What Is A Virtual Assistant?

Really – I’ve now had so many people ask me – So,  just what does a Virtual Assistant do ??

“Starting a home business sounds like a terrific idea, until you realize all that’s involved in getting it up and running. So getting some assistance really helps–especially if it doesn’t cost a lot of money.” – Washington Post

Yes, there is all that pesky paperwork that is involved in being a business owner, but being a Virtual Assistant (VA) is more than virtual paperwork.  As I have begun to learn,  from one whom I consider to be the very best at this VA stuff, Kim Wesley, of TKM Virtual Services, being a VA is so much More

Ok, so maybe I am making a huge leap here as I’m very new and in training ,  But,  if I may,  from all the many articles I’ve read, my own experience, my social media accounts, from books and from many VAs blogs, here is what I think a VA does. 

A VA helps clients to handle their social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and their emails.  A VA also can help to establish, maintain and give reports on your business clients; creating a database from business contacts and social networking events.  A good VA will then use these to continue your online presence for your company.  [Read more…]

Love for The Go-Giver book

This book, The Go-Giver,  by Bob Burg and John David Mann, has really touched my life in places I wasn’t expecting.

You have to check it out at the library; download the audio version that you can just listen to as you do other things;  or just buy it.  This book is more than a tool for business professionals.

It is a way of life.  The 2nd day I was reading it, my wonderful husband and I seemed to have hit what I call a ‘rough patch in the road of marriage’.  We weren’t talking – I remember thinking “Why can’t he understand Me”  — Ah, well another chapter or 2 in this book  and I realized My focus was in the wrong place.  Instead I began to think – Why am I not thinking about how He feels.  This is the man I’ve loved for 16 years;  where am I at – lost.

This book is so about business too.  The idea that the more you help your coworkers, fellow business folks and such; the more that you help yourself.  This is an amazing idea.  I think it’s also called social networking 🙂

Yes, helping others is what I believe in – to an extreme level.  I think that we all feel that there is that thing you can do to serve this world; help others; or leave a lasting mark on those around you – how do we do that ?  By giving of ourselves – another key element The Go-Giver is discussing.

This book is such an easy and great read that I have done it twice now.  You have to check this little book out ASAP,  folks. ~ Anita

Virtual Assistant in Training

Well here it is – my Day 1 blog on WordPress. I guess we all start somewhere – Reminds me of my favorite quote from Martin Luther King – You can take one step at a time, not necessarily the whole staircase – baby steps,  I like that 🙂 This will be for my virtual assistant stuff that I’m learning day by day.  After about a month of long hours

  • sitting in this chair
  • reading
  • pouring over information
  • checking out 5 websites at one time – I really just have to say

Thanks Kim! I have learned a great deal in a very short time thanks to a great teacher. WE all need that – someone who will help you, teach you, listen to you and it helps when she is the miracle worker of the internet. For years I had realized that if you want to know how to do something online or find some info – just ask Kim Wesley.  Naturally she is now the owner of TKM Virtual Services.
Now here I am with a Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts.   Although I’ve used the computer for years, I will admit that I am new to all the tools of social media, networking and forums.  Yet with direction, dedication and great teaching, I am feeling more confident every day now.

A few things I’ve learned already are how to use other sites to help you along (I’m loving & bet a few others are:  http://www.socialoomph.com).
I guess the connections that happened immediately to people I know; but also those I do not,  are Amazing me too!
Stay well out there friends in the Virtual World 🙂