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 »

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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

"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 »