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The Truth Behind Virtual Assistant Horror Stories (and Why They Shouldn’t Scare You)

October 30, 2019
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I’m pulling this article directly from the crypt archives. Why? Because for home businesses that need help, working with a virtual assistant is one of the smartest things they can do. One of the reasons many are reluctant is because they’ve heard one or more virtual assistant horror stories. This oldie but goodie explores the…

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Do You Provide Virtual Services? It’s Time To Stop Using The Term Virtual Assistant.

February 12, 2019
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Back in June of 2010 I penned a blog post asking if virtual service providers needed something more than the name virtual assistant.  9 years later I’m here to say, if you provide virtual services, stop using the term virtual assistant to describe what you do. In my 2010 article, my concerns with the term…

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Outsourcing your Business Processes to a Virtual Assistant: What You Really Need to Know

June 11, 2013

The truth about finding and working with virtual assistants with No Bullshit Over the years I’ve seen a lot of information published about outsourcing your business processes to virtual assistants and other virtual professionals.  Some of the information is good. A lot of the information isn’t. There are a lot of reasons why so much…

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Unemployed? Maybe it's Time to Be Your Own Boss

January 17, 2013

If you’re unemployed with business office experience, a computer, a high speed internet connection and some determination, it’s entirely possible to start your own business as a virtual services provider.

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How to Train Your Virtual Assistant?

July 24, 2012

Over the weekend I stumbled across a video on YouTube entitled “How to Train Your Virtual Assistant” posted by a virtual assistant service company.   Just the title alone set all kinds of alarm bells off in my head.   I’ve mentioned before that although you may need to give direction and communicate clearly, there should be…

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

October 28, 2011

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 Siri.  Articles and blog posts have been singing her praises, absolutely amazed at the way she answers their questions and requests.  I suppose…

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Why You Should Re-think That Low-Cost Virtual Assistant

July 21, 2011

I’ve had a lot of small business people who need help with their business tell me that my rates were too high.  Heck, I’ve even had a person or two tell me I was crazy to charge that much when anyone can go to one of the freelance websites and find an army of virtual…

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