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 »

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 »

Q&A With Laura Monroe

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The Virtual Perception would like to welcome Laura Monroe of Creative Agent Solutions, who took a moment to share her experiences about being a Virtual Assistant for our Q&A series. How did you start your VA business? I worked as an in-office marketing coordinator for a top producing Keller Williams Broker Team for 2 years…. 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 »

Are Training and Certifications Required?

The second most frequent question I get asked by those thinking of becoming a Virtual Assistant: Are specific trainings or certifications required to become a VA?  Opinions from VA to VA may differ, but my answer to this is no. Formal training and certifications are not required for one to become a Virtual Assistant, but they… 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 »