Now Hiring: Part Time Help for Calendar Management

Calendar ManagementCommunications firm is looking to hire part-time help for calendar management.

Note: This opportunity is only available for US or Canadian service providers who can be available during Eastern Standard Time

Prospective client needs calendar management via Outlook (Exchange) on a daily basis, scheduling both personal and business appointments. She would like for this person to be the main point of contact for all of her clients. Estimated hours per week is 10-15.

Typically appointments will be scheduled by email. By phone if necessary. (Example: if I needed a dentist appointment they’d probably need to call first.)

She’s looking for 2-3 hours a day. Emails to be checked around 10 am ET and 3 pm ET.

Skills:

  • Previous experience is preferred
  • Must have consistent availability during Eastern Standard Time
  • Excellent written and verbal communications – they are a communications firm
  • Someone who is sharp, reliable and has impeccable follow-through skills

Application Deadline: June 4th, 2015

If this is you…..continue on!

If interested, apply here.

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The Fine Print:

I provide this service on a referral fee-based system. If a client I’ve referred contracts with you, my referral agreement requires just 10% of your gross revenue, and only for the first 90 days you work with that client. This small referral fee is simply a courtesy to cover the significant amount of time and resources required to maintain this list and filter potential leads and VAs – not to mention the reputation I’ve worked hard to build; which is the very reason I receive so many leads each month. (Before you reply to this lead, please take a look at the portion of the contract that spells out my referral terms and fees.)

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Now Hiring: YouTube Channel and Video Optimization

Now Hiring: YouTube and Video OptimizationYour Virtual Assistant is looking to hire for YouTube Channel and Video Optimization projects

Note: This opportunity is only available for US or Canadian service providers

Your Virtual Assistant is looking to hire someone to optimize a YouTube Channel and currently uploaded individual videos according to best practices to increase their exposure in search results in order to maximize Ad-Sense Revenue.

The plan is to get more videos produced, uploaded and optimized in 2015. Finding someone to optimize is step one! (so hopefully there will be some steady on-going work after the initial work is completed).

Application Deadline: June 5th, 2015

US and Canada only

Looking for someone who is friendly and outgoing, takes initiative/self-starter, great with follow-up and is willing to work on a virtual team.

If this is you…..continue on!

If interested, apply here.

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Have you checked out these virtual assistant resources? There are a lot of free or low-cost tools, ideas, etc. you can use in your business.

The Fine Print:

I provide this service on a referral fee-based system. If a client I’ve referred contracts with you, my referral agreement requires just 10% of your gross revenue, and only for the first 90 days you work with that client. This small referral fee is simply a courtesy to cover the significant amount of time and resources required to maintain this list and filter potential leads and VAs – not to mention the reputation I’ve worked hard to build; which is the very reason I receive so many leads each month. (Before you reply to this lead, please take a look at the portion of the contract that spells out my referral terms and fees.)

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The 5 Minute Workout for Workaholics and Bloggers [Infographic]

By now, we all know that sitting too much during our lives can affect our health in a negative way. It’s been drilled into our heads over and over. If you are a workaholic or a committed blogger, it becomes a huge challenge to avoid sitting too much. After all, you need your computer to finish your projects and blog posts. Typing on your computer usually requires sitting in a chair for multiple hours at a time, and therein lies the problem.

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One way to solve this challenge is to get a ‘standing up desk,’ which is becoming more and more popular. In addition to standing up during day, some people add the additional feature of a treadmill into the desk so they constantly walking at a very slow pace. Dr. Joseph Stirt, who is the daily blogger at Book of Joe, has been slowly walking on a treadmill-style desk for years. He even writes all of his blog posts while standing.

If you aren’t quite ready to convert your entire lifestyle to standing up instead of sitting down, there is another option. If workaholics and bloggers can somehow incorporate an exercise routine into their daily schedules, it can make a big difference. It has to be practical so it lasts long term, so no 2 hour gym appointments in the middle of the day will work.

What if you could do your stretches, your cardio and your other exercises right from your desk? If that sounds good to you, this infographic called The 5 Minute Office Workout by Lloyds Pharmacy and NeoMam Studios is just what the doctor ordered. If you click over on the Lloyds Pharmacy link, you’ll see the long list of sources used to compile this infographic. Although the infographic itself looks pretty simple, there’s a lot of thought that went into this one.

If you still aren’t convinced about the dangers of sitting too much, I suggest you click over to this Washington Post article called The Health Hazards of Sitting. It has a depressing picture of an unhealthy person with poor posture sitting in a chair typing on the computer. I don’t want to be one of those people who lives and dies at my computer.

I workout often, but I don’t think that’s enough to counteract the negative effects that come from sitting at the computer as much as I do. To all the workaholics, committed bloggers and anyone else who sits a lot like me – let’s get moving more!

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Article was written by Diana Adams and originally published on PodJam.TV blog.

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Entrepreneur Lifestyle: How to Be Healthy Without a Gym [Chart]

There are a lot of misconceptions about entrepreneurship. One of the biggest ones I can think of is with regard to time. Many people think that since an entrepreneur might work from home, he or she has lots of extra time. That is a huge misconception. The successful entrepreneurs I know have been forced to become time management superheroes in order to fit everything into their schedules.

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Although it may seem counterintuitive, entrepreneurs often have even less time to get to the gym than their friends in the corporate world. For that reason, I always enjoy writing about how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

I’ve been an entrepreneur for a long time, and I know firsthand how challenging it can be to take care of ourselves while trying to juggle everything else. If something is going to slip for the day, it’s going to be something I had planned for myself.

About a month ago, I wrote The 5 Minute Workout for Workaholics and Bloggers. Today I’d like to share another fun graphic which will put a smile on your face. It was designed by Anastasia Borko for Funders and Founders, and it’s called How to be Healthy Without a Gym.

Many of the things on this chart aren’t going to get your heart rate up, so don’t think this is the ultimate workout, but still, it’s fun. Being happy goes a long way for maintaining healthiness, so from that perspective, I love this.

The next time you want to do something nice for yourself, but you don’t have time to go to the gym, do some of the things listed here. Carry your groceries like dumbbells; drink lots of water and bend all the way down to tie your shoes. They say it’s the little things we do each day that make big changes over time, and this chart is full of those. Enjoy!

(Click Chart to Enlarge)

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Source: Funders and Founders
Photo credit: Anastasia Borko / Be-Younger.com

This article was written by Diana Adams  and originally published on PodJam.TV Blog

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60 Tasks You Can Outsource to Fancy Hands

Helping Hands ConceptAnyone living in the 21st century has likely said they just don’t have enough time to do all they want to do. Other variations include wanting to “clone ourselves”, wanting a sister-wife, nanny or an on-call personal assistant. At the end of the day we can all use a set of helping hands (even if we’re not an entrepreneur). Are you not sure what tasks to delegate to a virtual assistant?

Fancy Hands can be a good “starter point” for those who are thinking about hiring a virtual assistant because it’s low-risk and you quickly learn when your written instructions are vague and need to be fleshed out more.

Notes:

  • Fancy Hands is a United States based organization so you will be working with a US based person.
  • You will not have a dedicated virtual assistant but often their team can complete tasks faster than a dedicated virtual assistant possibly could.

I was initially bit reluctant to utilize Fancy Hands because I couldn’t quite figure out what types of tasks I could or even should give them. However, once I did start using them I became more aware of opportunities to delegate. I often joke that I delegate a lot of my “life crap”. “Life crap” is the stuff that needs to be done but we don’t really need to do it ourselves.

The list below is broken into three categories (social media, general admin, and research). By no means is this list all-inclusive. Hopefully the ideas here will spark some ideas on how you can better leverage your time.

Social Media/Blogging:

  • Schedule content into BufferApp
  • Grab blog URLs and add to an Excel/Google Spreadsheet
  • Add Twitter user URLs (from a list) into an Excel/Google Spreadsheet
  • Obtain website URLs from Feedly account
  • Find new content sources (blogs) for social media
  • Add blogs into Feedly account and categorize
  • Find stock images for blog posts (add to lightbox)

General Admin:

  • Move document onto new letterhead
  • Clean up Excel document and identify differences in the two columns
  • Clean up Excel document so names and emails are not in the same cell
  • Type info from PDF into Excel
  • Convert PDF into a fillable form
  • Create fillable PDF from Word document
  • Type info from scanned, handwritten notes into a Google Doc
  • Rename files in Dropbox
  • Add appointments into Google Calendar (e.g. dance lessons, water delivery, travel dates)
  • Separate (as separate files) each page of a PDF
  • Copy/paste content from Excel
  • Create Google Spreadsheet and add defined information into it
  • Resize files to smaller size
  • Delete lines from Excel sheet
  • Download resumes and change filenames on each file
  • Combine multiple Word files into one Word file
  • Add Names/Address to Excel sheet
  • Update Google Spreadsheet with all books published by a specific author
  • Cancel magazine subscriptions
  • Find eBay listings for specific items
  • Obtain quotes for tux rental
  • Schedule appointment for tux fitting
  • Call shoe repair places to get quotes and hours of operation
  • Make dinner reservations/schedule appointments
  • Add fitness class types and associated times at the local gym into a Google Spreadsheet

Research:

  • Demographic data
  • Local businesses (e.g. auto parts store, restaurants with gluten-free options)
  • Inexpensive or free inventory management software
  • State specific URLs to register a new employer
  • Best rated small SUVs
  • Online testing options for Microsoft Excel
  • Tools to send text alerts when a new item is published on an RSS feed
  • Specific companies information (addresses, phone numbers, etc.)
  • Video conferencing tools/software and pricing
  • Company email procedure examples
  • Flight, hotel or car rental prices
  • Internet Service Providers for a specific city
  • Best pricing for remote airport parking
  • If a specific company has an affiliate/partner account and how to apply
  • Research and compile comparison on web hosting providers
  • Obtain phone numbers or emails people within an organization
  • Quotes for car detailing
  • Recent articles on a specific subject
  • Statistics on a specific subject
  • Online companies who e-file 1099-MISC
  • Virtual Assistants or other service providers who offer a specific service (e.g. bookkeeping)
  • Software/tools to collect tweets
  • How to post job openings on college websites
  • Phone apps that serve a specific functions (e.g. best music apps for Android)
  • YouTube video tutorials for a specific subject
  • Best pricing / comparison pricing for items
  • Unique gift items on Etsy
  • Find five vegetarian recipes for Halloween themed snacks

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What other ideas have come to mind as you were reading this list? Or if you already use Fancy Hands what types of tasks have you assigned and delegated?

 

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