How to Boost your Business by Hiring a Virtual Assistant

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If you spent any time in the online business world, you may have heard the term Virtual Assistant, or VA for short, being tossed around.  You are overwhelmed and overworked and thinking this assistant thing might just help.  Let me explain how you can boost your business by hiring a VA! Why Hire a VA? Having a Virtual Assistant allows you to be more focused and productive. You will have MORE TIME to focus on your big-picture business goals and DO the things you love. A Virtual Assistant can help you to scale your business, reaching more people than you ever…

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How to Work from Home, Homeschool and NOT Go Crazy

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When you homeschool, you have to juggle a lot of things. As a parent, you’re already wearing a lot of hats and when you add to it the task of being a teacher as well, you’re going to be very busy. Now, what if you have to work, too? Working from home with children can be a tough task if you don’t have a schedule and a plan for when and how you will work while also caring for the children. Now, add in the task of homeschooling and you can really have your hands full. If you are like…

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How to Quickly Document Your Processes & Manage Expectations

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When you hire a virtual assistant, especially your first, do you have an instruction manual to give them? Probably not. Why is a franchise successful and consistent from Chicago to Moscow? Everything is documented and done the same exact way. If you want a VA who will follow your steps, you need to get the information out of your head and documented. But I do warn you to be flexible because one thing that virtual assistants bring with them is a variety of experience.  They may make suggestions to streamline or change the way you are doing something. Be open to…

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Are You Missing Out on This Benefit of a Virtual Assistant?

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The benefits of saving you time and money are usually the main reasons for hiring a VA. The hidden value or least discussed benefit is one that you can’t put a $-sign to or a time limit on. As a mother to 3 kids, it’s the undervalued benefit of an EMOTIONAL SUPPORT SYSTEM. Now, most people don’t like to talk emotions and all the huggy-feely stuff, but again as a work from home Mom and a woman, these things need to be discussed. Don’t we help our children understand their own emotions and reactions? It’s part of our job as parents to…

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Tailwind VS Board Booster: Which One is Right for You? Updated July 2018

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Updated 7/4/2018 In my business as a Pinterest Strategist, I exclusively use Tailwind to schedule my client’s pins to Pinterest.  Since you may have heard BoardBooster was shut down and has gone out of business since it was not a Pinterest approved partner, you have only a few options left besides Tailwind as a small business owner. You may have heard of Buffer and Hootsuite since they are also commonly used social media schedulers. The Schedule Manually pinning everything you want to pin is incredibly time-consuming.  You could waste 2 to 3 hours a day just pinning things to your boards. …

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