Category Archives: Life Hacks

Tips and tricks on how to live a fun, fulfillling and stress-free life

Google Business Suite 101: What Google Apps Can Do For You

January 24, 2014 | by Pepper
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Running your own business involves a great deal of coordination. Your business is a sum of many parts, so to speak. From top management to office staff; back office departments to front liners; production groups to sales teams—all these branches have specific functions that support each other. As a business owner, streamlining your processes is […]

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5 Ways QR Codes Can Boost Your Marketing Campaign

November 19, 2013 | by Pepper
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QR codes or quick response codes are making marketing efforts more multidimensional than ever before. It is capable of uniting your marketing campaign in one quick scan. It gets even better because this unique two-dimensional matrix can contain any information you want! If you haven’t seen one, QR codes are often found in magazines and […]

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Locked In: How to Keep Your Data Secure When Working with Virtual Assistants

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Data security is one of the primary concerns of business owners who are considering outsourcing their business processes. A study done by Ponemon Institute reports that 65% of companies that have outsourced to a third party have experienced data breach on its consumer data. Moreover, 58% of the companies said that they discovered the breach […]

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Halloween Fun Facts

October 31, 2013 | by Pepper
Halloween Facts and Trivia Virtual Assistants Pepper Philippines

Are you all set for your Halloween party? You may not know this but Halloween is the second highest grossing holiday in the world next to Christmas! For kids, it means candies and post-Halloween toothache. For adults, it means spooky parties and over-the-top grotesque costumes. So before you prepare your freaky ensemble, here are 10 […]

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Navigate Through Your Brain with Mindmapping

March 26, 2013 | by Pepper
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In a previous post on Beating Writer’s Block, we briefly mentioned mindmapping as a way to get ideas out from our heads and onto paper. Today, we’ll revisit that topic and delve a bit deeper into mindmapping. Many of us take notes in a linear fashion. Lists and outlines take us from one topic or […]

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A Virtual Assistant In My Hand: Apps That Help Me Stay Productive

February 13, 2013 | by Pepper
Productivity Apps Pepper Virtual Assistants Philippines

I’ve often joked that my brain is stored on my phone. Compared to the amazing virtual assistants I work with everyday, I’m a veritable mess. Fortunately for me, my gadgets (and the apps I install on them) help me stay productive, and in a way, serve as my own virtual assistants. They keep track of […]

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Making the Most of Our VA Services, Part 2: Communicate!

January 18, 2013 | by Pepper
Communicating with your Virtual Assistant Pepper Philippines

Welcome to the second part of our primer on virtual assistants. Since you’re here, it’s a safe bet that you, like many people, you don’t quite know what to expect from a virtual assistant, or VA for short, and aren’t quite sure how to work with her. The simple fact is that working with a […]

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Making the Most of Our VA Services, Part 1: Don’t Expect Super(wo)man

January 15, 2013 | by Pepper
What to Except from Virtual Assistants Pepper Virtual Networking Philippines

For many people, working with a virtual assistant, or VA for short, comes with a steep learning curve. Most people don’t know what to expect from their VAs, and are never quite sure how to work with them. We’re not surprised by this, because just a few short years ago, the concept of a VA […]

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Finding Inspiration

September 12, 2012 | by Pepper
Finding Inspiration Virtual Assistants Philippines

No matter how much you love writing, or doing any type of creative work for that matter, it doesn’t always come easy. It’s inevitable – there will be times when your creative juices simply don’t flow. What do you do then? We have a few ideas. Just beat it Sometimes the way to get your […]

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Beating Writer’s Block

September 5, 2012 | by Pepper
Overcoming Writer's Block Philippines Virtual Assistants Pepper

Writer’s block sucks. Whether you’re crafting a blog post, typing up an essay for school, preparing a report for work, drafting an email, or writing anything else, writer’s block sucks. Yes, it sucks so much it bears repeating. Writing about how much writer’s block sucks (again) doesn’t really accomplish anything though, and as the title […]

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