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Perks of Working Online and Remotely

Perks of Working Online and Remotely

Have you wondered why some people would prefer working online and remotely? The internet surely did develop along with the opportunities and benefits. If you’re new to the online industry, you might think working online is lonely since you’ll be working remotely but...

Finding My Worth in the Online World

Finding My Worth in the Online World

The Mental Transition From Corporate America To a Career of Virtual Opportunities. Mindset, Mindset, Mindset!  Limited mindset,  money-blocks, and lack-there-of-mentality. These are all success crippling pitfalls that are all too common among the working class. Why?...

Balancing Work & Family

Balancing Work & Family

For the last 15 years, I have worked from home and felt like I did well at balancing work and family. I had my set work hours which for the most part also gave me the freedom to volunteer at the school, have lunch dates with my husband, keep up on the housework, and...

Moving from Face to Face to Virtual

Moving from Face to Face to Virtual

Many small businesses like mine were built around on one to one sessions, face to face classes, and product presentations. So, this year has thrown business owner a curve ball and an opportunity to rethink how we do business. I knew I would need to change how and...

The Importance of Self Care

The Importance of Self Care

Self Care is a term that gets tossed around daily these days. You always hear “you can’t fill from an empty cup” Have you ever thought about why that is? As a mom of two young boys, I know the challenge of finding time to even fill your own cup. For many years I...

Managing your Time while Parenting and Working under One Roof

Managing your Time while Parenting and Working under One Roof

The ultimate balance of time is working from home with kids. Having kids at home without trying to get work done is tricky enough but then add in your own deadlines and clients, and zoom calls there is another element that comes in. There is no right or wrong way to...

Staying Organized Amid a Pandemic

Staying Organized Amid a Pandemic

If you’re like me, you are still struggling to figure out what day it is and how long we have been staying at home. All of our routines and plans have just been completely changed! It’s a challenge to just wear proper clothing every day. Why do yoga pants have to be...

Do I Need a VA or an OBM

Do I Need a VA or an OBM

You've likely seen at least one of these acronyms in your travels through the online space. For our purposes, I'm going to assume you don't have the first clue what either of these are, nor how they can help you in your business. Here's the breakdown: virtual...

How To Create The Perfect Pinterest Account

How To Create The Perfect Pinterest Account

Nowadays when there are so many social media choices and all kinds of commercial advertising material, its not always easy to decide which platform to devote your attention and develop a decent virtual presence for your business. What is obvious is that all social...

The One Tool that is a Must for your Business

The One Tool that is a Must for your Business

When you work from home and you are going at it alone you need all the help you can get.  There is so much to do in running your own business.  There is writing content for your blog, keeping up with the algorithms of all the social media platforms, creating new...

Using an Editorial Calendar for Your Business

Using an Editorial Calendar for Your Business

When I first started my business and working from home, I basically never used a calendar for anything except to see what the date was. I am not sure why I did not see the use for one as I used one every single day, all day long, at my job as a Paralegal. Being in the...

Connecting Online

Connecting Online

Human connection is and always will be the most important aspect of your online business. With millions of people around the world able to access the internet, we are becoming more and more of a global community every hour of every day. On the flip side, never have we...

A Work Mindset in a Home Environment

A Work Mindset in a Home Environment

In the online business world, you can literally work from anywhere. As long as you have a laptop and the internet, you can achieve anything! Let me be clear: this is NOT an article on living the "laptop lifestyle". There are so many posts on this topic, and let’s get...

Hiring Trends in the Online Industry

Hiring Trends in the Online Industry

The Market Today Businesses today are placing focus on skills and expertise, emphasizing the huge demand for creative talent. With the current economic changes, the marketing industry is rapidly expanding. Companies are searching for skills to grow their teams, while...

College Degrees vs Skills in the Online Industry

College Degrees vs Skills in the Online Industry

What is the demand today? Does a college degree prove a person’s competency and ability? In the era we now live in, does a degree guarantee employment? Or, can skills, critical and creative thinking elevate you in today's work industry? Previously, without a degree,...

How Profitable Is Your Business

How Profitable Is Your Business

Are you guilty of using spreadsheets for keeping track of your business transactions? Sure, you can use spreadsheets and the dreaded shoebox full of blurry receipts, but that doesn’t make you more money! So, why commit to something that is actually costing you more...

How to Monetize your Blog

How to Monetize your Blog

Blogging is big right now. Everyone wants to have a space on the web to call their own. I get it.  I started my own blog in 2016, and I’ve undergone quite a few changes over the years. One thing that has never changed is my drive to make money from my space on the...

How Business Continuity Planning Will Get You Ahead

How Business Continuity Planning Will Get You Ahead

"What comes to mind when you come across the term Business Continuity Planning?" The first time I asked this question was during a workshop for small business owners a few years back. The replies were vague, and I could easily tell that the concept of Business...

Idioting My Way through Downloadable Content

Idioting My Way through Downloadable Content

Downloadable content. Everyone knows that a successful online business must be able to supply a product that clients can download. I am not a graphic designer, nor am I a tech-guru. I also don't have funds to pay someone to create downloadable content. That meant that...

Learning to Create My Website

Learning to Create My Website

Learning to create my website by myself! What was I thinking? I am a nurse by profession, I have wanted to be a nurse since I was 5-years-old. I have been a qualified nurse for 30 years. Computer literacy was not part of the nursing curriculum it still isn't. Why I...

How to Provide Top Tier Customer Service – Virtually

How to Provide Top Tier Customer Service – Virtually

Great customer service is about one thing - building relationships. While talking face to face it is easier to show intent and expression and some elements of relationship-building are more natural - this does not always translate via email. Below are the metrics that...

How to Get a “Team-Meeting” in an Office of One

How to Get a “Team-Meeting” in an Office of One

You are stuck in the middle of a project and you aren’t quite sure how you can move forward.  No problem, you just take the information to your team meeting that afternoon so that you can bounce ideas off of each other.   You have a great work ethic but if you aren’t...

Help! I’m an Introvert. Is Remote Work for Me?

Help! I’m an Introvert. Is Remote Work for Me?

Hey there!  My name is Andrea. I’m a bookkeeping professional and I work entirely online. Also, I’m a full-blown introvert. And I mean, I really thrive and feel my most comfortable when I am alone. Who knows, partly because I can just throw on some comfy leggings and...

Level Up: How and When to Raise Your Rates as a VA

Level Up: How and When to Raise Your Rates as a VA

When starting as a VA, we often find ourselves taking any old project for any old price. Sometimes even for... for... *gulp* FREE. *cringe*  We are desperate and dying for work and experience in our field to feel validated in our career choice, so we bite the bullet...

Clean up on Aisle 5: A Guide to Balancing Work Tasks with Home Chores

Clean up on Aisle 5: A Guide to Balancing Work Tasks with Home Chores

There are so many positive attributes to working from home. I mean, ask anyone who does it and they won’t shut up about how great it is. They’ll rant and rave about how they set their own schedule, their own terms, they don’t have to answer to anyone but themselves,...

How to Use Instagram Hashtags

How to Use Instagram Hashtags

If you’re looking to promote your services or offers through Instagram while not having to spend on ads, you might want to check out hashtags. Hashtags are a great way to find exposure for your business or anyone on Instagram, it can help you gain likes, followers,...

Delivering Customer Service that Lines Up

Delivering Customer Service that Lines Up

When hired to provide customer service for a client, you take on the responsibility of being the face of their business. You need to fully understand their product and services and more importantly, speak their language. Often you can play an important role in...

Tips for Working at Home With Kids

Tips for Working at Home With Kids

Many of us choose to work from home because it allows us to prioritize our family and spend time with our children, especially when they are young. Working from home with young children is challenging. This is especially true with COVID-19 making childcare options...

How I Gained Flexibility from Working Online

How I Gained Flexibility from Working Online

Ever since I graduated from college, there is always one thing that I want when I’ll start working and that is FLEXIBILITY in terms of work schedule. I’ve always dreamt of working while having a flexible work schedule because a few years back, I always hear stories...

My First Time Experience as a VA

My First Time Experience as a VA

Ever since this Pandemic happened, some people are already considering quitting their corporate jobs and becoming a full-time remote Virtual Assistant. If you’re wondering what it’s like to build yourself as a VA business, you might want to read on. I thought of...

Top 5 Most Requested Skills For Virtual Assistants

Top 5 Most Requested Skills For Virtual Assistants

Imagine what it would be like to leave that dead-end, hour-long commute job where all you do is count down the hours until 5 pm. Envision leaving your corporate mainstream job and doing, literally, ANYTHING ELSE! Instead, waking up and strolling into your home office...

The Importance of Taking a Break

The Importance of Taking a Break

“Have a break, have a KitKat” If you’re someone who’s fond of eating chocolate, then you’re probably aware of that tagline. Before the pandemic, a lot of us were working days on end and abused ourselves until we cracked. Taking advantage of our bodies took its toll,...

Why Building Your Network as Early as Possible Matters

Why Building Your Network as Early as Possible Matters

Growing up, I always liked interacting with people. Regardless of their sexual orientation, race, religion, or anything that you could think of, I would still interact with them as long as mutual respect is existing. I enjoy engaging in discourse with different kinds...

Toolbox For The New VA

Toolbox For The New VA

With all the different platforms, applications, and tools on the inter-webs, it can be a daunting task to decide what to use. There are many free sites and the paid tools usually have a free trial period. Use the trial period to see if the platform will suit your...

How To Land Your First Client As a VA

How To Land Your First Client As a VA

When you first dip your toe into the Virtual Assistant world, it is easy to be intimidated and lose hope when you can’t find anyone to give you a chance. There are plenty of opportunities out there but most are looking for experience.   How can you gain experience and...

How To Stay Motivated While Working Remotely

How To Stay Motivated While Working Remotely

With everything that’s happening in the world today and by everything I mean Coronavirus, most of the work and meetings are now getting done through the internet. This sudden shift sure is unusual and let’s say “bizarre” for a lot of people but for me and my pals who...

Being a VA in South Africa

Being a VA in South Africa

The South African job market has not fully embraced the remote work possibilities as the rest of the world. Yes there are a few companies that allow flexi work with a few days a week at home but mostly this is a scarcity. As we entered the COVID-19 pandemic, it was a...

How I Went from Teaching to Being a VA

How I Went from Teaching to Being a VA

Career changes are often scary and it can be difficult to take a leap into the unknown, especially when you have small mouths to feed. My name is Diana and I was a classroom ESL teacher for nearly ten years.  However, a few years ago I found myself five months...

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