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Jul 25

Be Like Nike And Just Do It

By Tasha | Uncategorized

Take A Day Off

Hi,

When was the last time you took a day off only for pleasure? 

There are so many people in your shoes. They can’t remember the last time they took a day off unless they were sick. Delegating tasks isn’t hard to do, and it isn’t as expensive as you may think. Let’s take Mary for an example. Mary is married with children and on a very tight budget. She wanted to go on a weekend trip but knew she couldn’t leave her business unattended. She decided to contact a virtual assistant. After discussing what she needed, like email management, phone call maintenance, and social media management, Mary hated that she had waited so long. Talking and explaining her needs weren’t as hard as she had thought. Mary didn’t have to micromanage anyone, she left it in the hands of the VA. Mary checked in here and there while she was away to make sure things were going smoothly. When Mary returned she was provided with an analytical report, and time assessment for the time spent on her projects. She was also provided with social media stats showing engagement and what was and was not working for her business that weekend. Not only was Mary in awe, she was rested, her family loved that she wasn’t working while away, and her business didn’t suffer. 

Do you ever get overwhelmed with “work”? 

I wonder if you ever find yourself thinking of work after work? 

Contracting with a Virtual Assistant is not hard, it will not break the bank, and it will free up your time to spend with loved ones, and also allow you time to focus on your product or skill. 

Can’t wait to serve you, 

Tasha

P. S. How can I help? I’m here 24/7 on Facebook when you need me. Well I do sleep, but either myself or someone on my team will contact you in a short time. 🙂 

 

May 16

Did You See Me Fall?

By Tasha | Uncategorized

Fell Off the Wagon

 

I Fell Off The Wagon!

 

Well looks like I am back. First of all let me start by apologizing. I offer my sincere apologies if you feel isolated or a sense of neediness. I will be the first to admit that I fell off the wagon! What wagon is that? The blogging consistently wagon. 

Have you ever been told to be sure to take care of yourself while you are taking care of others? Well guess what? I didn’t take care of myself. All of my client’s content is nice and spiffy and in order. They are all seeing tremendous results and getting more engagement because of me. But guess what? I haven’t written a blog post for linkedvirtually since March! Is that pathetic or what? I’m furious at myself for putting it off week after week. 

I’m sure you’ve said to yourself, I’ll do it tomorrow when I have more time. Tomorrow comes and then next week comes, and next thing you know two months have passed by. I pledge right here and right now never to leave you like that again (at least not without a valid explanation). 

This post is a lesson for me and you both. Stop putting off what you can do right now for tomorrow. First of all tomorrow may not ever come, and the world is waiting on you right now. They need you, they need your product, they need your content. 

Thank you for reading and thank you for sharing. 

Do me a favor, come on over to Facebook and tell me if you are pledging to get back at it also. I can’t wait to hear from you. 

Warmly,

Tasha 

 

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Tasha is the visionary and CEO of Linked Virtually. She is a wife, mom of 3 and a recent graduate with her Bachelor’s in Business Management. She is successfully running 2 full-time businesses from home. She is a virtual assistant and Independent Beach Body Coach at tashafitcoach.com 

Feb 11

You’re Gonna Do What?!

By Tasha | Encouragement

Don’t Be Discouraged!

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When I first told my mom the plans I had to work from home she said, “Yeah right, no one believes in stuff like that.” My mom is old school. She thinks that unless you physically get up before the break of day and head in to punch a clock then you are not working.

When I first started I had the typical thoughts of failure, and giving in to self-doubt along with public doubt. I prayed and cried, and then I prayed and cried a little more. My husband always said, “start over, who can you ask about getting started?” I didn’t know anyone, the only thing I had was Google and my God.

What people don’t understand is that God always puts us in certain situations just to see how we will take care of ourselves and His people.  I asked God to place His hands on me and to never remove them because I was afraid I wasn’t going to make it. He has done just that.

Working from home takes drive and motivation to get that butt up and get it done. Procrastination loves company. When I first started I lagged, I soon learned that if I don’t work, I don’t eat.  Any path that you decide to take will take time and skill to get to where you want to be. I am here to tell you that I am so glad I didn’t look back and decided to press on.

If I can shine my little light on one person, and inspire them then my heart is happy. The next time you decide to step out on faith and self-doubt, along with the doubt of others hits you; just say yep that’s right! I’m going to do it so move over, cause God and I are headed that way!

If you are thinking about becoming a Virtual Assistant, join in Thursday as we discuss the tools needed to start your own VA business.  In the meantime I would love to chat, are you on Facebook? Join us there http://www.facebook.com/tashadonaldsmith.

 

 

 

Oct 29

Are You Finding It Difficult To Stay On Track?

By Tasha | Uncategorized

 

Focus on Success

If you are feeling stuck, this post is written for you!

As you may know, running a business can be stressful. Feeling overwhelmed comes naturally. It is not something that is planned, but it is a thought or feeling. Staying focused can be hard to do when you have projects to plan, pictures to post, deadlines to meet, and money that needs to be made. As the saying goes time waits on noone. I challenge you today to stay focused

Right now I want you to figure out what you can do yourself without taking up your family time. Your children and spouse value your relationships. You should be able to run your business and be available at any time for your loved ones.

Consider hiring help. I’m looking for that business owner that doesn’t know where to go from here. You are feeling stuck. You know your plans and what you want your future to look like, but you don’t know where to go from here. You have a few things in place, but you don’t know how to get more customers. You have clients, but need more. You want your name and your business to be world wide. You keep going to social media day after day, posting picture after picture, and nothing is going as you thought it would.

As your Virtual Assistant I offer some of these services: Social media needs (i.e. create and manage interest, Facebook, twitter, and instagram profiles upload pictures, and custom backgrounds for twitter) Block unwanted spam, status updates, contests, and services. I also set up your Business Facebook Fan Page. These are just a few of my services to increase your online presence and get guaranteed results.

Administratively as a Virtual Assistant I answer emails, manage comments on your blogs, schedule maintenance, data entry, brainstorming, and other administrative tasks.

I do all of this without you having to give an arm and a leg.

That means you can have more time for you and your family. You should be focused on your service or product because making money isn’t your problem, the work that is overwhelming you is.

If you want to take your business to the next level, increase your traffic, and watch your life change….. this is for you.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Warmly,

Tasha

Tasha Smith helps busy business owners maintain, and improve where necessary their online presence. Her specialty is social media management and her background is in business management and marketing.