I Love Being Virtual!

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Today is one of those days that I am so glad that I picked this work at home business. I really do love being a Virtual Assistant. Today, I decided to have a little bit of a change of scenery. Since I had an outing planned with the Mr. tonight, I packed up the munchkin… read more »

My IVAA Live Summit Recap

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I made it home late on Friday night after returning from Phoenix, AZ and one of the best IVAA Live Summits ever! I came to Phoenix with some ideas in my head, and came back with so much more and plans to really shake things up in my business. I had an amazing time with… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Q and A With An Experienced VA

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This  is first in a series that I want to do of Q&A interviews with experienced Virtual Assistants. The aim is to give new and aspiring VAs insight into how they started their businesses, how they run their businesses and how it fits into their lives. This will be the first in hopefully a long… read more »

Great New Resource: VA Secrets Revealed!

Today, a brand new book for VAs was released from fellow VA Alyssa Gregory named, VA Secrets Revealed!. The book is an insiders guide to becoming a successful virtual assistant from one who knows. What’s covered in the book includes: Common mistakes VAs make Whether the VA Business is right for you Finding & keeping… read more »

So What is a VA Anyway?

This blog is intended for people exploring the Virtual Assistant world, new VAs and veteran VAs that want some tips, tricks and suggestions. When starting this blog, I accidentally left of a post about what an actual VA is. That is kind-of an important point, especially for those who are first exploring the idea. So… read more »

Virtual Assistant: Not a Hobby

In an earlier post, So How Do I Become a VA, I covered ways to become a Virtual Assistant since it is a question I get asked so often in my other networking sites I participate in. And while I mentioned 3 different ways, starting a business, working as a sub for other VAs, and working for a… read more »

New Resource Added: Systems of a Successful VA

I just wanted to let you know that I added a great new resource to my VA Resourcespage today. It is a new eBook just put out there by systems diva, Kristi Pavlik of Adonai Business Solutions, and it has created a bit of buzz already in the VA community. (3 different people happened to mention it to… read more »

Balance: Work, Home, Health, Life

I have a confession to make… Working from home has taken a bit of a toll on my health. When thinking of working from home, many think, “Oh, it’s easy” and “I can work all day in my pajamas if I wish”, or “My day is so flexible, I can do what I want, when… read more »

Work at Home Businesses: Discerning the Scams from the From the Real Thing

Google “work at home opportunities”, or any variation of that, and you will find pages and pages of sites claiming that their “proven” systems are the best work at home opportunities that will help you generate Thousands of dollars a week. And it’s FREE* and EASY!  First, if any one tells you that working at… read more »

"So How do I Become a VA?"

“How can I become a Virtual Assistant?” This question has been asked of me about a dozen times a month recently and that is what really have prompted me to start this blog.  Through my various social networking sites, websites and forums that I like to frequent, I have received many inquiries in the past… read more »