Archive for May, 2010

Your Social Media Virtual Assistant

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Tallent Agency VA Services
I just followed a new follower on twitter who makes a living tweeting for companies. I would love to do something like that but ONLY for companies. I prefer to do my own personal tweeting and would only want an assistant for the endless maintenance we perform for our social media networks.

Between twitter, facebook and linkedin, I spend an hour or more per day just accepting or rejecting new connections, greeting those I choose TO connect with and updating my profiles or statuses as needed.

This is what I offer to do for others who need some help keeping up with their social networks. I would not want to tweet for others as them – I “retweet” anything I see
in my twitter stream that I want to share with my “TweetHearts”, as I call those who
I interact with.

If you want someone to weed out the spammers and gamers, do research to help
find you compatible connections, create or edit your profile or any number of other
helpful duties, just contact me via my handySchedule a Project link and we can work out what you need done and what I can do to help you have more time for the FUN part of social networking, which, to ME, at least, IS the connecting and interacting.

If you are new to social networking or need some great ideas, I have a great eBook
on just this …

Discover 350 Powerful Social Media Tactics You Can Implement To Your Business
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Remember, I am a Virtual Assistant who LOVES to do editing,
proofreading and transcription assignments!

Jan Tallent
Tallent Agency Virtual Assistance


To Specialize or Not, as a Virtual Assistant

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Tallent Agency VA Services
When I decided to move my home based office services business
forward to the now popular Virtual Assistance niche, I saw a lot
of advice both for and against specializing my services.

Knowing where my strengths lie and where I have NO expertise,
I decided that specializing was the way for ME, personally, to go.

It is like when I worked in the *real world* as a Kelly Girl, which was a huge employer
for temporary office help, I only accepted assignments for file clerk, receptionist or general office. I could DO many office tasks but either did not feel qualified or frankly, did not WANT to perform several of the jobs that were offered to me.

I turned down several office management job offers although I was qualified TO do
the jobs – I instead opted to train someone else to fulfill the duties for those jobs.
I did not want the responsibility of running the offices and preferred to have set tasks
to perform daily as apposed to being in charge of staff and the stress that I saw coming with those jobs.

This said, there are Virtual Assistance services that I cannot do or do not want to do.
So I am concentrating on my strengths, which are:




Social Network Assistance


Because each client is as different in his or her way of wanting things done
as each office is, I am constantly in training as I work with each person.
Since I love to work and love to learn, this is a great business for me to be in.

Kind of like when I had temp jobs with Kelly Girl, I am responsible to get my portion
of the work done but ultimately NOT having the headaches and stresses of the business owner. Of course, I do still have those with my OWN businesses, but that is another story.

Since I know that most of us are feeling this money crisis, to both ensure that I can work steadily and to help the budget of potential clients, I have come up with my retainer plans. This can be of huge benefit to those who need my services but cannot afford, or do not want to spend, my hourly fees. I have beaten every other reputable deal I could find
in my specialties to achieve this.

Here are my Retainer Services – Paid in advance ONLY:

* Proofreading, Editing, Social Networking Assistance, Help Desk Assistance,
Email Account Maintenance, Blog Posting, Web Page updates, Submitting your Blogs
& Articles to directories, etc. can be retained weekly or monthly to save you money
and assure continual work flow.

* Ten hours per week $15 per hour = $150

* Fifteen hours per week $13 per hour = $199

* Twenty hours per week $11 per hour = $220

* You can use your entire retainer fee on one project
OR mix them up in any categories as needed

* Monthly retainer of at least 20 hours per week, EVERY week,
booked and paid in advance for a month at a time = $10 per hour.
Limited to TWO monthly retainer clients.

Click here to schedule a retainer project

Remember, I am a Virtual Assistant who LOVES to do editing,
proofreading and transcription assignments!

Jan Tallent
Tallent Agency Virtual Assistance


Your Virtual Assistant can do your research for you

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Tallent Agency VA Services
One of my duties or tasks as a Virtual Assistant is doing research
for my clients.

I have checked out several categories of businesses, found tax
and law information, researched people, places and things and
much more in the research capacity.

I like to first do a search in google, followed by one in MyPoints search bar
and it is amazing what one or the other might have that I would miss if
I stuck with just one search engine or method.

I first started out doing research for clients when a fellow eBay seller needed someone
to do the listings on her eBay Store and wanted some original descriptions and different pictures than were the standard “stock” info that eBay supplies.

I now do this for my own eBay Store where I sell popular and hard to find books,
movies and memorabilia.

I have also helped a client who has an eZine find compatible articles, digital products
and other content for his newsletter.

I do a lot of research myself for my Health & Wellness Blog and luckily, there is a huge wealth of information on the Internet, all you need is the patience ( and time ) to look
for it OR a Virtual Assistant who can do it for you.

If this sounds like something that you would like to have someone do for YOU,
you can get in touch with me by email or by using the Schedule a Project option
on my services page.

Remember, I am a Virtual Assistant who LOVES to do editing,
proofreading and transcription assignments!

Jan Tallent
Tallent Agency Virtual Assistance


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Over the past 17+ years, Jan Tallent has spent countless hours providing writers and webmasters with free friendly tips on how to correct spelling and grammar errors in their written material.

From the feedback received she decided that since proofreading and editing help was so desperately needed, she should build a business around something she enjoys doing, while at the same time providing a valuable service to business owners and writers.

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