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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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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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30 Sites Offering Free Training for Virtual Assistants

FREE TRAINING FOR VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS

Are you an aspiring Virtual Assistant who is paralyzed by the fear of not having the right skills to offer? Or are you an experienced VA who would want to stay competitive in this industry? Are you looking for a way to learn without spending a single dime? The way to solve this dilemma is to start harnessing your skills or learning a new one with free training for Virtual Assistants. Virtual assistance as a career has grown by leaps and bounds over the years. An increasing number of individuals and companies are now relying on Virtual Assistants more than ever. VAs […]

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16 Tools Every Social Media Manager Should Know

16 Tools Every Social Media Manager Should Know

Are you a social media manager who is constantly looking for tools to use so you can effectively deliver your work? If you are, then, that’s normal. There is nothing wrong with you. No need to go nuts about it. 😀 But, I’m hoping this list I’ve compiled will help you lessen your burden of searching for the right tool to use. 8 Tools to Create Captivating Images Every social media update is not just about the saying the right words that your audience can resonate with. It is also about creating really captivating images. Here are a few online […]

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Productivity and Website Tools I L.O.V.E.

Productivity and Website Tools I L.O.V.E.

Here’s a list of tools that I used in creating this blog and the ones which I use to increase my productivity. My website tools: Siteground – I switched to Siteground this year because I’ve heard a lot of good things about them. I’m not surprised that everything is going well – faster website, faster support. SumoMe – You don’t need to worry about creating a custom pop-up for opt-ins and contact form. SumoMe does it all. All you have to do is authenticate your newsletter list and add your best email address. It has other awesome features too like heat map, etc… Mailerlite –  If […]

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How To Win Your First Upwork Contract by Freelancing.ph

How To Win Your First Upwork Contract by Freelancing.ph

I have been receiving questions from my friends, who are interested in working as a Virtual Assistant in the Philippines, about how to get work from Upwork (formerly Odesk). Unfortunately, I have no answer to give them because I honestly gave up too easily in building an Odesk profile back when I was starting out in 2009. It was too overwhelming for me. So, what I send my friends is a link to this webinar video of Cath Quiambao, Founder of Freelancing.ph. The video is a little more than an hour long but stay tuned until the end because the […]

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4 Must Watch Videos If You Want to Be A Successful Virtual Assistant

4 Must Watch Videos If You Want to Be A Successful Virtual Assistant

The road to being a successful Virtual Assistant is not a straight path. The right mindset and the ability to motivate yourself to always be in your A game is very important. Working remotely can be demotivating at times so finding ways to empower yourself through self-learning is the best way to deal with the feeling of being stuck. In this blog post, I’ll share with you 4 videos from credible gurus – Brendon Burchard, Sir Ken Robinson, Seth Godin and Marie Forleo. I’m sure you’ll pick up heaps of no non-sense tips from these videos about mindfulness, dealing with challenges and how to just be truthful […]

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My Remote Staff Experience

remote staff

I had an opportunity to work from home for the first time as a Virtual Assistant subcontractor for Remote Staff. I remember very vividly that 1 text message from my friend who asked me if I wanted to work from home. I never had a second thought and told her “yes” because first, I trusted her and second, I just left my job and my savings are depleting as fast as Bruce Willis’ hair. I was so excited to learn about the opportunity of working from home. This came in as an answered prayer at that time because I just […]

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My Recommended 5 Must-Have Virtual Assistant Tools

Essential Virtual Assistant Tools

Working as a Virtual Assistant is all about tools, tools, tools. The funny thing is, you source out and use one tool then before you know it, a new and better tool is already available. It can get a bit confusing. There’s this feeling that you are using an outdated tool when a new and better version is out there. So, I think the most important thing is to know what you truly need. “Better” doesn’t always mean it’s for you. Let me share with you the 5 essential Virtual Assistant tools that you will need as you start taking on […]

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