Shocking Confessions of a Virtual Assistant

Let us dig deeper and find reasons you become a virtual assistant. Not everybody can handle learning multiple skills. The right experience takes more than passion and commitment. You have reasons why you want to become one. You need a job, money and a way to balance your work, family and personal  life. Or you cannot handle working with people who are into office politics. Dislike the long commute. You are better off working alone. There are many reasons you should consider of becoming a virtual assistant.

I asked several virtual assistants and come up with a list why they choose to become a virtual assistant. In no particular order, I sum up the top 10 reasons they gave me.

  1. Most married women tell me being one allows them to manage their time with family. Managing time with work, kids and family are the number one reason. Part of the result are the single parents and single women who made up at least 4%. Their number one reason is to make time for everything they do.
  2. Getting rid of distractions of commuting  and travelling long hours to work.
  3. Make more money as compared to a 9 to 5 job which offers a fix or hourly income in pesos.
  4. Travel more.
  5. Be in control of expenses.
  6. For medical reasons
  7. For health reasons
  8. Have more opportunities and skills to grow.
  9. Be more flexible in managing time and other business opportunities.
  10. Explore the career options who are in the administrative and secretarial field.

Find the purpose to be a part of the virtual community that helps you to excel in your niche. It is not all about money. It takes passion and commitment to be able to find the resources you need. You also need to connect with the community for guidance and directions. Use the internet resources to your advantage and never stop learning.


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10 Blogging Tips To Get Free Traffic

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Blogging is one way to share our experiences and our knowledge. We are constantly faced with the issues of getting traffic to our blog. We all know that traffic is the life blood of any business. At any point, you may ask yourself “What am I doing wrong with my blog?”. You need to assess your blog using SEO metrics and its readability. 

If you’re getting started or you need more organic free traffic to your blog. Read the tips below and apply them consistently. However, I cannot guarantee the number of visitors going to your blog. Follow the steps and you will be on your way.

  1. Leave genuine comments on other people’s blogs.
  2. Make it short and relevant to the topic you are commenting.
  3. Blog or write in a week. Every day is not advisable.
  4. Write more about how you can help others. Not the way around.
  5. Provide resources for your readers.
  6. Share your content on social media.
  7. Develop the habit of linking and publishing posts to sites that will help you in a month.
  8. Optimize your blog for search engines.
  9. Make your content fresh, attractive and simple.
  10. Create content for guests post. Do guest posting on someone else’s site.

We all mistakes. What you need to do is to your research. Find that works well with your business. There are different ways to get leads and increase your website traffic. Make sure to follow the rules. It takes a lot of time to get to your goal. Let’s say you have a goal of getting 5k Leads. It might take you three or more years to increase your online presence. You do not need to worry that you might end up as a failure. Every effort in getting free traffic takes time. So do not be too hard on yourself. Work on one thing at a time.


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Free Virtual Assistant Online Jobs Seek Resources

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Looking a for a home based online job can be complicated and takes a lot effort. For the past years, online jobs have increased and have been successful targeting freelancers and people with a specializing set of skills. A lot of us would take the time to build our reputation online and find a job. Yet the world of the internet is vast. Thus, give us a lot of opportunities. When we see other people become successful at what they are doing. We also reach to a point of finding that success for our own.

Success is inevitable without action. Action is the start of success. What do we do about it? Simple. We research the best and top online jobs seek resources the internet has to offer. What I have below are lists that I collected for the past months. I call it the best online jobs seek resources for virtual assistants. These sites are great sources for new jobs, new opportunities for everyone who barely found their success and they want to find it online. 

What you can do is to browse each site, read the pricing and payment agreements and how you can land a client. Getting a client is not easy. While doing my research, I focus on two aspects of finding sites and companies that anyone can use online to find a job. My criteria for these online job resources is they need to be legitimate, offer online jobs and can accept international freelancers.

1. Elance
3. Upwork (Formerly Odesk)
4. Craigslist
5. Fiverr
6. Virtual Assistants
6. Virtual Coworker
7. Freelancer
8. Virtual Staff Finder
9. Jobstreet
10. Myoutdesk
11. Linkedin
12. Virtual Assistant Jobs
13. Guru 
14. Vanetworking 
15. Freelancer
16. Amazon Mechanical Turk
17. Ziptask
19. Staff
20. Truelancer
21. Task Army
22. Rent- ACoder
23. TaskRabbit
24. PeoplePerHour
25. iFreelance
26. Outsourcely
27 Hiremymom
28. Adtriboo
29. Job-Drop
30. Flexjobs
31. Backdoorjobs 
32. Coolworks 
33. Behance 
34. Flexprofessionals
35. Toptal
36. 99designs
37. Freelance Writing Jobs
38. Demand Media
39. College Recruiter
40. Project4Hire
41. Simplyhired
42. Damongo
43. StudioD Talent Network
44. Fourrer
45. Findeavor
46. Freelanced
47. GenuineJobs
48. Gigblasters
49. Gigbucks
50. Gigdollars
51. Greatlance
52. ImGigz
53. JustAnswer
54. Jobboy
55. Microworkers
56. Rapidworkers
57. Shorttask
58. Smashing Jobs
59. StudentFreelance
60. Tenbux
61. Tutor
62. We work remotely
63. Workhoppers
64. YunoJuno
65. Zeerk

66. Remote  – used to be

For Writers and Editors:

66. Freelance Writing Gigs
67. Government Bids
68. Journalism jobs
69. Online Writing Jobs
70. Problogger
71. RedGage
72. Scribendi
73. Textbroker
74. Triond
75. Writerbay

For Designers and Programmers

76. Artwanted
77. Authenticjobs
78. CrowdSpring
79. Coroflot
80. DesignCrowd
81. Envato Studio
82. Field Nation
83. Hexi Design
84. Joomlancers
85. Programmer meet Designer
86. Project4Hire
87. SEOClerks
88. Top Coder

Online Teaching Jobs
89. HigherEdJobs
90. GetEducated
91. Aim For A Tutoring
92. TIE Online
93. ETeach International
94. TutorVista
95. Verbling
96. BestTeacher
97. KuKu Speak
98. Sankei English
99. FunnyEdu
100. WonderKidsEnglish

I hope that you were able to find what you need on this post. You have to remember that getting a job takes effort and time. Never underestimate your skills, always try to learn something every day. Take time to learn and be accountable.


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The Power of Thank You

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Real life situations can be selfish. People who deserve appreciation are sometimes neglected. In the workplace, we often not take notice of how we say “thank you” can make big changes to the way we work. Even in the virtual workforce, we do not seem to value the power of thank you. There are reasons we do not reciprocate everyone’s efforts. Maybe we do not care. Probably we do not say it much because it does not matter.  

The effect of saying thank you will help boost your mood and attitude. Letting them know if they do great on their tasks will make a difference on their productivity at work. It is one way of appreciating them and reciprocating their efforts. It gives you a boost of confidence. It makes you feel accepted. You must form a habit by thanking everyone whether you know them or not.  

The virtual workplace can be lonely and isolating. Being sensitive to their needs can make them happy. Do take the initiative if you are the employer, employee, supervisor or the virtual worker. It does not take much effort to make someone’s day good. Small efforts do count. Make it a habit to be grateful each day. You do not need to think too much. It is a simple act that makes you a better person. The bright side of working together will produce positive results in how you react to people who say thank you.

Have you said thank you to the first person who helps you today? You should start now. Tell them how they make a difference in your life. You should motivate yourself to take extra effort. This habit makes you sincere without expecting anything in return. Saying it allows other people to respond “You’re Welcome”. That is the power of thank you. 


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