Who Is A Virtual Assistant?


A virtual assistant (VA) is generally self-employed and provides professional administrative, technical, or creative (social) assistance to clients remotely from a home office.

Working as a Virtual Assistant is truly liberating. I have been a VA since 2011 and since then, I couldn’t imagine myself doing a different job. Becoming a virtual assistant (VA) has its advantages and disadvantages. For the first two years of my career as a VA, I’ve worked under a company. But after I gave birth to my second child, things have changed. I decided to work from home and I never regret my decision. One of the advantages is I got more time for my kids. The disadvantage is sometimes working from home can be a huge distraction. Life happens, and it happens a lot at home. There are many household chores like doing the laundry, getting the kids ready for school, etc. One of the most important thing is you know how to balance your time.

Another advantage is you can be your own boss BUT because you are the boss, you have full responsibility for the entire business. You have to take care of all the little details and perform the tasks you have been hired for. Sometimes, it can be a little overwhelming.

For aspiring VA’s and for those who are just starting their career as a VA, my advice is that don’t forget to do your best in every task that you do. Be pro-active, honest, reliable, and responsible. Value your client. The most important thing is to love your job.

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

 

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E-commerce Giant Goes Offline With A Cow


Lazada Philippines pulls ahead of the e-commerce game with a 3-wheeled cart and a cow named Luz.

E-commerce giant, Lazada Philippines, makes a game-changing move by putting up a mobile pop-up store in the form of a 3-wheeled cart pulled by a cow named Luz. Just in time for the summer season, the mobile pop-up store will be offering over 7,107 tag-init essentials such as floaties, shades, tsinelas, and the ever-popular, t-shirt-at-shorts-na-pang-swimming combo. Lazada CEO and Co-founder, Inanc Balci, stated in an interview “This is a business move we have been planning for years. It is something our competitors would have never foreseen, and I know it will help us pull even further ahead in the game. As I told the cow Luz, we will take it one step at a time”

For more information on the summer mobile pop-up store, click here.

Lazada’s Birthday Sale with Affiliates


Lazada’s 5th Birthday Sale starts today, March 21, 2017!! Deals of up to 90% across all product categories will be available. The 3-day sale is a testament to how massive Lazada has expanded to in a span of five years. Now with 6.3 million products and about 35,000 brands  supplied by more than 8,500 sellers, it’s no wonder why Lazada is the country’s leading one-stop online selling and shopping destination.

On March 16, Lazada hosted an event in the BGC office for its affiliate bloggers. During the 2-hour gathering, the Lazada Affiliate team released 10 great deals which will be available during the sale from March 21 to 23. Here’s the list of 10 deals which you shouldn’t miss!

Product SRP Campaign Price
Asus ZenFone Selfie 32GB with FREE Back Cover P11,995.00 *P6,695.00
Ace 32″ Slim LED TV Black LED-808 DN4 P7,299.00 P4,999.00
Zeus M-110 Lightning Chain Bolt Gaming Mouse P899.00 *P95.00
Keds Sneakers from P999
Jansport Superbreak Backpacks from P1,099
6 LED Solar Power Camping Lantern Light Hiking Flashlight P699.00 P149.00
Nitecore Extend BMX#20 Folding Steel Bike P7,999.00 *P2,999.00
Fast Inflatable Camping Banana Bed P999.00 *P199.00
Delsey 4-wheels Extendo 3 Cabin Slim Trolley Case 55cm P11,150.00 P3,345.00
Eureka EWA 0.6HP Window Type Air Conditioner P7,499.00 P5,799.00

*Flash sale price: Asus Zenfone Selfie – Mar. 21, 8AM; Zeus Mouse – Mar. 21, 12MN; Nitecore Bike – Mar. 21, 12 MN; Inflatable Sofa – Mar. 23, 10AM

Apart from the release of top deals, Lazada has also in display some products going on sale starting March 21. Some highlights include the Nescafe Dolce Gusto Mine-Me which comes for free if you purchase 10 boxes of assorted coffee capsules. All 10 boxes plus the free Dolce Gusto Mini-Me will be available for only P4,250.

Another deal presented during the event is the ADATA HD720 1TB Hard Drive which will be on sale for only P2,799. What makes this hard drive perfect, especially for people who are always on the go, is that it’s waterproof, dustproof and also shockproof. During the event, the ADATA HD720 was presented inside a bowl filled with water and was also subjected to a drop test. This hard drive is tough enough to endure a 1.8-meter drop or to be underwater in 6-feet deep water for 2 hours!

Lazada bestsellers like the ACE 32″ LED TV and the Sparc Vibe P80 Soundbar are also displayed. The ACE 32″ LED TV will be available for only P4,999 during the sale while the Sparc Vibe P80 is scheduled to go on flash sale for only P1,699 on March 23 at 6AM.

Before the event ended, Lazada’s affiliate bloggers are treated to a Box  of Joy filled with products coming from brand partners L’Oreal, Nestle, Colgate, Olay, Dove, Pond’s, Palmolive,JBL, ACE, Pantene, Nivea, Tender Care, Tresemme, Maybelline and merchant partners Sophie and Basty and Anything Under The Sun.

The Lazada Birthday Sale runs from March 21 to 23 so mark your calendars and don’t miss the chance to get your hands on really good deals. Also, don’t forget to watch out for the flash sale which features products with crazy discounts!

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