Want to know if you have the mindset to work with a VA?

Hello –

Are you an online entrepreneur, coach or a VA and are not sure if hiring a VA is right for you?

Here is a quick assessment for you that will help you understand some of the in’s and out’s of working with a virtual assistant.

VA partnerships, when developed professionally, but with a flair of fun and respect, can be an awesome experience. I know, I’ve been a partner with several coaches and entrepreneurs over the years and have continued to work with one for over 12 years!

“I’m up to my “old tricks” again – last minute crunch. I wrote you about doing a power point for me – but that was when I should have sent it to you. If I send the info tonight – can you have it done sometime on Tuesday? If not, let me know.

I’m sorry — in my next life I’m coming back as an organized person!

Thanks for putting up with me for – I think 11 or 12 years – I’ve had husbands who have put up with less. Haha.

We have a wonderful relationship!

Here is the assessment for you to hopefully also create a wonderful relationship – and by the way, if you have any questions, I’ll be glad to help – send me an email: kathy@yourvirtualresource.com

Click on the Assessment to get started.


Special Article Recommendation – 9 Ways To Use Your Web Address in Stories

I want to share this article with you.

9 Ways to Sneak Your Website Address into Media Stories

Brought to you by Publicity Hound.

Partial Quote:

” 1. Tell them the name of your company is (fill in the blank).com.

Instead of identifying my company as The Publicity Hound, I’d say it’s PublicityHound.com.

2. Offer helpful tips.

Journalists love tips lists, like this one. But don’t stop there. Offer several tips on a topic, and then tell the journalist that readers can find 10 more tips on the same topic at your website.

3. Create a quiz.

It should tie into the topic of the article, or your expertise. A cardiologist might create one called “How much do you really know about heart disease?” Post the quiz at your website and suggest that the health reporter who’s interviewing you take it himself to see how much he knows.”

Read the entire article and the rest of the 9 tips – Click Here


What Is A Virtual Assistant?

Throughout this book, I will refer to Virtual Assistant as VA. A VA is a person who uses the Internet, email, fax and telephone to provide service to small businesses, entrepreneurs, and individuals who need help in their business, but who do not want to hire an employee, purchase equipment or manage an office.


Through the use of the Internet, fax, email and telephone, a VA and a client communicate about projects and the progress, updates and changes of specific tasks that need to be completed for the client. The tasks performed by a VA will depend to a large degree on the background of the VA. Your clients may need an expertise in social networking, special online programs, accounting, bookkeeping, document processing, data management, coaching support, small business support, research, mailing, web design, or may even need help sending personal invitations. Generally a good VA will need a strong knowledge and background in computer skills and the Internet.


Most VA tasks are completed virtually, or at a distance. You will need to have a reliable computer, high speed Internet connection with an email account, fax machine, telephone and knowledge of office organization. You will need to learn to promote yourself and tell people about your business in order to attract clients.


A VA partnership is based to a large extent on trust. You must feel comfortable with your clients and win their trust. You must build a relationship with your clients encouraging them to trust you and delegate their projects to you. A VA is a professional who works alone. You alone determine the number of hours you work and the compensation you receive for your work.


Who Uses a Virtual Assistant?


VA’s are becoming increasingly popular with independent business owners, personal and business coaches, entrepreneurs, sales people and others who do not want to hire employees for a number of reasons.


A VA is not an employee but is an independent contractor and business owner. The advantages for partnering with a VA are many. With a VA, entrepreneurs avoid providing office space and equipment for an additional person, they do not need to manage employees, they do not need to handle benefits, payroll and associated insurance costs. VA’s normally charge an hourly rate plus incidental charges such as long distance phone calls, special paper supplies, mailing costs, etc.


VA’s most likely do not live near their clients although some may live in the same state or the same city.


Shoppingcart Subsciber Tip – keeping your shopping cart cost down.

Costs Going UpShoppingcart Subscribers – If you want to control the number of contacts in your database, i.e. prevent the number of contacts going over the next increase in payment level, you can manage your shoppingcart database by running a simple report and then taking action. In other words, deleting contacts that are no longer useful to you.

First, determine who you want to keep. I STRONGLY suggest keeping everyone who has made an order with you – you want to know who ordered what, when. So that is a given. Then, if you send out broadcasts and sequence mailings, you want to keep everyone who is still OPTED into their subscription and finally, you want to keep the contact record for all of your affiliates, whether they have purchased or not. So the people left over are the people who have opted in to receive a free something and then have opted not to receive any more emails from you, and who have never bought one of your products. Basically, if you are doing email marketing, there is no need to keep them in your database – you can’t send them an email.

This should work for most shoppingcarts (i.e. 1shoppingcart, Infusionsoft) available and is especially important if the next payment level depends on the number of contacts you have. At least you can avoid that increase in cost for as long as you can keep your database under the next level.

by: Kathy Sparks


How Automating Product Sales Works

Automate Your Product Sales – Training Video

Are you confused about how it all works together, where to start with your shopping cart, how to get all of that slick automation set up so that you don’t have to do anything but communicate with your prospects and customers?

I’ve created a video that steps you through that confusing process. I share:

  • The main ingredients for setting up your product sales
  • How it all flows
  • When to use autoresponders and broadcast messages
  • Creating videos
  • Free resources for Bridgelines
  • Upsells and Product Funnels
  • Affiliate Programs
  • Free downloadable PDF with all of the resource links
  • Inexpensive alternatives for popular programs

Watch this video to learn how it all fits together. When you are finished watching the video, you will have a better understanding about the online product sales process and how it can all work for you.

Click Here To Watch and if you have questions, be sure to contact me.

by Kathy Sparks

100% Web-Based Control Panel for All Your Business Needs

I have to tell you….I’m in the process of switching shopping carts! What a job, but, for less money and more features, it’s worth it. Check out what’s included below – you’ll be amazed that you can get what you need for your small business without the cost of a big system.

Whether you are a beginner, or advanced marketer, you know that the most important part of your success depends on how organized your online business is. In fact, it’s critical!

NetProSoft is not a complicated software, in fact you have nothing to download at all. This nifty new site is 100% web- based and contains the most essential and powerful tools to help your business grow to it’s maximum potential.

Imagine this, from one handy control panel, you’ll be managing numerous tasks that are crucial for your success. Check it out:

Your personal control panel will include:

– Fully Featured Website Manager
Use to create direct response websites & membership sites

I have not seen this in other shopping carts!

– Support Desk Manager
Easy to use customer support desk for you and your visitors

This is a WOW – imagine managing your very on support desk from one control panel – and it’s easy to set up.

– Newsletter Manager
Email your list of customers or prospects at any time

– Affiliate Program Manager
Build your own army of affiliates who promote your services

This comes with the package – most shopping carts upsell the Affiliate module for a high price.

– Product & Customer Manager
Sell unlimted products directly from your website

– Digital Product Download Protection
Protects your downloads

– Ad Tracking System
Know which advertising is pulling best results

Now, there’s simply not enough room to list all the features but, believe me, there’s so much more! Hurry over to check out my new Business Automation Center now!

NetProSoft automation tools have been in development for over three years, and whenever another feature comes available, we add it to help you even further!

Listen, you’ve worked hard… now how about work smarter, not harder? This is perfect for the small online business who wants it all, but does not want to pay the price.

To your success,

Your Virtual Resource

PS: Did I mention free support – many shoppingcart systems are now charging for support sessions.