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5 Tasks that a photographer can outsource to a virtual assistant

Just as any other profession photography requires time and passion, and with a stress-filled daily day life that most of us are subjected to at some point in life, it can be hard to make room for the time needed to fulfill your passion. Here’s where a virtual assistant comes in handy. Think of it as hiring a cleaning lady or other staff to take some of the not-so-fun obligatory tasks out of your everyday life to increase your chance of pursuing your dream. Instead of giving up quality time with family, friends and so on – hiring a virtual assistant can really be one of the most important investments you can make. The nice thing about virtual assistants is the variety of tasks they can carry out. This means you don’t have to limit yourself to hiring a person who specifically deals with research, another with customer contact or other important things. Being able to combine several tasks and have them carried out by one person can be beneficial if done correctly!

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How to survive working as a virtual assistant when you’re a non-native English speaker

A virtual assistant is a person often working from home which can perform several tasks and can hence function as an excellent extra hand for entrepreneurs who have tight schedules. Therefore by being able to hire a virtual assistant for simple tasks off-contract is becoming more and more appealing. Doing a search on freelance websites like www.odesk.com quickly shows over 1,000 job postings with ‘virtual assistant’ in the title. Continue reading

Hourly Jobs vs. Fixed Price Jobs

Since I started working from home, I have been asked several times on how I charge my clients for the online tasks I did for them. And since I wanted to encourage some of my close friends and relatives to try their luck as online worker like me, I would patiently explain to them the basics of working online and it would usually starts from the question: How do I charge my client? Continue reading

No Client? So What Should We Do?

I have been managing my career online for the past two years and it greatly helped me and my family when it comes to our finances. As for me and my fellow workers online, the more tasks we have the more earnings we could have that is why we make it a point to fulfill our commitments to our clients. I was lucky to have a regular client for the past two years who pays me on a monthly basis as a Social Media Manager aside from my other online writing jobs. Continue reading

Does A Virtual Assistant Really Need Certification?

Becoming a Virtual Assistant had been very appealing nowadays especially for people who get tired of working in the corporate world and would just love to offer their skills and expertise to employers who are looking for workers online. There is no question about the perks and joys of earning while staying at home with your family no wonder lots of people are now aspiring to become a Virtual Assistant.

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VA – Programmer

VA – Programmer

VA – Programmer

Do you have plans of taking your business or personal diary into the virtual world? This could be a step up on your ventures but just like any other people who now take full advantage of the worldwide web you are probably as clueless as they are when they made their first attempt. Perhaps you are confident enough to write posts on your blogs or to be able to manage your online store just like the way you do in real life but the question is—can you start creating your own site from scratch?

You don’t have to force yourself to answer yes and waste your precious time in figuring out how to do it. The clock is ticking and nothing can be more precious than days wasted in doing the daunting task of creating your website. For all you know, there are professional VA-Programmers out there all ready to give a helping hand and share their knowledge and skills—for a fee of course.

VA-Programmers are people who work online providing technical assistance in making your website at the same time implement optimization tricks to give it a concrete presence online. VA-Programmers do not just create and design web sites but more on keeping your site running all the time. They create and maintain your site’s database, incorporate Web Application Development, Software Evaluation and a lot more technical applications to give your site the right boost.

Bringing your business into the virtual world may seem easy but competition is tougher in here. Without proper coding and optimization on your site, your business can be left behind by others who take prior time and budget in doing so. At first, you may try to save up on professional fees and just ask anyone you know who have little knowledge about programming a website. But in the end, you would surely end up into nothing.

Hiring a VA-Programmer is more economical than taking someone from a company who does programming. As VA’s, you could hire and pay them only for the time that they’ve worked for your site. Communication is also easier especially when you are both online as s/he incorporate technical works for your hub online. In the long run, you would see that the return of investment in making a website for your business is worth the fees you pay for you VA-Programmer.

Be competitive among your business rivals through your top notch website, armed with rich optimization and coding techniques done by your VA-Programmer.