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Creating Your Office in the Cloud

November 17, 2010

To the Cloud! It’s the latest catch phrase for Windows 7, but the cloud has been around for awhile. In fact, working in the cloud is something that most virtual assistants like me have been doing for quite some time. Virtual office or office in the cloud, they can be used interchangeably. But if you’re…

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7 Things Every Virtual Assistant Should Know

November 4, 2010

I love being a virtual assistant. I love educating others about virtual assistance. And I love helping new virtual assistants get started.  With that said, I also believe that if you’re thinking about becoming a virtual assistant there are some things that you shouldn’t need to be taught. The whole concept of a virtual assistant…

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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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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…

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The Contractor Test; Do You Pass?

August 20, 2010
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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
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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). Below are some tips on virtual assistant rates, what to charge and why. I used to love hanging around…

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