Virtual Assistant

Why MyOutDesk Ain’t Your Ordinary Virtual Assistant Job

Another one we have yet to meet on the most awaited Freelancing Forum PH Year 2, is the growing company founded in 2008, MyOutDesk. While various online job platforms rise significantly over the past few years, this has been established with a little bit of specialization, making it stand out from the rest.

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A Client’s Perspective: How to Succeed as a Virtual Assistant

[Video Blog] Kelsey Jones, Executive Editor at Search Engine Journal (SEJ) and CEO of MoxieDot, graced us with an interview to talk about her experience working with a Virtual Assistant (VA). MoxieDot is her Digital Marketing agency where she relies on her VA to get projects moving while SEJ is composed of a fully distributed/remote team.

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Dave Visaya: Virtual Assistant to Startup Project Manager

In this week’s Freelancer Spotlight series, we interviewed Dave Visaya. I chanced upon Dave in our Facebook group. He often contributes meaningful insights to discussions within the community. With a little research, I found out that his freelancing career somehow shifted to the world of startups. Interesting right? Without further ado, here’s Dave’s freelancing to startup journey.

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Juay Abesamis: Building a Career as Business Administrator

On this week’s Freelancer Spotlight, we feature Juay Abesamis. Juay is’s Chief Career Adviser. But more than that, we’ve been good friends since 2013. We’ve worked together, been virtual officemates and she’s the person I run to for all freelancing related concerns, Excel questions and sometimes even for petty fashion advice. If clients ask for referrals, Juay is always my top of mind. I can vouch for her strong work ethic and somehow we share the same work habits and style. Let us all learn from her interesting story from being a Supply Planner to an experienced Business Administrator.

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Succeeding as a Virtual Assistant with Rhea Buenavista

2016 is upon us! And we are welcoming the new year with a brand, spanking new interview series called Freelancer Spotlight. Each week, we will feature successful and inspiring freelancer stories in various online niches. Our goal is to educate more people on the opportunities that abound in the online realm. If you are thinking of taking the leap to freelancing or already working online but planning to shift gears, make sure to check this space regularly.


First up is our very own Community Admin, Rhea Buenavista. Be inspired by her journey from employee to a successful Virtual Assistant.

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Discovering How Canva Can Help Freelancers [Webinar Recap]

Last June 5, was privileged to have Canva’s Country Manager for a sponsored webinar about design hacks for Freelancers. Kei San Pablo also started her career as a freelancer way back 2009 in the hopes of saving enough money for med school. She started working as a digital marketer and was able to put up her team of Virtual Assistants. In 2014, she met Cliff (the Founder and COO of Canva) via Twitter and the rest is history.

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What Do Clients Look For In A Virtual Assistant? [Video Blog]

[Interview Series] I’m back! I know I’ve been MIA for almost a month now (which is bad), but I had to attend an international conference and a short trip with the fambam. The important thing is, the blog is back in action and I’m kickstarting it with a bang! So, since we are all for sharing tips and advice on helping you find a job here, we thought, why not get some inside scoop from a client? BOOM!

And so Juaymah Abesamis, our resident career adviser, introduced me to one of the nicest clients I’ve met and we invited her to join us for a short interview. Meet Angie Shanahan (not Jolie-Pitt but I’m sure you’ll find the resemblance). She hails from Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia and works as a Project Coordinator in a private clinic. In this video blog, she talks about the winning traits she is after when hiring a virtual assistant. Watch now:

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How Being A Virtual Assistant Changed My Life: Interview with CJ Maturino

This is a first of an interview series. What better way than to start it with one of the most popular and top caliber Virtual Assistants (VA) I know. I’m privileged to have met CJ Maturino recently while browsing the oDesk Philippines Facebook group. I wanted to speak to a group admin and since she had the most posts, I sent her a private message. In less than a minute, she replied. 🙂 We instantly connected, exchanged stories and from that moment on, I knew I wanted to share her inspiring story. If you are still wondering what a Virtual Assistant does, let CJ take you through her employee to freelancer journey.

You started your freelance career in 2011, what triggered you to try your hand at freelancing?

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