Posts tagged ‘virtual assistant mom’

Learning New Things: Affliate Marketing

rapid profit formula[tweetmeme]I love the internet! 🙂  Internet Marketing is full of possibilities – and i agree that making money is just equivalent to learning new things!

I wish i have discovered internet marketing 27 years ago, in its infancy age, or even 10 years ago when it is so very easy to do SEO.  But i am still very blessed that i found out about IM almost 4 years ago.  And from there on, i did not look back.

Well, aside from my Hire a VA, which assists clients in SEO related tasks and some adsense accounts,  i am now venturing in affiliate marketing.  At first, i see comments like, “why sell other people’s stuff?”, “Google frowns on affiliate marketing”, or even “you will not get any decent profit from being an affialiate”.  Wow, it took me about 2 years to realize that these are all myths.  I should have double checked all the things i have been reading.  Moral lesson of this story.

I was just so thirsty in learning and perfecting my craft in SEO and i come across a video of Matt Carter.  And then i enrolled in SEO Experts Academy to get more training from him and his partner Terry Kyle.  And from there, i got hold of Matt’s Rapid Profit Formula.  That training is really something.  After you are done with about 4 hours of videos, you are ready and will be able to do affiliate marketing just like a pro.  Well, not so pro – but at least you can do everything correctly.

In building a site (just like building a business), everything should be planned.  For affiliate marketing, the foundation is the Keywords.  You get this right, half of your job is done.  The other half, of course is getting traffic and sales.  And these will simplier if you have a guide (and not just like those so-called AM gurus that just sell software or trainings), Matt walks the talk.  He is really a person who does what he teaches, that is why he is so successful.  He shares all he knows but you have to do your part, study and listen well, follow instructions and continue to research.

I am not here to promote the trainings, because i am not an affiliate on those.  I am just a very satisfied student/client of Matt Carter.  I have learned so much from him.  And because of that, i am on my way to my Affiliate Marketing success.

Zarah Pimentel is firstly a really proud mom to a 5year old girl. She is a co-founder of Hire a VA, an SEO Company in the Philippines that outsources SEO Specialists and Virtual Assistants Philippines. She takes delight in with helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses by setting them free in doing tedious tasks and aiding them in more ways they could imagine. She has been featured in a number of magazines and a book entitled, How to Start a Home-based Business to Become a Work-At-Home Mom.

For more information about what she does, kindly go to her website, Virtual Assistant Mom.


February 20, 2012 at 6:33 am Leave a comment

Why Many Wants to Hire Moms?

virtual assistant mom[tweetmeme]It seems that that many and many internet marketers are relying on moms – they tend to hire more working mommies.  I have been observing this trend for quite sometime now.

What could be the reason for this?  I guess it is very simple; because they are mothers.  Society in general has very high respect for mothers.  We see them as responsible, caring and hard working.  That would mean they would do good in their jobs.  Can you imagine a mommy not doing her work for the day or doing a sloppy job?  I do not think so.  Well, of course there are a few exceptions.

And also, a great number of stay at home moms are those who worked in the corporate world or even executives already but because of the call of being a mom, they have to leave their jobs and take care of their families.  So in short, they are intelligent and well educated women.  And who will pass the opportunity of hiring these women in their businesses?

One of the primary factor of a great worker is that the person should be in a ‘happy’ state of mind.  If this is the case, you will get the full benefits of your staff.  Being a mom is a great feeling – and being a working mom would make them super happy.  To explain this further, being a mom is such a fulfillment already.  But since they also have to fill the missing spot in their life that they have to use their minds to something else.  That comes in the working at home solution.  They can be with their families and make their minds work – and of course earn extra dollars for their families.  How grand that would be.

So hiring a virtual assistant mom is a win-win solution.  You get to have motivated workers and in return, moms will have the satisfacation they are looking for.

I can say all these things from experience.  I have been a virtual assistant mom that clients would love to hire 🙂 and now i have my own business and i also hire mommies like me.  Oops, i may be siding too much on women here, but not offense meant to men.  They have their own strengths.. i might probably write something about that as well in my coming posts.


Zarah Pimentel is firstly a really proud mom to a 5year old girl. She is a co-founder of Hire a VA, an SEO Company in the Philippines that outsources SEO Specialists and Virtual Assistants Philippines. She takes delight in with helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses by setting them free in doing tedious tasks and aiding them in more ways they could imagine. She has been featured in a number of magazines and a book entitled, How to Start a Home-based Business to Become a Work-At-Home Mom.

For more information about what she does, kindly go to her website, Virtual Assistant Mom.

February 10, 2012 at 6:31 am 1 comment

Making Money With Adsense

[tweetmeme]Maximize your site by generating some couple of dollars per click from including Adsense advertisements onto it. Most people are now aware of how good money is made on this. Try computing how many clicks of adsense ads will be made on each and every page in your website and you will receive a summation of earnings equal to a monthly residual earnings with this little effort. No sweat, isn’t it?

Just how much money you’ll be generating will rely on just how much the marketers are prepared to pay. It depends also about the key phrases needed. When the key phrases the marketer have selected are very popular, you can receive more dollars per click. However, low demand key phrases will enable you to get only a couple of cents per click. In here, keyword research is the key. There should be a balance of number of searches and number of competition.

How will you begin to make profits from your website using Adsense?

1. Subscribe to an Adsense account. It’ll just take a couple of minutes.

2. Once the website is recognized, you’ll be getting a code to incorporate in your webpages. You are able to place this code on as numerous pages or internet sites you want. The AdWords will begin showing up soon after.

3. You’ll be generating a couple of cents or some dollars per click when someone begins hitting the AdWords shown on all of your webpages. Attempting to earn false revenues by over and over again clicking by yourself advertisements is really a no-no. This can lead to a problem or the potential of your website being removed. The cash you’ve already gained might be lost due to this.

4. View your statistics. Adsense earnings could be checked anytime by logging on your account.

And the next question is how can you improve your Adsense earnings?

1. Pick one general subject for your site. And then another minor subject per page. It is advisable to write a content for the page with only a couple of specific keywords or key phrases. The search engine will show advertisements which are most relevant that will then lead to greater click throughs.

2. Using light area surrounding your ad. This could build your ad stick out in the page so site visitors can see them easily. You will find also other options of colours you should use, which could coordinate the colour of the ad with the site color.

3. Test out your ad positioning. It’s suggested to make use of the vertical format that runs lower along side it of the site to obtain more success. You may also try both vertical and horizontal formats for any certain time period to determine what one provides you with better results.

4. More content-based pages. Widen the theme of the website by creating pages that focus more about your keywords and key phrases. This can optimize the web pages for that search engines like google. It cannot only attract traffic but additionally make sure they are more relevant for that AdWords to become displayed.

There are a lot of work involved in building a site for Adsense purpose. Internet marketers will need all the help they can get. It is recommended to hire a virtual assistant to assist them and make their life easier.

Zarah Pimentel is firstly a really proud mother to a 5year old girl. She is a co-founder of Hire a VA, an SEO Company in the Philippines that outsources an SEO Company in the Philippines that outsources Virtual Assistants and SEO specialists. She takes joy in with helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses by setting them free in doing boring tasks and assisting them in more ways they can imagine.

For more information about what she does, kindly go to her website, Virtual Assistant Mom.

May 17, 2011 at 5:01 pm Leave a comment

Our Moms…

Happy Mother’s Day to all moms!

We are not only moms now. We are still a daughter – I hope we are not forgetting this.
I just saw a billboard of a telecommunications company that has a picture of a belly of a pregnant woman and it says, “you were this close before…”

Continue Reading May 8, 2010 at 5:18 pm Leave a comment

How to Monitor Your Virtual Assistant


Most business owners think that it is hard to hire a VA due to the fact that they are…  virtual (obviously)!  They cannot see what they do during their shift and they will have a hard time tracking their outputs.

Here are some simple ways to monitor your Virtual Assistant:

1. You should screen your VA well. If there are rates given to the VA, it will surely help. You will know if he/she is dependable, on time and trustworthy. This will give make your screening 50% easier. Have in mind to rate your VA after your project so that other business owners like you will have an idea of the kind of experience you had with that particular staff.

2. Make sure that you hire a VA that is knowledgeable with the task. This will eliminate the ‘learning cycle’ and would immediately proceed to the task proper.

3. You should give out clear, as in crystal clear instructions. Do not think that your VA is knowledgeable enough to figure things out. This maybe the case, but do not left this to chance – this will just mean additional time and cost if the instructions are unclear to the VA. If possible, write everything – itemized and even step by step. This is perfect if the project is long term, just write it once and it can be used all throughout the project.

4. For the first days, you may want to ‘monitor’ them. You can use Log Me In service ( You can sign up for free. You are like viewing your staff’s desktop real time. (You can also do this if you have something to teach your Virtual Assistant because you can even control the VA’s computer). If you will do this, make sure your VA’s computer has good specs so that it will not slow down the connection.

5. And finally, the reporting. You may opt for the old style reporting style, wherein your staff will itemize all the things that he did and email to you. Or you may just have a Report or Spreadsheet, preferably online, (I recommend Google docs), wherein you and your staff will fill out what he has done for the day and you in turn can view it. You may randomly check the items just to make sure it was properly done.

These are only some ideas on how to check your VA’s tasks. Remember, you hired a VA to do things for you, so you just have to learn to trust him that he is doing the job well (make sure he is worth the trust) and just monitor it randomly. This will give you time to do the ‘real business’ for your company.

But if you feel that you are checking and correcting the VA frequently even if you know that you have given all the instructions clear and concise, maybe it is time to find another one.

So does it mean that we need to hire a VA that is great and perfect and terrific and wonderful… Absolutely no! Why? Because there is nobody like that – well not 100% like that. But you can find a good one, you have to just try to find and it at the right places.

Hire a VA that is fitting for your requirements and this will make your life easier… trust me on this!

Be happy… be successful,


March 5, 2010 at 2:35 am Leave a comment

Be One of Us!


“Honey, can you give me 2 hours to work and we will play again, okay?” This maybe what a Virtual Assistant Mom tells her 4year old daughter… Cool huh!

Are you still wondering if virtual work environment is for you? Let me give you a glimpse of what a Virtual Assistant’s day is like – and be the one to judge.

This is a schedule of a VA-friend who happens to be a mother also.

7am – She will have breakfast with daughter and husband. Fixed her daughter and sends her to school.

10am – After the coast is clear (lol), husband is at work, daughter is at school, she will start working for 4 hours as a SEO Specialist. She may take a break to have her lunch or have it after her shift.

2pm – Daughter will arrive and attends to her. Play and even takes a nap with her.

4pm – This is what she calls, ‘daughter time’. An uninterrupted 3 hours of play, stories, tv, swimming or whatever they would want to do.

7pm – Dinner with the whole family. Dad arrives from work, chat about the day for all of them.

8pm – Tucks daughter to sleep, kiss dad goodnight.

9pm – Work for another hour for a Data Mining project.

You can see in her schedule that she has about 6 hours work as a VA and yet it does not interfere with her “Mommy Duties”.

Being a Virtual Assistant can make you go places – you can go to Sydney, Paris, New York, Malaysia… virtually. You get to talk to different types of people from different cultures. You can learn from them and they can also learn from you. And with all of these incentives, the biggest one is that – you get to work at home, with your kid by your side, and earn a little extra for the family.
Where to start looking for a VA job? There are more outsourcing companies out there, oDesk, Elance, LimeExchange, and even Craiglist. There are limitless opportunities for you – you just have to make the first step.

Come, join us, Mommy. Be one of us!

Be happy… and be successful,


The author, ZSPimentel is a Working Mom and currently a co-owner of the company, Hire a VA which outsources VA and SEO Specialists at a very reasonable rates.

March 4, 2010 at 6:35 am Leave a comment

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