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10 Characteristics Of An Online Personal Assistant

by Jocelyn Fernandez in Admin Support, Human Resource, Virtual Assistant

Information Technology nowadays has evolved into something that is very helpful to society such as creating jobs. The best example of this is the Virtual Assistant or sometimes called an Online Personal Assistant. They are kind and friendly, reliable, accurate and do really love their job. Because of these values, company owners, always invest their time and money to those who are deserving of the position.

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Why People Want to Venture into the Virtual Assistant Business

by darrel_seo in Admin Support, General, Human Resource, Online Marketing, Services, Website Management

Imagine this, waking up at 5 AM for a work at 7 AM but you have to consider showering, dressing up, making breakfast for your family, make sure your kids are ready to go to school and your husband is prepped for work, then you have to consider the traffic in the metro and a quick order of a venti-sized cafe latte for an instant pick-me-up then work 8 hours for the rest day and go home and take care of your family again but you are exhausted already and all you want to do is crash onto your bed but then the reality sinks in that this is your routine, 5 days a week for a month–always working, you have no rest and you feel the overwhelming burnout.

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Benefits of being an exclusive My Own VA member

by Jocelyn Fernandez in Human Resource


My Own VA is a business process outsourcing services company that provides administrative and clerical services for clients all over the world. My Own VA helps professionals in the fields of administrative assistance, graphic design, accounting, web development and social media with experience in data entry, transcription, online research, lead generation, etc.


As a member of the My Own VA team, you would be a part of a company that helps clients achieve their goals and fulfill their business needs.

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My Own Virtual Assistant Benefits

by Jocelyn Fernandez in Human Resource

My Own Virtual Assistant Benefits

One of the most important advantages as an employee are benefits – Philhealth, Social Security System, Pag-ibig and many more. As an employee I cannot deny the fact that it’s one of the things I consider when applying in a company.

Many small business owners mistakenly believe that they cannot afford to offer benefits. But while running your business and hiring good employees without benefits may boost your bottom line in the short run, than penny-wise philosophy could strangle your business’s chances for long-term prosperity.

Philhealth benefit was one of the most useful health benefits especially when the employee is over 21 years of age and has a child, it is tested and proven. I know because I’ve been there and done that. As a single-mom, it is important to have your child secured, you can never tell when they will be sick so put health benefits always in the first place. And working as a Virtual Assistant at My Own VA helped me a lot since the company offered to pay the full amount of the staff’s health benefits and Philhealth paid almost 50% of my hospital bill and it’s huge!

The positive side of this discussion: Offer the right benefit, and your business may just jump-start its growth. Like My Own VA company, give employees the benefits they value and they’ll be more satisfied, miss fewer workdays, be less likely to quit and have higher commitment in meeting the company’s goals.


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How to Correct your Co-workers When They’re Wrong?

by Jocelyn Fernandez in Human Resource

“Correction does much, but encouragement does more.”   In an office, there are a lot of reasons why correction is necessary. Publishing a sloppy articles, messing up a project or not paying attention should always be identified and corrected. Correcting these mistakes early on is important, you don’t want it to become a bigger problem later. If you are the manager, it will be easy to put aside one team member and talk to them. But how do you deal with a colleague or your own supervisor if they make a mistake? Here are the 8 guidelines in correcting them nicely.

  • Consider the situation and your motives

Why do you want to correct your team member? Is it because you don’t want to improve the project  or because you want to be a know-it-all? Getting the person’s interest before you start correcting them will help you to avoid misunderstanding between you and your colleague.

  • Consider whether the correction is necessary

 Being concerned with your team is very important but have you think of a situation in which you have to decide if is it necessary to correct you workmate even if it is just a minor mistake? Yes! We want the best  results possible, but we must tell them frankly but in a polite way.

  • Never correct someone publicly

If you want to gain respect, you must earn it. Correcting someone publicly is a no-no. Try not to use “you” when correcting; blaming the error on technology or other inanimate objects is always received better.


Until you proved that your version of the event is true, you aren’t correcting someone you’re just disagreeing with them. Prepare facts before you start.


Finally, you have to understand that not all people will accept your correction. They may feel that their way of doing things is better. If that’s the case, it’s best not to push it and let them find out in their own time. Nobody is perfect, everybody learns from each other. Always remember that correction of mistake is the first step of success.


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Benefits of being an Exclusive MoVA member

by Jocelyn Fernandez in Benefits, Human Resource

My Own VA is a business process outsourcing services company that provides administrative and clerical services for clients all over the world. My
Own VA helps professionals in the fields of administrative assistance, graphic design, accounting, web development and social media with experience in data entry, transcription, online research, lead generation, etc.

As a member of the My Own VA team, you would be a part of a company that helps clients achieve their goals and fulfill their business needs.

“We work professionally but we treat each other as a family” – Rick and Jocelyn Fernandez, short but inspiring statement that I was very happy about. As an opportunity-seeker, it’s nearly impossible to find a company that offers you a good salary with a family, that’s a total package!


I’ve been working for this company for a couple of weeks but I was able to develop my skills, I learned a lot of things and of course I was able to help clients and learned different things from them everyday.

How about you?

What interest you? What makes you happy? What kind of job are you looking for?

It is risky to be an individual contractor but people should put this in mind “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Sometimes, you have to be a risk taker for you to see the beauty of every success.


Experience the benefits of being one of uslunch n learn

  • Be part of a network of professionals and specialists.
  • Work from home with weekly team meetings.
  • MoVA find projects for you.
  • We negotiate  terms.
  • We handle invoicing.
  • MoVA network provides specialists for you and your client tasks.
  • We provide project managers.
  • We provide training.
  • Learn.

We also provide some great perks for exclusive staff

  • Free manicure and pedicure
  • Lunch on the beach
  • Free movie tickets
  • Leisure time during weekends
  • Team outings
  • Seminars and events
  • Video training & tutorials


Yes, we’re still a new company but we grow every day and  we are shooting for bigger dreams and we work as hard as we should be.

Click this link to be a part of us




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Industry Knowledge Preparations

by Jocelyn Fernandez in Human Resource, News

The advantages of having a Virtual Assistant for Industry Knowledge Preparations

Asian Businesswoman

It is understandable that people who own a business would be extremely busy with what they do. Meetings, appointments, deals, managing their teams, and many other tasks make businesspeople busy on a daily basis. With the limited time that they have, it is not surprising that they can’t even keep up with the latest happenings in the business industry.

Unless, the news is alarming or shocking then that would definitely make them stop from digging business papers. But if the news is not that alarming, most business people can’t make their selves available to know what’s happening around. Although it is important that they keep their selves updated, there are more important tasks ahead that they need to prioritize. And this is where a virtual assistant can be helpful. Read on to find how a virtual assistant can help you in industry knowledge preparations.



1)   A Virtual Assistant can research for Industry updates

If you can’t keep your self updated with the news then let your VA do the job for you. A virtual assistant can search the internet for latest innovations, news, and breakthroughs in the industry. You will never miss out any latest news because your VA can keep you updated with anything related to the business industry.


2)   A Virtual Assistant can provide you fresh ideas

Whether you are an executive from a large-scale business or you are a newbie in the business world, it is essential that you know what the market needs. If you are too busy managing your business, let your virtual assistant go over the market and inform you with the demands of the public. Being in the business world means being knowledgeable of the go or the no in the market.


3)   A virtual assistant can help you gain more customers

Trust. It is the word that every business wants to gain from their customers or even from potential clients. And you can gain a customer’s trust when they feel that you know what you are talking about. If you are updated with the hottest events and happenings then you can always start a conversation about interesting topics concerning the latest industry news while talking with a client or prospects. Being updated will not only impress them but it would make them think that you are reliable and competent enough.

Hiring a virtual assistant would benefit you in many ways you never thought of. The work to keep you updated may sound simple but the advantages you get are extremely huge.

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