tremendous amount of personal discipline. Unlike the traditional workplace, there is no supervisor dictating the use of your time, as she hands you projects with set deadlines. As a [tag]solopreneur[/tag], your ability to manage your time well, prioritize your projects, and set boundaries with your loved ones will be [...]

Is VA Training Worth The Money? »

If you are looking to be hired as a Virtual Assistant, you have probably run into some VA training programs that claim to give you a leg up over the competition. But are these training programs really worth the money? Some of these programs may be based on skill sets and office procedures. The training [...]

Consider These Questions Before Launching Your VA Business »

You’ve heard the term Virtual Assistant, researched it, and are determined to give this home-based business a try. But how exactly do you get started? The site Valley Virtual Assistance offers a comprehensive list of considerations that every savvy solopreneur-to-be should review carefully. The list includes asking youself whether you have identified your target market, [...]

Even Solopreneurs Need a Support System – How to Create Yours »

Whether you’re a [tag]virtual assistant[/tag] or a [tag]home-based small business[/tag] owner, you’re working constantly to keep all the balls in the air. With the daily obligations of running your household, taking care of your family, and providing services to clients, a solopreneur can often find herself out of energy and out of ideas.

Emerging Niche: Virtual Bankruptcy Assistant »

A Virtual Bankruptcy Assistant is a highly-skilled contractor who provides a wide variety of virtual services to bankruptcy attorneys.  Bankruptcy attorneys use these VBAs primarily to prepare chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy petitions, federal forms, for their clients.  Like mainstream [tag]virtual assistant[/tag]s, VBAs work virtually, using their own offices and software.  It is not necessary to be a paralegal [...]