Learn 10 New Skills in 10 Weeks – VAClassroom

I don’t know about you, but I want to go to camp this summer. It’s not just for the kids anymore! VAClassroom has just announced their first Summer Skill Camp – a way to learn 10 new skills in 10 weeks, skills such as article writing, Facebook marketing and WordPress development.

My IVAA Live Summit Recap


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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Low or No Cost Marketing Ideas for New Virtual Assistants

Marketing with little or no budget can be tough. I get a lot of inquiries from new and aspiring Virtual Assistants asking about how they can get VA work, or if I know of any companies that will hire them and just give them VA work. My question for them is what are they doing… read more »

Great New Blog- 2 Minutes With A VA

I just wanted to share a brand new blog that is perfect for aspiring, new or veteran Virtual Assistants to get get great guidance and advice from a real veteran of our VA industry. Candy Beauchamp, of OffAssist, has started up this great new blog, 2 Minutes with a VA. Candy takes to opportunity to… read more »

Q and A With An Experienced VA

Q & A

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 »

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 »

Value of Online Social Networking

The importance of online social networking seems to be a subject I am preaching about a lot to my real estate clients. But it is also crucial to running a Virtual Assistant business. By virtue of being “Virtual” the life blood of our business comes from online sources. So we must reach out and market ourselves… read more »