Monthly Archives: June 2014

062- Lisa Wells shows 50 ways to get your time back

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From an Entrepreneur who provides tools for the Virtual Assistant, Lisa Wells has a business at her web site www.Coast2Coastbusiness.com.

Lisa has put together a free ebook called 50 Ways I can save you money and give you your time back.
This audio episode is the audio narration of that publication, which you can get at the web site of www.coast2coastbusiness.com.

There are productivity savings in the action items and several sections that she delivers to entrepreneurs for tasks that can be delegated or outsourced to a virtual assistant. And that leaves the entrepreneur available to use the freed-up time for managing the business, creating the value — creating content, pursuing sales and customers and leads, and growing the venture.

Coast2CoastBusiness web site

In addition to this publication, Lisa Wells also provides an offering called the Business Finances Starter Kit. This package of electronic tools contains the following:

– Business Basics Checklist;

– Business Associates Information Form;

– Monthly Expense Checklist;

– Partnership checklist;

– Expense Budget Workbook;

– Income Snapshot Workbook;

– Travel Expense Workbook;

– Affiliate Income Tracking Workbooks;

– Goal-setting worksheets (using the SMART criteria);

– Profitability Analysis Worksheet;

– Expense Estimate Worksheet;

– Business Plan template.

This kit is a fee-based offering, and it can be purchased for the price of $19 US dollars at:

http://virtualassistanttrainer.com/product/business-finances-starter-kit/

Note: there is a lifetime update offer for purchasing the forms packages at:

http://www.virtualassistantforms.com/forms.

You can get the forms separately.

Here is the contact information for Lisa Wells:

email:  lisawells@coast2coastbusiness.com

web site:  www.coast2coastbusiness.com

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However, please note that, in the audio episode, we remind the audience of the free Personal Productivity Premium Seminar called GAIN CONTROL OF YOUR DAY at www.gaincontrolofyourday.com/podcast. This course is free for the listener–both the audio episodes (nearly 3GB worth) and the discussion guides (which are the workbooks) for the training, which was originally delivered as a 5-month course (of 25 modules, with multiple episodes in each module).

Copyright (c) 2014, Matrix Solutions Corporation and Lisa Wells of www.coast2coastbusiness.com. All rights reserved.

61- Personal review of tool called RESCUE TIME

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We deliver a review from a personal “first looks” at a tool which was recommended by a trusted friend, Dave Jackson of the School of Podcasting. The tool is called RESCUE TIME at www.rescuetime.com.

Briefly, this application tries to automate the process of logging how your time is being spent online. It also has provisions for you to include entries when you are not on the system (e.g., in meetings, on the phone, out of your office, at lunch, during travel, etc.). It has a productivity pulse and other productivity charts that can give you a visual indication of your results.

As you will hear in this audio episode, I take a tour that includes a walk-through for the LITE VERSION (that is, the FREE version):

– starting at the promotion of the site;

– installing the application,

– looking at the settings,

– investigating the dashboards,

– looking at the reports and tools,

– viewing the options for customer support,

– and finally seeing the possibilities of upgrading to the PREMIUM version (which is the fee-based version, either monthly or for a year at a time).

In summary, we feel that this application may be a good start for those entrepreneurs who have no application to support logging time used, but who may need something to assist the beginnings of recording TIME AND BILLING. With the Premium Version, you can track and measure the information by the client, or project, or even as granular as the TASK.

If you wish to see a document with the screen prints of the entire process, then we have a file called rescue-time-install-screens.rtf for you to view.

NOTE: Please be advised that we captured all the screens in this one file. This was the quickest way to get the information to you, and you can scroll through this large file in either MS WordPad or MS Word(R).

This file is NOT in jpg format or png format, for those who are used to that file format.

If you do not wish to to view the screens, you can follow along with the walk-through by going to the product web site of www.rescuetime.com and following along with the audio episode.

Here is the link to DOWNLOAD the screens of the walk-through.

NOTE: for best results, we recommend that you download the file and open it with the accessory utility MS WordPad.

We plan to have interviews with other Personal Productivity specialists in the future, so that we can get a perspective of the tools they provide and the value they offer to their communities.

Copyright (c) 2014, Matrix Solutions Corporation. All rights reserved.