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About Pebbles Jacobo, All Things VA Blogger

Pebbles Jacobo is the owner of A&P Virtual Enterprises, which she, with the guidance of her husband, started when she began working from home as a virtual assistant several years ago. As Content Manager of the leading Christian work-at-home site online, CWAHM.com, Pebbles found herself thoroughly intrigued and fascinated with the world of social media. Her love of social media has grown over the years and she now offers social media marketing, along with a host of services, to her clients, which include speakers, authors and entrepreneurs alike.

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Offering social media management and consulting services to clients is one of those things I sort of fell into. When I started working online as a virtual assistant social networks were in their infancy. MySpace was dying with Facebook and Twitter quickly gaining traction. Facebook spoke to the extrovert in me; couple that with working […]

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May
24

The Top Four Do’s of Successful Virtual Assistants

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In building my company from the ground up my skills and services went through tons of refining. From my experiences and education I have a lot to share which may help with your own virtual assistant business. These top “do’s” are a must in my book and should be in yours, too, especially as you […]

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Looking to start out as a virtual assistant but don’t know where to find any paying projects and jobs? Here’s a shortlist of my personal favorites when I’m looking for VA work: Upwork Freelancer Guru iFreelance In addition, here are some of my favorite sites found to be most informative, especially when I was just […]

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Mar
07

My Virtual Assistant Toolbox

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What is a craftsman without the tools of their trade? What is a carpenter without his saw? What is a chef without good food and the proper utensils, pots and pans?  As virtual assistants our box of tools and bag of tricks are seemingly endless. I have found the following tools to be the most […]

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Mar
01

Getting Your Ducks in a Row

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In my last blog post I discussed assessing one’s skill set. Life, whether as a mom or office assistant, may have equipped you with the skill set necessary to be a virtual assistant. If you want to take the next steps towards the goal of working from home as a virtual assistant, there is a […]

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In the last issue of this VA blog, I shared how various life experiences contribute to one’s overall resume with regards to working from home as a virtual assistant. Today I’d like to expand on that though and help you break down your experience and see how it adds to your skill set as a […]

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For a busy entrepreneur not to have a virtual assistant on staff, or at least on retainer, is for a king not to have his knights or a coffee shop not to serve coffee. Scratch that. It would be the same as a king CHOOSING not to have or make use of his knights, being […]

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Jan
20

The Business of People Ranks Higher

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Okay, I’m veering wildly off course today with my post. Instead of talking about virtual assisanty stuff, we’re going to talk about the business of people. Recently I was toodling along at what I thought was a good clip in my business. Things were picking up and my husband, who is also my business partner, […]

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Dec
27

An Important Lesson About Business Cards

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I love autumn! It’s that time of year when it’s warm enough here in Nebraska for festive celebrations – and unintentional networking. I don’t ‘enjoy’ lugging a purse around with me, but I need to and was reminded of that recently. I had given my business card out to so many people that I ran […]

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I love what I do. I mean, seriously, my job description spans from creative development to organization to implementation of new marketing procedures and beyond. Life as a virtual assistant is good, except when it’s not. There are times when I am on top of my game and clients love my work. They praise what […]

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Perhaps one of the most important tools to help establish and grow your business is communication. Look behind the scenes of a thriving business and you will find a lot of communication. Here are a few things I have found important to communicate as I have built my business. It is important that we communicate […]

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Have you experienced one yet? Odds are that if you are in business long enough, you will. And it most likely will not be a pretty sight. Difficult people have a way of pulling our strings and pushing our buttons. Oftentimes things start off quite smoothly; other times there are immediate obvious signals that your […]

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I cannot express how important it is to do your due diligence, especially when starting your own business. When I first set up shop as a virtual assistant (VA) I was all over the place. I had an idea of what I wanted to do, just was not sure how to get started. I spent […]

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Nov
28

Doing a Good Job Just Isn’t Good Enough…

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The world of virtual assistants continues to grow daily.  With so many other virtual assistants out there, what sets you apart from the rest? Why should a potential client choose you over everyone else out there? Entrepreneurs, business owners and corporate businesses alike all share one thing – they want the best. If they are working […]

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Nov
22

Top 3 Attributes of a Successful Virtual Assistant

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It takes a lot of hard work and discipline to be a good virtual assistant. Sprinkle in a little humility and desire to learn new things and you’ll be a rock star. What? You want to go further and be a very successful virtual assistant, big dog, top of the heap? Take the essential tools I […]

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In this blog we have worked our way through necessary steps in setting up shop as a virtual assistant. We have progressed through assessing skills, business name creation, and business type development through developing resumes utilizing skills picked up through work and life experiences. Next up in this journey we will take a look at […]

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Nov
07

The Top Four Do’s of Successful VA’s

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I have had a lot of experiences in building my company from the ground up and refining my skills and services. From my experiences and education, I have a lot to share which may help with your own virtual assistant (VA) business. Here are my top “do’s” to begin with: Do Communicate With Your Clients: […]

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When I first started out as virtual assistant I struggled with time management. After all, I had always been the employee, never the employer. As a business owner, I quickly realized that the buck stops with me and if I don’t keep track of things, i.e. not practicing good time management, I was cheating myself […]

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Many of my clients are able to tell me what they want with one caveat – they do not know how to get it done or how to make it happen. As a virtual assistant it is my job to figure it out – freeing up my client’s time on revenue generating tasks. Over the […]

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A resume is a resume is a resume, right? Well…not exactly. For optimal performance resumes are curtailed to the position being sought. Say, for example, you are looking for a job as a high school English teacher. You wouldn’t want to use your resume curtailed for a position as a delivery driver or sales manager, […]

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