Why a Sari-sari Store May Be Better Than You At Marketing

I will never forget what a fellow freelancer shared about their worst “chismosa” incident. Ipapa-NBI daw sila ni kapitbahay baka daw kasi illegal ang ginagawa nila.

Aren’t you tired of people saying that we, online workers are selling ourselves online to foreigners by chatting them and showing them a little something. They know nothing about what we do. But you know what I realized? Continue reading “Why a Sari-sari Store May Be Better Than You At Marketing”

Top 5 Reasons Why Virtual Assistants Will Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

As a zombie fan, I like checking out new movies or series that has zombies in it as well as keeping up with my favorite shows like The Walking Dead and Z Nation. While watching you can’t help but scream at the guy that’ll make a noise and ends up getting everybody killed. Ugh!!!

Well someone told me I can be judgmental all I want, but when it comes to the real thing, I’d probably be just as bad as my hated characters – except after a close inspection I realized, I might actually survive a zombie apocalypse because I am a Virtual Assistant. Continue reading “Top 5 Reasons Why Virtual Assistants Will Survive a Zombie Apocalypse”

I’m Good Friends With a WAHM-der Woman

She’s my daVArkads. XD

Oh, ya’ll know I have a tendency to be very jologs, a trait I was never ashamed to admit.  And I grew up watching Eat Bulaga too. But this post isn’t about that, it’s about the people, like in EB, which stays with you through thick and thin. An appreciation post for a lady who changed someone’s life: Mine. Continue reading “I’m Good Friends With a WAHM-der Woman”

Tips in creating an optimized profile for newbies

Now that you have decided to be a freelancer or VA, the next big step is: Getting a job.

Sending out proposals is not enough. You have to present yourself in a way that a client will want to hire you. And for newbies, this can be a big challenge especially there are freelancers out there with outstanding profiles and online experience. Continue reading “Tips in creating an optimized profile for newbies”

The ultimate VA guide to surviving the Christmas and New Year weekends

While clients are away this Holiday season, the work they leave behind may not be the same. Especially for VAs with multiple projects and clients. The work don’t seem to stop even for Christmas. Most clients won’t be back until after New Year and they expect the work they left behind has not been stagnant. Lucky for them, they have you. 😛

Lucky for you… No, not really. 🙂 Continue reading “The ultimate VA guide to surviving the Christmas and New Year weekends”

5 Funniest Interview Answers from online applicants

Whether you are an online recruiter, an HR manager, agency owner or simply a VA tasked to look for qualified people for a certain post you have definitely interviewed other freelancers. And with more and more people interested in doing what we do, you’ve probably talked to several newbies. Not that ALL newbies make all the mistakes in the world and being composed and ready is exclusive to the experienced freelancer, but most often than not, you’ll get more “facepalms” with the new ones. Continue reading “5 Funniest Interview Answers from online applicants”