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Why You Shouldn't Hire Your Virtual Assistant on Guru.com

July 18, 2011

I recently read an article by Ryan Lee called “The REALITY of Outsourcing and Virtual Assistants”.   He makes a great point about waiting until your business is ready for a virtual assistant rather than simply getting one because some ‘guru’ tells you to in their book(s). But he also included a few items that I…

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Are You Charging (and Getting) What You’re Worth?

July 15, 2011

I bet you thought you’d missed out on the Finding & Claiming Your Value Webinar. Surprise!  As I mentioned in my post earlier today, I just returned from two weeks in Maine due to a death in my family, 7 days of which I didn’t do anything business related at all.  Needless to say, it…

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Are You a Business Do It All?

July 15, 2011

We’re all familiar with the term ‘know it all’. It’s a rather negative term for someone who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.  But do you know what a ‘do it all’ is?  In business, a ‘do it all’ is someone who shoulders…

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Business Lesson of the Week: Standing out in the Crowd

March 31, 2011

Disclaimer: I know that I use virtual professionals (virtual assistants, virtual paralegals, etc.) as an example in a lot of my posts, like the one yesterday for example.  But to be honest, most of my posts, e-books and coaching materials apply to any small or micro-business providing services. I just happen to have the inside…

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Think Your Website Isn't that Important? Think Again.

March 30, 2011

How important is your website to your service provider business? Amazingly I still see some ‘so-called’ experts telling people it’s not all that important. In the recent past I’ve overheard at least two conversations in which the expert told the new business owner to ‘just get a free website or Facebook page‘. If I hadn’t…

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Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Virtual Assistant?

December 9, 2010

Starting your own virtual assistant business requires more than just a desire to make money working from home.  Ask yourself the following questions and answer honestly. Too many individuals look at becoming a VA as a way to make easy money from home, but the truth is, running your own business is anything but easy. …

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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…

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