Over the seven years I’ve been in business, I’m often asked “What is a Virtual Assistant?” While the business model has been around for 20 years, it’s a new way of doing business for many people. Quite simply, a Virtual Assistant (VA) is someone who works in a virtual setting using their computer, phone and fax (yes, people still use them), as a means to complete their daily work.
When I meet people and they ask me what I do, I tell them that “I work with small business owners who work out of their home offices and don’t have traditional office support.” They usually have a perplexed look on their faces so a little clarification goes a long way at this point. Continue reading
A few months back, Debbie Lavdas (http://debbielavdas.com/) asked me to submit my story for OC Family magazine’s “How Does She Do It?” monthly piece.
Extremely grateful for the inclusion, here’s a link to the e-verison the article: (http://digital.ocfamily.com/ – page 46)
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Actually, it couldn’t be farther from the truth: email is alive and well. Nowadays, it’s a primary form of communication.
While there are many ways of communicating with people (text, FaceTime, Facebook), email remains a cornerstone in our fast-paced world.
It creates a record of conversations.
It simplifies our day to day.
It bridges the virtual divide created by the Internet.
And yet, many people don’t know how to use it very well.
There are many different theories and approaches for using social media for business: email is dead, automation is a must, and there is power in numbers, to name a few.
When, in truth, there is one simple strategy that can be applied to social media for business.
As sharing photos become more prevalent, personalizing them has become an option.
Check out this new app that allows you to add text and enhance your images.
As a small business owner in an ever-changing economy, I’m always submitting my résumé to companies that are looking for in-house Marketing pros.
I’ve learned some valuable tips on how to stand out in the sea of qualified candidates. The result: I get callbacks for interviews.
If you’re looking to update your résumé and you need some guidance, let me help you.
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Nowadays, most people have several social media profiles. Here’s a great little tip for sharing those social media profiles using branded links.
In an effort to keep my contact information clean and simple, I use branded links in my email signature and on my About page. It’s a slick way to present your information and catch someone’s eye.