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Being Productive When You Just Don’t Feel Like It

We all have those days: we have a to-do list a mile long, most of it with a fast-approaching deadline, and all we want to do is sleep, or read, or watch TV or scroll Facebook. We know we need to work, but we just don’t feel like it. How can you be productive on Read More

Whatever Is On Your Plate Is There Because You Said Yes

“I’ve got a lot on my plate right now.” It’s a common complaint. A common excuse when someone needs to say no, or when they’re saying yes but trying to manage expectations. Having a lot on your plate is an indication of being busy, often overwhelmed, and simply not having the time, energy or resources Read More

My 6 Favorite Tools For Getting Things Done

As a virtual assistant with multiple clients, I use several tools to not only accomplish my clients’ work, but my own. Today, I thought I’d share my top six favorite tools for getting work done quickly. I could probably share many more than just six, but we’ll start here. Trello Trello is my favorite organizational Read More

My Top 5 Productivity Tips

As a mom and business owner, productivity is important. I must get things done and I can’t take forever to do them. With three kids, a relationship, a house, and the business, being able to move from one thing to the next quickly and easily is paramount. There are several things I do to make Read More

Taking Care of Yourself Will Improve Business

When you run your own business, it’s easy to fall into some really bad habits. If you work out of your home, you might find yourself working at all hours just because there’s no separation of work and home. You eat unhealthy foods just because they’re fast to prepare – and scarf down. You feel Read More

Black Friday Sale: Micro-Packages For Everyone!

Many businesses find themselves with some extra tasks that need to be done during the holiday season, requiring another set of hands. But you don’t want to hire someone full-time, only to let them go after the holiday season is over. And you might not even need that many hours to accomplish the work – Read More

What Do You Hate Doing?

We all have something we hate doing when it comes to running our business. For me, it’s dealing with the finances. I do it because I know it’s necessary, but when the day comes that I can afford a bookkeeper or accountant, I’m outsourcing it in a second. What do you hate doing? Is it Read More

Why Did You Start Your Business?

Everything you do has a reason behind it. What was the reason behind starting your business? Do you even remember why you started your business? Why I Started My Business I took a gap year after high school that turned into several. After an early marriage and kids, I got into administrative assistant jobs and Read More

How Long Should You Spend Training Your New Virtual Assistant?

You’ve decided it’s time to hire a VA. You want someone who can handle some of your work to free you up to handle other things. So how long should you spend training your new virtual assistant? Figure on spending at least a month. I know, I know. I can hear you already. “A month? Read More

7 Tips For Hiring a Freelance Writer You’ve Dreamed Of

Recently, I outlined five steps to hiring a freelance writer. But there’s a difference between merely hiring a freelance writer and hiring the freelance writer of your dreams. This week, I’m going to share seven tips for hiring a freelance writer you’ve dreamed of.   Be Clear About Your Wants and Needs Freelance writers are Read More