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4 Hour Work Week: Myth or Reality?

I’m not here to debate what Tim Ferriss teaches, I’m just here to sprinkle a little reality on the concept. Mainly, one very important part of the theory on “how to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want”. This is...

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Paper Notes are a Thing of the Past

I was introduced to Evernote when I first became a Virtual Assistant here at Buying Time. I had never used the app before but it looked like a great way to organize all of my clients' information as well as any notes that I might have had after meetings. Like with any...

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Buying Time “As seen on…”

CEO Bibi Goldstein and Buying Time LLC have been featured in these top publications. Sometimes, it’s okay to brag a little bit. From her interview with The Manhattan Beach Chamber to the most recent Podcast with Cathy Alessandra of YES I CAN Living Bibi has been busy...

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Virtual Assistants… what do they do? 

Do I need one? Do I want to become one? “So, what does a virtual assistant actually do?” Simply put, a virtual assistant is someone who helps a business manage its everyday tasks online. Many VA’s have different specialties. Some are generalists, some are tech...

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Should I Become a Virtual Assistant?

That’s the question I found myself asking in the fall of 2020. From 2005 to 2015 I only ever worked in retail and since 2016 I had worked as an “essential worker” at a plasma donation center. I had long hoped for a job to come along that would pay better, offer a more...

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How to stay focused when you work from home.

Working from home presents a variety of opportunities. For me, I get to have my two big fluffy dogs cuddled up at my feet while I work. I mean, I can also do laundry on my breaks and maintain the house, sure. But for me, the best perk is seeing my fiancé on his days...

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2020 was More Virtual than Ever!

Our team of Virtual Assistants is like a family, literally. We create and sustain a healthy and happy company culture through team-building and personal development. Sure, we all come from diverse backgrounds with unique skill sets and experiences, but we bring it all...

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Opt In Strategies

What makes you want what someone has to offer? This is the first question I encourage everyone to ask themselves when they set up their opt-in strategies on their website. There is a trend in December and January where most people overuse the "unsubscribe" links in...

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Ways to Promote Your Business in 2021—With or Without Money

In order for your business to survive and grow, you need customers. In order to get customers, you need to promote your business. In today’s digital world, the possibilities are endless!! The most common ways are: Search engines (namely, Google Search and Maps)....

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What Is a 1099 Form and Who Gets Them?

Wondering whom you need to supply with a 1099 for 2020? Confused about the difference between a Form W-2 and a Form 1099? There are a few important differences between the two forms, the main one being an employee gets a Form W-2 and an independent contractor making...

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