Archive | August, 2009

How do I use Twitter or Facebook?

Today we answer Lucy’s question…How do I use Twitter or Facebook?

Resources:
Twitter
Facebook
VAclassroom

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Viewer Challenge: Tell us about JOINING IN

How to submit yours:
1. Must be a video of some sort
2. Must be approximately 2 minutes long
3. Upload to the OffAssist Filebox (bottom of the page – make sure the message box tells me your name, your company name and what the URL to link to is)
4. Due by 9/30, but to ensure you are included here, please get to me ASAP.

Resources:
VA Classroom – great place for learning about social media as well as other classes.
VANetworking Seminars – List of seminars FREE by VANetworking
IVAA Coffee Chat – Weekly chat sponsored by IVAA – free to members and non-members.

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What is the best way to send out a rate increase letter?

Today we answer Laurie’s question…What is the best way to send out a rate increase letter?

Resources:
IVAA
VAnetworking
Entrepreneurial Freedom

Sample Rate Increase Letter:

Dear Steve,

Please note that as of July 1, 2005 the following rate changes for OffAssist’s services will take effect:

Off-Site Rate: $0.00 per hour

On-Site Rate: $0.00 per hour

Drive Time Rate: $0.00 per hour

Mileage is always billed at the current IRS rate, currently $0.55 per mile. Reimbursements such as delivery and client requests are billed at the actual cost. “Rush Jobs” are billed on a case-by-case basis.

As you know, I remain committed to providing excellent, detailed service completed in an efficient and timely manner. Your satisfaction and confidentiality are guaranteed.

Thank you for your continued business.

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Is there a niche market for VA translators?

Today we answer Fitzgerald’s question…Is there a niche market for VA translators?

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How should I handle my telephone for my business?

Today we answer Anna’s question…How should I handle my telephone for my business?

Resources:
Ringcentral

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Why should a VA attend an industry conference?

Today we answer Ruth’s question…Why should a VA attend an industry conference?

Resources:
VAvirtuoso’s
IVAA Summit
IVAA Virtual Coffee Break Networking Chat
VAnetworking Seminars

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How much money can you make as a part-time VA and what kind of start-up costs can I expect?

Today we answer Brake’s question…How much money can you make as a part-time VA and what kind of start-up costs can I expect?

Resources:
Get Clients Now

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Should a VA be an LLC and what are the tax advantages?

Today we answer Joe’s question…should a VA be an LLC and what are the tax advantages?

Resources:
IRS
Form 2553-Election by a Small Business Corporation

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