virtual assistant: Not Your Average Virtual Assistant - 10/12/18 03:08 PM
You have been searching for a virtual assistant to meet your needs. You have looked on multiple different websites and have seen a variety of different skill sets and prices vary just as much! What is the right answer? It really depends on what you want in your assistant! Here are some questions to ask yourself.
Are you looking for somebody who will do the job once and move on? 
This may be a task that is quick and easy, and you won’t need future assistance on. Hiring an individual on a virtual assistant hiring board website may be the way to go.
Do … (0 comments)

virtual assistant: The Hive Method - 08/02/18 05:33 PM
Have you ever looked at a bee’s hive? I mean REALLY looked. 
No? As a an entrepreneur, maybe you should take the time to watch the bees. Watch how they all work together. Notice how they all have the same goal. Recognize how every single bee has a job. Every single bee is important. Every single bee makes a difference.
There are many things one can learn from a beehive. This article goes into more detail on the specifics, but there are basics too. There is a specific mentality in a beehive. It is the survival of the hive. Every bee works together … (0 comments)

virtual assistant: Do You Have a Real Estate Assistant? - 05/16/18 07:20 PM
Balance working with a virtual and an in-house assistant.
Having an in-house real estate assistant can be a great asset to your business. They should be able to help you with your everyday tasks, and assist you with other tasks as needed. But most likely they can’t do everything, all of the time. That is where a virtual team member comes in. 
What is the difference between an in-house assistant’s abilities, and a virtual team member’s abilities? It all depends on what you need. Your real estate assistant may be fantastic with marketing and assisting with transaction coordination, but isn’t great at calling … (0 comments)

virtual assistant: What Can a Virtual Assistant Do? - 09/22/17 04:20 PM
If you are reading this you probably know how much virtual assisting has grown over the recent years, and are wondering what exactly can a VA (virtual assistant) do? It really depends on what you need from a VA.
Every VA has a different skill set to bring to the table. There are general virtual assistants who can do basic computer work, scheduling, and even help you get organized with your computer files. They may even offer to do your email correspondence for you. This would be somebody who would have the same general tasks as an in-office assistant without actually being … (0 comments)

virtual assistant: Outsourcing IS Ok! - 07/22/17 05:10 PM
Owning your own company or being an independent contractor can mean that you have the weight of the world on your shoulders. You feel that you have built your world from the ground up, and nobody else can do it like you can. While that might be true, some things can be outsourced. To be successful and work smarter, not harder, you may need to expand your horizons and put trust into others.
There are some things you need to understand before you outsource any of your tasks. The first and most important thing is that nobody will do the job exactly … (2 comments)

virtual assistant: Face Your Fears - 06/24/17 05:37 PM
When you think about different opportunities in your life, do you let fear take over? Are a few of the thoughts that run through your mind, “Will I do enough?,” “What if it doesn’t work out?,” or even “What if I lose money instead of make money?.” Sometimes our fears can prevent us from taking a leap and making possibly the best decision in our lives. So how can you keep your fears at bay and focus on the good possibilities? 
The first thing to do is to make a list of pros and cons. If you have a great idea, or … (1 comments)

virtual assistant: Easy April Fools' Pranks - 03/31/17 06:17 PM
It is April 1st tomorrow, and you all know what that means! Time for pranks and fun. This has been a long time tradition that grows stronger every year. There are everything from major pranks, to easy and harmless pranks. I have gathered some easy April Fools' pranks for you to try out!
Pranks for Kids: (Gathered from Mommy Poppins)
Put a egg-dye tab on your kid’s faucet so in the morning the water runs out in a totally different color!
Stuff something soft into your child’s shoes toward the toes. When they go to put them on they won’t understand why they can’t … (4 comments)

virtual assistant: The Best Vegetables for Container Gardening - 03/25/17 12:39 PM

Last week we talked about Spring Cleaning. Another thing to start thinking about with spring, is gardening. Are you an avid gardener and have a huge, beautiful garden? Or do you have limited space and time for a garden? I currently have the room for a full garden, but I haven’t had much success, so I am starting a container vegetable garden. I have compiled a list of the best vegetables for a container garden.
Tomatoes: These are great to grow in containers. The main tips with these are that you need to make sure the soil is damp, not wet, you … (2 comments)

virtual assistant: Spring Cleaning: Where to Start - 03/19/17 11:54 AM

Now that spring is officially here, it is time to think about spring cleaning! First lets think about why we spring clean. When fall comes people open their windows, let the fall breezes come in. Quickly the windows get closed, and winter sets in. During winter months, the house stays closed up. Sometimes cold and flu germs run rampant on your home. You can change your air filter, sanitize everything, and it will still feel stuffy when spring comes. Spring cleaning is to focus on cleaning away the months of germs, dust, and things that have collected over the months of … (2 comments)

virtual assistant: The History of Daylight Savings - 03/11/17 06:40 PM
As most of you know, it is time to spring forward and change our clocks. But do you know why Daylight Savings Time exists?
The original idea was to save energy and make better use of the daylight. This started back in ancient civilizations where they would follow the Sun’s schedule and wake with the rising sun. Ben Franklin suggested in 1784 to make use of the morning light to save on the cost of candles, but Canada was the first to start DST in 1908, followed by Germany in 1916.
The United States introduced “Fast Time” in 1918 after Robert Garland came … (4 comments)

virtual assistant: Is Your Database Functional? - 02/25/17 08:17 AM
If you are new to real estate, or have been in it awhile, you have heard about managing your database. It is also called a CRM (Customer Relationship Management). So the real question is, are you managing your customer relationships how you should be?
For most agents, this is one spot that falls short due to lack of time and know-how. It isn’t that you don’t want to do it, but it is hard to keep up with it all and make sure you are doing it right.
First of all, what database are you using to keep it all organized? … (2 comments)

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