5 Visual Marketing Tools for the Small Biz Owner

Visual Marketing Tools

“I know I need to use images in my marketing but I don’t know how to use Photoshop and I do not have an artistic bone in my body.” Does this sound like you? If it does, then you have landed at the right blog post! I am not a graphic designer  myself but I [...]

20 Quotes to Inspire Your New Year

new year quote

My New Year is off to a slow start.  I’ve been reading one historical fiction book after another so I feel like I’m trapped in the 15th century. I even extended my self-imposed hiatus because I was still in my vacation mood and too unfocused to work. Then Monday came and I had to drag [...]

Blogapalooza 2013: See you there!

Blogapalooza Manila

Here’s one reason to be excited! I’m one of the hundred bloggers chosen to be part of Blogapalooza 2013. This is a an event where influential bloggers and businesses converge so that the latter  can showcase their products. After the event, bloggers blog about  their fave products and brands, spreading awareness  among their readers. This [...]

Challenges in Pursuing Location Independence

location independence

I feel extremely blessed to have a job that allows me to work from anywhere as long as I have a computer and an Internet connection.  Back when I still had a laptop, I was able to work in a nipa hut at a resort while my daughter was swimming a few yards away from [...]

Defining Freedom and Adventure

word cloud for freedom and adventure

Mel Gibson always comes to mind when I hear the word freedom. Who could forget that tragic moment in Braveheart when he yelled FREEEEEEDDDDOOOOOMMMMMM to the very last of his breath? That’s one of the most memorable scenes I’ve seen in my life and some of you might think so, too. But enough of that. [...]

I’m Going to Be a Techie Island Girl!

virtual assistant lifestyle

“To wake up to the sound of birds chirping and gentle waves hitting the beach, that’s what I would like tomorrow.” Then I would have a light breakfast on the patio as the sun gets higher.  Also on the table is my laptop and my planner.  I check on my emails as I sip on [...]

What’s Next for This Virtual Assistant Blog

Keep Calm and Write a Blog

When I first started this  virtual assistant blog, I just wanted a place to share my experiences as a VA. It was born at a time when I worked for a company and being a full-time VA was very stressful. Writing took away the stress and it was a lot cheaper than seeing a therapist. [...]

Interactive Google Doodles Are Fun!

play interactive google doodles

I don’t know about you, but I don’t get much playtime when I’m working.  There’s always something else to do in between tasks — tidy the house, cook, etc. Last night, I got a quick and pleasant reprieve from work playing an interactive Google doodle. I had fun hitting the piñata or  “pabitin”  as we [...]

9 Sites Where You Can Download Stock Photos for Free

download stock photos for free

The rise of Pinterest and Instagram has prompted a more visual approach to online marketing. I should know because clients are now asking for photos to accompany their Facebook updates and to upload branded images into Pinterest. While I am all for using photos, I find it a bit challenging two reasons. The first reason [...]