Win a Web Site Package Giveaway!

October is a very special month for me. Not only is it my birthday month, but it’s also the anniversary month of this blog. It will be turning two years old this October 28 and as a thank you to every one who has supported this blog and my journey as a virtual online assistant, I will be holding a blog birthday bash giveaway with the help of a few friends from the VAPhilippines community in Facebook. We’re encouraging aspiring virtual assistants and freelancers to join this giveaway because me and my sponsors are essentially giving away one web site for FREE. It’s an effective way to build your visibility online and/or start a portfolio to show to your clients if you are a freelancer.

 

free web site

 

The Prizes

The grand winner of this giveaway is going to walk away with a web site that he/she can customize. To wit, the web site package includes:

  • 5- year Domain Name Regsitration from Sheila Zaldivar, a virtual assistant turned online business manager valued around $60.
  • 1-year Web Hosting from Jay Pasana of Wired-Hosting valued at $23.50.
  • 1 premium WordPress theme of the winner’s choice from Elegant Themes courtesy of VAPhilippines valued at $39.
  • 1 preimum Wordpress theme of the winner’s choice from Theme-Junkie courtesy of me valued at $49.95.
  • Logo design from one of my graphic artist friends valued at $20
  • 3 hours of consultation and virtual assistant work to help you get your web site up and running valued at $30.

 

Eligibility

It is the desire of the members of the VAPhilippines group to spread the word about virtual assistance and to encourage more Filipinos to become virtual assistants. Thus, I am only opening this contest to aspiring Filipino VAs and freelancers. We’re hoping that we can help you jumpstart your online career and become another online Filipino worker that will inspire others. 

 

Mechanics

It’s very easy to join this giveaway. Just follow the mechanics below:

  1. Like The Virtual Assistant and VAPhilippines on Facebook.
  2. Update your status with this: I hope to win the web site package from  The Virtual Assistant’s blog birthday bash.Thank you @VAPhilippines!  Don’t forget to tag both pages
  3. Add me on Twitter @busybee_VA and Tweet the following: I hope to win the web site package from @busybee_va’s blog birthday bash. Don’t forget to tag me in your tweet!
  4. Tell us why you want to become a virtual assistant / freealancer. Blog about it on Facebook Notes/Tumblr/Blogger and make sure to link to this blog. If you don’t have a blog, you can write your blog post and and send it to nica@thevirtualonlineassistant.com and I will post it in this blog. Alternatively, you can upload a video entry via YouTube or Facebook.
  5. Share the link to your blog post or video on The Virtual Assistant’s Facebook page. 
  6. Comment with your name  and links to your FB status update, Tweet, and blog/video post.
  7. Contest runs from October 18 to November 18, 2011. 

 

Criteria for judging

I will ask the sponsors to help me choose the best entry. Our decision is final. 

 

We hope that you’ll support this contest by sharing it to relatives and friends who want to become a virtual assistant or start their careers as freelancers. I know that many will benefit from having their own web site/portfolio. Thank you!

 

Comments

  1. Hi Nica,

    here’s my entry:

    http://whyiwanttobeava.blogspot.com/2011/10/why-i-want-to-be-va.html

    Really sorry, just opened my fb. Hope it’s not too late. :|

  2. Eto na talaga :)

    here’s my entry with my new blog

    Confessions of a Virtual Assistant Wannabe

    http://vajourney.wordpress.com/2011/11/

  3. Finally after 50 golden years, here’s my entry
    Confessions of a VA Wannabe

    http://iwannabeava.wordpress.com/2011/11/
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  4. Finally, here’s my entry Nica
    http://iwannabeava.wordpress.com/
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  5. Lawrence Andrew Fernandez says:
  6. Hi Nica,

    I’m so glad that I stumbled upon your site, thanks again for this opportunity!

    Here’s my entry to your contest:
    http://lidyconcepcion.blogspot.com/2011/10/broadening-my-horizons-as-va.html
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  7. My entry… =)
    A Reminder of what EVERYTHING is for
    http://littratista.tumblr.com/post/12505561367

  8. Happy Birthday Nica & Happy Blow-out too! Will wait for the virtual cake :)

    I can’t stress enough how important it is for Virtual Assistants to have a website. When I was just starting out, I was getting negligible responses in eLance/ODesk. But when I built my website, my response rate immediately went up to 60%-85%. Without a site, you are just a struggling Virtual Assistant. With a professional website, you become a Virtual Assistance Business owner. If you were the client, clearly you would wish to deal with the latter, than the former. So for those without a website, go and join Nica’s contest already!

    Trust me, if you want to be a successful Virtual Assistant, you absolutely need to have a website.

    Shell

    • Thanks for sharing your experience Shell. And I agree with you that web sites can help build out the business/practice of a virtual assistant. I have gotten clients through this blog.

  9. she avenido says:

    happy birthday Nica and happy anniversary to your blog!!! Glad to know your site.

  10. Hi, can I join? :)
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  11. Lots of luck Nica for your blog contest! I know I’m not eligible for this, so I’ll show my support through tweets about it. ;)
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  12. you now what, I never tried yet to be a virtual assistant.. I am afraid that I won’t meet the expectations of my boss :)
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  13. great contest Nica! If I can handle more blogs, I will definitely join this one :)
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    • Thanks Pehphot! hahah you need a virtual assistant to handle all your blogs! And I do think that you’d make a great marketing VA because you have a lot of experience in blogging and social media.

  14. I had already bookmarked this sis and I will surely join…the prizes are very blogger friendly…I really love to win

  15. wow, this sure is an interesting giveaway to join! count me in! :)

    stopping by from FBU, thanks for the visit!
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  16. Good luck and advance happy birthday buddy! :)
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  17. Great giveaway. Good luck to all who will join this contest.

    Hi sis! Visiting from FBU. Hope you visit back! :)
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  18. Congratulations! I do hope I’d squeeze this in :) would love to join!
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  19. Great contest! :) I’ll find time to post it on my contest blog.

    FBU visit.
    Hope to see you on my blogs:
    Make More Money Online
    Spread the WORD!
    Pinkville
    Couplestrip
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  20. This is an interesting contest. Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary to you and your blog. Will prepare for the contest.

  21. hey! Happy Birthday and Happy Blogversary! I saw the link on PB and thought I might as well visit.

    Awts, am not qualified to join pala, lol.

    Anyway, good luck sis!
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  22. Hi I want to join but I am skeptical about the steps 4
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    • Hi Air! What could be the reason for your skepticism? I included the blog post or video because I think it really separates the interested from the committed. I remember early this year when I won the first ever Geek Goddess internship from Alicia Rittenhouse, I had to sumit a blog post. Some submitted videos. I won that internship.

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