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  • You heard about the Heartbleed problem…now what?

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    Mary
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:47 am
    News about the awfully-named Heartbleed Bug is all over the place. Over the past two days I received some great questions from friends and clients...only a few of which I could answer. Not only is this security flaw bad (it is) it's also REALLY hard to explain—even if you fully understand it. Which I don't. Problem is, I'm not convinced anyone else does either, except those who discovered the problem. What is known for sure is the potential damage is really scary to contemplate.
  • Want to Become an Instant Expert in Your VA Business?

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    Tawnya M. Sutherland
    21 Mar 2014 | 12:49 pm
    It’s really easy to do if you have plenty of written content surrounding your subject of expertise. People love to read online and learn from others who know their stuff! New and consistent up-to-date niche content focused on your market gains you credibility as an instant expert! Are you thinking right now that sure it would be a fabulous marketing tactic to provide my peeps with educational content but barriers I have are: I just don’t have the time to write this content My writing sucks and no one would read it I’m not up-to-date on this topic to write copy about it Well…
  • Hello from Philadelphia, PA

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    1099paralegal
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:21 pm
    Hi everyone! My name is Heather and I am from the Philadelphia, PA area. I currently work full-time in the legal field and I also do a lot of freelance work remotely from home to supplement my income. My freelance specialties are legal and general admin work. I would love to be able to expand my freelance capabilities and become full-time and I figured the only way to do that is become more proactive and this is what I am trying to do. I would like to save more money and pay down my student loans before I take the leap into running a full-time business. I am on here to network and learn and…
  • Introducing The Virtual Idea Building Exchange System (V.I.B.E.S.)™

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    TheVCF
    22 Mar 2014 | 5:30 am
    What is The Virtual Idea Building Exchange System (V.I.B.E.S.)™?: The Virtual Idea Building Exchange System (V.I.B.E.S.)™ is most simply “Open Source with an incentive.” Stated in a little more detail … The Virtual Idea Building Exchange System (V.I.B.E.S.)™ is a system wherein everyone who contributes to the building of an idea, from the conception, development, implementation sales/marketing, support, etc. gets an equitable share of the benefits realized from, in direct proportion to their contributions to, the building of said idea.  Therefore, the participants in…
  • How to read your ideal customers’ minds (using marketing tools you already use)

    Alicia Cowan
    Alicia
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The best way to really understand your customers and prospects is to ASK and LISTEN. It’s the only way to learn their desires, needs, challenges, wants and dreams. That means, you can make a profound connection through your marketing, and provide them with the solutions to their deepest desires and wants through your products and services. (Did you know that all the big PR agencies conduct listening periods of at least a few months on behalf of their clients before creating an online marketing strategy? This is to better understand public sentiment around the brand.) As a nubile…
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  • You heard about the Heartbleed problem…now what?

    Mary
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:47 am
    News about the awfully-named Heartbleed Bug is all over the place. Over the past two days I received some great questions from friends and clients...only a few of which I could answer. Not only is this security flaw bad (it is) it's also REALLY hard to explain—even if you fully understand it. Which I don't. Problem is, I'm not convinced anyone else does either, except those who discovered the problem. What is known for sure is the potential damage is really scary to contemplate.
  • Rethinking Your Online Security? Keep These 5 Tips in Mind

    Mary
    12 Jan 2014 | 5:00 am
    On a daily basis there are new and scary news reports about huge breaches of data security that happen with large and very well-run companies. Target, Adobe, LinkedIn - those are big examples you no doubt heard of. Of course, this doesn't include the countless smaller stories you never hear about unless you're like me and read tech blogs a lot. Add to that the frequent occurrence of run-of-the-mill website hacks - and the impression is inescapable that your information is either vulnerable to theft, hacking - or just being monitored or sold without your consent. So how do you keep this…
  • Opting-Out of Google’s New “Shared Endorsements”

    Mary
    14 Oct 2013 | 5:45 am
    As you may have seen in the media - or on the bright blue bar at the top of your Google account login screen - Google has revised its Terms of Service to include a new "Shared Endorsements" setting. Similar to what Facebook does, it uses your data (photo, name and/or comments) to include in product reviews and ads that are displayed to those you are connected with. And no, you aren't getting a share of the ad money. What's particularly irritating about it is that you have to actively opt-out of this new default.
  • Zapier.com Makes Web Integrations Easy

    Mary
    10 Dec 2012 | 4:30 am
    Almost all online businesses are actively using at least a few web management tools to help keep things running smoothly. There aren't too many "all-in-one" services that do anything that a micro-biz would need. Most of us use email of course, maybe Evernote, perhaps Basecamp, FreshBooks and Mailchimp too—but they are all separate services. But, what if there was a way to automatically move information from one to another? Think of the time it would save... Enter Zapier. Zapier is similar to IFTTT in concept in that the user and create their own "recipes" (read my previous post about IFTTT…
  • Let IFTTT Be Your Digital Info Assistant

    Mary
    21 Aug 2012 | 4:00 am
    IFTTT allows you to create custom connection "recipes" that use event triggers and actions to create a custom outcome, using a simple "if this, then that" statement. IFTTT is a free service that provides an interface to create an endless array of connections between services, triggered by a specific event. In short, IFTTT acts like a digital assistant, seeking out and routing information in almost any way you need. With 49 "channels" featured, just about all your web tools are included.
 
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  • Want to Become an Instant Expert in Your VA Business?

    Tawnya M. Sutherland
    21 Mar 2014 | 12:49 pm
    It’s really easy to do if you have plenty of written content surrounding your subject of expertise. People love to read online and learn from others who know their stuff! New and consistent up-to-date niche content focused on your market gains you credibility as an instant expert! Are you thinking right now that sure it would be a fabulous marketing tactic to provide my peeps with educational content but barriers I have are: I just don’t have the time to write this content My writing sucks and no one would read it I’m not up-to-date on this topic to write copy about it Well…
  • VAVS Conference for VAs is Back! Don’t Miss Early Bird Draws!

    Tawnya Sutherland
    10 Mar 2014 | 2:10 pm
    VAVS9 is back for it’s ninth season! Have you got your seat yet? If so you are one smart Virtual Assistant (VA) because you will be included in our Early Bird and attendee draws that amount to over $3100. VAVS stands for the “Virtual Assistant VAvirtuoso Seminars” an online conference that VAs keep coming back to attend each season to help grow their business in the right direction (to make money!) WHAT DO WE DO AT VAVS? We learn new business strategies together and get tips from each other on how to succeed working virtually We receive brilliant ideas of how to get new…
  • Hey VA, Are You Acting as a Coach, Consultant or Trainer?

    Tawnya Sutherland
    19 Jan 2014 | 10:38 pm
    We had a great time with Kelly McCausey on Thursday when she kicked off our free training webinars for 2014.   It’s amazing how many Virtual Assistants have crossed over into the role of a coach, consultant or trainer. Watch the video replay here And here’s what else Kelly had to say … If we hopped into a time machine and rolled the clock back to my earliest days in business on the internet, the term Virtual Assistant was almost completely unknown. When you met a VA and asked them to explain what they do, they would almost always compare themselves a home based secretary…
  • Are You Using Google+ in Your 2014 Social Marketing Strategy?

    Tawnya Sutherland
    30 Dec 2013 | 9:12 pm
    If NOT, grab the book “What the Plus!” by Guy Kawasaki and start reading it today! This book will change your mindset about marketing your business on Facebook or Twitter in 2014, TRUST ME ;) I bought the physical book from Amazon as I like to have my books in hand when I read but there’s a link to the FREE eBook too (Courtesy of Google) if you follow +GuyKawasaki on Google+ or grab it below in my blog resources. The ebook is really handy to have on your computer because it has all the links built right into it to just click on, explore and learn. Personally, I’ve…
  • Giving Thanks to Your Virtual Assistant

    Tawnya Sutherland
    28 Nov 2013 | 10:57 pm
    When was the last time you gave a BIG THANK YOU to your Virtual Assistant? Being it is the holiday season to give thanks for the wonderful things in our lives, I thought I would give thanks to my VA too! THANK YOU Danielle Beauchemin of Proactive VA!  Without you in my life my business would not be as successful as it is today.  Want to show your VA how thankful you are for their services? Bring a smile to your Virtual Assistant’s face and share the special infographic below with them to thank them! (I created this cool infographic using a template from this new INFOGRAPHICS PRODUCT I…
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  • Hello from Philadelphia, PA

    1099paralegal
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:21 pm
    Hi everyone! My name is Heather and I am from the Philadelphia, PA area. I currently work full-time in the legal field and I also do a lot of freelance work remotely from home to supplement my income. My freelance specialties are legal and general admin work. I would love to be able to expand my freelance capabilities and become full-time and I figured the only way to do that is become more proactive and this is what I am trying to do. I would like to save more money and pay down my student loans before I take the leap into running a full-time business. I am on here to network and learn and…
  • "Perfect" Linked In Profiles

    ssconsulting
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:45 am
    This is not an app but I found it helpful. I hope I am posting in the right spot. I'm a fan of a good overview and really liked the way these tips were presented on building a good Linked In profile. I'm very weak in this area.: http://www.linkedin-makeover.com/lin...ofile-samples/ http://www.linkedinsights.com/3-stun...ile-summaries/ I have been using a selfie from a particularly good hair day as my profile picture. Guess I better bite the bullet and get a good head shot taken.
  • How many hours?

    JC-BS
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:03 am
    Hey everyone. I am new to the VA & Business Owner world and I had a couple quick questions. Since I am currently still working full time (Sunday-Wednesday/10 hours a day) I was wondering how many hours you found managable before leaving your FT job? I have 3 clients now that are averaging 60-80 (combined) hours a month and I have 3 additional leads that could turn into clients very quickly. I have big goals, but didnt expect such big accounts so quickly. When were you confident that you were ready to take the leap and leave your FT job? Any help is highly appriecated. I know I will…
  • Online Todo list

    alvisandersonq
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:10 am
    What is your favorite Online Todo list mine is http://todowiz.biz and they have an android app too https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=biz.todowiz
  • Question Need help naming a new SEO company

    Jennifer22
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:04 pm
    Hi Guys, Jennifer here. I am new to this forum and I have one question regarding business name. I have decided to start a new SEO company with my two friends. We have good quality clients. We have also rented a commercial apartment. Problem is we are not able to name our company. We brainstorm everyday for atleast 2-3 hours and all names we come up with are already taken or the names are not good. Still i have come with list of names. 1)oDigitalMarketing 2)iDigiSolutions 3)Numex digital 4)DigiMac systems 5)Indigital What do you guys think? Any good suggestion will be highly appreciated.
 
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  • Introducing The Virtual Idea Building Exchange System (V.I.B.E.S.)™

    TheVCF
    22 Mar 2014 | 5:30 am
    What is The Virtual Idea Building Exchange System (V.I.B.E.S.)™?: The Virtual Idea Building Exchange System (V.I.B.E.S.)™ is most simply “Open Source with an incentive.” Stated in a little more detail … The Virtual Idea Building Exchange System (V.I.B.E.S.)™ is a system wherein everyone who contributes to the building of an idea, from the conception, development, implementation sales/marketing, support, etc. gets an equitable share of the benefits realized from, in direct proportion to their contributions to, the building of said idea.  Therefore, the participants in…
  • Make Money Working From Home as a Freelancer!

    TheVCF
    8 Oct 2012 | 6:00 am
    Make Money Working From Home Now as a Freelancer! Join each of the following for FREE and Start Making Money Working From Home Today as a Freelancer!: (...)Read the rest of Make Money Working From Home as a Freelancer! (140 words) © TheVCF for The Virtual Consulting Firm - TheVCF.com, 2012. | Permalink | 24 comments | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Freelance, freelance sites, Freelancer, freelancers, freelancing, Make Money, making money, Telecommute, telecommuting, WAH, Work at Home, Work From Home, working at home, Working From Home Feed enhanced by Better Feed from Ozh
  • Make Money online From Home Playing Games!

    TheVCF
    27 Aug 2011 | 7:03 am
    Make Money online from home just playing games! Join each of the following for FREE and Start Making Money from home just by playing games! : (...)Read the rest of Make Money online From Home Playing Games! (83 words) © TheVCF for The Virtual Consulting Firm - TheVCF.com, 2011. | Permalink | 109 comments | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: cash games, game, game online, games, games online, Highest Paying Paid To Play, Legitimate Paid To Play, Make Money, make money online, Make Money Playing Games, making money, making money online, online game, online games, Paid-To-Play, play games,…
  • Start Making Money online Now for FREE!

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    7 Aug 2011 | 7:44 am
    Start Making Money online Now for FREE with Any and/or All of the Products and/or Services from The Virtual Consulting Firm Today! by … Joining The Virtual Consulting Firm’s Affiliate Program for FREE Now! at: www.thevcf.com/affiliates.phtml and You will Receive several FREE Gifts just for joining! © TheVCF for The Virtual Consulting Firm - TheVCF.com, 2011. | Permalink | 79 comments | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: affiliate, Affiliate marketing, affiliate program, Affiliate Programs, affiliates, FREE Gifts, Home business, Make Money, make money for free, make money online,…
  • Start Making Money Working from Home Now!

    TheVCF
    3 Aug 2011 | 5:06 pm
    Would you like to start Making Money working from home Now? You Can! … and You can Chose how you would like to start Making Money working from home all for FREE! … (...)Read the rest of Start Making Money Working from Home Now! (89 words) © TheVCF for The Virtual Consulting Firm - TheVCF.com, 2011. | Permalink | 19 comments | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Affiliate marketing, betweeted, Facebook, Get Paid to Tweet, Highest Paying Paid To Click, Highest Paying Paid To Read, Home business, How To Make Money on Twitter, internet marketing, Legitimate Paid Survey sites,…
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  • How to read your ideal customers’ minds (using marketing tools you already use)

    Alicia
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The best way to really understand your customers and prospects is to ASK and LISTEN. It’s the only way to learn their desires, needs, challenges, wants and dreams. That means, you can make a profound connection through your marketing, and provide them with the solutions to their deepest desires and wants through your products and services. (Did you know that all the big PR agencies conduct listening periods of at least a few months on behalf of their clients before creating an online marketing strategy? This is to better understand public sentiment around the brand.) As a nubile…
  • Say ‘hello’ to quality leads

    Alicia
    4 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Hey, do you want to know about a cool marketing tool that all the top bods are using to promote their stuff? It’s called Hello Bar. A fun, highly visible, yet non annoying toolbar that sits at the top of your website and spans the width of your screen. Inside the bar, you can include your own message with a button that clicks through to somewhere else  (more on that below). How can it be highly visible yet not annoying? When people come to your website, they are usually visiting for a reason but they can easily be distracted by the wealth of information and eye-candy on the page.
  • Don’t do this! (If you want more customers that LOVE everything you do)

    Alicia
    28 Mar 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Email newsletters: They have a shady past, a bad rep and are easy to get wrong. Which is why so many small business owners overlook them. Overwhelmed and confused about how to apply them to their business. It’s a tricky subject. In truth, offering something highly valuable to your website visitors in exchange for their email is one of the smartest marketing moves you can make. Yes, emphasis on VALUE is the not-so-secret secret that is the difference between attracting a steady stream of customers that can change the fortune of your business, and it being a total waste of time. Why?
  • Do you REALLY think what you’re doing online will bring you more sales and profits?

    Alicia
    21 Mar 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Recently, I was a speaker at Women Unlimited’s Thrive!, one of the UK’s leading women-only business conferences in London. It’s the only conference I make a point of attending each year. I’m always excited by the variety of speakers sharing their real stories, inspiration and expertise. There’s plenty of  laughter, tears, and the energy is electric (200 women together in a room has that affect). So, when founder, Julie Hall, asked me to speak at the 5th Women Unlimited conference this year, I was thrilled and honoured. It had been a dream of mine for some time… As I prepared…
  • Don’t make my mistake! These 4 steps are guaranteed to pro your blogging (especially #3)

    Alicia
    14 Mar 2014 | 9:00 am
    You know it: Blogging is good for your business. You also know why you should be blogging and yet you still don’t have a solid plan. I’ve been business blogging for nearly 5 years. It’s one of the first online marketing activities I took to back in 2009 when I started my first business as a Virtual Assistant. Back then, I didn’t really have a plan. I struggled to find topic ideas, procrastinated over clicking ‘publish’, and writing each post took far longer than necessary. Still, I knew that when done right, blogging leads to more opportunities, exposure, and sales. It helps…
 
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  • Quitting

    encyclrealty
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:09 am
    I know, quitting sucks, but I can’t see a way out. I can’t blog very well, and it’s not paying my bills. If you need help with your real estate marketing efforts, go to visit a site like GoodPlace.my or Mudah.my. I am done.
  • How Lease Option Works

    encyclrealty
    11 Nov 2013 | 8:51 pm
    Lease option, also known as the rent-to-own option, is a home purchase option that does not require a mortgage plan right away. It’s an alternate installment plan in buying a Malaysian house that does not right away require a down payment nor a mortgage financing, but will assure the potential home buyer that the house will be held off the market for him. How it works In a lease option agreement, as is implied in its moniker (rent-to-own), the potential owner pays a rent – usually much higher than fair market rental fees – monthly and a portion of which goes to a ‘fund’ that will be…
  • Interesting tips for first timers

    encyclrealty
    30 Oct 2013 | 3:07 am
    Greetings Everyone! First time home buyers? I received your emails! As for now, I can recommend this very informative tips and guide from investopedia.com about your concern. “The first thing you’ll need to determine is what your long-term goals are and then how home ownership fits in with those plans.” As a everybody’s rule, still the future and planning is the main concern for every decision that you make. But.. “The challenge of buying a home for the first time can seem so daunting that it’s tempting to either just go with the first house that falls in…
  • Pitfalls of Auctioning Your Malaysian Home

    encyclrealty
    23 Oct 2013 | 10:06 pm
    Greetings Everyone! I am very glad and very thankful on your feedback on my last blog post. Hope this new post will help everyone One of the best things about home auctions is that most of the homes are sold at much lower, below market value prices. But that’s the exact same thing that makes it not such a great idea either – that is, if you’re the Malaysian home owner trying to get your home sold. See, when it comes to home auctioning, there is hardly anything you can do about it. You have lost your rights to negotiate and move your price because the result of the bidding decides the…
  • 5 Biggest Home Buying Mistakes

    encyclrealty
    16 Oct 2013 | 2:09 am
    Looking to buy a Malaysian home like La Grande Kiara? It does not matter whether you’re a first time home buyer or you’ve been with it a couple of times – you can hardly be as good as the pros. Unlike regular real estate investors, to the most of us, buying a home is almost always laced with emotions. The nostalgic, kind of sad feeling of having to part with an old beloved home and all the memories you’ve made in there will be coupled with feelings of excitement and anticipation for the new life and new memories you’re going to build in your home. That is why it is highly possible…
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  • If this, then that .. making life even easier

    Dawn Martinello
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:28 am
    If then, then that is a popular web service that lets you make connections between different channels by creating recipes.  There are 87 channels available – they’re the building blocks of the system.  The recipe is a set of triggers and actions.  You may not get it yet, but let’s take a look at some examples.  This is a little diddy that’s even easier than sending an email that I’d like to keep into my Evernote account: When I set up this recipe, I’ll connect both my gmail and my evernote accounts, tell IFTTT (pronounced “ift” like gift)…
  • 4 ways to get your first client – #2 is crucial!

    Dawn Martinello
    1 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Even though this is written for a virtual assistant, you can apply these strategies to absolutely any business. 1.  Hang your shingle.   Despite the easy-to-manage start up costs, there is some work and costs that need to be handled first.   Get a website – while it doesn’t have to be a $10,000 job, it shouldn’t be a free website nor should it be something that looks like your neighbours kid did it in his spare time.  Don’t be afraid of getting started. (Seriously – do what you can … just take a look at some of the examples from my 5 year old…
  • Facebook: advertising, pages, and changes

    Dawn Martinello
    26 Mar 2014 | 4:00 am
    I promised you guys a little side education as I figured out Facebook advertising and taking my wee fan page to something a little more .. substantial. So let’s get started with a little change in mindset. 1.  You make money. It’s OK for Facebook to make money too.  If you’re broke, you can still play in Facebook’s playground but do yourself a favour and take a class or two prior to diving in.  Save yourself some time, money, and headaches. 2.  Facebook adapts and changes.  Could you imagine never doing anything differently in your business?  Me either.  It…
  • Entrepreneurs on Vacation

    Dawn Martinello
    18 Mar 2014 | 6:37 am
    I just got back from a week away in Cuba with my son.  It was the first time I’ve ever taken a vacation to anywhere really special, and it was the first time I’ve ever locked up the virtual doors for more than a weekend since I started my business.  I was incredibly lucky that my biggest client happily slapped me on the back when I told her that I not only wanted to go on vacation, but that where I had planned on going didn’t seem to have reliable internet (and even when they did, it was at the speed of dial up).  That left one other large and a couple of smaller clients…
  • making it happen

    Dawn Martinello
    11 Mar 2014 | 3:00 am
    I can’t remember if it was late 2011 or early 2012, but someone posed a question on Facebook wanting to know the one concrete goal we were shooting for in 2012.  I replied and said “I’m going to get 5 of the seemingly billion products I have been writing or sitting on up for sale”. First, I’d like to point out that it took me another 2 years to get that first product out.  Second, why’s there so many products-to-be floating around? Glad you asked. There’s two amazing highs for me – one when I say I DO and get the party started and the other is when…
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  • Cómo crear buenos hábitos en el manejo de redes sociales

    Edna Campos
    8 Apr 2014 | 11:26 am
    Edna Campos “Son los pequeños detalles que son vitales. Las pequeñas cosas hacen grandes cosas “. John Wooden Las redes sociales son una herramienta muy efectiva a la hora de conocer... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 7 respuestas a tus preguntas sobre el uso de imágenes online

    Edna Campos
    10 Mar 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Edna Campos [Crédito de la imagen: SumAll.com] Vivimos en un mundo visual. El Marketing Visual es un parte muy importante del plan de marketing de cualquier negocio. El uso de imágenes online para tu... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 7 errores más comunes que cometen los dueños de negocios en Facebook

    Edna Campos
    6 Mar 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Edna Campos Para tener una poderosa presencia en Facebook se requiere de trabajo arduo y conocer las reglas, buenas prácticas y secretos de lo que sí y lo que no, es decir, lo que si funciona y lo... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Cómo utilizar Marketing Visual para atraer e inspirar a tus clientes

    Edna Campos
    20 Feb 2014 | 9:25 am
    Edna Campos Vivimos en un mundo visual. Usamos nuestros ojos para ver las cosas que influencian nuestras reacciones, nuestra conducta y aún nuestras decisiones. El Marketing Visual es una parte muy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • WordPress: Lo que querías saber como empresaria y no te atrevías a preguntar

    Edna Campos
    9 Feb 2014 | 7:11 pm
    Edna Campos Como empresaria, sientes pasión y regocijo por ayudar a la gente a encontrar una solución a sus problemas y hacer un cambio en sus vidas. Vamos a ver, ¿si tuvieras la cura para el cáncer,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • Improve Productivity with Smartphone Apps #VZWbuzz

    Michelle Mangen
    28 Mar 2014 | 8:09 am
    We are always trying to get more things done, in less time. Luckily, with the smartphone technology of today, there are a variety of applications out there that can help us excel in this arena. Here is a list of four productivity and organizational apps available right now, including prices and descriptions because being able [...] Related Posts: Get Fit with Samsung Galaxy Note 3 #VZWbuzz Secure Your Payments with ISIS Mobile Wallet from Verizon… How to Productively Curate and Share Content The Virtual Assistant Lifestyle Enhanced by Mobile… 5 Useful Windows Phone Apps #VZWbuzz…
  • The Virtual Assistant Lifestyle Enhanced by Mobile Technology #VZWbuzz

    Michelle Mangen
    23 Feb 2014 | 12:26 pm
    During the month of January I did the 31 Days to Become a More Efficient Virtual Assistant Series. One thing I never really addressed in any of those posts was how mobile technology can enhance our virtual assistant businesses. While I don’t use my Samsung Note 3 as a tool to conduct actual client work [...] Related Posts: Secure Your Payments with ISIS Mobile Wallet from Verizon… Get Fit with Samsung Galaxy Note 3 #VZWbuzz Improve Productivity with Smartphone Apps #VZWbuzz You Can Upgrade Your Smartphone More Frequently With Verizon Want to know about Verizon’s Lumia 928…
  • 31 Days to Become a More Efficient Virtual Assistant Recap

    Michelle Mangen
    1 Feb 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Whew! I have never been so glad to see a month end. Not solely because that means I’m done with the last 31 days of blog posts but also because January is always my busiest month with the mad rush of bookkeeping to finish for clients so I can prepare and mail their 1099-MISC forms. [...] Related Posts: Six Tools and Tips to Build a Strong Team 7 Tips to Become an Advanced Google Drive User Virtual Assistants: How to Maximize Your Billable Hours 8 Tips to Get the Most Out of Asana as a Project Management… Using Google Drive for Real Time Document Collaboration Powered by…
  • Get Fit with Samsung Galaxy Note 3 #VZWbuzz

    Michelle Mangen
    31 Jan 2014 | 4:47 pm
    When you’re looking to get or stay physically fit, you might think about a few combinations of things; the gym and a personal trainer, a treadmill and a good pair of sneakers, or maybe a new water bottle and set of weights. But did you ever think about this pair, your smartphone and a fitness [...] Related Posts: Improve Productivity with Smartphone Apps #VZWbuzz The Virtual Assistant Lifestyle Enhanced by Mobile… You Can Upgrade Your Smartphone More Frequently With Verizon Secure Your Payments with ISIS Mobile Wallet from Verizon… How to Productively Curate and Share Content…
  • Building Passive Income

    Michelle Mangen
    31 Jan 2014 | 2:49 pm
    This is Day 31 in the 31 Days to Become a More Efficient Virtual Assistant Series Link to yesterday’s post: Six Tools and Tips to Build a Strong Team Look for a wrap up post tomorrow which will have all 31 blog posts from this month in one handy location for you!  == When I [...] Related Posts: 31 Days to Become a More Efficient Virtual Assistant Recap Solution For File Sharing: Dropbox Resource: Cloud File Conversion and Transfer Service Hootsuite May Be a Great Investment for Your Business Schedule Meetings Faster and More Efficiently with TimeTrade Powered by Contextual Related Posts…
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  • Social Automation: Do it within reason

    Ace Concierge | Virtual Assistant
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:45 am
    As you have read countless times, social media is about relationship marketing, engagement and making authentic connections. Real-time conversations with real people, doing and wanting real things. Your audience is not a conveyer belt digesting your content. They want and need genuine dialog and interactions. Yes, it is all extremely time-consuming; eating many hours of your day, but with a mix of “healthy” automation and personal engagement, you can feel the success of this medium. I am not against automation; however, when you choose to merely schedule all of your posts, without any…
  • The Social Disconnect

    Ace Concierge | Virtual Assistant
    10 Apr 2014 | 3:23 am
      The digital landscape is abundant with incredible industry thought leaders sharing the knowledge and best practices in social media. The circle of influencers crest the lists of who to follow and how to engage them. You admire them. You follow them. You learn from them. You implement their suggestions. You share and comment on their posts. You believe it is a mutual give and take to build deep relationships and connections. Social media is BEING social not doing social. Right? It isn’t an automated robotic act of verbal diarrhea to gain and maintain a following. You will surely lose…
  • What the Heck is a Virtual Assistant?

    Ace Concierge | Virtual Assistant
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    It’s me! I’m not talking about Siri or Google Now. I’m real. I’m live. Not some plug and play doll, but a real human being, and educated executive with a vested interest in YOUR business success. A Virtual Assistant is similar to an in-house team member but we help you manage your daily business operations and tasks from our office. We give your back your time to focus ON your business rather than IN it. All of the back end daily administrative and social media management can be a real time suck, which takes you away from your core business acumen. Your job is to run your…
  • Significant versus Success

    Ace Concierge | Virtual Assistant
    3 Apr 2014 | 3:55 am
    Most people equate success with financial wealth and independence but is there something more intrinsic beyond the mighty dollar? In my post “Measure of Success | Is it Dollars or Sense?”  I shared what success means to me and the different levels for my personal evaluation. Every person, every entrepreneur has their own vision and measures of success. One of my clients has recently been honored with an opportunity of great magnitude and prestige to help impact the lives of others, without financial remuneration. In discussing this extraordinary honor he said: It’s very humbling and…
  • The Cheat Sheet on Content Marketing

    Ace Concierge | Virtual Assistant
    1 Apr 2014 | 3:37 am
    Marketing has drastically changed over the past several decades in terms of the delivery methods but no matter how you look it, it is still content driven and always will be. It used to be solely about print media and ad space but now it is more about vying for attention from your online audience. This can be the biggest constraint but with the right content, geared toward the right market, you have an opportunity to be seen and heard. Organizations are pumping up their online efforts to write compelling content and devour a piece of the market share, the hungry consumer. If you are not part…
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  • Dawn of Digital Customer Service

    Joanne
    11 Apr 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Time and time again we’ve been told that survival is dependent on our ability to adapt and change to our environment. True. All true. It just so happens that the customer service space is going through a dynamic change. Welcome to the world of the digital customer, and by extension, digital customer service. But what does the digital customer even look like? The digital customer is always connected. They use multiple devices to go online and they want instant answers to their questions. So how do you, the customer experience professional, provide a superior digital customer service…
  • Virtual Assistant Technology: More Than Just IBM Watson

    Dwayne
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:02 pm
    TechTarget | April 5, 2014 The post Virtual Assistant Technology: More Than Just IBM Watson appeared first on .
  • Virtual Assistant Software Delivers Customer Insights

    Joanne
    4 Apr 2014 | 9:57 am
    Thank you for holding, we are now transferring you to the third and final module in our ROI series (cue dismayed ‘aww’). In case you missed our previous blogs, here is a brief recap. In our first post, we showed you how to build a business case for digital self-service by describing how virtual assistant software (a.k.a. virtual agent software) helps deflect call and email volume. We then went on to describe (in our second post) how virtual assistant software can further boost your ROI calculations by delivering top-line revenue through targeted marketing offers. But our business case…
  • Copa Airlines

    Jay
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:22 am
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    Jay
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:21 am
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  • How to Enable Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reports

    Tufail Shahzad
    22 Mar 2014 | 1:15 pm
    So You Are Looking “How to Enable Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reports” in your WordPress site. I spent lots of time in figuring out how to enable this feature for my own site, along with my clients sites and it taken a week (I think). But, now you can do it only in 5 minutes just follow these simple instructions/steps and see your required data in Google Analytics. First thing first, you need to enable Universal Analytics in Google Analytics in order to see Demographic Data. 1- Login into your Google Analytics 2- Select the profile you want to enable Demographic and…
  • Learning How to Engage on Social Networks with Social Conversation

    Tufail Shahzad
    16 Mar 2014 | 8:19 am
    `Back in October 2012, I produced a video and shared it on YouTube along with a tweet on Twitter. “When we speak of making impact through conversations, there is a tendency to take a leap and believe that in order to be a High-Impact Leader you must be a great communicator. This is a faulty promise. Being a great communicator is a sometimes a gift; being a powerful conversationalist is a skill, a willful behavior learned through discipline.” Powerful Conversations: How High Impact Leaders Communicate, Volume 282 by Phill Harkins. In order to improve your website/blog traffic, social…
  • How to Synchronize Facebook and Google Calendar

    Tufail Shahzad
    28 Feb 2014 | 4:25 pm
    The post How to Synchronize Facebook and Google Calendar appeared first on Virtual Admin Assistant - Social Media Manager - Business Advisor.
  • 5 Tips on Getting Your Social Media Rights

    Tufail Shahzad
    12 Jan 2014 | 6:15 am
    In this video I wanna talk about 5 tips for getting your social media basic rights. Claiming your Social Media Rights is not rocket science, but you have to understand simple rules of marketing or social media marketing. It is simple! Create interesting posts, think about your target audience not about your business or products or services. Share witty and appealing images or status updates. If you can manage it by yourself that’s awesome, otherwise hire the right person or team to manage your social media outlets. Take sometime everyday to read about latest trends happening in your…
  • How to Turn off Display Images in Gmail

    Tufail Shahzad
    14 Dec 2013 | 6:26 pm
    Video Transcript: Hi, My Name is Tufail and today I’m going to show you how to turn off Gmail’s new feature for tracking your emails by showing images automatically. Gmail will no longer wait for your permission to “display images below.” Google rolled out improvements to how Gmail handles images on Thursday, specifically related to its automatic display of pictures within emails. From now on, you’ll never see that pesky prompt again. The message was initially aimed to protect Gmail users from unknown senders who may try to compromise the security of your computer or…
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  • Networking – it doesn’t have to be a chore!

    Faye Kilgour
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:22 am
    Networking can be a scary word can’t it? At the start of my career aged just 21, I had no real grasp of what networking was, nor was I interested in finding out. Now, just 5 years on, I have come such a long way and networking has been a huge part of my journey and contributed to my success. Years ago I would attend events with the sole purpose being to chat to my friends and drinking as many free glasses of wine as possible. I now realise that these events had huge networking opportunities which I failed to appreciate. Networking can mean many things. Yes, it can be attending an event at a…
  • Top tip guide to managing global ground transport

    Nicky Christmas
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:58 am
    It sounds simple. All you have to do is book a car to Heathrow Airport, organise transfers on arrival at the foreign destination and then make sure that all your travellers get to every meeting in their jam-packed itinerary without a hitch. Organising the most appropriate ground transportation supplier for your company can be straightforward, but to get the best value and the best travel experience from your service provider, you need to find out a bit more information. So, here are a few helpful pointers on what you need to do to make sure your travellers have the smoothest ride possible.
  • A venue finding agency is an assistant’s best friend!

    Nicky Christmas
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:13 am
    Picture the scene. Your manager has just returned from a Board meeting. During the course of the meeting the Board decided that everyone in the organisation must attend a full day’s training on a new legislation affecting the industry. Your manager delivers the news that he has nominated you to coordinate the training. Your office doesn’t have any training rooms so your first tasks is to source a venue that has the capacity and availability to hold a series of training courses for your colleagues. Where do you start…? This is a common task which assistants face repeatedly…
  • Conscious uncoupling… from your job

    Nicky Christmas
    7 Apr 2014 | 2:15 am
    Over the years there have been many many times when I’ve wanted to quit my job. When I first started my career the urge to quit normally reared it’s ugly head on the morning’s commute into work following a rather heavy night in the pub. Later in my career the urge to quit normally took root when I had lost interest in the role. Sometimes I managed to break through the pain barrier, stick it out and eventually find enjoyment again… sometimes I didn’t and I had most definitely come to the end of the road. Much the same can be said of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris…
  • The Colonnade, Boston

    Nicky Christmas
    5 Apr 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Boston is one of those places in life that I have always wanted to visit. From my early obsession with Sam from Cheers to my absolute love of Ally McBeal, Boston has been at the top of my travel to do list for a long long time. So you can imagine my excitement when I landed into Logan airport and heard the first of many genuine Boston accents. I almost jumped for joy. Although that would have been totally inappropriate in Boston – cause everyone is just so damn cool… and a little bit scary. The Colonnade was to be my hotel for the next 5 days and it couldn’t have been in a better spot…
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  • The Tools That I Use To Run My Virtual Assistant Business

    Reese
    13 Apr 2014 | 4:07 am
      Some time ago I published one of my most popular blog posts Must Have Software For Virtual Assistants.  It was such a hit that I decided to publish Must Have Software For Virtual Assistants Part II. I get emails nearly every week asking about the programs, apps, software, etc., I use. I’m always happy […]The post The Tools That I Use To Run My Virtual Assistant Business appeared first on Reese Ben-Yaacov.
  • Getting Started with Squarespace for Your Virtual Assistant Business

    Reese
    31 Mar 2014 | 12:23 am
    Getting Started with Squarespace for Your Virtual Assistant Business It’s obvious to all of us now that online presence (and presentation) are a requirement for most businesses to be successful. As virtual assistants, this is even more so the case as we conduct our business 100% online. Reese recently wrote about the options independent virtual assistants […]The post Getting Started with Squarespace for Your Virtual Assistant Business appeared first on Reese Ben-Yaacov.
  • Why Virtual Assistants Love Freshbooks

    Reese
    24 Mar 2014 | 2:09 am
    There are so many options out there today for vitual assistants to use for task management and bookeeping. Which one should you choose? Should you choose by cost? Should you choose by feature? Should you choose by quality of customer service? Should you choose by popular opinion? Today we’re talking about one of the most […]The post Why Virtual Assistants Love Freshbooks appeared first on Reese Ben-Yaacov.
  • What All Virtual Assistants Are Doing Wrong

    Reese
    18 Mar 2014 | 3:05 am
    As virtual assistants we KNOW that entrepreneurs need us.   We know that they can’t be as successful as they want/need to be without our help.  We get that and they get that but there is a HUGE gap between knowing that and actually signing up new clients. I’m going to bridge that gap right […]The post What All Virtual Assistants Are Doing Wrong appeared first on Reese Ben-Yaacov.
  • How To Build Your Own Website

    Reese
    23 Feb 2014 | 11:25 pm
    So you’re ready to create your own website. Bravo! Most people have zero knowledge about building their own site. They would rather fork over cash to someone else to do it for them. But what if you don’t have the money to have someone else create your website? The good news is that you can […]The post How To Build Your Own Website appeared first on Reese Ben-Yaacov.
 
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  • How a Virtual Assistant Can Help Get Your Book or eBook Published

    Sandra Lewis
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:29 am
    From the monks who laboriously hand-copied medieval manuscripts to anyone who ever fetched fresh ink for Elizabethan-era playwrights, the world’s authors have always relied on helpful, timely assistance. Today’s writers have more resources at their disposal, thanks to lightening-fast printers and laptops that never run out of ink, but that doesn’t mean you wouldn’t benefit...  
  • How to Use Cloud-Based Storage to Collaborate with Your Virtual Assistant

    Natasha B
    10 Apr 2014 | 10:30 pm
    When working with a virtual assistant, it is important that you can share information, files, and folders in a timely manner. Luckily, with the increase in popularity of cloud storage, you have several great options. Here is a look at three of the most popular, what each one has to offer, and the benefits they...  
  • Solopreneurs: Focus on Content and Strategy and let your VA Handle Marketing

    Sandra Lewis
    6 Apr 2014 | 12:03 pm
    As you continue to scale the ladder of success, you’re probably noticing that your list of responsibilities, to-dos and should-dos are growing faster than you can clear them from your list. This realization is usually when solo executives start pruning – a prioritization of tasks to pinpoint the essential and separate the wheat from the...  
  • Tutorial: Getting Your Virtual Assistant Started With Website Analytics

    Natasha B
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Tracking the performance of your website and social media via analytics is a great way to drive business and retain customers, as I talked about in my previous article where I outlined three different types of tools that you can use for this purpose. Now, let’s get your virtual assistant started on the analytics journey...  
  • The Secret to Multiplying Your Entrepreneurial Effectiveness 10x

    Sandra Lewis
    30 Mar 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Joe is a successful small-business entrepreneur. He’s often so wrapped up in the tasks he already has on his plate, he can’t even contemplate the ever-growing projects on his wish list. But Joe’s idea parking lot is bursting at the seams. He has to-do lists out the wazoo; many balls in the air. And even...  
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  • Stimulating Sunday – Dealing With Fear

    Lillian De Jesus
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Have you ever been so scared you just want to cry?  I mean really sob like your heart is about to leap out of your chest and you feel like you’re having a heart attack.  That type of scared. I had this feeling AGAIN this week.  I’m about to tell you something so personal and revealing of my emotions that I’m almost nervous to even write about it… Here it goes. If you’ve read my previous blogs, you’d know that I’m a HUGE childhood cancer awareness advocate since my daughter, Amelie, is a leukemia survivor.  My most recent post was on Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer…
  • The Importance of Google+ for Small Businesses Part 2

    Lillian De Jesus
    3 Apr 2014 | 7:15 am
    If you have a small business you MUST have a Google+ page for your customers.  Especially if you have a brick & mortar business, a Google Local page is needed. Hopefully you have taken a peek at the first part of The Importance of Google+ for Small Businesses.  If not, here it is for all the set-up instructions and tips. If you’ve set-up your Google+ page and you’re on the Google map, that’s awesome!  You’re headed in the right direction. OK… so you have this page, now what? These are the values of having a Google+ page: SEO (Search Engine Optimization) – which means…
  • How to use Customer Service skills to improve your business networking?

    Lillian De Jesus
    23 Mar 2014 | 4:21 am
    Did you know you’re a Customer Service Representative (CSR)? Yes, you are and you probably didn’t even know it.  Okay so you may have a title like: CEO, Executive Director, Founder, Proprietor, etc. behind your name but first and foremost your are a CSR. I’ve seen so many titles for Customer Service these days but they all mean the same thing and I’m going to put out a new title, “Emotion Exchangers”. That’s what Customer Service is all about anyway. It’s all about EMOTIONS. Did you realize that customer service skills should be used daily no matter what title you may have…
  • Non-Profit Feature for March – Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation

    Lillian De Jesus
    12 Mar 2014 | 10:24 am
    Hey all! I’m excited to talk about this non-profit organization based in Chicago that my family personally had experience with… Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation They are an amazing organization and they have done so much for children.  Kathleen Casey CEO/Founder started the organization in 1992 in honor of her son Barrett “Bear” Krupa. The organization provides support to pediatric cancer patients with programs designed to create hope and to eliminate pediatric cancer. They have 2 main programs: Bear Hugs and Bear Discoveries. Bear Hugs A customized experience they…
  • 5 Tips for Non-Profits to Make Donating Easy

    Lillian De Jesus
    9 Mar 2014 | 4:54 am
    Isn’t it human nature to want to make things better in this world?  Even if we find ourselves so busy we can’t help people directly in need there are always organizations out there to provide services that are needed.  Thus providing an opportunity for everyone to help indirectly.  Even helping “behind the scenes” or indirectly makes us feel a little better, that we somehow have made a contribution in this world with a donation. It’s hard to find the right organization to donate to since there are so many needs out there.  However people always tend to go with an organization…
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  • How a Virtual Assistant Can Help Get Your Book or eBook Published

    Sandra Lewis
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:29 am
    From the monks who laboriously hand-copied medieval manuscripts to anyone who ever fetched fresh ink for Elizabethan-era playwrights, the world’s authors have always relied on helpful, timely assistance. Today’s writers have more resources at their disposal, thanks to lightening-fast printers and laptops that never run out of ink, but that doesn’t mean you wouldn’t benefit...  
  • How to Use Cloud-Based Storage to Collaborate with Your Virtual Assistant

    Natasha B
    10 Apr 2014 | 10:30 pm
    When working with a virtual assistant, it is important that you can share information, files, and folders in a timely manner. Luckily, with the increase in popularity of cloud storage, you have several great options. Here is a look at three of the most popular, what each one has to offer, and the benefits they...  
  • Solopreneurs: Focus on Content and Strategy and let your VA Handle Marketing

    Sandra Lewis
    6 Apr 2014 | 12:03 pm
    As you continue to scale the ladder of success, you’re probably noticing that your list of responsibilities, to-dos and should-dos are growing faster than you can clear them from your list. This realization is usually when solo executives start pruning – a prioritization of tasks to pinpoint the essential and separate the wheat from the...  
  • Tutorial: Getting Your Virtual Assistant Started With Website Analytics

    Natasha B
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Tracking the performance of your website and social media via analytics is a great way to drive business and retain customers, as I talked about in my previous article where I outlined three different types of tools that you can use for this purpose. Now, let’s get your virtual assistant started on the analytics journey...  
  • The Secret to Multiplying Your Entrepreneurial Effectiveness 10x

    Sandra Lewis
    30 Mar 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Joe is a successful small-business entrepreneur. He’s often so wrapped up in the tasks he already has on his plate, he can’t even contemplate the ever-growing projects on his wish list. But Joe’s idea parking lot is bursting at the seams. He has to-do lists out the wazoo; many balls in the air. And even...  
 
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