Get Out of Your Home Office!

Image by davipt via Flickr Tomorrow, I’m leaving on a jet plane and I couldn’t be more excited. The past few days I have been preparing to to travel this week to Phoenix, for the IVAA’s 9th Annual Live VA Summit. I am super excited to get out of my office, drop off my little… read more »

How Can You Not Have a Website?

Image by alles-schlumpf via Flickr Is it necessary to have a website in order to be a successful VA? My answer is, YES IT IS! I get asked that question quite often by new and emerging VAs. My answer is, how can you NOT have a website? With all the free and low cost site… read more »

The Things We Do As Moms

Image by camknows via Flickr The things we do for our kids just to keep them happy… I was that mom today that bought her kid a pack of Tic Tacs in the checkout aisle, just to keep him occupied. Yep, that was me. Orange Tic Tacs. It was all I could do to keep… read more »

I’m a Mommy Virtual Assistant

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So what is my story? I opened my Virtual Assistant business in January 2005, loving that I found a work at home opportunity that was real and it was a perfect fit for me. After some horrible experiences with previous employers, I loved being my own boss. Both my husband and I thought it would… read more »

Welcome to the New VA Mommy!

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Welcome to my new project, VA Mommy. My name is Megan, I am a Virtual Assistant, small business owner, entrepreneur, social media nut, and as of May 2009, a mommy. Things have changed in my life, and my business has changed. I became a mom and started experiencing everything in a different way. So here… read more »

Entrepreneur.com Promotes the Social Marketing Niche

Image via CrunchBase Recently, Entrepreneur.com posted a fantastic article titled, “Should You Outsource Your Online Presence?“.  The article highlighted the value of outsourcing your social media marketing to Virtual Professionals. Check out this quote from the beginning of the article.. “Between blogging, tweeting, Facebooking and updating a LinkedIn profile, it’s a wonder how a business… read more »

Consider Your Home Office Security

As Virtual Assistants, a majority of us run our businesses out of our home, be it from a designated office, or a designated corner of the living room (hey, whatever works, right?). One major thing that may not be first mind is just how secure our office is. Working from home may give us a… read more »

Small Town or Large City… Does it Make a Difference?

Recently, someone had commented in another network on this recent post, that provoked a few thoughts in my mind. They suggested that perhaps some of the in-person networking tactics were better suited to those in larger cities where they appear to be more willing to pay more for an independent contractor. Now, this is just… read more »

VA Classroom – A Fabulous Resource for Virtual Assistants

Since I have started the Social Media Marketing training class, I have become a raving fan of Craig Cannings and the VA Classroom. I really think is is a great place for new and veteran Virtual Assistants alike to get comprehensive training on important niches like Internet Marketing and Social Media Marketing. This has become… read more »

Q and A With Ruth Martin

Here at the Virtual Perception, it is my goal to provide great resources to new and aspiring Virtual Assistants, and answer common questions about getting started and how to be successful. Today I would like to welcome Ruth Martin of Maplewood Virtual Assistance, who was kind enough to answer our Q&A With An Experienced VA… read more »