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Where in the World is Carmen SanDiego?: The Programs, Calendars and Techniques I Use to Keep Clients on Schedule

Schedule at OccupyMN - Day 14
Every VA needs to know what is her client’s schedule and help them to manage it.

One of the best programs for keeping my clients on schedule is Google Calendar. Google is incredibly flexible, offers tons of ways to integrate with other tools / services. Clients can share their events with me, their customers and friends or even make it public. There are pop up reminders, email reminders and Google can even send reminders about events by SMS!

It also allows my clients to access the calendar however and whenever they want by syncing events with Microsoft Outlook, Apple iCal and Mozilla Sunbird. They also share it with me, so I know their schedule and plan the assignments ahead. 

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October 31st, 2011 by Team CVA | No Comments »

Featured Weekend Reading (10/28/2011)

Trick-or-Treating Party

Wooo Hoo Its finally here. That’s right folks its Friday! The long awaited day is finally here. Not only is it Friday it’s the last weekend before Halloween. It has been a busy week here at CVA as always. Sunday is the end of our month and we all have worked especially hard this week, so now it’s time to relax and recuperate.

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Think Inside the Box

I just read an article recently that made some compelling points about small businesses that sell products online. The information is true for Ebay sellers, Amazon sellers, and for manufacturers or distributors who put something into a box and put that box into the mail.

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WordPress to Twitter Plug-Ins

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These days we are all looking for anything that can make our hectic lives a little easier. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could add a few minutes to our day sometimes? Well, with so many time saving ideas out there, we can make those minutes really add up. One way to do this is to use plugins with your WordPress blog or site. There are a ton of plugins that do pretty much everything from adding videos or photos to your blog, linking your blog to your social media accounts, membership sites and so much more.

Most of us have been here many times before, you log into your social media accounts to make a post or two and before you know it you have spent a couple of hours on what should have only taken a couple of minutes. You need some plugins to help save you time. Today I will talk about some of the great plugins that will post directly to your Twitter account, allowing you more time to grow your business.

Featured Weekend Reading (10/21/2011)

Its that time again. Thats right its Friday folks and I dont know about the rest of you but its not here a moment too soon. The holidays are fast approaching and is making for an even busier time here at CVA. So be sure to take time out this weekend to relax so you are ready for the week ahead.

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Things A CVA Can Do to Help Manage Your Blog

Let CVA Manage Your Blog

Your blog is your virtual gateway. You use it to notify your customers of the latest product, to connect with your community and the latest social media, to spread the word about your business, and as an information depot for all things concerning you. Now while you love it and it is working for you, managing a blog is time consuming and something a CVA can help you with. If you are considering using the virtual assistants here at ContemporaryVA (or even if you weren’t and are now) here are some of the ways we can help you manage your online life:

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