This book is primarily written for new, aspiring, and struggling Virtual Assistants, but will serve also to provide valuable insights and ideas for all Virtual Assistants. My intention is that you learn how to become an effective and exceptional Virtual Assistant and where to find clients and how to keep them.
In the pages of this book, you can count on me to share what I myself have learned that has enabled me to have a successful Virtual Assistant business. When I started, I was putting in 16-18 hour days, but I am pleased to report that I now work the hours I choose, have a wonderful client roster and a six-figure annual income. I say this not to brag, but to share with you what truly is possible.
There are tricks of the trade I wish someone had shared with me when I was first starting out. I will be teaching several of these in this book, so you won't need to spend long days as I did.
"Jaimie provides excellent service to all of her clients, including those needing rush jobs. She stays on top of everything and is very organized. I have been on Jaimie's team since 2012 and love the fact that she communicates very well with her clients and her peers. She willingly shares her expertise regarding the Virtual Assistant field and I have learned a lot from her. She will always to lend a helping hand. Her knowledge of social media is beyond belief. I have learned from various sources, but it's amazing how she constantly gives me tips and tricks on how to take things to the next level for clients as well as for my own business."
Richard Rinyai, Virtual AssistantOwner, Virtual Office Guy www.virtualofficeguy.com
"Jaimie and I are in the same profession. I can't say enough about her. Her guidance and advice has helped me in every way to grow my business. She is extremely knowledgeable in social media and she has a fabulous background in processes and systems. This, along with her kind and patient demeanor, makes her an absolute winner in my book and for sure she would be in yours."
Stephanie Scharer, Virtual Assistant
"Jaimie is an absolute superstar at being a virtual assistant. Her depth of knowledge and out-of-box ideas adds major value to businesses. I assist Jaimie with some of her client assignments and highly recommend her for her creativity, being reliable and her excellent work. She loves what she does and you can absolutely see that every time in the quality of the job she does."
Haja, Virtual Assistant
"Jaimie is the best VA I've ever had. She is the perfect role model for VAs. When you look up "virtual assistant" in the dictionary, I think you'll find a picture of Jaimie. Just kidding of course, but she is the best. Jaimie really understands what a business owner needs. I never have to worry about her completing an assignment or project on time and within budget. Jaimie acts with integrity and makes each client feel like her most important client. She is trustworthy and has great customer service skills. Many of my clients comment about her responsiveness and her friendly yet professional style. She has enhanced my company brand."
Beverly Harvey, ClientOwner, Harvey Careers www.HarveyCareers.com
"Jaimie's passion for making business development happen is apparent in everything she does. I have been a small business owner since 1993 and appreciate that Jaimie is a rare find in that she thinks strategically and tactically, positions rapidly, and executes flawlessly. Jaimie understands my strategy and has saved my company time and money by taking appropriate initiatives to streamline processes. I recommend her highly for any small business owner who wants to proactively build a business!"
Annette Baron, ClientOwner, Proposal Architectwww.proposal-architect.com
The downsizing of the United States Federal government since the 1980s has put pressure on state governments to find new sources of revenue to support new responsibilities. Taxpayers have made it clear that increases in property, sales or income taxes would not be tolerated. Increasingly, state legislators are turning to other sources, the most controversial of which is the legalized gambling industry. The first part of the book looks at the structure and forces that shape the gambling industry. A short history of gambling in the US illustrates the central role governments have played. The three segments of the industry (pari-mutual betting, lotteries, and casinos) are then detailed. The second part of the book analyzes the economic issues involved, with a particular focus on the ability of the various segments of the industry to provide revenue to the state. The final part of the book discusses emerging trends such as online gambling. It also compares the American experience with that of Australia and various European countries. This book should be of particular interest to students, practitioners and scholars in public policy. It should also be pertinent to readers in economics, political science and business.
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