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Hello from a NJ Virtual Assistant

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    August 9, 2007 8:12 AM EDT
    Welcome Tracey,
    Where from in New Jersey are you from? I grew up in Union County (Roselle) to be exact. Welcome aboard.... Can you tell us more about what you do?

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    Edgar Monroy
    Web Developer / Owner / Consultant
    When starting your own business the need to "know-how" is greater than money!
    http://www.nuevolution.net

    • 376 posts
    August 10, 2007 3:23 PM EDT
    Hello and Welcome!  I`m actually vacationing on the Jersey Shore now!  Great State!  We flew into Philli then drove up.  I guess I`m a Jersey Girl for the week  WELCOME!!!

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    Leslie
    Founder and President
    Charmed Life Products LLC
    Grill Charms™… The MUST HAVE grilling accessory that is revolutionizing the American Cook-out AND The perfect gift for any occasion!
    Grill Charms
                                                                                                        

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    August 15, 2007 9:29 AM EDT
    It was sooo much fun!  I`m back home now,  with all my irons in the fire once again  It`s an annual vacation, so I`ll be there soon, same time next year!

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    Leslie
    Founder and President
    Charmed Life Products LLC
    Grill Charms™… The MUST HAVE grilling accessory that is revolutionizing the American Cook-out AND The perfect gift for any occasion!
    Grill Charms
                                                                                                        

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    August 29, 2007 9:14 AM EDT
    Hey Jacquelynn! I have a girl friend that lives in "The City" but has a vacation home on Long Beach Island NJ so we make the pilgrimage once a summer to visit.  There are direct flights from Charleston to Phili, so we just hop on a quick flight then rent a car.  It`s only about an hour and 1/2 drive.  We always have so much fun!  We actually get a sitter for at least one day and hop on over the Atlantic City.  BC  (Before Children) we would go to Vegas every year on vacation, but for now, a day in Atlantic City is all I get to satisfy my urge for Black Jack!

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    Leslie
    Founder and President
    Charmed Life Products LLC
    Grill Charms™… The MUST HAVE grilling accessory that is revolutionizing the American Cook-out AND The perfect gift for any occasion!
    Grill Charms
                                                                                                        

    • 18 posts
    October 11, 2012 7:11 PM EDT

    I had bad experiences with home-based Virtual Assistants before. They usually gave me lousy last-minute output so I decided to look for a company that provides office-based skillful VAs that are being monitored, assuring entrepreneurs like me that my VAs are being productive and are working full-time. A friend referred Hireinthephilippines.com to me and I'm currently working with one of their VAs. So far, I am happy with their work.

     

    I hope this information could help those who have VA problems. 

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    August 10, 2007 12:08 PM EDT

    Tracey:

    I`m originally from NJ, but have been in the midwest for way too many years. I don`t actually have my business started yet but was hoping you might be able to tell me what was the hardest part of getting your Virtual Assistant business up and running.

    Polygirl

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    August 28, 2007 5:44 PM EDT

    Hi, Leslie

    I`m looking for a different place to vacation every year. Just came out of the Hot Vegas just to get SC heat again. What`s going on in the Phillis and New Jersey? I like to enjoy something to do every day.

    Any suggestions?

    Jacquelynn

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    August 29, 2007 6:08 PM EDT

    Hello Leslie,

    I went to Vegas this summer HOT. I had such great fun. Without the children. Just looking for another place to go without the children next year. I have a vacation for them and one for me now.

     

    Jacquelynn

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    August 8, 2007 1:01 PM EDT
    Hello Everyone,

    I would like to take a moment to introduce myself and my business.  My name is Tracey DelCamp and I own and operate My GoTo Gal Virtual Assistant Services.  I specialize in adding more time to the business owner`s day so they can enjoy more leisure time, and also focus on growing their business.  I am excited to be a part of this forum and am looking forward to networking with each of you.

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    Tracey DelCamp, Owner
    My GoTo Gal Virtual Assistant Services - the reliable resource for your business needs!
    www.MyGoToGal.net
    info@MyGoToGal.net

    • 6 posts
    August 9, 2007 3:40 AM EDT
    Thanks for the very warm welcome, everyone!  

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    Tracey DelCamp, Owner
    My GoTo Gal Virtual Assistant Services - the reliable resource for your business needs!
    www.MyGoToGal.net
    info@MyGoToGal.net

    • 6 posts
    August 10, 2007 1:09 PM EDT
    Hi Edgar,

    I`m located in the Cherry Hill, NJ area... its about 20 minutes south of Philly.

    I`d be happy to give you more insight into what I do!  Currently, my target market is small business owners of all industries.  I would eventually like to narrow that down to a more specific  market.  I provide administrative assistance to business owners, virtually.  I handle all tasks using today`s technology, eliminating the need for in-person completion.  This is a very cost effective way for business owners to utilize  an assistant to complete  administrative tasks for them, so they can focus more on growing their business... or just having more time to have some fun!  I "partner" with a business owner, i.e. take a genuine interest in their company`s goals and objectives.  I listen to what their current processes are, and make suggestions on working more efficiently and effectively.  I take a genuine interest in their success as I enjoy seeing businesses succeed from their hard efforts (from one business owner to another!).  Thereby, I add time to their day by handling their administrative tasks so they can focus on having some fun, or working on their business growth.  Thanks for the inquiry into what I do! 

    Welcome Tracey,
    Can you tell us more about what you do?

    MyGoToGal2007-8-10 18:11:22

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    Tracey DelCamp, Owner
    My GoTo Gal Virtual Assistant Services - the reliable resource for your business needs!
    www.MyGoToGal.net
    info@MyGoToGal.net

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    August 10, 2007 1:19 PM EDT
    Hi Polygirl,

    I wish you luck with starting your VA business.  I think you will find it very rewarding once you do!

    The hardest part for me is identifying a target market that truly matches my skills and personality.  With a target market, you`ll be able to speak directly to your audience and truly enjoy what you`re doing.  I`ve also found marketing to be difficult.  I did a direct mailing, and that resulted in zero inquiries, and zero hits to my website.  I`m currently involved in organizations, both online and offline, to network in.  I`ve found that I`m enjoying myself.  Rather than trying to obtain clients by networking, I`m finding that I just enjoy the learning that comes with it!  By the way, you`re taking a right step by being involved in this forum!

    If you are interested in becoming a VA, please check out www.virtualassistantnetworking.com .  Thats the Virtual Assistant Chamber of Commerce and has alot of valuable information to help you on your journey.  There are standards that must be met before you are accepted as they truly believe you should offer administrative tasks as a VA.  However, it is worth it as I`ve learned so much there! 

    If you have any questions about the VA industry, I would be more than happy to help you!

    Tracey

     

    Tracey:

    I`m originally from NJ, but have been in the midwest for way too many years. I don`t actually have my business started yet but was hoping you might be able to tell me what was the hardest part of getting your Virtual Assistant business up and running.

    Polygirl

    MyGoToGal2007-8-10 18:24:0

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    Tracey DelCamp, Owner
    My GoTo Gal Virtual Assistant Services - the reliable resource for your business needs!
    www.MyGoToGal.net
    info@MyGoToGal.net

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    August 15, 2007 8:51 AM EDT
    Hi Leslie (Jersey Girl),

    Glad to hear you`re in Jersey and no doubt enjoying yourself!  Let me know how your vacation went!

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    Tracey DelCamp, Owner
    My GoTo Gal Virtual Assistant Services - the reliable resource for your business needs!
    www.MyGoToGal.net
    info@MyGoToGal.net