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Video Marketing

Another skill in demand of being a Virtual Assistant is creating videos for products, events and services and upload it in YouTube for promotions. It is also one way to earn passive income by partnering with YouTube. I learned this through my online awesome group, the Jomar Hilario Mastery Group. Here’s a video I created for the book of Bo Sanchez, Awakening the Healer in You as an application of the workshop webinar with Sir Jomar Hilario.

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The Write or Die App

This is my first time to use this app. Thanks to Noemi Cariaso-Mora and Diane Aldecoa Dela Cruz of my awesome groups, the Jomar Hilario Mastery Group and the VA Seminar Group  who introduced this to me. I have been trying to test myself if I can handle writing jobs since I don’t have that confidence of my writing skills. I know that in time, through the help of this app, I’ll be able to hone my skills in writing and will be able to have the confidence to apply for an online job on article writing. They say that pay in article writing is great and I want to try it because I just realized that data entry tasks really pays a little amount and no challenge for me. What my great virtual friends advised me was not to stick with data entry tasks but just make it as a stepping stone that indeed there’s money online as well as to gain more confidence.

Repost

Reposting here a post I posted at my awesome group, the Jomar Hilario Mastery Group. This was with regards to my subscription with the Virtual Assistant League of Experts (VLE), the newest mentoring program of Sir Jomar Hilario.

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Sayang di ko ma-avail ang EDSA discount ng Marvellous Deal this month dahil after 24 hours (bukas) pa ma-activate eon card ko. 😦 Last August pa ako nag-transact nito online pero dahil nag-aadjust pa ako kay baby na bago lang nakalabas sa NICU nun, di ko na-asikaso. Another lesson learned. Dapat kumuha na kaagad bago ka pa mag-VA para ready all the time to invest in yourself.

Di ako magastos na tao especially sa financial status namin after sa hospitalization namin ni baby last year, I only spend sa needs ng mga anak ko, sacrificing my own. Pero dahil naniniwala ako sa program ni Sir Jomar Hilario at alam ko ang kakayanan ko, nung magkapera konti yung hubby ko, pinagbigyan ko sarili ko, I downloaded the VA Seminar late last year, then the FBME, tapos ngayon itong bagong Marvellous Deal. Naka-dalawang gig na ako as a VA but I really love learning new things and skills that will benefit me, my family and other people. Para di ako mag-regret sa huli. 🙂

Thank You, Jasmine!

Thank You, Jasmine!

This poster was personally made for me by one of Sir Jomar Hilario’s Virtual Assistant, Jasmine Roces. We, members of JH Mastery Group are just blessed to have these people supporting us all throughout our VA journey. They’re already like online family to me although we don’t know each other personally.

Valentines Day 2013: First Milestone of my VA Career

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I never thought that this year’s Valentines Day (Philippine Time and Date) is now marked as the First milestone of my VA career. I just experienced the feeling which is best describe in a quote, “When you least expect it.” It was on the day of hearts (<3<3<3) that I got my first OFFICIAL GIG as a Filipino Virtual Assistant. Were the emoticons thread started by my super galing mentor, Sir Jomar Hilario and my ever supportive group, Jomar Hilario Mastery Group attracted this? Hmmmm, I even remember I was the first to comment on that thread! (now, I’m having goosebumps!). But one thing I’m sure, it’s God’s gift for me…To show that He loves me and assuring me that everything is under His care if I just trust in Him. Well, that will be another post about my life story on the reasons why I want to be a VA.

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Back to my first ever VA gig which is in Odesk. I applied for this while carrying my baby with special needs at around 3 in the morning of Valentines Day but still night of February 13 in Canada. The job was newly posted and I grabbed the chance to apply. I was already feeling discouraged since I had many applications but never had the chance to be interviewed or hired however I never gave up. One thing so funny about this first gig was that in my profile, I lowered my rate from $5/hr to $2/hr for the reason that after viewing other contractor profiles having the same skills (which I am confident of having), they have an average of $2-$3 rate and this might be the caused why I’m not easily hired. I do have skills more than data entry (thanks to Sir Jomar’s VA assignments!) but does not have enough confidence yet of these newly acquired skills, thus my blog is entitled, The Evolving Virtual Assistant.

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I thought that this first gig of mine was an hourly type where your are paid per hour only to find out while already doing the task that it’s a fixed-type, meaning there’s a fix rate (the budget was $15) and there’s no assurance when you’re going to be paid or that you’ll be surely paid (that’s how desperate I was, you may say). And would you believe that my bid for that gig was ONLY $2 for the whole task?! Anyway, together with my clarifications I was having with the task I opened up to the client that I really thought it was an hourly job type and admitted that it’s my fault not carefully reading the job details and it’s a big lesson learned and that I would still finish the task. I finished it a day before the deadline. What happened next was I got a message this morning from my very 1st client telling me this:

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Wow!! It’s amazing how being honest pays off. From $2, he’s willing to pay me $10 for the task I did. God is always good. For others, this may be a kind of gig not worthy of pursuing, but for me, I take this as a stepping stone to succeed in my VA career. It takes hard work to find an online gig.

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I’m forever grateful to my ever supportive mentor, Sir Jomar and his VAs especially those whom I keep in touch online like Nikki, Trina, Mia, Rachel and Jasmine. I’m not even a member of his exclusive groups like OMC and MMC, what more if I am. Mas grabe pang gig ang makukuha ko!

To those aspiring to be an effective Filipino VA, I’m highly recommending Sir Jomar’s Seminar on How to become an Effective Virtual Assistant. There’s an upcoming event for this. Check it here at http://bit.ly/filipinovatraining .

To those who are already VAs who believe that they can earn more from this career or those who wants to know more about online marketing, you can check Sir Jomar’s website at filipinova.