Archive | May, 2009

How Do You Deal With an Objectionable Spouse?

Today we answer Cheryl’s question…How Do You Deal With an Objectionable Spouse?

Resources:
IVAA
VAnetworking
Red Deer College
VAclassroom
OffAssist
Doubts from Husband (post on VAnetworking.com)
VBSS

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Laughter and Outtakes

Thought you may enjoy a bit of a change, so check this out.

To say that I’ve been stressed out this year, would be a huge understatement, sometimes though.. you just have to laugh. Click here to read the rest of the story.

Next week, we’ll be responding to more questions via video.

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What’s the Difference Between Subcontractors and Multi-VAs?

Today we answer Jean’s question…What are some differences between project manager with sub-contractors that work
for you versus multi-VA with someone that work with you?

Resources:
The Virtual Assistants Guide to the Multi-VA Business by Michelle Jamison

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How Do I Take My Business “On the Road”?

Today we answer Dentral’s question…I need to take my business with me for 2 months while visiting my ill mother. What besides my computer and printer should I take with me? Are there any other concerns or things I may be missing while I conduct my business in another state?

Resources:
VAnetworking
IVAA
Online Networking for the Newbie by Angela Smith
Update: You also might use that time to take VAClassroom’s Social Media Marketing class. I’ve heard fabulous things about it!

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How do you lead a client through your consulting process?

Today we answer Kim’s question… How do you lead a client through your consulting process?

Resources:
The Art of Follow Up by Jaime Lee Mann
Virtual Assistant – The Series: Become a Highly Successful, Sought After VA by Diana Ennen and Kelly Poelker

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How Do I Approach My Boss About Working at Home?

Today we answer Summer’ s question…I would like to make a proposal to my boss to work from home. The things I do can be done from home. I just need help in how to best approach my boss and sell him on this idea.

Resources:
Entrepreneurial Freedom: How to Start and Grow a Profitable Virtual Assistance Practice by Jeannine Clontz and Lauren Hidden
Virtual Assistant – The Series: Become a Highly Successful, Sought After VA by Diana Ennen and Kelly Poelker

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How Do Virtual Assistants Handle Requests for Pro-Bono Work?

Today we answer Sally’s question…How do you handle when non-profits ask for pro-bono work? Or when friends ask you to do a “favor” for you and just do a quick little Website or something like that for them?

Resources:
How to Say No Without Feeling Guilty: And Say Yes to More Time, and What Matters Most to You by Patti Breitman and Connie Hatch

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Should Virtual Assistants use Quickbooks for their business?

Today we answer Theresa’s question… If I loathe QuickBooks and accounting but don’t have the money in my bank to pay a high cost bookkeeper to do my books, is there a solution?

Resources:
Quickbooks – – Simple Start is free and allows you to have 20 customers and vendors, I usually tell people to spring for the Pro version though

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Do Virtual Assistants Need a Toll Free Number?

Today we answer Capricia’s question… how important is it have a toll free number for your virtual assistant business?

Resources:
Ring Central – UPDATE: I recently signed up for this myself and it’s AWESOME! What took me so long?

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