Remote Assistance Helping Your Business Run More Efficiently With Online Technologies


Are You a Twitter Menace?

December 6, 2010

I’ve talked about Twitter Do’s and Don’ts before. Today I want to talk about making sure you’re not a Twitter menace. So just what is a Twitter menace?  Those people that are using Twitter as a bullhorn rather than a communication device. Are you guilty of the following? Hourly auto-posting of advertisement type tweets Responding…

Read More

Getting Clients-Price isn't your Problem

October 2, 2010

Since my post on virtual assistant rates continues to be discovered and enjoyed almost two months after I first published it, I thought perhaps it was time for another post on pricing for service related businesses. Yes, that includes virtual assistants. And since we already tackled the issue of not charging enough, let’s move on…

Read More

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…

Read More

Why I Broke the Number One Blogging Rule

August 2, 2010

I broke the rules. When I consult clients on blogging for business, one of the first ‘rules’ is to post on a regular basis. I also suggest that if they are going to experience a particularly busy time or if they are going on vacation to write posts in advance and schedule them to publish…

Read More

5 Keys to Business Success?

July 5, 2010

Occasionally I’m asked to do interviews related to my business. Most of them ask similar questions, how did you start, when did you get your first client, what you did for marketing… but recently one of these interviews asked me what I thought were the five keys to success.   That one made me stop and…

Read More

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…

Read More

How to Work With a Virtual Assistant Successfully- Top Secret Tip #6

June 3, 2010

In my last post I discussed the importance of conducting consultations with in your search for a virtual assistant. Top Secret Tip #6:  The Contract- When you’ve found the virtual professional you feel comfortable and confident with, let them know that you’d like to work with them.  If they too feel that you’re a good…

Read More