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  • Need An Extra Hour Every Day

    Real Estate Virtual Assistant
    Janet
    20 Sep 2013 | 8:00 am
    At the end of the day, most successful business owners could easily use an extra hour. Is it possible? There are only 24 hours a day. Right? That’s a fact, and there is no miracle formula that will give you more than a 24 hour day. However, there is a way to gain back an […]The post Need An Extra Hour Every Day appeared first on Real Estate Virtual Assistant.
  • Super-Easy Email Encryption by Virtru

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    Mary Motz
    8 Aug 2014 | 11:39 am
    How many times have you needed to send some sensitive info to a contact, but either had to send in several messages, fax it - or worse, just take your chances with sending it via email? With all the security compromises in the news, there is new interest in how individuals can secure their online messages and have more control over who can read it. Many email providers have been making their own internal security improvements, especially Gmail and Google Apps, but this does not replace individual message encryption, where only the intended recipient has the key to open and read the message.
  • Moment of Silence

    Virtual Regeneration
    Kristi Pavlik
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:33 pm
          Your giggle for the day….this one made me laugh out loud.
  • Google Authorship is Dead

    Virtual Assistant Forums - Information and Resources for Professional VAs
    clemrick
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:05 am
    I have noticed that blog author pictures haven't been showing up in Google searches lately and now it is official, Google Authorship is dead. I tried two times in the spring and early summer to get it working on my blog, but it never worked for me. I was going to try again in September after a big project I am working on was over, but now I don't have to! This Forbes article says that only 30% of its list of most influential bloggers used it. I guess I wasn't the only one having problems getting it work.
  • 3 Words That Get You Unstuck To Take Action

    Alicia Cowan
    Alicia
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    In January, I didn’t set a one-word theme for the year like I’ve done in the past. And, when I have done, I’ve never declared it. I kept it to myself. Otherwise I would be linking to that previous post right here (genius blogging tip for you there, babes!) But, as my year has unfolded, I’m finding that there is a mantra that’s working for me, and I want to share it with you… Because, I’m hearing from a lot of people who have AMAZing business ideas worth shouting about that are keeping quiet. They don’t want to declare them to the world because they think that…
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    ProVirtual Solutions LLC

  • Super-Easy Email Encryption by Virtru

    Mary Motz
    8 Aug 2014 | 11:39 am
    How many times have you needed to send some sensitive info to a contact, but either had to send in several messages, fax it - or worse, just take your chances with sending it via email? With all the security compromises in the news, there is new interest in how individuals can secure their online messages and have more control over who can read it. Many email providers have been making their own internal security improvements, especially Gmail and Google Apps, but this does not replace individual message encryption, where only the intended recipient has the key to open and read the message.
  • Announcing My New Domain Name Services Site: Specialty.Domains

    Mary Motz
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:05 pm
    I know there has been radio silence here for a few weeks, but I've been hard at work putting the finishing touches on my new venture, Specialty.Domains. This new domain sales site is focused on the new gTLDs (domain extensions) being added to the market every week. As I posted here back in May, between early 2014 and late 2015, it's estimated that as many as 1500 new domain extensions will become available. This is a huge boon to marketers and brands because these new domains allow you to communicate exactly what you do - just by sharing your web address.
  • A Short Glossary for New TLD Domain Shopping

    Mary Motz
    20 Jun 2014 | 8:11 am
    If you've shopped around recently for a domain name, specifically one of the new domain name extensions available, you probably have been confronted with a lot of unfamiliar lingo. With the hundreds of new extensions presently being rolled out, shoppers are now navigating new choices that weren't available before with the .com/.net world. This terminology is important, because it affects what you will pay for a domain name. As a general rule of thumb, the earlier you try to get dibs on a particular name, the more it will cost you. So, knowing the language is important. Here's a few terms to…
  • Find Unbiased Business Software Reviews and Comparisons at G2 Crowd

    Mary Motz
    12 Jun 2014 | 5:29 pm
    There's so many new and wonderful tools available every day that make having your own business incredibly automated—in ways unimaginable even just a few years ago. There's so many, in fact, it can be downright overwhelming. I love finding a new resource, but you can spend a LOT of time testing and wading through details trying to determine if a new service is right for you. One site that can lighten the load and save you a boatload of time is G2 Crowd (g2crowd.com).
  • John Oliver Magnificently, Hilariously and Thoroughly Explains The Net Neutrality Stakes

    Mary Motz
    4 Jun 2014 | 11:59 am
    I really have to reactivate my HBO subscription. On his show "Last Week Tonight", John Oliver delivered an epic monologue that maps out the Net Neutrality issue, critical to the public interest and getting nearly zero coverage in the mainstream press. I'm an Internet freedom zealot, I will admit - but it's not an easy road out there for someone who is trying to learn some basic facts about it. Enter John Oliver. Stay with the whole thing. It's packed with laughs, charts—and the megacash-fueled backstory (video).
 
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    Virtual Regeneration

  • Moment of Silence

    Kristi Pavlik
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:33 pm
          Your giggle for the day….this one made me laugh out loud.
  • You dont have to be perfect

    Kristi Pavlik
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:31 am
    I have to keep reminding myself of this from time to time.  How about you?
  • Happy 4th of July America!

    Kristi Pavlik
    4 Jul 2014 | 7:50 am
  • Happy Canada Day!

    Kristi Pavlik
    2 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    To all my friends, colleagues and team members across the border…..
  • Systems and Processes Aren’t Just Big Business Tools

    Kristi Pavlik
    25 Jun 2014 | 11:53 am
    I recently came across an article on Entrepreneur.com that caught my eye. You have Good Ideas–Don’t Let Them Disappear by Matt Mayberry made a point that I try to make with my own clients: Systems and processes aren’t just for big business! Automating even small tasks can make a business run smoother, and even a tiny start-up company run by a single person can benefit. The article talks about a simple process to capture good ideas before they evaporate. We know we should put a process like this in place for ourselves, after all, ideas don’t work 9-to-5! Matt goes on to…
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    Virtual Assistant Forums - Information and Resources for Professional VAs

  • Google Authorship is Dead

    clemrick
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:05 am
    I have noticed that blog author pictures haven't been showing up in Google searches lately and now it is official, Google Authorship is dead. I tried two times in the spring and early summer to get it working on my blog, but it never worked for me. I was going to try again in September after a big project I am working on was over, but now I don't have to! This Forbes article says that only 30% of its list of most influential bloggers used it. I guess I wasn't the only one having problems getting it work.
  • What do you enjoy doing?

    Tamara
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:03 am
    I have received requests from individual business owners who pose this question to me. My goal niche is social media marketing, but currently I am offering basic administrative duties which include travel arrangements and Internet research. For those of you who have a varied past and are working on really nailing down your niche of services, how would you answer this questions?
  • QuickBooks Online Certified

    DyerAdminServices
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:31 pm
    I set a goal a few months back to learn QuickBooks Online and get certified. I started using the program for my own books and repeatedly was asked by several clients if I knew QuickBooks. The more I learned the program the more I remembered how much I enjoyed doing Accounts receivable and payable in the past. School of Bookkeeping (Nerd Enterprises) has been a great resource that I've been using as accounting questions have come up. http://proadvisor.intuit.com/quickbo...therine-dyer-2 :happydance:
  • Hello from Portland, Oregon!

    saves-the-day
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:14 am
    Hello everyone! I am so excited to be here. I was hoping to find a community based forum rather than just using Facebook Groups, and here you are! I'm just starting out on my virtual assistance career. I currently work as an executive assistant for a large teaching hospital, as well as attend college as a computer science student. My main goal is to make as much working part time as I currently do full time working as a VA. I've been spending a lot of time thinking about my niche and my branding/identity, and it has been coming together so well. My business name is Saves the Day Business…
  • Question Archiving of old threads?

    rmcwentz
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:45 am
    I noticed that the forums are full of old threads. I understand that a lot are still relevant, but there are pages and pages of entries. Will the forums ever be "cleaned up"? Thanks!
 
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    Alicia Cowan

  • 3 Words That Get You Unstuck To Take Action

    Alicia
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    In January, I didn’t set a one-word theme for the year like I’ve done in the past. And, when I have done, I’ve never declared it. I kept it to myself. Otherwise I would be linking to that previous post right here (genius blogging tip for you there, babes!) But, as my year has unfolded, I’m finding that there is a mantra that’s working for me, and I want to share it with you… Because, I’m hearing from a lot of people who have AMAZing business ideas worth shouting about that are keeping quiet. They don’t want to declare them to the world because they think that…
  • How to treat your website visitors so that they fall in love with you

    Alicia
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Your website. Your most precious piece of marketing collateral. Your home on the web. You own it and you can do whatever you want with it. You’re not at the mercy of a third party webspace like Facebook. They make the rules and can change them whenever they fancy. Or, if their popularity divebombs, taking your business presence and thriving community with them, you can lose all of your power in an instant. Dramatic? Sure, but it CAN (and does) happen. (That does not mean that you should ignore social media marketing – quite the opposite – but understand it’s place in your marketing…
  • Why knowing your customer is vital for success (and what dating’s got to do with it)

    Alicia
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    Do you know your ideal customer? I mean, really, really understand them? Their wants, needs, worries? What keeps them awake at night? Because if you don’t and you’re not showing it in your communication there’s an important piece missing that will impact the growth of your business… The Attraction Factor It’s a scary thought but by marketing to everyone you attract no one. You’re just another business that offers a similar product or service to someone else. There’s no way for your prospects to differentiate between you and the business next door. You’re vanilla. And,…
  • The ONE thing You Need To Do To Get Noticed Online

    Alicia
    8 Aug 2014 | 9:09 am
    This week I learnt that (once again) my blog has been listed as an influential resource – named as a Top 10 UK Marketing Blog by Search Engine Journal. Yay! I say, once again, because last year I was named one of 50 Top UK Online Marketing Influencers & Bloggers of 2013. Naturally, I’m thrilled. Not least because there was no admission process, nominations or canvassing for votes required – I’ve been awarded purely on the merit of my work. Plus, I didn’t have to do any additional work. BONUS! Earning Public Recognition – What Does It Take? In my previous post…
  • Do this to sell more online (It’s not as hard as you think)

    Alicia
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Are you baffled why some seem to get all the attention, massive amounts of followers on social media, and hundreds of blog comments? Meanwhile you feel ignored, frustrated and a l’il foolish…. This is something I hear a lot from business owners wanting to grow their business online. Not only that they don’t know what to share, but what to say that is interesting. They ask me; WHY would anyone be interested in what I’ve got to say? I was having a conversation about this with a friend recently and it got me thinking about the difference between the businesses who fly online and those…
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    Pepper Virtual Assistants

  • Getting Your VA to EA Level

    Pepper
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:23 am
    Working with a virtual assistant (VA) not only lightens your workload but also increases your efficiency. With more time in your hands, you can now focus on the things you want to do and accomplish what you need to do without feeling overworked or overwhelmed. After working with their VAs for some time, certain business owners discover that their VAs are diamonds in the rough. They have the potential to be an executive assistant (EA) given enough training. They realize that the highly skilled virtual professionals they’re working with can do more than just administrative tasks. So, how do…
  • Social Media Customer Service Mistakes You Shouldn’t Commit

    Pepper
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Social media has drastically changed the way we do customer service. Hotlines and face-to-face interactions are still utilized but tweets and comments have become more popular for customers especially for those looking for immediate answers to their inquiries. Social media has provided a 24/7 platform for companies and consumers to interact with each other. In this two-part series on social media blunders, we have previously tackled the marketing mishaps brands often commit. Today, we’ll shift our attention to customer service, which is the primary reason why 73% of top performing companies…
  • How to Effectively Train Your VA

    Pepper
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Training is the most important stage in your working relationship with your virtual assistant (VA). As an employer, it’s your responsibility to train your VA on the scope of her work and the nature of your business. The way she performs is also largely influenced by the way you equip her. Your VA has a specific skill set which she can use to accomplish the tasks you delegate to her. The great thing about working with someone online is that you can use a variety of tools that can make training easy for you. Let’s look at some techniques and the tools you can use along with it. Create a…
  • Costly Social Media Marketing Blunders You Should Avoid

    Pepper
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:39 am
    Social media is one of the most powerful marketing platforms today. It provides unlimited reach that allows you to access your audience directly. You can even promote content, product info, and promos with an exposure that can rival what TV advertisements offer. It’s almost like a free flowing marketing tool that allows you to reach your market anytime, anywhere. However, a lot of marketers commit costly mistakes when using this tool. In this two-part series, we’ll look at social media blunders you need to avoid. Today, we’ll tackle the marketing side then next week we’ll shift gears…
  • Website Conversion Killers You Need to Avoid

    Pepper
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Websites have become the virtual extension of a brand. It’s your 24/7 billboard where people can view your products, know more about your company, and get something valuable out of it. A lot of users may visit your site but it may not necessarily translate to a conversion. A conversion is an action you want your customers to make. This can be an email opt-in, newsletter subscription, ebook download, or a purchase. Usually, it will take more than just browsing for your visitors to convert. They should be impressed by your content for them to stay longer and take action. A recent report by…
 
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    Your Virtual Assistant: Providing Virtual Services to Small Business Owners

  • Device Tips and Apps to Be Better Prepared for Hurricanes #VZWbuzz

    Michelle Mangen
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:57 am
    When I first decided I was moving from Wisconsin to Florida many friends said something along the lines of, “Oh my gosh, aren’t you worried about hurricanes?” I told them I’d actually prefer hurricanes over tornados, which are pretty common in Wisconsin. I went on to explain that at least with hurricanes we typically have [...] Related Posts: Improve Productivity with Smartphone Apps #VZWbuzz Go Green & Save Green with Verizon #VZWbuzz Secure Your Payments with ISIS Mobile Wallet from Verizon… How Virtual Assistants Can be Reliable and Proactive Touring…
  • Touring Motorola’s HQ with Midwest Verizon Influencers #VZWbuzz

    Michelle Mangen
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:20 am
    The past four weeks have been packed with travel, two business trips and one personal, and I have two more personal trips coming up in the six weeks. One of the recent business trips was to Chicago with other Midwest Area Verizon Lifestyle members. It was a whirlwind and information packed day and a half! [...] Related Posts: Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch Review #VZWbuzz The Virtual Assistant Lifestyle Enhanced by Mobile… Device Tips and Apps to Be Better Prepared for Hurricanes… Want to know about Verizon’s Lumia 928 Phone? #VZWbuzz Go Green & Save Green with Verizon…
  • Featured Virtual Assistant | Suzanna Kiraly of Abundant Ideas

    Michelle Mangen
    10 Jul 2014 | 4:14 am
    Introducing our featured virtual assistant: Suzanna Kiraly of Abundant Ideas How long have you been in business?  1 1/2 years What’s YOUR Story. How did you get started?  Our business began with a desire to share our knowledge and experience through our blog and to provide assistance to businesses in the areas we are passionate [...] Related Posts: Featured Virtual Assistant | @JuliaLilly with 360Admin Featured Virtual Assistant | Georgia Vlavianos of Arista… Featured Virtual Assistant | Marlene Eldemire @MarsVA Featured Virtual Assistant | Holly Brown of A Virtually……
  • Do Virtual Assistants Need Press Kits?

    Michelle Mangen
    2 Jul 2014 | 4:34 am
    I’ve gotten a few questions from Virtual Assistants about press kits. Your VA practice may be small, but you can still reap big benefits from a press kit, and I recommend that you put one together. Typically, a press kit (and in this case, I am talking about an e-version, usually as a PDF) consists [...] Related Posts: Struggling With Copywriting? Helpful Hints for Virtual… Struggling With Copywriting? Helpful Hints for Virtual… Does Your Virtual Assistant Business Have A Tagline? Struggling With Copywriting? Helpful Hints for Virtual… What comes first: Your blog or…
  • Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch Review #VZWbuzz

    Michelle Mangen
    29 Jun 2014 | 1:26 pm
    As a member of the Verizon Lifestyle Bloggers program I received the Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch. I grew up watching Inspector Gadget and my first thought was that this device is something he’d swoon over. Since I’m not a person who wears items on my wrists (bracelets, watches, etc.) I handed this Smartwatch off to [...] Related Posts: The Virtual Assistant Lifestyle Enhanced by Mobile… Get Fit with Samsung Galaxy Note 3 #VZWbuzz Secure Your Payments with ISIS Mobile Wallet from Verizon… Improve Productivity with Smartphone Apps #VZWbuzz Go Green & Save Green with…
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    AceConcierge

  • Use condiments to create brand evangelists

    Ace Concierge | Virtual Assistant
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:08 am
    What you serve to your customers is what keeps them coming back to you. Feed your audience more than a side dish of products and services. Anyone can make the same entree as you but when you spread on a little aioli love or some spiced up wasabi sauce, it is you who tantalizes the tastebuds. Add some authentic sizzle. A true taste of flavor of what it is like to do business with you instead of the competition. What makes you so different, so incredibly unique that your audience should shake your hand in partnership? Step away from the mediocre and predictable to be outstanding in your…
  • What makes a business owner the CEO of their company

    Ace Concierge | Virtual Assistant
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:13 am
    You relish the feeling of owning and operating your own business. You are the boss. The king of your company, controlling your own destiny and driving the success of the organization. You understand the systems and processes required to prosper in the business world. You are a visionary. A thought leader, delivering strategy and tactics to meet your goals. Being an entrepreneur requires a mindset that isn’t just about collecting a paycheck but more about creating a thriving business, meeting needs, being intuitive and developing your company in such a way that it impacts your…
  • Market Share is Relationship Share with Patti Blackstaffe

    Ace Concierge | Virtual Assistant
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:04 am
      Status quo or stand up and command market share? It isn’t so simple to grab a piece of the pie when there are billions of social media users and companies searching for and sharing information. You need to find your niche, your voice or something that sets you apart from the rest of the digital ecospace to glean even a few minutes of visibility. You don’t need to blend in with the rest of the crowd but rise above and be a little unique. Whatever that means to you, do it authentically. Do it from the heart. Don’t think of social media as purely a soapbox to sing your own…
  • Social media | The connector of all things

    Ace Concierge | Virtual Assistant
    5 Aug 2014 | 3:25 am
    What do we know about those lurking in the background of our computers? Sure there are plenty of psychos but there are millions of would be friends, colleagues and partners. Sometimes it may seem like a microcosm of voyeurs or people jumping up and down screaming, “Look at me! Look at me!” But when you filter out the noise and crazies, you find some pretty awesome people. People who are educators. People who become close friends, clients or business associates. When Human Resources Expert (and an admired social media friend), Jennifer Miller recently messaged me inquiring about…
  • Data Overload | Seduced Online

    Ace Concierge | Virtual Assistant
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:12 am
    Turning on your computer or your phone is similar to opening the floodgates of hell for information overload. With daily bombardments of blog posts, news and websites, it is no wonder our brains haven’t exploded from over consumption. You can spend exhaustive hours reading, processing and filtering information every single day while just sitting at your desk or local coffee shop. It is an abyss or a dark hole that sucks you in and tightens the grasp on your brain. Fingers of words encapsulating your every thought, every move to retain your attention and drive you to take some kind of…
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  • Hoffman’s Hot Seat: Adapting to Changing Customer Behaviors and Preferences

    Dwayne
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:42 am
    1to1 Media | Aug 28, 2014 The post Hoffman’s Hot Seat: Adapting to Changing Customer Behaviors and Preferences appeared first on .
  • Improve Contact Center Performance with Virtual Agent Technology

    Dwayne
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:38 am
    In an earlier blog post, we examined how the explosion of multiple consumer touchpoints combined with new digital self-service technology has forever changed the traditional contact center environment. No longer is the contact center the first point of contact for customers and call center operations must adapt to this new environment. But the challenges don’t stop there. Contact center managers are frequently expressing their dissatisfaction over issues like high average handle time (AHT), low first call resolution (FCR), high agent turnover due to low agent morale, higher training costs…
  • 5 Best Practices for Deploying an Intelligent Virtual Assistant

    Dwayne
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    destinationCRM | Aug 28, 2014 The post 5 Best Practices for Deploying an Intelligent Virtual Assistant appeared first on .
  • Technology That Reads a Customer’s Mind

    Dwayne
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:53 am
    The Globe and Mail | Aug 26, 2014 The post Technology That Reads a Customer’s Mind appeared first on .
  • What’s Your Low Customer Effort Strategy?

    David
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:38 pm
    It’s a simple question really. How good is your customer engagement?  Do you truly deliver a low customer effort experience?  Nothing fancy, but an exceptionally important question.  Since roughly 57% of customers that your live agents end up talking to started on your web site1 or perhaps on mobile and maybe even social, something is obviously not working. In a recent article, McKinsey found that “Digital customer service has become a significant factor in both purchase and service transactions: roughly 70 percent of telecommunications purchase journeys occur in part or in whole…
 
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    Practically Perfect PA

  • The Great Northern, London

    Nicky Christmas
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:39 am
    Pulling up to Great Northern Hotel my cab driver told me that not so long ago the hotel and surrounding area used to be a no-go area referring to the clientele as ladies of the night. Most of Central London has been gentrified for a good few decades now so I wondered how long ago he actually meant. To be fair I used to travel to university from St Pancras back in the early 2000′s and it was still a little rough around the edges but since then the area between two of London’s busiest train stations has changed completely. In 2011 the refurbished Renaissance opened and quickly…
  • Your online reputation

    Nicky Christmas
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:31 am
    Employers are more aware of your online presence than ever. So, wherever you are in your career, and whatever career you’re in, your online reputation is vital to your future. This guide provides advice on making your online self just as professional, impressive and sophisticated as you are. Google yourself The first step is an obvious one: have a look at what everyone else can see. Much like in your everyday life, there may be things you’d prefer to be kept in private. Think carefully about what employers may think of what they come across. Turn on the privacy settings in your social…
  • Crying at work

    Nicky Christmas
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:10 am
    Okay, hands up if you have ever cried at work? Now unfortunately I can’t see if you have actually raised your hand but I can imagine that at some point in your career you might have shed a tear or two. If I could see you I would turn that raised hand into a high five and maybe give you a hug. I’ve cried at work, I’ve actually cried a few times at work if I’m honest. Once I cried at work because my contact lens was stuck in my eye and once I cried because I fell down the stairs and sprained my ankle – that was more out of embarrassment than pain. Both occasions…
  • Del Frisco’s, Boston

    Nicky Christmas
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:41 am
    There are breathtaking countries and then there is America. There are incredible cities and then there is Boston. There are amazing Stakehouses and then there is Del Frisco’s. This is a five star, “Double Eagle”, 1lb slice of cake type of restaurant. It is simply the best dining experience I’ve ever enjoyed. Entering Del Frisco’s the first thing that feasts are your eyes. This is a wonderful looking restaurant full of deep sunken black leather chairs and sofas and Boston inspired artwork. The place was buzzing with noisy dinners packing every area of the split level, a feature that…
  • The Nadler Soho, London

    Nicky Christmas
    23 Aug 2014 | 2:08 am
    The Nadler Soho is located just off Soho Square which is pretty much in the centre of London’s West End with its theatres, restaurants, bars and shops all within walking distance. I am telling you about the location first because it really is the best thing about The Nadler. Around these parts hotels are pretty expensive (sometimes unreasonably so) but The Nadler is what you would call a hidden gem. It is in a fantastic location but it is reasonably priced. On top of that The Nadler is a really high quality hotel, which I would say is definitely punching above its price bracket. The…
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    Real Estate Virtual Assistant

  • The Impact of Words

    Janet
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:57 am
    The post The Impact of Words appeared first on Real Estate Virtual Assistant.
  • Why Use a Real Estate Virtual Assistant Instead of a Temp

    Janet
    4 Feb 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Many quickly realize that a Real Estate Virtual Assistant is very different from hiring a temp. Temps are used in many situations such as when an employee takes a temporary leave of absence. The problem arises with the screening process. You must rely on agency standards which can be high or low depending on the […]The post Why Use a Real Estate Virtual Assistant Instead of a Temp appeared first on Real Estate Virtual Assistant.
  • More Time Off Means Happier Clients

    Janet
    16 Jan 2014 | 11:55 am
    Feeling overworked with too much on your plate? This is becoming more and more common. What’s the answer? When done right, time off benefits you and your clients. When you’re refreshed, you produce your best work. On the other hand, when you’re overworked, you will make more mistakes and can’t offer your best to your […]The post More Time Off Means Happier Clients appeared first on Real Estate Virtual Assistant.
  • Circle of Kindness

    Janet
    10 Nov 2013 | 8:00 am
    The flower of kindness will grow. Maybe not now, but it will some day. And in kind that kindness will flow, for kindness grows in this way. Robert AlanThe post Circle of Kindness appeared first on Real Estate Virtual Assistant.
  • Need An Extra Hour Every Day

    Janet
    20 Sep 2013 | 8:00 am
    At the end of the day, most successful business owners could easily use an extra hour. Is it possible? There are only 24 hours a day. Right? That’s a fact, and there is no miracle formula that will give you more than a 24 hour day. However, there is a way to gain back an […]The post Need An Extra Hour Every Day appeared first on Real Estate Virtual Assistant.
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    Worldwide101 Virtual Assistants

  • No 2nd Language? Travel Abroad With Ease with These Apps

    Emma
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:35 am
    When you travel regularly for business, you can often find yourself in a country whose language you are totally unfamiliar with. While Google can be useful for translating the odd phrase and word here and there, there are apps that make working abroad with languages easy and trouble free. From translating written words in real...  
  • How important is choosing the ‘right’ virtual assistant?

    Sandra Lewis
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:20 am
    Let’s talk about the single, biggest mistake small business owners make when it comes to going virtual: choosing the “wrong” virtual assistant. How can the so-called “wrong” VA be such a mistake? The answer begins by reframing the context of the question: if you look at virtual assistants as impersonal, low-level help, then sure, anyone...  
  • The Office in Your Pocket; Apps for Working with Documents On The Go

    Emma
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:59 am
    You’ve got a report to write or a proposal to send to a client, but you’re on a train without your laptop. What can you do? Rather than wait until you’re sitting comfortably in your office chair, get out your phone or tablet and head to the app store. Several apps are enabling business owners...  
  • How Your VA Can Help Your Business Stay Secure

    Sandra Lewis
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:01 am
    From Heartbleed to WordPress and Drupal instabilities to hackers stealing the world’s passwords, it’s impossible to avoid news related to Internet safety and security these days. Unfortunately, it’s all too easy to avoid actually enacting online safety and security measures – as easy as not doing anything. Not backing up your websites, not choosing secure...  
  • Make Invoicing Simple With These Four Tools

    Emma
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:43 am
    You pour your heart and soul into a project for a client, and when completed it’s time to send an invoice in their direction politely requesting a funds transfer. How do you manage your invoices, though? If it is something done regularly and invoices get sent by the dozen in any given month, using a...  
 
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  • 23 Small Business Marketing Tools

    Lillian De Jesus
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:54 pm
    Many small business owners look for advice on so many aspects of business. What do you do for this? What do you do for that? Well that’s when I love to provide information in a helpful way in providing the tools that I frequently use in a list. Everything is in one area and ready for bookmarking. Here we go from my virtual assistant toolbox to your small business. BLOGGING 1. Kindle Publishing for Blogs – This is another way you can get your blog noticed and monetized. Daniel Hill provides a great tutorial here. 2. Google Keyword Planner – SEO keyword search 3. HitTail – SEO…
  • HOW TO USE NETWORKING & SOCIAL SITES TO GET YOUR BLOG VIRAL – PART 2

    Lillian De Jesus
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:04 pm
    Here we are to Part 2 of this series and if you haven’t had the opportunity to check out Part 1 please read about it. There are many tools and social sites to get the word out about your blog that I had to split this post into 2 parts. Let’s continue shall we… Pinterest – For the creative business types like fashion and food bloggers, Pinterest is a great platform. Every time you post on your blog, create an image that’s best for Pinterest (Canva does have a Pinterest template). Pin your blog post to a board just for your business. There aren’t groups or communities however…
  • How to Use Networking & Social Sites to Get Your Blog Viral – Part 1

    Lillian De Jesus
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:29 am
    Your business blog is finally getting some attention and getting noticed. You’ve been really hitting the social sites hard and getting some traffic to your website. Then it gets quiet days after your last blog post and people are not clicking on your blog. Hmm… If you just started your blog and you’re looking for some tips to get it noticed, read about the tips here before going further. Networking and relationship building is vital to keep a business alive and it’s the same with your blog. Sure you can post your blog URL to Twitter, Facebook, and so on but then who’s really…
  • 5 Easy Tips On How To Get Your Blog Noticed

    Lillian De Jesus
    4 Aug 2014 | 6:40 pm
    Your website is all set and you’ve written your first business blog post. Congrats, you’re blogging! For those of you who haven’t started to blog, click here to get more information on how to start and here is why you should blog. Okay the first blog post is done…now what?! Be sure to check this Ultimate Checklist, which will help you make sure you haven’t forgotten any elements in your writing. Here are 5 easy starter tips: Have social media buttons for sharing your blog & post on your platforms Start an email newsletter list Have tweetable content Use an awesome image…
  • How to Start a Business Blog in 4 Easy Steps

    Lillian De Jesus
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:31 am
    A blog could be good for your business, right? You’re ready to make the step into marketing your business with a blog… so what’s stopping you? You know it’s a great idea but then you remember you HATE writing. No worries! Everyone goes through a bit of doubt and hesitation when they first start into the blogging world. It’s okay, I promise you. I had the same fears running through my head when I started. Fears in my head: I doubt anyone would want to read what I have to say. My grammar is good but is it REALLY good? What should I blog about? Before you start a blog you need to…
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  • No 2nd Language? Travel Abroad With Ease with These Apps

    Emma
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:35 am
    When you travel regularly for business, you can often find yourself in a country whose language you are totally unfamiliar with. While Google can be useful for translating the odd phrase and word here and there, there are apps that make working abroad with languages easy and trouble free. From translating written words in real...  
  • How important is choosing the ‘right’ virtual assistant?

    Sandra Lewis
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:20 am
    Let’s talk about the single, biggest mistake small business owners make when it comes to going virtual: choosing the “wrong” virtual assistant. How can the so-called “wrong” VA be such a mistake? The answer begins by reframing the context of the question: if you look at virtual assistants as impersonal, low-level help, then sure, anyone...  
  • The Office in Your Pocket; Apps for Working with Documents On The Go

    Emma
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:59 am
    You’ve got a report to write or a proposal to send to a client, but you’re on a train without your laptop. What can you do? Rather than wait until you’re sitting comfortably in your office chair, get out your phone or tablet and head to the app store. Several apps are enabling business owners...  
  • How Your VA Can Help Your Business Stay Secure

    Sandra Lewis
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:01 am
    From Heartbleed to WordPress and Drupal instabilities to hackers stealing the world’s passwords, it’s impossible to avoid news related to Internet safety and security these days. Unfortunately, it’s all too easy to avoid actually enacting online safety and security measures – as easy as not doing anything. Not backing up your websites, not choosing secure...  
  • Make Invoicing Simple With These Four Tools

    Emma
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:43 am
    You pour your heart and soul into a project for a client, and when completed it’s time to send an invoice in their direction politely requesting a funds transfer. How do you manage your invoices, though? If it is something done regularly and invoices get sent by the dozen in any given month, using a...  
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