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Gwenn Doria

Hey there, awesome! I started this blog because I understand the challenges of starting out and thriving as a professional working from home. My aim is to empower aspiring and fellow Virtual Assistants by sharing tips, inspiring stories and lessons learned about the Virtual Assistant industry. Get to know me more by visiting the "About Me" page. :) Cheers!

4 Mistakes to Avoid When Working From Home

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Working from home can be amazing! The ability to set your own schedule is definitely a luxury that traditional office workers cannot afford and this is just one of the numerous perks of running your own business from home. However, if unchecked, working from home can be bedeviled by the very freedom and flexibility it promises. So, here are four common mistakes that people make when working from home and how you can avoid them. Having No Designated Workplace While the “make-money-in-your-pajamas” promise is real, that definitely doesn’t mean you can afford to stay in bed all day with your […]

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How Excelling in Excel Led to a Thriving Freelance Career and Business

Roxy Lineses

Roxanne Lineses, or Roxy, is a Pampanga-based Business Owner, VA Coach and MS Excel Reports Trainer and Consultant with more than 13 years of experience in Business Intelligence Reports Development and Analytics. She is a Microsoft Excel Reports trainer who is focused in training Corporate Employees, Freelancers and Entrepreneurs how to effectively manage a Database, automate templates and produce Dashboard Reports to help an organization with their decision making. She owns a small training center in Angeles City Pampanga where she conducts free workshops, coaching sessions and one on one consultation. She is the creator of GBSS MS Excel Master […]

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From a BPO Corporate Slave to “The Digital Commuter”

Jennette Cajucom, or Jen, is a Zambales-based digital marketing consultant and certified project manager with more than 10 years of experience. She is a digital marketing consultant for CEOs who want to improve on their personal branding. She gives free online digital marketing coaching basics as well as free onsite workshops in Subic on how to start working from home. She is the creator of The Digital Commuter, as she used to travel a lot and uses her travel experience in enriching her knowledge in human-centered marketing. With TDC Concepts as her branchild, Jennette also conducts seasonal digital marketing workshops […]

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5 Reasons Why Virtual Assistants Need to Quit Working with Their Client

5 Reasons Why Virtual Assistants Need to Quit Working with Your Client

“You don’t drown by falling in water; you only drown if you stay there.” -Zig Ziglar This is true for every Virtual Assistant who wants to be successful and yet finds it difficult to let go of the very thing that’s holding them back. Ironic it may seem but part of growing your business is to know when to let go of clients. There are varying reasons why you must let go of a client, here are my top five: Let go if you are being disrespected. Respect breeds respect. That should always be the scenario. No compromises. The best way to show respect […]

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4-Step Approach to Strategic Content Development

4-Step approach to strategic content development

We all concur that everything starts with content. If your content development strategy is right from the beginning, the rest will follow. Things have changed, and today your content will not rank high, it because it is SEO friendly. The quality of the content determines the feedback you will receive. Great content will inform, instruct, tell your story, entertain and sell both goods and services. Strategic content is well organized, targeted and well managed. Strategic content communicates the right ideas, targets the appropriate audiences and achieves the set goals. If you aim at developing quality content, you will also reap […]

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Overcoming Writer’s Block with Automatic Transcription

Overcoming Writer’s Block with Automatic Transcription

If you’re a writer  –  of books, essays, scripts, blog posts, whatever — you’re familiar with the phenomenon: the blank screen, a looming deadline, and a sinking feeling in your gut that pairs poorly with the jug of coffee you drank earlier. If you know that rumble all too well: this post is for you. Maybe it’ll help you get out of a rut; at the very least, it’s good for a few minutes of procrastination. Here’s the core idea: thinking out loud is often less arduous than writing. And it’s now easier than ever to combine the two, thanks to recent […]

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10 Practical Tips to Improve your Blog Writing Skills

10 Practical Tips to Improve your Blog Writing Skills

There are many ways for you to still improve your blog writing skills. If you are reading this, then you are probably one of the many freelance content writers today who are looking to make their skills more competitive. It is a challenging task, but it is definitely doable. Write frequently Like other muscles in your body, your brain needs practice. Writing is a skill like any other. One of the best ways to improve your blog writing skills is to just write. Write as frequently as possible. Keep a document in your laptop and turn it into a journal. […]

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5 In-Demand Skills for Virtual Assistants in 2017

5 In-Demand Skills for Virtual Assistants in 2017

Are you thinking about working from home? Becoming a Virtual Assistant can give you the flexibility of work-at-home setups but the competition can be fierce. If you want to gain leverage, below are five in-demand skills for Virtual Assistants you should be honing. Content writing Blogs are only one of the many ways businesses can market and advertise their products. There are only so many freelancers these days who are marketing their skills as blog or content writers. To be fair, there is a number who are actually good at their jobs. To have an edge over a large number […]

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8 Types of Clients and How to Deal with Them

8 Types of Clients and How to Deal with Them

To those who deal with work from project-to-project, knowing how to deal with different types of clients is a must. While there are ideal clients who make our job so clear-cut, concise and efficient, there are also those whom we could consider slightly more challenging, if not problematic. Here are eight types of clients and how to deal with them: #1: The Diplomat Among the different types of clients, this is the easiest to deal with because they are so used to balancing the good and the bad. Get ready for two to five compliments about your work until you […]

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Tips for Freelancers: 7 Telltale Signs A Job Posting is A Scam

Tips for Freelancers- 7 Telltale Signs A Job Posting is A Scam

Technology allows us to earn money from the comfort of our own home. When we see a job posting online, it’s only too easy to jump at the chance and get right to it. However, one of the best tips for freelancers I can give you is to be doubly wary about the job postings you are responding to. Below are 7 telltale signs a job posting is a scam: #1: The ad is not well-written Real businesses would pay a professional to write their ads. Or if it is a small business owner, he should make sure his job […]

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