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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 25

Time Management Anyone Can Use

By Tasha | Uncategorized

Stress is Everywhere! 

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When stressed, your work will show it. Stress is an energy eater, and will stop production in its tracks. 

Minimizing stress will lead to better focus and increase time management. 

Let’s look at some steps to help you manage your time and keep you on top of your schedule. 

  1. Make to do lists (write down everything). When you can see what needs to be done, there’s a greater chance of getting them done and then scratch them off. Something as simple as ‘brush teeth’ should be written down. 
  2. Put a time on tasks. An example of this is: If you know it only takes 5 minutes to brush your teeth then you should write down 9:00-9:05 brush teeth, scratch it off. 
  3. No interruptions. Interruptions and distractions are of the devil. They come to kill time and productivity. Turn that cell on mute, write down a specific time to check email, and get to work. 
  4. Use “extra time” wisely. You’re probably saying, “I never have extra time.” Anytime there are a few extra minutes in your day where you find yourself waiting, that is when you can complete some of the smaller tasks on your list. Extra time may come in the form of: doctor visits (waiting room), sitting in traffic (remember to lock your doors), or even at the salon or barber shop. 
If you follow me on Facebook, you know that every Sunday I tell you to grab that “to-do list” and get to planning. 
I hope today’s article has been of help to you. I look forward to helping you and your business with your time management skills and to do lists.
Serving in Excellence,
Tasha 

Feb 22

Reasons To Hire A VA

By Tasha | Uncategorized

4 Reasons Why You Need A Virtual Assistant

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One thing we all can agree on is that everyone needs help at some time or another. Whether you are a busy stay at home mom, or an executive leading a corporation. Hiring a VA can save you time and money.

  •  Cost Efficient – I’ve heard many people say, “why should I pay a VA 30 bucks an hour when I can just hire an in-house assistant?” Let’s brainstorm shall we? With an in-house assistant you will need an office, office space for him/her to work, insurance, benefits, and an hourly wage. With a VA, you only pay for the hours you need. Virtual Assistants are business owners. Look at a VA as your partner and not an employee.

 

  • Never-ending marketing – Let’s be honest when you get busy, sometimes social media and websites get put on the “I’ll do it later” list. You don’t want to look inconsistent to your clients. It’s important to show up and be present, your clients wait for you to lead. Steady marketing makes your business look good. Let a VA help.

 

  • Time Management – Time is Money! You need a VA to handle tasks that are taking too much of your time. Business owners should be able to delegate and should know when to delegate. Write down some tasks that you have been doing, but they have nothing to do with bringing in profits. These are the tasks that you send to your VA.

 

 

  • Get your life back! This one is the most important. When was the last time you had a weekend off? Do you sleep well at night? Take vacations without having to take your work with you? Hire a VA to take care of the time consuming tasks so you can kick off your shoes and relax.

 

Your VA will take care of everything.

Have you ever worked with a VA? I would love to hear your stories.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Oct 15

3 Things Needed To Work From Home

By Tasha | Things you need

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3 Things Needed To Work From Home

By: Tasha Smith

Have you been through many years of working from job to job to job, some of them you’ve loved and others make you sick to even roll out of bed?

People go through so much with their employers and the way the economy is going we feel that we have to put up with whatever is thrown at us. I am here to tell you that I feel obligated to help you get started in the right direction. The entire world is filled with people that should be entrepreneurs instead of sitting in a cubicle from 9-5 and not achieving their goals. Do you want to be at home more, and enjoy the life that you were designed to have?

If you are reading this you are definitely one of those people that are ready for a change.

It’s not hard to get started working from the comfort of your own home. The first thing you will need is a smartphone. You may ask why a smartphone? Personally I love the iPhone because with all the apps that a business owner can use, an iPhone is more versatile to your needs. Smartphones were made to hold tons of data, and to make a busy life on the go easy.

The second thing you will need to get started is a laptop. I say a laptop because you can go anywhere in the world that there is an internet connection, and take your business with you. If you are into coding you will definitely need your laptop for those purposes. 90% of the time I only carry my smartphone.

Now listen to me clearly when I tell you the third thing needed to start your business. You will need a willingness and desire to know that you can do this. You will have to work hard to get your business up and running, but know that I believe in you and will be here to guide you every step of the way. You know how you want your life to look, and working a minimum wage job will not get you there.

Right now I want you to choose the life you want, find your niche, and take action. Start somewhere! I’m in your corner, will you join me?

Warmly,

Tasha Smith