Every morning after breakfast, my husband and I go to our “little corner” and go on a social media blitz. We check our blogs,  emails, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Sometimes when one of us sees an interesting post, we “share” it and even “talk” online!  Oftentimes, we laugh about how we are just beside each other and yet communicate on social media. But I guess, such is the twenty first century when technology can sometimes get over the best of us.

Like I said earlier, one of these so-called social media online services is Pinterest.

What is Pinterest? Here is it’s website definition…

Pinterest is a Virtual Pinboard.

Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes.

Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.

My husband and I have so much fun going through the “pins” that other people have posted. Many times, we also upload our own. We like the inspirational quotes and beautiful pictures pinned and repinned.

As a VA, Pinterest is an online and mobile service you can’t be without.

Log in now, better yet, create an account and enjoy using Pinterest. Click this link:  http://pinterest. com/

A VA’s Journey

It was barely a month ago when I first encountered the term Virtual Assistant. A friend sponsored me to a Virtual Assistant Seminar and what I learned from it was quite a revelation.

Wikipedia defines a Virtual Assistant (typically abbreviated to VA, also called a virtual office assistant), is generally self-employed and provides professional, administrative, technical, or creative (social) assistants to clients from a home office. Common modes of communication and data delivery includes the internet, e-mail and phone call conferences, online work spaces and fax machine. 

The world has become smaller with the onset of technology. My husband and I regularly communicate with our family and friends in the US through the VOIP. If we use Skype, we can even see the other party! Email, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and other social media websites are largely used for marketing. LogMeIn and similar websites, allow someone from a remote place to look at what you are working on your computer in real time.

There is so much to learn and so much to explore from the buffet of knowledge available. Through this blog I plan to post write ups, tutorials and feature articles on Virtual Assistants.

I hope you will visit my blog regularly.  See you more often…

~ Marisa Aguas