Wednesday, March 30, 2011

6th Annual Online International Convention




May 19-21, 2011

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The 6th Annual Online International Virtual Assistants Convention (OIVAC) is just 2 months away! The Convention runs a continuous 16 hours, daily, and because it’s all ONLINE, you can access everything directly from your home computer! No travel or hotel costs to worry about.

If you’re interested in learning, mentoring and networking with stellar virtual assistants, speakers and small business experts, register for OIVAC from March 31st to April 2nd, during the April “Don’t be Fooled” Days registration special. And this is no prank!

Just a few of the benefits of attending:

• Access to 35 business and virtual assistant industry experts over three Convention days

• 40 different topics (with downloadable recordings) to help grow your business; including marketing, business development, technology and social media; plus networking, training, and mentoring.

• Entrance to 4 Ask the Expert VAs panels where you’ll hear first-hand how Expert VAs manage and grow their businesses, and get answers to YOUR questions about YOUR business

• The chance to win prizes at the International Virtual Assistants Day (IVAD) Celebration

• Access to Building Profitable Product Launch Systems for Your Clients! training

• A VA Goodie Bag - a stash of amazing resources

• And much more!

Don’t miss out – this AMAZING Special is only available from March 31st until April 2nd!

Special Convention Pricing

$159.00 – Full Convention – March 30th – April 2nd ONLY

After April 2nd, registration is:

$89.00 – 3 Seminar Package

$159.00 – 5 Seminar Package

$399.00 - Full Convention (with optional 2 installment payment plan, if registered by April 15)

$499.00 – Full Convention (After April 15)

Sign up now! Take advantage of the special offer NOW and plan to “Move Your Business from 1st Gear to Hyper-drive” on May 19-21, 2011.

Monday, March 21, 2011


The 6th Annual Online International Virtual Assistant Convention is taking place on 19 to 21st May 2011, there is lots of exciting topics and speakers attending. An event not to be missed, Its a great place to network and meet other VAs from countries worldwide. See you there.

Global Virtual Assistants Week 16th – 21st May 2011
OIVAC Online Convention 18th – 21st May 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Reaching deadlines knowing how long a task takes

You must know if you can reach deadlines or not. You need to know how long each task you do will take, for example: how long will a 1 hour file of transcription take to transcribe, how long will it take you to type up 100/200/500 pages. When a client contacts you, you have to be able to let them know if you can or cannot reach the deadline they set.

You must give yourself time to proof your work, time to check the layout and formatting, make sure the grammar is good, the punctuation done, sentence construction etc. Also you need to make sure you give yourself time to take breaks/lunch and for interruptions. You need to know with interruptions, can you still reach the deadline.

When you feel a deadline is not reachable, negotiate, you will be doing the work, you know how long it will take, give yourself plenty of time to do the work and be negotiable on a deadline that you can reach. It is up to you as a business owner to tell you client ‘this deadline is unreal’ explain what is involved within the job, a lot of clients have no idea how long a particular job will take. They will give you very unreasonable deadlines. Only you know what you are capable of and you know your limits. This is often a problem in Transcription, the clients do not know how long it actually takes to transcribe and often the deadlines are tight but its up to you, as you are doing the job to negotiate this with the client, not the client to set this deadline for you, simply explain what is involved,

Do not take on jobs you have no idea how to do, a client will quickly find out you cannot do this job and they will not have confidence and trust in you again. Only take on the work that you have experience in doing, especially so when you are just starting out. If you take on a job that is new to you, let the client know it’s new to you, but that you are very willing to learn and try. New jobs will take you longer to do, remember this with deadlines.

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