Want to be a Virtual Assistant?

Do YOU want be a Virtual Assistant (VA)?

But don’t know what your strengths and talents are that can help you get started?

Technology is changing and VAs are in constant demand, but not just any VA is acceptable.
What are the requirements to be a Virtual Assistant?
  • 100% honesty, reliability, and ethics
  • A commitment to pride in your work quality and the pursuit of self and work/career excellence
  • Intense attention to detail and error checking
  • Proactive, self starter, self manager, and tenacity in finding solutions to problems
  • Professional demeanor and personable/team player attitude who’s passionate about working on the Internet
  • Computer knowledge
Want to find out if you have what it takes?
On this blog post you will find 4 Steps that can help you.
Are you ready? Let’s start:

Step 1
What are your pros and cons?

Being an employee:  List Pros and Cons

Being Self-employed: List Pros andCons

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Step 2

List your skills: (i.e. organizing, cleaning, filing, listening)

List your interest: (i.e. reading, writing, research, entertaining, technology)

List your talents: (i.e. painting, dancing, acting, photography, designing)

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Step 3

What skills/interests/talents can I offer my clients in a way that I feel appreciated and valued?

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Step 4

Now that I have these written down, what are my next steps?

Take these steps to get the ball rolling.

Place a check when done:

1.  Research is essential and can be fun.

These resources can be very useful.  Take time to receive information.

  • Internet
  • library
  • books
  • newspaper

2. Comparing notes and information.

It’s time to gather the resources and find your niche.

  • Write down the pro’s and cons
  • Look into your competition
  • What is the difference between you and your competitors
  • Write, write, write……

3. Choosing how you will market your services/products.

This step takes a lot of consideration especially if money is tight.

Affordable/free ways can be:

  • Blogs (WordPress and Blogger)
  • Google Sites for a Content Management System (CMS)
  • Social Media Networking
  • Business Networking
  • Always have business cards ready
  • Talk to family and friends
  • Offer your services at a discount price in exchange for a testimonial or referral

Investment:

Consider the parts of your work and personal life where you have demonstrated being trustworthy and responsible and list them.

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What’s Cooler than Twitter and Facebook?

Acronyms!

Acronyms!

What are acronyms?

According to Wikipedia: Acronyms and initialisms are abbreviations that are formed using the initial components in a phrase or name. These components may be individual letters as in LOL.

I realized social networking continues to grow and typing a message with as few words as possible is challenging.  Many adults don’t know what LMAO, SMH, TTYS, or ROFL mean. Considering some social networking sites limit how many characters can be used on microblogging and status updates, knowing the most common acronyms is a must.

Twitter only allows 140 characters and Facebook allows 420 characters maximum which means your message has to be short and to the point.

I sat down with two teenagers, my daughter and sister who love to phone text and use AIM (America Online’s Instant Messenger) for chat and asked them to give me the most common and useful acronyms.

Here’s a list of acronyms:

  • ILY- i love you
  • ILY2- i love you too
  • FB- facebook
  • LMBO- laughing my butt off
  • LOL-laughing out loud
  • LML- laughing mad loud
  • ROFL- rolling on the floor
  • TTFN- tata for now
  • BRB- be right back
  • G2G- got to go
  • HBU- how about you
  • BFF- best friend forever
  • BFFL- best friend for life
  • BF- boyfriend
  • GF- girlfriend
  • IDK- i don’t know
  • IDC- i don’t care
  • NM- nothing much
  • NVM- nevermind
  • L8R- later
  • W/- with
  • JK- just kidding
  • JP- just playing
  • IM- instant message (aim)
  • TTYS-talk to you soon
  • WTF?-what the f**k?
  • SMH- shaking my head
  • WE-whatever
  • OMG- oh my God
  • OMB- oh my Buddha
  • WTH?- what the h3ll?
  • TTYL-talk to you later
  • NP-no problem
  • IDR- i don’t remember
  • JC- just chilling
  • IMY- i miss you

Fun symbols to use with your posts:

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Hilarious Social Media Comic Strips!

While I was exploring on the internet for jokes just to brighten up my day. I found a few hilarious images regarding Social Media. I just had to share them with you.

Enjoy and Remember to LOL!

Which is your favorite?