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  • 01:03

    First 10 Steps To Take In Order To Become A Virtual Assistant

    in Training

    Alyssa Avant is an author, speaker, virtual assistant and virtual assistant coach. She has 8 years of experience working from home. Alyssa is the author of FaithLeaps: The Christian Mom’s Guide to Passion, Purpose and Profits and FaithLeaps: The Christian Mom's Guide to Starting a Virtual Assistant Business. She is a wife and mom of three. Alyssa and her family call the Deep South home. 


    Over eight years ago, Alyssa began the journey of creating a business that would allow her to be at home with her children and contribute consistently to her family’s finances. During the days when Alyssa’s children were babies and toddlers, she earned diaper money. As they grew, she earned money for groceries. At present, her income pays for their private school tuition each month. 


    In this segment Alyssa will share with you the first 10 steps she encourages anyone to take in order to become a virtual assistant. You’ll be so excited when you begin earning an income that will be a blessing to your family while being able to serve and assist business owners as well. 


    You won't want to miss all of the tips Alyssa will be sharing to get your virtual assistant business up and running in no time! 

  • 01:04

    Starting A Virtual Assistant Business with VA Expert Tawnya Sutherland

    in Social Networking

    Tawnya Sutherland is a Certified Internet Marketing Specialist and The Market Leader for Virtual Assistant Resources at VAnetworking.com


    Whether you are an aspiring Virtual Assistant, a seasoned veteran, or somewhere in between, VA expert Tawnya Sutherland will provide gold nuggets for everyone. She will be sharing how, and why, she started her own small business as a virtual assistant; where she began to where she is now and how you can do it too! If you have the spirit and passion of an entrepreneur you will want to listen in.


    Here are just a few questions we will be asking Ms. Sutherland.


    1. What is a Virtual Assistant (VA)?
    2. Is working from home as fulfilling as it sounds?
    3. What advice would you give to a person just starting their VA practice?
    4. What skills or attributes would a person need to be a successful VA?
    5. How much of a market/need is there for Virtual Assistants?
    6. How much can you charge/earn for this kind of work?
    7. Where do VA’s find their clients?
    8. Why would I hire a VA instead of hiring a secretary to have in my office?
    9. Where would one train to become a VA?


    Grab your friends and collegues and tune in right here on December 2, 2015 at 5:30 PST/6:30 MST/7:30 CST/8:30 EST. You may simply listen in by visiting Administrative Services Direct web page or call in and join the discussion (773) 897-6398.  

  • 00:11

    The Story Behind Virtual Team 360, A Subcontracting Concept - 001

    in Entrepreneur

    I have been listening to podcasts for a very long time. I started with Kelly McCausey, a podcast I believe was called work at home moms (WAHM). Then I listened to the podcast with Denise Griffitts, Your Partner in Success and followed Nicole Dean. At one point I even flirted with the idea of producing my own podcast but quickly dismissed the idea as too hard and then began the slow downward getting busy with subcontracting projects. My time was turning into profits.

    Fast forward a few years and once again I began flirting with the idea of creating my own podcast and began researching why virtual assistants and service providers weren't using a team to turn their own business into profits. In my research I found that there really isn't another podcast that addresses and educates about this topic. So, I contacted one of the original role models, Denise Griffitts and asked for some coaching. She agreed. That's how Virtual Team 360 podcast was born.

    Now that you know a little of the back story, In the first interview, I wanted to share with you why I think going forward with the podcast on the subcontracting concept will be an important tool for team members, virtual service providers and multi-VAs.
     

  • 00:30

    Social Media Subcontractors - Virtual Team 360 - 002

    in Entrepreneur

    Sue L Canfield is a Social Media Consultant and operates Chief Virtual Officer, a social media marketing business primarily for business authors. Sue has been working with social media since 2005. She blogs regularly about how to use social media and consults on best social media practices. She specializes in helping authors create and maintain their online presence. Currently she manages a team of four social media account managers and works with about a dozen clients. Sue is also a mother, enjoys reading, writing poetry, and Ireland. She lives in Rice Lake, Wisconsin with her husband and business partner, Joel.

  • 00:03

    Virtual Team 360, Time Into Profits Podcast

    in Entrepreneur

    All of us have our why in life and in business.  In this short episode I explain why this podcast was created.  How it will help you turn your virtual assistant virtual service business into profits using team players.

  • 00:31

    Be A Virtual Assistant

    in Work

    As mobile devices are exploding upon the marketplace, people are increasingly working in a virtual mode. If you have ever contemplated working from home as a Virtual Assistant, you are not alone. Telecommuting makes sense!


    Join Flex Hour Jobs as we discuss creating a home-based Virtual Services Career. Whether you are a Stay-at-Home Mom or Dad, a person with Disabilities, a Home-Schooling Parent or a Retiree who needs extra work, becoming a Virtual Assistant may be for you.


    In this segment we will discuss a step by step Plan to get you started on a process that has already worked for thousands. 

  • 00:01
  • 01:01

    So You Are Ready to Become a Virtual Assistant. Now What?

    in Business

    Denise Griffitts interviews 'The Busy Entrepreneur's Secret Weapon' Tracey Osborne.


    In this program, we are talking about the virtual assistance industry, a subject near and dear to my heart as I am considered a virtual assistance industry expert. Today I am interviewing a friend and colleague who is also a leader and expert in online business management and project management with over 8 years experience in the industry. She is also CEO of Business Solutions Made Simple, a multi-VA firm made up of the best and brightest virtual assistants (VA) who specialize in assisting high achieving entrepreneurs.


    The Virtual Assistance industry is experiencing explosive growth, but the downside to that is that there are too many people struggling to find quality, clients. And as Tracey and I have discussed numerous times both privately and publicly, the problem often lies in the depth (or lack thereof) of business knowledge and actual training/education the new VA has acquired.


    We will talk about:



    What do you need to start a VA business?

    How do you price your services?

    Where do you get clients?

    What about subcontracting for other VA's?

    How can you "level up" your VA business?

    How do you manage your time, clients and projects?

    How can you compete with the "big dogs" in the VA industry?


    Please join us in the chat room to ask questions. And when the show has ended you will be able to listen to the episode on demand or in iTunes.

  • 00:30

    Ladies Let's Talk with Coach Jeanna - How to get a virtual assistant

    in Self Help

    Hi Ladies Let's Talk is now Ladies Let's Talk Business. 


    Most of our episodes are on business and it only seemed natural to add Business to the mix. Don't worry we are still going to talk about our beloved topics at least once a month (Family, Life Skills Wellness). 


    There is a lot of business going on right now so let's get to it already. Entrepreneurs are you growing? Do you need a little help? Today's show is on having a virtual assistant. Brenda Solano is going to share what you need and why.


    We are here every Wed 8:00p to 8:30p PST


    About your host: Jeanna Brown  New books coming out join us for the launch party.


     


     

  • 00:02

    My contractor Sue Canfield

    in Entrepreneur

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  • 00:17

    The Virtual Assistant And Client Relationship

    in Entrepreneur

    The relationship between a virtual assistant and a client is like the dating game. This episode is about finding your perfect match, those you enjoy working with and look forward to their projects.