May 22nd, 2011
Dateline May 22, 2011 – With the changing economy, virtual jobs have been a sky-rocketing trend that is now sweeping the globe. More than ever, business owners are resorting to hiring employees from alternative sources to keep expenses down and streamline their processes. That is where Virtual Assistants play a vital role in the evolution of business.
It’s a perfect match for the economical storm that has brewing for the last several years. Employees with experience have been laid off and await new opportunities while employers seek easier ways to keep up production and services without paying for large brick and mortar expenses. In addition, the speed and connectivity of the internet and provided alternative solutions to the age old desk at the office.
It’s easier than ever to launch a virtual career from the comfort of one’s own office at home. In addition, companies like VirtualU.com/jobs have made it easy for virtual career employees to network with employers as a job board for fast connections. Other countries have caught on and America is now on the fast track to creating virtual jobs for a nation in need of new careers.
May 7th, 2011
Opportunities abound! If you have a computer, printer, good work ethic, quiet place to work from home, some marketing time and some kind of business talent, you can have your own virtual career. To jog your brain on some of the virtual jobs out there, here is just a small list of some of the virtual jobs:
• Client and Customer Care
• Website Development and Maintenance
• Social Media Management
• Secretarial Duties
• Skilled Trade
• Real Estate
• Health and Wellness
• General Labor
• Technical Support
• Human Resources
• Management on all Levels
• And more
Once you get the plan together for your business, marketing is the key to exposure. Not great on marketing yourself? Is your phone not ringing with opportunities. Here is an idea. Post your virtual job services on VirtualU.com where employers and virtual assistants network and meet.
May 4th, 2011
You can read more on VirtualU.com like this:
Get this news: I just networked with a gal who told me all about her 4 (yes 4) virtual businesses she is running from home. She has children and she can stay home while making a great living. She is selling coins, doing consignments on Ebay (now has 4000 items online), selling a vitamin line of products and marketing for a radio station! She told me she is raking in more money than she ever saw working in a traditional environment. Virtual jobs on surely on the rise and NOW is a perfect time to jump in.
More news: A prominent real estate broker in Michigan just switched over to 4 real estate virtual assistants instead of in-house employees. The 4 virtual assistants are tickled not to pay $4.19 a gallon for gas to get to work and they save time not commuting. Their are able to get more work time in so they are making more money. What virtual job can you do from home? Need some ideas? There is some great training coming online at VirtualU.com and guidance to save time and money running your own virtual entrepreneurial business. Virtual jobs are exploding!
May 3rd, 2011
Here is a great site, like a meeting place for Employers, to find virtual assistants and virtual employees. Great resource for getting hired in your specific field. You can post whatever kind of virtual job you are willing to do and specifically what you want to be paid. Here is the link: http://www.virtualu.com/jobs/
April 27th, 2011
I think it couldn’t be a better time to consider being a virtual assistant and working from home. A virtual job has many advantages, but here is just one.
Let’s see…at over $4.00 a gallon for fuel and let’s say you go 60 miles round trip to work and get 20 miles to the gallon. If you work a 5 day work week, it’s costing you $240 a month for fuel PLUS the wear and tear on your vehicle! Now let’s add in your precious time of over 20 hours a month in the car driving to and from work. What could you do with a spare 20 hours a month plus an extra $240 in your pocket?
October 8th, 2009
We know the need is out there. There is a huge demand for virtual work these days. There are many virtual assistants making over six figures! So what could be holding up your Virtual Assistant business? There are two keys that will insure your are successful. The first is your specific strategy for your business. It is easy to have a great idea but the carefully planned implementation is everything. Every good business started with a business plan, a direction and an exact plan how to execute. How do you write a business plan? What should it entail? Why is it so important? Check out our latest EBook, Your Guide to a Bulletproof Business and Marketing Plan, and you will get some great ideas from the experts in the Virtual Assistant arena.
The second most important key to your success as a Virtual Assistant is marketing: Done right and done on a budget. With today’s internet, you should have your name plastered on over 1000 sites and those spider to thousands of other sites. How do you do that on a budget? Easy! We can tell you how in Your Guide to a Bulletproof Business and Marketing Plan, as well as TONS OF LINKS in our EBook, Launching Your Virtual Assistant Business for $100.
There is all the information you need to make some serious money as a Virtual Assistant. For both books for $20, you can put your Virtual Assistant business back on track to making a great career from home!
October 2nd, 2009
Specializing in a niche field, like real estate, can lead to a great career as a Virtual Assistant! Ask yourself a few questions: What do you KNOW well? What can you DO well? What do you enjoy? Perhaps you used to be a real estate agent. Convert that knowledge you have in your head, into one of the hottest growing Virtual Assistant fields of expertise! Contact local real estate agents, market yourself as an experienced Virtual Assistant. You can: Create email campaigns for Realtors, update their contact lists, postcards, update their website, input and manage listings, prepare closing docs and a host of other valuable duties.
Why would a Realtor hire a Virtual Assistant? So they can do what they do best: SELL! Most real estate agents dread the paperwork end of their business. They excel in electric personalities and persuasive conversation. Your job is to keep them organized and find systems that can streamline their business. Perhaps you are in charge of marketing to bring in more business. The possibilities are endless. HERE IS THE BEST PART: If you choose agents from different non-competing areas, you can work for several real estate agents at once! Your Real Estate Virtual Assistant business can really blossom! There is a great Business Plan and Marketing EBook here on this site that has a ton of links where you can market yourself and really grow your Real Estate Virtual Assistant business!
February 4th, 2009
When you are looking into running a VA business, there are a few things that you are really going to be looking into:
- You’re going to be looking for support from other virtual assistants so that you can focus, as much as possible, on moving your business in the right direction.
- You’re going to be looking into resources for virtual assistants that will help you to improve the skills that you have and develop the skills that will add to what you have to offer.
- You’re going to be looking for information about software programs and other rools that will help you to grow your business.
In other words, you are going to be looking into more information about those resources for virtual assistants that are going to help you to simplify the process of running your business. What you’re going to find is that there’s a simple way to access many of the resources that you’re lookinkg for: spend some time at Virtual U.
When you do, you’ll be able to connect with others to learn what they’ve done to simplify their businesses. You’ll find that you can find the training that you need to get your business up and running and you’ll have the chance to learn more about software and other products that are going to make running a VA business simpler. Why spend all of your time looking at web sites and searching for information when it’s possible to find access to a variety of great VA resources all in one place?
February 3rd, 2009
One of the things that you are going to want to think about when you start to look into running a VA business is the fact that, no matter what you’re looking into doing with your business, your business is going to be a little bit different than every other one out there. This is a good thing really, and it comes down to the fact that you are going to be running a VA business based on the skills that you are bringing to it.
In other words, when you are running your business, you are going to want to be sure that you are looking into what you have to offer your clients – and you are going to want to understand your skills so that you can set yourself apart from other VAs out there. After all, you are going to find that even when you offer really different services, there is some competition involved.
This is where virtual assistant training comes into play – you are going to be running your VA business based on your abilities and the skills that you have; VA training is going to help you to figure out the best way to market your services and business and to put those skills to work.
Ultimately, running a VA business is all about making sure that you are able to use the skills that you have and to put them to work for you (and your clients); shouldn’t you be sure that you’ve got the skills and tools that you need to make it work?
February 2nd, 2009
One of the most important things that you are going to be able to do when you start to look into running your VA business is going to involve knowing how to explain the benefits of a virtual assistant. In other words, in order to be able to run your VA business, succeed with marketing and focus on attracting additional clients to your business is going to involve your ability to showcase the reasons why working with a virtual assistant will benefit businesses.
If you want to be sure that you are marketing your business as effectively as possible, it’s important to make sure that you are thinking about what you can offer your clients. Similarly, you are going to want to be sure that, while you are running a VA business, you are making an effort to promote the benefits that you discuss.
In order to stress the benefits of working with a virtual assistant when you are promoting your business, you’re going to need to be sure that your clients receive those benefits. Stressing those benefits will only help if your clients see them and experience the ways in which those benefits change the way that they do business.
Ultimately, therefore, what you are going to find is that it’s a good idea to not just tell your clients about the benefits that you can offer them while running your VA business – it’s a much better idea to showcase those benefits in the way that you offer services and support your clients.