This is an exciting week at VAnetworking.com! I have joined the Summer fun courses at http://www.vavirtuosos.com/ that are scheduled to being Today. Tawnya, the founder of VAnetworking will be conducting the first class on becoming a VA. It appears there are a few seats left so hurry over to join me!
Here is the line up of classes this week:
July 6th – Monday – 6PM PST
Tawnya Sutherland – Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Becoming a VA But Were Afraid to Ask!
July 7th – Tuesday – 10AM PST
Karri Flatla – 3 Little Things (And One Big Thing) to Help VAs Create Winning Web Copy
July 9th – Thursday – 2PM PST
Anna Baron – What Every VA Should Know About SEO
Are you a Virtual Assistant who is ready to stop stressing about the economy, have some fun while getting smarter and getting ahead?
What about a series of informative and engaging webinars given by the best and the brightest in virtual assistance? All for one low price PLUS a truckload of free downloads and special offers?
Tawnya Suthernland has rounded up the brightest and the best of the VA industry. And they’ve committed to sharing real world tools and examples of how they themselves are maintaining-even growing-a successful VA practice. This is an exciting summer workshop series of 28 educational eSeminars to benefit virtual assistants worldwide.
These seminars will be presented, over the course of the summer, by fellow Virtual Assistants who have been there, done that, and want to share all that (and more) with you! You will gain access to cutting edge information about getting ahead in an increasingly competitive virtual business environment.
Are you a business owner looking to improve the flow of your operations? Maybe you need to cut the costs of a certain aspect in your business. Do you have a project that you want completed but has taken the back burner due to your busy schedule? A virtual assistant can offer you a solution to all these problems.
When teaming with a virtual assistant you are opening the doors to many great benefits. First and foremost you will lessen your administrative tasks and possibly marketing tasks. You can place your VA in charge of your email and calender management which will take a huge weight off your shoulders too. When you meet a VA and get to talking with them you will soon see if they are a good match for your business needs. You can start off by delegating tasks to your VA. When you open up more of your business to a VA you will really see how their services truly benefit you.
There are even more benefits to outsourcing that you may not have thought of. Your business will save on over head costs that come with hiring an in-house assistant. You will not have to cover paid time off, vacation, holiday pay or sick pay. Health or dental insurance, company functions, interviews and evaluations are all unnecessary.
You will have an individual that has a clear understanding of what is expected and they will do just that. They will complete each project with the highest quality results. You pay for the hours worked and that is all! You can chose to have a set amount of hours worked per month or maybe an as needed VA works better for your business. Virtual assistants work with several clients so communication is vital to a strong relationship that works for your business.
Partnering with a VA can bring a long committed relationship that offers you continued benefits for your business. If you would like more information about VAs or how I could help your business please contact me.
I have been volunteering for VAnetworking.com for a few months now and I love it. This volunteer position is called VAcommentators. This is a great opportunity for both new and seasoned VAs. You are increasing VAnetworking.com’s exposure to virtual assistants and individuals that are looking for more information on VAs.
While doing this you are also earning exposure for your business!! How can does that work? When you are commenting on blogs, forums or networks you have the opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise. You can get a valuable backlink to your site on many occasions. The best part is you can earn advertisement on the VAnetworking.com site. This site gets thousands of visitors a month, imagine the exposure you could going to get from that alone. You will also learn while doing this volunteer position. You will get faster, learn the tricks and even receive some tips from the moderator. This is a win, win situation that can help your VA business.
I enjoy this opportunity to increase my business and meet great people while I do it.
I recently posted on a monthly challenge on the topic of “Success as a Virtual Assistant Is…” at Virtual Assistant Forums and wanted to share my thoughts with you. This forum has wonderful information, inspiration and guidance. Take a look at my monthly challenge post:
“When the question of what does “success as a virtual assistant” mean to me my mind was instantly flooded with thoughts. My VA business started over a year ago and has brought me many joys and a lot of new experiences.
My most meaningful success as a Virtual Assistant is truly getting to know my clients and their business and helping them reach their goals. Nothing makes you feel better then helping others, that’s my opinion any ways. Giving clients ideas to help their business, creating a plan and moving forward with that plan….then the end results are that cherry on the top of the ice cream.
There are of course my personal successes as a Virtual Assistant as well. I have taken online courses to broaden my skills. I can stay home with my baby, which is priceless! I am there for my family and my clients and my schedule NEVER has a whole in it, let me tell you.
All of the successes as a Virtual Assistant are wonderful, rewarding and mean a lot to me. I build my skills, help my clients, and am there for my family whenever needed.
May your business bring you the success and happiness mine has brought me!”
As you can see my business, Premiere Virtual Office has brought me much happiness and success. I hope your business brings you as much success as mine has brought me.
For more information on the monthly challenge you can visit this post. Have a wonderful and accomplished day!
LinkedIn is one of the best social networking sites you can be a part of. I personally just joined. I am loving it already. I have to do a lot of work on my profile still but this site is a wealth of information. You can meet others in your field, potential clients, get advice, give advice, join groups and so much more.
You can promote your site and business here. You can earn your reputation here as well. Be helpful, honest and resourceful. Ask questions on LinkedIn as well if you have them. You will get great answers from experts. LinkedIn is a great place to meet virtual assistants. You can join together and learn from each other. If you are not familiar with this site here are 100 things you can do with LinkedIn. Take at look at this page and get some more great ideas.
If you are looking to network with other virtual assistants or meet one that you can hire this is a great way to get to know them. Hope to see you there.
Are you looking to take your virtual assistant business to the next level or start your VA business off right?
There is a great program that can offer you all the information you need to get started, plan, and stay successful. You will get access to so many features! You can access training, ebooks, get advertisement just for being a member, be a part of the RFP (request for proposal) board to get new clients, and so much more. This is a priceless resource for all virtual assistants. Join today! Look forward to seeing you there.
I enjoy reading all the information I can find on marketing and sales. The more information you have the better you can run your business. The more you know the more you can offer. Staying up to date on issues your potential clients maybe having can give you that upper edge on your competitors. With good marketing experience and know how you will be able to solve your clients issues and earn the trust of new clients too.
If you are looking for some quality reading about sales and marketing here is list of resources. They have publications that you can subscribe to so you keep in touch with things that are important to your business. I have read many of the white papers and I am subscribed to several publications. They are all free too!