Virtual Assistant Survival info has moved!

If you’re a virtual assistant who has come to view Clerical Advantage as a favorite resource site for the industry, you may have been a bit baffled lately.  On Black Friday, not only did the VA Survival Guide become unavailable for purchase, the VA Survival section of the blog was inaccessible as well.  What the … Read more

Yes, I’m a Virtual Assistant. No, I’m not Siri. I’m better.

As if there wasn’t enough confusion out there regarding virtual assistants, along comes the iPhone 4S.  The S, I’m guessing, stands for Apple’s version of a virtual assistant and ‘her’ name is SiriArticles and blog posts have been singing her praises, absolutely amazed at the way she answers their questions and requests.  I suppose some virtual assistants might  be irritated.  After all, we’ve spent a lot of time trying to distinguish ourselves as high level professional administrative support and now a scrap of artificial intelligence gets added to an iPhone and appears to muddle the issue once again.

Or not.  I think it’s a chance to set ourselves apart even further.  

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Find Clients Through Blogging? It’s NOT a Myth…Start Blogging Today

“Start Blogging Today can give you the tools and the steps you need to use social media and a blog to market and promote your business online. Whether you are a brand new to blogging or you have an existing blog, Start Blogging Today will put you on the right path.” I’ve mentioned here before … Read more

Blog SEO Made Easy

Blog SEO. I knew it was an important element in my business blogging.  Keyword placement, organic links and tags were things I knew I should be paying attention to, and I really thought I was doing an OK  job of it. Until I discovered Scribe. As I’m sure you noticed, I don’t promote a lot … Read more

Can Potential Clients Find You?

According to World Internet Usage Statistics (2008) 74.4% of North Americans are using the Internet. That’s over two hundred million people, and studies show that the Internet is playing an increasingly important role in people’s daily lives. When someone needs information or assistance with something, chances are they are going to turn to an Internet … Read more

Perform Marketing Magic-Transform your Website into a Blog Site

Is your business feeling the pinch?  Are you looking for ways to cut corners and save money?  What if I told you that you could cut your marketing budget drastically , yet have the potential to bring in more business than your ad in the local newspaper, your yellow pages listing and your in person … Read more

Professionalism is Priceless. Lack of Professionalism? Costly.

In my last post, regarding virtual assistants on Twitter I used the term professionalism as something that those searching for a VA should look for when scrutinizing the many choices available to them.  But in this day and age of social media, just how important is professionalism.  I mean, don’t the masses of home office … Read more