Virtual Assistant Jobs: Find One and Make a Living

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Finding the right virtual assistant job is a challenging task. You've most likely heard many stories about people being deceived to send a substantial sum just to discover that it's a sham. The usual targets are the income seekers who are being provided with some “too good to be true” money making chances or non-existent jobs. Continue reading

The Top 5 “Musts” For Your Job Search

Want to get your job search started on the right path? Here are 5 great tips to help you on your way:

1. Networking Business Cards: These are essential tools for exchanging your information with a new contact. Cards should be on good card stock with your name, title, industry, area of expertise, telephone number and e-mail. A logo is fine. Those in a creative field can show their style here. Continue reading

Tips for Great Exhibits with Trade Show Banners

A trade show is one of the best ways your company can show off its latest products, services and activities to your target audience. Members of the public and trade, company and press representatives attend these events to scrutinize and learn more about your product to decide if they want to buy it. So, you want to make sure you capture the attention of everyone who walks past with a strategically designed booth and eye catching trade show banners.   Continue reading

Elevator Pitch – Oh My!

I decided to accept the challenge of completing the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog (Darren Rowse) that Lisbeth Tanz and Michelle Shaeffer of the 31 Days Blog Challenge put together. Day 1 is to write an elevator pitch for your blog. Well, I am stuck!  But I will try. Continue reading

A Very Rare PLR Package

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Put on your thinkin' cap for just a moment.  What do these have in common…

  • A “perfect game” in baseball
  • Doppelgangers
  •  Haley's comet sighting
  • Your “soul mate”
  • The Hope Diamond

 Even if you know nothing about the first four, hopefully that last one was a giveaway.

 These are all rarities, right?

 These are things that don't come around very often.  They are unusual and, because of that characteristic, they are considered quite valuable.

 Everyone once in a while something comes along that is added to the list of “rarities”. 

 The one I want to tell you about today happens, well, once every TEN YEARS.

 It was ten years ago this month, August 2000, that Jimmy D. Brown started his first successful internet business which launched his “career” as a full-time internet marketer.

Profits Vault became one of the most popular early IM membership sites and was an active part of his business until he closed it down last year. 

Today he's reopening it to celebrate his TEN YEAR anniversary! 

He's put together a package of products, reports, mini-courses, and articles that are mostly UNRELEASED content that he's either personally written or co-written.  All of these come with full PLR (private label rights) licenses!

 Get the details  here.     

 If anyone knows about private label rights content, it's Jimmy. He didn't create the autoresponder.  And he didn't write the first salesletter.  And he didn't create the first popup.  He didn't do a lot of the things that have become common to internet marketers.

 But he DID start the PLR (private label rights) market back in 2003 and he DID launch the first successful PLR membership site in that same year.

 He knows about PLR content!

 During the past seven years since he launched “Products In The Rough” which expanded into Nicheology, there has been a flood of “PLR” materials hitting the web on just about every topic imaginable.

 He classifies these materials into three categories…

  1.  Crummy.  (Bad, very bad)
  2. Common.  (Ordinary, average)
  3. Choice.  (Rarities!)

Truthfully — and you know this is true if you've bought any PLR content — the overwhelming majority of the materials are worthy of a “crummy” rating.  Following not too far behind would be “common” PLR content. 

And in a class by itself, there's probably about 1% of the PLR content out there today that really is “choice”. 

It's rare.   

Rarer still do you get the opportunity to grab up “Choice” PLR content that has NEVER-BEEN-RELEASED that was written by a recognized expert (not gonna use the word “guru”!) in the internet marketing arena.

 Today is an exception.  It's one of those rare days.  One of those 1% moments.  Once very ten years in this case as he celebrates his ten year anniversary. 

There are so many things you can do with these materials –

  •  Create your own original articles.
  • Build rebrandable reports.
  • Edit them and sell them as your own.
  • Convert them into audio products.
  • Develop a coaching program around them.
  • Stock a membership site with them.
  • Extract parts for blog posts.

There's only ONE catch!

This package will ONLY be available for the NEXT 10 DAYS.  On Friday, August 27 at 10PM CDT will once again be shut down and the package will no longer be available.

 So, drop by today and see if this package is right for you.

UPDATE:  There is a “Fast Action” bonus for the next 100 people only who order … PLR license to a 70 page product of Jimmy's!

Click here for details.

Even if you don't plan on using this content until down the road, you won't find better quality content for the price. 

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Exactly Who’s the Boss Here?

This post appears on the NAVAC Blog.

By Sheila Edens-Brown

Thursday, Juy 29th, 2010

After 20 years in the corporate world, I experienced burn-out to the point where just thinking of going to work would make me literally sick. It was at this point that I knew that it was time to put my dream of being a business owner in place.

After going through the motions and getting everything in place, it was time to hang out the shingles. Just the thought of being a business owner was exuberating. I had my first client within two weeks, even though she is taking a break from her business because of the death of her husband, she is still my client and we have had a wonderful relationship. All have not been like her. There were control issues; money problems and just not letting me do my job because they felt they knew better than I how to accomplish the task.

After becoming a part of the NAVAC group I discovered that I was still working under the employee mindset and that my clients were calling the shots.

Kim and the group showed me how I needed to be in control, that this was my business and that I was the one to determine how my business was to be run; I was the boss and not the employee. It was at this point that I revised my policies and payment procedures. A clear line was set as to my office hours, how task would be completed that would benefit the client and myself and that I was the one to determined how the business was to be ran.

If you find yourself struggling with your business and finding it hard to be your own boss you need to become a part of NAVAC. The benefits you walk away with are the wealth that you need for a striving business.

Sheila Edens-Brown is the owner of Sheer Elegance Virtual Assistant and a guest blogger of the NAVAC Blogger Team. She is a Social Media specialist who works with coaches that need to increase their web presence. To learn more about Sheila and how she works, visit her site at

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Atlanta, Here We Come!

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We’ve been on the road now for about 5 hours. First day of vacation as we travel from Chicago, IL to Atlanta, GA.

I have been waited to take this trip to Atlanta to be a part of General Conference for over a year. A trip to connect and reconnect, not only with family, but with my family in Christ as we come together to fellowship, meet new family members and elect new officers for our world-wide organization of Seventh-Day Adventists.

The morning started off with me having to get up way to early. I had not packed a stitch of clothing because my body crashed after getting home from church on Saturday. So, after sitting on my bed for a while I got up to start packing, but did more piddling around then anything else, but once I got started everything started to fall in place. Clothes packed, computer bag packed, and cereal and banana readied.

Out to gas up the car and pick up the grandchildren.  Finally, on the highway two hours behind schedule – 7:00 a.m. instead of 5:00 a.m. But what the heck, we’re moving.

As I look up we are entering into Kentucky.

Look for more post from Bill, Sheila, Charles and Jaylen.

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Advertising in a Social Media World

The last few posts talked about advertising in a world where social media is growing  leaps and bounds. The traditional marketing way is still here, but it may not be the best form of marketing for you or you may need to combine the traditional with the social.

We need to remember that we are working with two different mediums. What works on one – even if it's your strongest ad – may not work on the other. It's important also to match the ad with the right social network.

My husband whose career is in sales says that the best salesperson has mastered the real secret of selling: Don’t appear to sell. Instead, “help” the customer figure out what she needs – and provide it.

Social networking is ideal for this friendly, conversational approach.

However you choose to advertise – traditional media, social media or a healthy mixture of both – do make sure that you fit it in as part of your long term marketing plan!

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The Spoils of Eden

For me, my me time is curling up with a good book, something to drink and some popcorn. Being a romantic at heart I love books with a love story — along came The Spoils of Eden written by Linda Lee Chaikin. The Spoils of Eden is book one in a series entitled, The Dawn of Hawaii Series. The story is set in nineteenth-century Hawaii. Eden, one of the main characters find herself in the middle of making the decison to work with her father's dream of curing leprosy or being with the man that she has loved since childhood.

Broken dreams, shattered happiness and lost dreams is what you will find in The Spoils of Eden. If you are looking for a historical inspiration read you will want to pick up The Spoils of Eden. I found it to be good reading, and I will read the other books in the series.

The book can be purchased at

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Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose

I received free advance read copies of Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos. It was an excellent read on applying the science of happiness to running a business, to help employees grow personally and professionally.

I was curious and was seeking to see how what he did could be added to my virtual business. The book discussed things that I know should be included in building your business, such as:

  1. Building your brand
  2. Being passionate and determined
  3. Pursue Growth and Learning –our potential is found within and needs to be unlocked.
  4. 3 types of happiness.

All with a twist I had not thought of – happiness.

If the ultimate goal is happiness, then wouldn't it make sense to study and learn more about the  science of happiness so that you can apply the research that's been done to your own life? (pg. 231, p. 5) By applying the knowledge to our businesses, how much happier would our clients be. Happiness is contagious.

Zappos purpose is delivering happiness to the world.  I recommend that you pick up a copy of the book and let me know how it affects you.

You can visit the site at You can purchase a copy at

I have an advance read copy that I will  give to a reader of this blog. If interested, please contact me to let me know that you are interested in receiving it. I will send it to the 11th person to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.




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