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  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 3:51 pm on May 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    That’s It… I Only Get 24 Hours A Day?! 

    In 24 hrs there are only so many hours that you can work. From my recollection & doing a little math……yep, that’s right you only get 24 hrs in a day. You may have a42-15529727 lot of work to do and want to get it all done but you can only do so much in a typical work day. You can’t possibly work a whole 24 hrs straight. Or could you? Or are you trying to? You might be able to squeeze out a good 8, 10 or even 16 hours to get your work done.

    Seems like no one has been able to get more than 24 hours a day so you have to make the best use of your time. How will you organize your time & your day to be more productive? Time can be a real monster when it starts to slip away. When you try to pile too much work into your work day, thinking that you can get it all done, you tend to loose control & time slips right by you.

    With a limited amount of hours that you work in, you only have so much time to get things done, on time & not to mention, correctly. Once you become bombarded with your daily work schedule & things start to pile up, you see that you really don’t have all 24 hrs to work in.

    Yeah there’s one thing such as pulling an “all nighter”, but really, how many times can you continue to do that and still remain successful and productive? Come on now, really how can you? Sometimes you just got to bite the bullet and reach out for assistance. Getting assistance to help you manage your daily workload with your business or projects is a great way to go. Well, what kind of assistance you may ask? Well getting assistance in the form of outsourcing. Outsourcing assistance doesn’t take away from your business, it only adds to your business and helps you to be more productive.

    Working with a beneficial outsourcing firm such as Clerical Business Solutions can assist you in becoming more productive in your day, help you with your business management and help you to reduce your time from becoming an “all nighter”. You only have a set amount of time in your day to get things done. Trying to pull 24 hour days is bad for business and your health.

    So come on in the door is open, step into my humble abode and take a load off. Relax your mind & see how well that you & Clerical Business Solutions can work together.

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  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 4:11 pm on April 7, 2008 Permalink | Reply
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    Get A Wiki For Your Business Or Personal Needs 

    Professionals & businesses are using wikis in their everyday work. Who can use a Wiki ? Teachers, Educators, Entrepreneurs, Doctors, Journalists, Individuals, Photographers, Chef, Scientists, Computer Experts, CEO, Organizations, all kinds of professionals & businesses. The list goes on & on.

    What is a Wiki ? Wiki (wik’e): It’s a collaborative website workspace that one person or multiple people can edit together, share files, documents and collaborate.

    Here’s a sampling of some of the wiki resources and ideas,so you can start using a wiki for your business or personal needs.

    LEARN BY DOING:
    Sites that offer easy-to-use and (in some cases) free wiki tools
    PB Wiki http://www.pbwiki.com
    WetPaint http://www.wetpaint.com
    BackPack http://www.backpackit.com
    Wiki.com http://www.wiki.com

    Wiki “communities”:
    The folks behind Wikipedia are offering a new service to those who want to create a wiki-style resource on any topic
    Wikia http://www.wikia.com

    Wikis FOR THE “Enterprise”:
    These companies offer wiki-software solutions used in corporate environments for functions such as customer support or knowledge management systems
    Atlassian http://www.atlassian.com
    Customer Vision http://www.customervision.com
    iUpload http://www.iupload.com
    Social Text http://www.socialtext.com

     
  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 3:08 pm on September 13, 2007 Permalink | Reply
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    Virtual Assistants vs. Virtual Staffing Companies 

    Do Virtual Assistant Staffing Agencies help or hurt the Virtual Assistant Industry?  Well… yes and no. There are some good and bad Virtual Assistant Staffing Agencies that aren’t a good look for the Virtual Assistant Industry. Because of a few bad companies some clients get burned by them and may form a bad opinion about the entire Virtual Assistant Industry. When that happens some good and potiential clients may not give a second thought to trying a professional independent Virtual Assistant company.

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    Some staffing companies promote their workers as being able to do everything in the world. In reality no one person or company can do everything in the world, providing every service. Thats like an accountant trying to be a nurse, doctor, and run a business. When they promote their VA’s as being able to accomplish every tasks then you have to wonder, how true is this. The employees of some of these staffing agencies have been known to not do the work, produce substandard work or half way complete assignments.

    Through a staffing company, the clients are handed to the employee. Some staffing companies promote how cheap their services are, which are from $8 -$15 an hour some are as low as $ 5.00 an hour. Cheap doesn’t always mean a bargain. But with a professional independent Virtual Assistant many of them work hard for their clients. They have invested time and energy in their clients business or projects. The success of a clients business is their success. When their clients succeed they succeed.

    Like I stated in my other post ” On The Rise To The Top & Counting!” the Vitual Assistant industry is growing by leaps & bounds and people are learning about it everyday. Once you learn about a professional Virtual Assistant then you learn the value of contracting and doing business with one. The good name of professional Virtual Assistants is being damaged by some of the bad virtual staffing agencies. Some of them have inexperienced workers sometimes inexperience can lead to substandard work.

    In the end you get what you pay for. Some of these staffing agencies have cheap prices that they try to pass off as a bargain. Their cheap prices are appealing & tempting to prospective clients. As you can see there is a big difference between professional Virtual Assistants and virtual staffing companies.

    When you learn about a professional Virtual Assistant then you learn what they are, their value & benefit to your company or projects, what should you should & shouldn’t expect from them.

    Professional Virtual Assistants don’t promote themselves as being able to do everything in the world. If you find one that does then that may be misleading or it could be true. You can decide what’s best for you.

    That’s why there are so many Virtual Assistants because alot of them have a niche, specific services and/or similar services. No one person or company can be all things to all people. Professional Virtual Assistants have a variety of skills and services.

    Dirt cheap assistance ends up costing the customer more in the long run. Some staffing companies try to get the clients to spend more money. But with a professional Virtual Assistant they don’t coax you into spending more money. You decide what services to purchase, how often and when.

    Virtual Assistants are independent business owners or a Multi-VA practice that provide administrative assistance and other business services to business owners, individuals and professionals.  Workers at virtual staffing agencies are remote workers, freelancers & employees, there’s a big difference. A note to Virtual Assistants: make sure that you know your skills and know them well when you promote your business.

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    • Darrell Williams - Right-Hand-Man Virtual Assistant Services 2:34 pm on September 17, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      I just wanted to make a distinction between Multi-VA practices and virtual staffing agencies. A Multi-VA practice is a team of virtual assistants. They either work together on projects or the team member that has the most experience and skills in the area of the project completes the project.

      Usually the rates are the same as other VAs. Utilizing a Multi-VA team means that there is always an expert available to you for whatever tasks you need completed.

      • Clerical Business Solutions 3:13 pm on September 17, 2007 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Darrell,

        That’s good that you point that out because many business owners or professionals need to know that when deciding on which method to use such as a multi-va practice or a freelance agency.

        Clerical Business Solutions
        Business Strategy Consulting & Virtual Assistant
        Renee~Business Consultant & Virtual Assistant
        http://www.clericalsolutionsinc.net

    • Richard 9:31 am on October 11, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Hi, Today I visit Your site. It’s content are very informative and good.

      • Clerical Business Solutions 10:20 am on October 12, 2008 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Richard,

        Thanks for visiting, glad that you found it informative

        Clerical Business Solutions
        Business Strategy Consulting & Virtual Assistance
        Renee~Business Strategist & VA
        http://www.clericalsolutionsinc.net

    • Joyce 7:48 pm on January 16, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks

  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 10:58 pm on August 17, 2007 Permalink | Reply
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    10 Reasons To Hire A Virtual Assistant 

    There are many reasons to hire a Virtual Assistant and many of them do a great job for your business or projects. But here are just a few/ a top-ten list of the many reasons to work with a Virtual Assistant. Once you begin to work with a Virtual Assistant (VA) you will find many MORE REASONS to continue working with a Virtual Assistant:

    TOP10LIST

    1. Flexible Virtual Assistant Services – Virtual Assistants are tax deductible. Most are available after normal working hours or when you need them.

    2. Virtual Assistants are committed to the services that they provide and they are a cost effective solution for everyone.

    3. Virtual Assistants work from their own offices, not in your home or office taking up space.

    4. You only pay for the hours that they work or the service that they provide.

    5. Your success is their success and they are a 100 % invested in your business or projects.

    6. Most Virtual Assistants can offer services on a short term, long term, temporary or emergency basis.

    7. A Virtual Assistant is not your employee, they are Administrative Professionals & Independent Business Owners who are very experienced in many areas of business.

    8. They pay for their own taxes, supplies, insurance and office space.

    9. You can delegate your office tasks to a V A to get you some free time.

    10. You have to pay expenses in hiring and training an employee or temp.

     
    • suntoni 12:25 am on October 14, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Is a Virtual Assistant certified inanything, ifso, what?

      • Clerical Business Solutions 3:56 am on October 14, 2007 Permalink | Reply

        Suntoni,

        Virtual Assistants are ceritfied in many areas like bookeeping, business management, business consulting, accounting, web design, computers, computer applications, office management and more. The backgrounds of Virtual Assistants vary from one to another. Virtual Assistants are very diverse.

        Clerical Business Solutions
        Business Strategy Consulting & Virtual Assistant Service
        “Solutions Start Here!”
        Renee~Business Consultant & Virtual Assistant
        http://www.clericalsolutionsinc.net

    • altheatan 8:14 am on November 29, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Hiring a virtual assistant is less expensive than hiring an employee. Moreover, there is also less hassle in dealing with a virtual assistant than an employee. They are less likely to complain with the salary, benefits and everything.

      • Clerical Business Solutions 8:33 am on November 29, 2007 Permalink | Reply

        Altheatan,

        That’s true, that Virtual Assistant services can be very inexpensive. Many solo-professionals have choosen to just to work with a professional Virtual Assistant than hiring an in-house assistant.

        I have a client of mine who did that very thing, opted to only work with a Virtual Assistant company. He chose to work with me to help keep his costs low and maintain his projects.

        Clerical Business Solutions
        Business Strategy Consulting & Virtual Assistant
        “Solutions Start Here!”
        Renee~Business Consultant & Virtual Assistant (VA)
        http://www.clericalsolutionsinc.net

    • ellathinks 9:14 am on October 2, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Definitely! as a virtual assistant, everything you need, want, and asked for will be feed to you. whatever it is, a VA is what you’re looking for.

      • Clerical Business Solutions 8:00 am on October 3, 2008 Permalink | Reply

        Ellathinks,

        Many people have found that out just by working with a Virtual Assistant. A Virtual Assistant will be there for you when you need them unlike most employees.

        Clerical Business Solutions
        Business Management Co. & Virtual Assistant Services
        “Solutions Start Here!”
        Renee~Business Consultant & VA
        http://www.clericalsolutionsinc.net

    • virtual assistants 7:31 am on August 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Great post.
      I agree with you.
      Really virtual assistants are inexpensive and are very useful to make money for any company. Most of virtual assistants provides service from home.
      Thanks for sharing…

      Regards,
      Virtual Assistants

    • Racho Alberto Jr L. 6:55 am on March 9, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Virtual assistant is a big help of any business, I am working as Virtual assistant, we provide all the needs of our clients, we help them to expand there business with minimal cost.

  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 7:37 pm on August 17, 2007 Permalink | Reply
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    What Is A Virtual Assistant? 

    A Virtual Assistant is an Executive Administrative Office Professional & Business Owner that provides administrative office support and various business support services to entreprenuers, professionals, business owners, individuals, managers, executives and organizations. Many of them are well versed in various types of business management functions.

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    They are highly skilled professionals, independent contractors and entreprenuers. They assist you in a virtual/ online capacity using the internet, phone, email, sometimes in person, fax, postal mail, various courier services, instant messaging services, skype etc.. to complete tasks for their clients.

    Virtual Assistants are known as VA’s, Virtual Business Assistant, Virtual Office Administrator, Virtual Secretary, Virtual Executive, Online Business Manager etc… These are a few of the many names associated with Virtual Assistants.

    Virtual Assistants are available to you when you need them or at a scheduled time and not in your home or office taking up space or on coffee breaks. They are available on a retainer basis, hourly basis or purchase a service. Unlike a temporary employee, you can get continous great service from the same committed person every time and without the problems of hiring an in-house employee or temp.

    Virtual Assistants offer a variety of services and are very experienced. They offer services ranging from administrative/ office support, art dealer, real estate, consulting, bookkeeping, accounting, business management, web design, data entry, publisher, writer, marketing, six sigma, strategic planning, computer expert, grant writing, data entry, resumes, thesis, manuscripts, typing, copy typing, personal assistant, blogs, research and MUCH MORE!

    The list of services goes on and on.  You just have to find the right Virtual Assistant for your needs.

    Remember that a Virtual Assistant is an independent contractor and they do not become a part of your business or projects.  If you and the Virtual Assistant that you choose, make an agreement then they can become apart of your business.

    Mostly they are there to provide a helping hand and can become an extension to your office. You can call on a Virtual Assistant one time or as many times as you need them, even if you do have a lot of employees. You don’t have to have a business or employees to use the services of most Virtual Assistants.

    It is important that a customer, who chooses a Virtual Assistant, look to see if that Virtual Assistant has the skills that they need.  There are some Virtual Assistants that may not take it seriously and treat it as an extra hobby, but don’t let that keep you from using a Virtual Assistants services because there are a lot of qualified Virtual Assistants out there.

    Just search for the Virtual Assistant with the skills that you need to complete your tasks.

     
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