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VAClassroom Summer Skills Training

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Summer is a great time to stretch your legs and get outside for some awesome fun in the sun. (Our friends “down under” will need to wait to enjoy this for a couple months ūüôā )¬†

It’s also a great time to stretch your mind and enhance your business! So let’s do BOTH!!

This year, check out VAClassroom’s Summer Skill Camp 2010 – an amazing opportunity for you to build ten new skills and ultimately ten new income-building opportunities for your virtual business.

While this particular summer camp may not include the usual weenie roasts and campfire singalongs like you might be accustomed to with other summer camps, it will offer an easy and profitable way to develop the right “in-demand” skills at the right time to hit the ground running in your virtual business for the last half of 2010!

Here’s what skills you’ll be building:

  • Develop the right system for creating a profitable, in-demand Facebook Page Service.
  • Receive an easy-to-follow blueprint for building an effective online newsletter or ezine.
  • Discover proven techniques for designing a winning WordPress Blog.
  • Uncover and implement the right kind of WordPress plugins to ignite traffic and results for you and your clients.
  • Learn how to leverage a freebie offer or information product to attract and win new clients.
  • Discover a simple formula for crafting and delivering top-notch social media presentations to your clients and community.
  • Master a proven system for seamlessly organizing your many social networking activities.
  • Learn how to effectively measure your client’s Internet Marketing results and success.
  • Receive an easy formula for writing articles and press releases that produce results.
  • Develop a winning squeeze page or landing page that converts for you or your clients.

10 in-demand skills over 10 weeks. What could be more perfect?

VAClassroom has opened its registration doors to their “Summer Skill Camp 2010?, which will begin on July 6th. Right now they’re offering an early bird registration special.

Check out all the details here: VAClassroom Summer Skills Training

Enjoy your summer!

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Electra Ford, Owner of Virtual Office Center has been awarded the certification as a Professional Virtual Author’s Assistant (PVAA) after successfully completing the Professional Virtual Author’s Assistant Training Program, a three-week intensive training course tailored for virtual assistants who want to specialize in working with authors. The course covers the practical skills, knowledge, and resources needed to assist and guide authors in all stages of the publishing journey.

Electra is among a small group of graduates to complete the course and pass the rigorous final exam, earning her a spot in an exclusive online directory of author’s assistants ( The Virtual Author’s Assistant Training and Certification Program is hosted by The Publishing Store (

Services the author’s assistant can perform for author and aspiring author:

  • Inventory and organize the author‚Äôs source documents
  • Research the target reader
  • Fact check information in a book
  • Get permission to use the work of others, including quotes and interviews in a book
  • Coordinate professional peer and target reader reviews
  • Research potential publishers
  • Do a competitive analysis
  • Prepare the manuscript to submit to the publisher¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Coordinate the self-publishing process
  • Get an ISBN (International Standard Book Number) for a book
  • Get the Library Cataloging Information for a book
  • Get a bar code
  • Coordinate testimonial requests
  • Create an account with Lightning Source to print the book
  • Review the proof copies of a book
  • Get the Copyright registered¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Coordinate book marketing activities
  • Coordinate the author web site and media kit
  • Send out copies for early book reviews
  • Get listed and maximize the books‚Äô Amazon web page
  • Create a virtual book launch and book tour
  • Organize a live book event
  • Launch an Amazon best seller campaign
  • Enter book awards competitions
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