“The first time I tried to work from home full-time (years and years ago), I kind of failed at it.” Those are the words of one of my favorite WAHM gurus, Sagan Morrow. Sagan went on to share the fact that she LOVED freelancing and working from home, but once she took the leap to… Read More What it Takes to Be a Virtual Assistant: Systems and Strategies for Sustainability
**Some of these links are affiliate links which means, if you click through and buy, I get a wee little commission. Possible enough even to buy a new marker for my hardcore adult coloring addiction 🙂 Not long ago, in one of my Facebook blogger groups, a member asked if anyone knew of good standalone… Read More Affiliate Link Paranoia? Why is That?
I get asked A LOT, what it’s like being a Virtual Assistant and what exactly I did to get my VA biz off the ground and bloomin’. I am more than happy to oblige because I know there are A LOT of moms/women stuck in miserable dead-end jobs like I once was. I think… Read More What it Takes to Be a Virtual Assistant-A Possible Option for You?
Thaleia Maher from Something2Offer and I have joined forces to co-create a series this month called What it Takes to Be a Virtual Assistant. She and I have had so many valuable discussions about being virtual assistants and working from home that we decided to get serious about this topic and create something that will… Read More How a Virtual Assistant Differs from a Regular Employee
Thaleia Maher from Something2Offer and I have joined forces to co-create a series this month called What it Takes to Be a Virtual Assistant. She and I have had so many valuable discussions about being virtual assistants and working from home that we decided to get serious about this topic and create something that will really… Read More I’ve Hired a Virtual Assistant: Now What?
When a new virtual assistant comes to me for advice, hands-down the biggest roadblock they struggle with is how to get new clients. And without new clients, your virtual assistant business (or any business for that matter!) will not have sustainability. BUT…my buddy and fellow VA guru Alicia Jay from New VA Advice has not… Read More Attention Virtual Assistants-Take The Get New Clients Challenge!
“No thank you…I have enough income already”…SAID NO ONE EVER (except maybe Shark Tank’s Mark Cuban). We are all on the same quest to add some more jingle in our pockets because quite frankly, there never seems to be enough. Someone once told me that “money equaled power” to them. I disagree. For me, money… Read More “No thank you…I have enough income already”…SAID NO ONE EVER
Clients come, and clients go. And some tax our patience, suck our time and fray our nerves. It’s at times like these that we have to be like Kenny Rogers’ song The Gambler and know when to hold on to them, and also when to let them go. Not too long ago, I was enjoying an… Read More What Kenny Rogers’ The Gambler Taught me About Time Suckers
This month marks three years that I have been a virtual assistant. Three years! Where did the time go?? I took some time to reflect and think back to my very first days, weeks and months when I first made the decision to shift from being “someone else’s employee” to an independent contractor. I thought… Read More I’m Much Better Now
It’s time! My CrazyGood October Sale is ON. This is a once-a-year opportunity to grab resources & ebooks from on-line experts for only $5.00 (or less) each! For the rest of this month I will be sharing hot resources from fellow bloggers, small business owners and VA’s like myself to help you prepare and make… Read More CrazyGood October Sale: Five Dollar Deals on Business Resources!
Ever wish you could start your own virtual assistance business? Do you ever wish a knowledgeable veteran Virtual Assistant would share the secrets to starting a thriving business? Ever wish all of the tools you need could be found in one place? Ever wish someone would cut through all the fluff and b.s and tell… Read More WAHM Tip Thursday: Wishes Really Do Come True
WAHM Tip Thursday-Top Business Ideas for WAHMs on a Shoestring WAHMs, or Work-at-Home Moms, often begin their ventures with very little money to invest. Heck, I started mine with virtually no start-up capital (bootstrappin, baby!) and it worked out just fine. There are specific business ideas that can be started on a shoestring budget. Here… Read More WAHM Tip Thursday-Creating a Work-at-Home Business on a Shoestring