Why the jump from quirky funny to the all serious “Alpha VA”
I expected my Holy Week to be as boring as possible: Bahay. Netflix. Food. I even had plans with a friend to have coffee in QC.
You know the saying, “Pag pina-plano di natutuloy. Pero pag biglaan nangyayare.” Hindi sa pagbubuntis yan, sa pag-lakwatsa yan. LOL. Continue reading “The Spontaneous Tagaytay trip”
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”
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”
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”
I am an accidental VA. In fact, one year into my online freelance career, after I have established my small agency of online workers, I still did not know what the term “VA” means. No kidding. So how come I am now the quirky VA? Read on. Continue reading “What is a VA and how to start a VA career”
Unlike office workers, we work remotely and though we frequently hear the term “home-based” it does not exactly mean we have to be shackled at home to perform our jobs. Yet another perk to being a VA, yes. Continue reading “The Ultimate VA Guide To Traveling”
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”
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”
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”
Work Dafeels. Who says we can’t make #whogoat lines for our VA jobs because it’s only for relationships, we are married to our work, aren’t we? So here goes, hinugot pa from somewhere malalim: