Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Start Your Work-At-Home Journey! Attend the Virtual Assistant Seminar in Manila

Virtual Assistant Seminar by Jomar Hilario

Make this your one of your valuable investment this year! Learn fast "How to be an Effective Virtual Assistant" from Pinoy Internet Mentor Mr. Jomar Hilario. 

Attend the Virtual Assistant Seminar on November 20, 2012 at Rosewood Pointe, Taguig City, from 9am- 6pm.

Reserve your seats here! or if you cannot attend the actual seminar you can avail of the DOWNLOADABLE VERSION.  There is no excuse in learning, Learn whenever or wherever you are.

How to go to Rosewood Pointe, Taguig City:

Grab this opportunity to Earn while having more time for your loved-ones!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Tips to Work Effectively as a Virtual Assistant

Getting your first gig as a Virtual Assistant is a milestone to celebrate and an indicator that you will be starting a new career ahead as a Work-from-Home or a Mobile Worker but more than starting up is the ability to succeed in this new chosen path. Here are some tips that will help you to work effectively as a Virtual Assistant:
  • Set your regular working time - yes its true that being a virtual worker you get to manage your own time. Remember you have the freedom to set the time but it doesn't mean that you are to dilly dally with your working time instead take this opportunity to "set the time" and not just let many distractions at home waste your time. ORGANIZE your schedule, whether you are to work at night or day it doesnt matter because that's the advantage of working from home or a virtual worker you have the ability to set everything.
  • Make a list of tasks to finish - just like setting your time, setting what needs to be finished according to importance or deadline will keep you in the right direction. Make the list visible to your workspace. And track your progress either daily or weekly to keep an eye on your accomplishments and what could you probably adjust.
  • Set up your dedicated workspace - make a separate and comfortable workspace for you, must haves of course are your computer, internet connection, microphone and headset but you can decorate other stuff to make it an enjoyable environment.
  • Set the rules for your family and other home distractions - it would be helpful for you if your family will cooperate during your working time, orient them and explain to your children or other family members why you need not be distracted during those time. 
  • Remove web clutter - everything might be set but once you get started you are tempted to open your email, facebook, twitter and you might be surprised that after checking them you have lost most of your time and also your momentum for the day. As a virtual assistant, those are the tools you need but be careful to delineate what would be the most productive use of those tools.
  • Take a break - since you are not bounded by anything, you may be tempted to continue even if you are supposed to be resting, a short nap or eating should not be neglected because this affect your productivity in the long-run and to avoid burn-out. During your breaktime, leave your work table.
  • Exercise - yes even if you are not commuting to work, you still need to move your body to keep your body healthy and alert mind, instead you are still be working and you would want to give quality time for your family. Remember you are responsible for your well-being.
  • Be present for your family - Take advantage of the quality time with your family since working from home removed your travel time to and fro office, it means you have more time for your family. Take your vacation with them.
  • Continuous Learning - to keep you updated in the current trends for Virtual Assistants like new tools, programs that will give you an advantage to get more clients. Go to seminars like the VA Seminars being offered by Jomar Hilario or buy books, the point is don't be obsolete over time.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Work at Home with Your Family! Be a Pinoy Virtual Assistant

Are you a working mom or dad, you want to earn for your family but missing a lot of time to be with them?
Are you an OFW and looking for alternative to earn and someday go home to be with your growing kids?
Are you aspiring to be an online entrepreneur but doesn't know where to start?

Here is your chance to Attend the Virtual Assistant Seminar to learn how you can work from home by a Filipino Internet Coach, Jomar Hilario.

Date/Time: September 15, 2012/9am to 5pm
Venue: Rosewood Pointe, Taguig City (How to go to Rosewood)

Click here to attend the Virtual Assistant Seminar

Still interested but not in Manila to attend? OFWs? You can download the VA Seminar. Click here to avail of the DOWNLOADABLE VA Seminar. Your downloadable version consists of the ff:

a. Access to the Video (not LIVE video)
b. Access to the Audio
c. Access to the Presentation materials and bonuses
d. Its not via webcam
e. It's not live (so you can watch/study at your free time)
f. It's self-paced training

Grab this chance reserve your seats or avail of the downloadable version!

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Attend the Virtual Assistant Seminar on Sept 15, 2012 by Jomar Hilario

Working Mom while spending time with kids? Impossible? Nope...The internet has made the  world flat  and  many countries are outsourcing their activities outside of their own countries..Grab this opportunity to earn while taking care of your family.

Do you want to learn how to be a "hireable" Virtual Assistant (You "Work from Home" or Anywhere you want)? Here's your chance to learn from a Filipino Internet Marketing Mentor, Mr. Jomar Hilario.

Date/Time: September 15, 2012/9am to 5pm
Venue: Rosewood Pointe, Taguig City (How to go to Rosewood)

Click here to attend the Virtual Assistant Seminar

Still interested but not in Manila to attend? OFWs? You can download the VA Seminar. Click here to avail of the DOWNLOADABLE VA Seminar. Your downloadable version consists of the ff:

a. Access to the Video (not LIVE video)
b. Access to the Audio
c. Access to the Presentation materials and bonuses
d. Its not via webcam
e. It's not live (so you can watch/study at your free time)
f. It's self-paced training

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

How to Create Blog using Blogger

Here's how you can create blog for free using Blogger.  One of the basic knowledge that Virtual Assistants should know is blogging, it is one of the tools or platform being used by businessmen which they commonly outsource to VAs.
How to Create Your Blogger Blog

Friday, August 24, 2012

How to Use LinkWithin for Blogger

Linkwithin is a free blog widget that appears under each post, linking to related stories from your blog archive. This widget will show related topics that might interest the readers and helping them to easily navigate your blogpost. Linkwithin is also easy to install in your blog and there is no need to register. Install Linkwithin by following the step-by-step procedure below:

How to Use LinkWithin for Blogger

Want to learn other Virtual Assistant Tools and be a qualified Virtual Assistant? Attend Jomar Hilario's VA Seminar or Avail of the VA Downloadable Version and learn at your own pace.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

What is a Virtual Assistant?

The current flourishing of the use of the internet and the global economic status gave rise to the idea of outsourcing work outside of the country with much lower cost but still effective and dependable staffs working for you or your business.

Virtual Assistant as defined by Wikipedia is generally self-employed and provides professional, administrative, technical, or creative to clients from a home office. 

They are termed virtual because all of the dealings are done through the use of modern technology like internet, telephone and other form of communication without any actual contact like the regular employment which you have to report at the physical office. Thus, besides income consideration the advantage of being a VA is to work anywhere possible for you: if you are mother or father , you can work in your home where you could be with your family most of the time and if you are an adventurer , you could work anywhere in the world provided of course you would still have access to internet.

What are the types of projects or work a VA do?
  • General Administrative Assistant or Personal VA - email filtering, data entry, transcription, preparing powerpoint presentations, research, customer service/answering email or phone calls(answering support request/live chats/twitter inquiries), events planning, travel arrangements, calendar management, monitoring of group accomplishments or status of other VAs(hiring other freelancers for the client/handle payments to freelancers/managing tasks accomplishments), blog management, social media management (twitter, linked in, facebook, squidoo).  Specific tasks could include VA to get contact details of blogger within the niche of the client, regularly market your services in craigslist, submit press release article to press release websites, submit affiliate programs to affiliate directories
  • SEO Specialist - keyword research, niche market analysis, link building, blog management, competitive analysis. Specific examples are setting up/optimizing your google adwords or facebook ads campaign, use of market samurai or google analytics for keyword search and of course identify SEO opportunities from keywords that drive traffic to your site,  
  • Article/Content Writing - write articles either for their blog contents, websites, e-books, or SEO requirements, marketing or advertising of products, directory submission, press release articles
  • Web Designer -  programming, create websites, set up and maintain wordpress blogs, software updates and plugins, design graphics/webpage layout
  • Graphic Designers - although this could be under web designers, there are a lot of new projects for graphic designers that does not fall under web designers like character illustrations for advertising collaterals, logo design, picture books (children's books)
  • Bookkeeping/Accounting - for Accounting graduates, invoicing, bookkeeping for business of clients

How to earn as a VA?
A Virtual Assistant can take as many clients as he/she can handle without of course letting his/her performance suffer and thus increasing the possible income any VA can get compared to standard employment. The rate will vary based on the tasks being handled by the VA. You can check from how the VA rate was computed.

Where to apply as a VA?
Well, there are a lot of sites encouraging you to join them as part of the pool of VAs but so far here are the top VA hiring sites you can join to apply as a VA:


Where to get training as a VA?
There are a lot of free resource available in the internet about VAs but if you want to learn fast and be part of community of Filipino VAs you could join Jomar Hilario's Mastery Group in Facebook or attend or download his seminars specifically tackling how we could be a hireable and highly paid VAs.

What do they say about hiring Virtual Assistants?
Tim Ferriss - Tim is the author of the best-selling book "The 4-hour Workweek" which introduced the concept of hiring Virtual Assistants. He teaches entrepreneurs how to maximize their time by outsourcing . One of the use of VA for Tim is to manage his inbox and customer service communication to his clients by giving clear instructions and templates.

Pat Flynn - is the one behind the Smart Passive Income Blog, he discussed about VA in one of his post entitled "Hiring a Virtual Assistant - Everything You Need to Know" and hired his VA for his website creation, designing wordpress themes, article writing.

Brendon Burchard - teaching individuals and entrepreneurs his marketing secrets and branding strategies thru his The Experts Academy. He started his online business with just one VA, he believes that there are tasks that needs to be focused on and delegate the rest to your VA.