Category: Blog

  • Does my business need to be online?

    Does my business need to be online?

    Are you a business owner wondering if you should put your business online? Do you need a website or would social media account pages be enough? Have you ever joined a specific business-type listing site?  These are great questions and most likely the answer is yes, you should be online in one or more form,…

  • A Look Into Virtual Assistance

    A Look Into Virtual Assistance

    What are some of the things a #virtualassistant does? Why are they called “virtual assistants”? Working As a virtual assistant for over 18 years, I help businesses, #lifecoaches and consultants with their administrative tasks, from my own “virtual” office. One of the things a virtual assistant can do is research. In my own research, recently…

  • Delegation

    Delegation

    Republished from 2007 Delegation is a word that is spoken often, yet seldom truly understood.  There are so many ways to delegate. To prepare yourself for delegating, try thinking about these common questions in relationship to your workload. Where do I start? What do I delegate? How do I share my needs? Start with listing…

  • Level Up or Stay Put!

    Level Up or Stay Put!

    Do you love seeing all the new posts and catchy email subject lines about taking your business to the next level?  January is a month full of these catchy emails and posts with titles like: First step to 7 figures; 6 Things you must quit doing; Save hundreds of hours marketing & make thousands more…

  • Common Characteristics of Small Business Owners and Consultants

    Common Characteristics of Small Business Owners and Consultants

    Some common characteristics of small business owners, coaches and solopreneurs include: Drowning in paperwork Working too many hours Wanting to stay up-to-date on the latest business trends Stressed out over deadlines and missed opportunities burying yourself in the “how” details to avoid doing My first few years in business I was working 60- 70 hours…

  • Self-Care Series:  Lack of Self-Care Effects Happiness

    Self-Care Series: Lack of Self-Care Effects Happiness

    Self-care is often seen as a luxury by so many people but did you know that it can lean to a happier, longer life?  Without self-care, you’re likely to end up feeling stressed, tired and generally unhappy.  The lack of self-care in your life can also lead to exhaustion. When you aren’t taking care of yourself,…

  • Self-Care Series:  Recognizing Blind Spots

    Self-Care Series: Recognizing Blind Spots

    When it comes to working on self-care, all of us have different blind spots. These are basically aspects of our own selves that create blocks in our moving forward with self-care.  It could be personality traits, feelings, or actions.  These blind spots can really hamper our self-care efforts. That is why it is so important…

  • Are you Zooming?

    Have you started using zoom? With all of the people working from home, or just staying at home during this pandemic, zoom is becoming an everyday tool for so many people. As a virtual assistant I have been using Zoom, Skype, Slack, and other online video conferencing tools for a while. And like so many,…

  • Changing Times Call for Changing Attitudes

    We are entering new territory.  Determining how to stop the spread of COVID-19 and the recommendations for social distancing are important, however, so are the feelings all of this change is bringing out in each of us. I have chosen to remain calm and hopeful.  I trust in God and know that he answers prayers.…

  • ICANN to increase .com prices

    Today I read an interesting and concerning blog post by  Richard Kirkendall of NameCheap.  You can read the full post at https://www.namecheap.com/blog/icann-allows-com-price-increases-gets-more-money/?utm_source=Iterable&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Service_DomCPIv3_20200210 The basic points of the article are that ICANN and Verisign have entered a secret deal to raise the prices on .com domain names which will directly effect all domain names and all…

  • Do you have a Privacy Policy?

    A privacy policy is an online document telling visitors to your website what information you collect and what you do with that information.   It is an explanation of what you are doing with information you may gather of visitors to your website. Our privacy policy is listed on my website privacy policy page.  Does your…

  • My Office Moves – Does Yours?

    This is my office this afternoon.  Today is August 2 and as I sit here looking out at the beautiful sunshine and the feel the warm breeze, I can’t believe that I’m actually sitting by the water writing this.   I am truly thankful and blessed for the opportunity to work virtually.  My office goes where…