We all have had the Zone. I am not talking about the Zone where everything works perfectly all day, everyone’s skin is sparkly and mom serves you pie after dinner. I am talking about the “I-don’t-feel-like-working-zone”.
Your success in business depends on your ability to navigate that zone. Guess what. No one has the answer to that question except you. Do not spend money on courses that promise to help you get over your procrastination. Here are a few tips to figure out what to do. Read more
How to Build a Successful Virtual Assistant Business
By Janice Byer and Elayne Whitfied- Parr
Virtual Assistants are new to the business world. One of the professions made possible by the web, they are a growing segment of resources for the small and solo business owner. This book gives anyone who thinks they want to be a virtual assistant, the opportunity to get the basics down. The section on ?How to Know if you are Cut out to be a VA? is one of the most important sections for anyone to read. This book gives you the good and the bad to think about. One thing they left out is do you like people? Having personally gone through the process of hiring a VA (I have a great one now, if you want her number, contact me) I learned that many of the VA?s did not appear to like people, much less want to serve them. I think they should have added that in. They cover what you need, business plans and how specialty industries require specialty services. This is a great section; it really helps a new VA get on track with their different clients.
I am a little surprised that they list a typewriter and a rolodex as things you need. I wonder if anyone under 30 even knows what a rolodex is. There are some tips about working from home and working the VA business part time. It?s important to learn balance and how to get it all done. They list organizations you can join and where to get ongoing education. While they do not specifically note a successful business revenue model to use, if you take a cue from this book, there is a lot of money in the education of VA?s. After all, you can only work so many hours a day.
This book is a California 8!
I tell people all the time, get a virtual assistant to help you be more organized. They reasons why they never do are the following:
1. They can?t afford one
2. They don?t know what they would have her do Read more