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    Win a FREE 6 month featured link in the VAF Directory!

    Of course there is the flexibility for my family but the thing I love the most is being in charge of my own destiny without having to "ask". My schedule, my clients, the growth of my company, the works. It's not having to do something that I don't want to do. It's being able to take my company...
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    Why do people expect VAs to work for almost nothing

    I wouldn't say it's the most logical route, but it worked for me. You might see about choosing a relatively small project or 2, give them 100% quality and get that valuable feedback if using Elance. BUT, many prospective clients are willing to give you a shot just based on what you have to say...
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    Why do people expect VAs to work for almost nothing

    To get my foot in the door when I first started on Elance several years ago, I charged $4 an hour. FOR ONE PROJECT! After that first project, it went up as that was ridiculous. It continued to go up to cover my "opportunity cost"(ie time spent with my family, that additional hour of sleep, time...
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    Hello from AmysWinningWays

    Thanks! I appreciate that! If there is anything I can do to help, y'all let me know!
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    Hello from AmysWinningWays

    When first starting out, I got jobs strictly with Elance. Now its word of mouth, referrals, an occasional local and Elance with a sprinkling of Guru. I avoid odesk, freelancer and some of the others like the plague. They have proven to have no value to me due to the scams and the rates. I do...
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    Hello from AmysWinningWays

    Thanks, Wendy! I'm trying to find more time in my day to be able to participate more often! :juggle::D
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    Hello from AmysWinningWays

    In reality, I don't generally market my services in the true sense of actively doing so. I just have a tendency to have a really big mouth and client satisfaction pays off with word of mouth referrals. I do grab a job here and there on Elance still if I have a moment to fill or if a freelancer...
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    Hello from AmysWinningWays

    Hi Tess! Thank you! It is great to find someplace that doesn't consist of, well, my husband. He's been on this ride every moment and actually works for me now. We have some great things in store this year and I'm all antsy because I have all this stuff I have planned and only 24 hours in a...
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    Anyone have a FT business just subcontracting?

    My goal is to have a handful of full time managers supervising full time subcontractors by the end of this next year. Currently, I have several subcontractors, some who work full time, and that is growing, particularly with one of my clients growing like mad. Do I still do a lot of things...
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    Hello from AmysWinningWays

    Hey there! :seeya: After almost 2 years of being a Virtual Assistant here in Texas, I am finally finding the forums. The last 2 years have been a great experience and have allowed me to grow my business from a 1 person show to having quite a few people who work with me. 2011 is going to be...
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    VAF Community Terms of Service

    Nice set of rules! Read and Agreed!
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