What’s An OBM and How Is It Different Than a VA?

Many people confuse an Online Business Manager and a Virtual Assistant. The two can seem very similar, and some services (like me!) can offer both. But there is a distinct difference, and which one you need depends on what services you need. What’s a virtual assistant? You can read a more in-depth description of a Read More

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

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

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

5 Simple But Vital Steps to Hiring a Freelance Writer

There are many reasons you might hire a freelance writer. A few include product descriptions, ad copy, website copy, blog posts, business proposals and plans, and research papers. The key is finding someone who can do what you need, the way you envision it, without it taking forever. How exactly do you accomplish that? It’s Read More

5 Little Known Tasks Your VA Can Handle

For many, a virtual assistant is no different than an in-office assistant. They think of typical administrative tasks for the VA to handle, such as checking emails and managing calendars. But your VA can do much more than just basic admin work. Consider these five little known tasks that your VA can handle for you. Read More

5 Reasons You Should Hire a Freelance Writer

You’re an expert in your industry. You know everything there is to know about your product or service, and you can run circles around your competition when it comes to putting out a quality product. But selling that product almost always requires at least some written content. That’s where the decision to hire a freelance Read More

A Few Things to Remember When Hiring A Freelancer

When hiring a freelancer, things can sometimes get complicated. You’re hiring someone to do work for you, but we don’t actually work for you. We provide a service, as a business owner, and are our own employer. This can make it a bit confusing as to what you can and cannot do. So let’s go Read More