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Slimming Down the Smart Way…Virtually.

Welcome to 2009.  Have you noticed how many diet and exercise commercials are on TV and the radio?  It’s a proven fact that the #1 New Year’s Resolution is to slim down.  And in today’s economy, this goes for businesses too. Many businesses are going to look at their expenses and decide to simply cut…

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Freelance Site Red Flags

When I first realized there were freelance sites out there like Guru and Elance it seemed like such a great idea. As a new virtual assistant, I was struggling to build a client base and having a site where I could bid on projects and build my reputation seemed ideal. From the other end of…

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Are You Putting the Brakes on Your Business?

Do you remember The Flintstones cartoon? Their vehicle was powered by their own feet sticking out of the bottom for ‘horsepower’. Unless you’re a lot younger than me, which is entirely possible, I’m sure you have that mental picture of Fred and Barney in the Flintstones ‘car’. Now, do your remember how they applied the…

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2 Virtually Helpful Holiday Ideas

Can you believe Thanksgiving is over and wham, December will be here bright and early next Monday morning? Are you thinking about your holiday card and gift lists? Me too. That’s where the inspiration for this post came from. I wanted to share two helpful holiday ideas. Idea #1: Did you know the holidays are…

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Empower your Business by Delegating

As those of you who read my blog regularly know, I provide title processing services for an attorney with a title company. Processing a real estate title file is time consuming. Not just due to the work involved but the fielding of phone calls, the gathering of information from dozens of different sources; not all of…

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So you want to be a Virtual Assistant?

It’s amazing how many people come to me and say they want to become a Virtual Assistant. Either they’ve listened to me explain what I do, heard about the industry secondhand , or seen something on TV or the Internet about it.  And then they come to me.  They want to pick my brain, find out how…

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The E-Book is Launched!

The first title in the Clerical Advantage Learning Series is now available for purchase. Introduction to Virtual Assistance for Businesses–  The perfect guide for businesses interested in the concept of virtual assistance. Five chapters that take you from explaining what virtual assistance is to what to do if it’s not working for you, plus helpful…

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