And the winner is……

The winner for the teleclass title contest is Beatrice Jan from New York.

YAY!  Congratulations!

Beatrice Jan was an executive assistant for 10 years and is now looking to change her employee status to self-employment….indepedent contractor….Virtual Assistant career.  The title she submitted was “How to Design your Virtual Assistant Career”.  Great title,  Beatrice Jan!

Thank you all for participating in the contest.  Your titles were fantastic.

The teleclass will be introduced in January 2009 with a not-to-miss discount.

See you in 2009! Happy New Year!


Vote for Virtual Assistant Teleclass Title

Several contesters entered……four titles were picked and posted on this Weblog and….. now it is time for the people to vote.

The title with the most combined votes will win the telecourse for more than 50% off  the tuition.

All votes will be counted on December 29, 2008.

Also, place your vote in Ask500People

Virtual Assistant Teleclass Contest

I need your help.  While I was working on the 6-week Virtual Assistant workshop teleseries scheduled to being in February 2009, I realized that the title for the workshop isn’t the right fit.  “Are you ready to be a VA?” doesn’t seem to click. So this is where you come in. How would you like the opportunity to weigh in? Not only that, you could earn more than 50% discount off the price of this 6 week course! How? You ask…Why don’t you come up with a GREAT title!? Yes, you submit 1-2 titles to be considered for this event and if yours is chosen, you win the VA workshop for only $147!  Yes, more than 50% off the $297 full price! Get a heads up on the dynamics of research and development and see how fun it can really be!
Here’s some helpful tips.
The 6-week workshop teleseries will include these and other topics:
  • Legal aspects of a self-employed business
  • Accounting 101
  • Organizing and delegating
  • Bartering and joint ventures
  • Importance of branding, having a business plan, advertising
  • Attracting your ideal client
  • Focusing on the work you LOVE
  • The transition between employee and self-employment

Guidlelines for the contest please follow carefully:

  • Google search the titles before submitting. Why?  As a precaution and a helpful tip, titles should be researched this will prevent using a title that is already being used
  • Titles can be unique, catchy and inviting
  • Submit 1-2 titles to VA Workshop Title Contest Form
  • Deadline is December 24, 2008

Psst…little secret submit 2 titles to increase your chances to win.

4 titles will be selected and posted on DC,inc Weblog Poll and on where people from all over the world will vote.   After the selected titles are posted I will forward you a link. With this link, you will be able to see the status of your vote and ask your friends/family to help you win.
The person with the highest combined vote wins.

Act quickly!  This your chance to practice your VA skills and have some fun!
Good luck!

What a Fabulous VA Teleconference!

What a fabulous Virtual Assistant Teleconference we had on Tuesday Dec. 16, 2008!
It was wonderful to share my journey through self-employment and answer great questions.  I look forward to more conversations like these in the future!
If you will like to listen to the teleconference visit:

Here is the list of websites mentioned on the call:
  • Paypal: for payment of services and products
  • Google Sites: create a virtual business card/web presence card, easy to use and affordable
For an example visit
  • Google Blogger and WordPress: Blogger very user friendly, WordPress for a professional looking blog. Both are great ways to market your services.
Visit Coqui The Chef Blog:

  • for free/affordable business cards

  • Craigslist and Kijiji: Post wanted/job/products/services ads for free.

  • (Sponsored by American Express): for business networking, meet up with other self-employed professionals

Stay-tuned next week you will receive more information on our up and coming for 2009 Workshop 6-week Series “Are you ready to be a VA?”

Do you wanna be a VA? Teleconference

Hey! Here it is…..the moment you’ve been waiting for……..Do you wanna be a VA? complimentary (meaning free) teleconference.

Hosted by Tara Mullen “the question genie” and founder of

In this teleconference Tania Lopez, our VA specialist will be interviewed regarding the most common questions about becoming a VA. She’ll also share her story of how she accomplished her goal to become a Prosperous Tech Savvy Virtual Assistant.

Plus, you’ll pick up some ‘secrets’ on:

  • how to start your VA business
  • choosing the services you can offer and promote to clients
  • how to develop client’s trust and get hired
  • manage working from home while taking care of kids
  • how being a VA can create additional income

In order to be absolutely sure that you get all your questions addressed, a bonus session is scheduled so that you have more than enough time to ask questions and receive answers.

This teleconference will take approximately 1 hour.

Set your calendar for Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 8pm Eastern, 7pm Central

Are you ready to invest in yourself AND gain new skills?   I invite you to come and take a “look-see” with us on Tuesday.

Use the form/link below to register for the “Wanna Be a VA?” teleconference today.

Form no longer available….


“I cannot do everything, but I can do something.  I must not fail to do the something that I can do.” -Helen Keller

Special gift when you register before December 13, 2008.