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Is your home business in need of an extra pair of hands?  Work with virtual assistants to get the help you need for your business.

Social Media Time Savers for Virtual Assistants

October 5, 2010

If  you follow me on Twitter you’ll have noticed that for the past week or so I’ve sent out a tweet that looks like the one below every day: The virtual-assistants Daily is a compilation of tweets, links, RT’s and information shared on Twitter by the other virtual assistants I follow there.  I started it…

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Is an Intern Really Better than a Virtual Assistant?

September 3, 2010

I recently stumbled across a tweet that read: “Interns are actually way better than virtual assistants”.   The link led to an article giving the reasons for the bold proclamation.  So of course I followed the link and read the article. As a disclaimer, I actually do believe that there are times when an intern fits…

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The Contractor Test; Do You Pass?

August 20, 2010
do you pass the contractor test

Virtual Assistants provide business to business services. They own and maintain their own businesses. So would you be surprised to find out that many of them are providing services in such a way that the IRS would actually classify them as ‘remote employees’ and as such their clients are in danger of owing taxes for…

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Are You Sabotaging Your Search for a Virtual Assistant?

August 11, 2010

During my previous career there was a point in time when I was called upon to assist my employers in finding someone to replace me as I prepared to move on to another position.   I was asked to do several things, from sitting in on interviews to creating training materials to help with the transition. …

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Virtual Assistant Rates- You Want to Charge What?

August 6, 2010

Don’t let the title mislead you, this post is for both those of you that are interested in using a virtual assistant as well as virtual assistants themselves ( and those that want to be one). I love hanging around the virtual assistant forums. It’s become just one of the ways that I try to…

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Do We Need More Than the Name Virtual Assistant?

June 28, 2010
do we need more than the name virtual assistant

I have a Google Alert set up for the term Virtual Assistant, and today’s alert brought me a link to an ABC News story on, you guessed it, Virtual Assistants.  I was excited at the possibility of a major news network shedding some light on our industry.  That was, until the video began. First, it…

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How to Work With a Virtual Assistant Successfully – Top Secret Tip #8

June 22, 2010

In the seven prior posts in this series, we’ve covered the preparation and search for a virtual assistant.  We’ve also touched on how being an ‘ideal’ client for your virtual assistant can benefit the relationship as well.  Our next top secret tip actually expands on one of the items that we identified as being a…

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