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Second Edition of Entrepreneurial Freedom: How to Start and Grow A Profitable Virtual Assistance Practice RELEASED at 20% off!

We are pleased to announce that the Second Edition of Entrepreneurial Freedom: How to Start and Grow a Profitable Virtual Assistance Practice –paperback, as well as, the Companion Workbook have been released.

“When the First Edition was released in 2005, Social Media was just beginning to come on the scene and taking shape as a viable and reasonably priced option for marketing a small business, like a VA practice, said Jeannine Clontz, Co-Author. That, plus a host of new and improved options for running a home-based business had come of age and caused us to believe the timing was right to expand the book into these important areas.”

To kick-start sales of the Second Edition, authors Clontz and Hidden are offering a 20% discount for all paperback sales of the book and companion workbook.

Get your copies here:
Entrepreneurial Freedom – Paperback –
Discount code: J7S85URA

Entrepreneurial Freedom – Companion Workbook –
Discount Code: J7S85URA

COMING SOON! In the next few weeks we will be releasing an eBook and Kindle version of Entrepreneurial Freedom – stay tuned! 😉

Business Essentials For a Virtual Assistance Practice – a 10-week in-depth training program!

If you’re just getting your business started, or frustrated with the slow growth you’re experiencing, let Entrepreneurial Freedom help grow your business in the right direction.

Our next training class utilizing the book and workbook will begin on October 20th and end December 29th (We will not meet on Thanksgiving Day) – find out more and reserve your spot at: Please note, the cost of your book and workbook for the class are included in the price of the program.

Are you ready to take the plunge?
Are you ready to create the business of your dreams?
Read on…

The Business Essentials for a Virtual Assistance Practice program, is a ten-week course (60-90-minutes per week) designed to take you step-by-step through the process of starting or growing your VA practice. Utilizing the companion workbook, you’ll quickly see how it will allow you to formulate your ideas, plans, and dreams.

Beyond the scope of knowledge covered in each Chapter, you’ll also have access to the results of our VA survey, sample documents and contracts. Everything you’ll need to get your small business off the ground and growing in the right direction.
Each week we will go in-depth covering all the information in each Chapter, assist you in developing your workbooks, and there will even be two sessions completely devoted to Q&A.

Here’s what I Promise You This WILL Be

This is a hands-on, no-pitch, “Get ‘er Done” Program
This is going to be a very different kind of program than you may be accustomed to. It’s going to be “all Jeannine, all the time.” There will NOT be a parade of people trying to sell you piles of stuff. This is NOT a case where the program is a ‘come on’ so you’ll buy something else. It’s going to be high-content, focused content, where you’ll get everything you need to get your business going and get out of your own way in getting there.

This program is geared ONLY toward entrepreneurs and solopreneurs working together, laughing together and growing together. I will help you create breakthroughs and teach you how to setup and grow a profitable VA practice while you will create amazing relationships and networking opportunities that will help build your confidence and build a business where you can make more money and have more time off to enjoy it all.

Because isn’t that what this is all about? Isn’t that WHY you want to be, or are in business for yourself? If you don’t see a way to have money, time and freedom right now, you may as well go back and get a corporate job.

Find out more and sign-up TODAY!



The Second Edition of Entrepreneurial Freedom – How to Start & Grow & Virtual Assistance Practice is due to be released in a few weeks, so we’re BLOWING OUT remaining First Edition copies at HALF PRICE!

While supplies last, get your First Edition copy of Entrepreneurial Freedom for only $9.98 – BUT THAT’S NOT ALL! Save on shipping, too! Only $2.98 – a $1.00/book savings!

Want to save even more?
Purchase the First Edition Companion Workbook, while supplies last at a REDUCED PRICE, TOO!

Add the First Edition Entrepreneurial Freedom Companion Workbook for only $6.50 (A $6.45 savings) and bring down your shipping costs to $3.98 – a $2.00 savings!

Don’t wait, quantities are limited. You MUST place your order at to take advantage of our Inventory Blowout pricing*!

(*) = not applicable on any sales through
For orders in quantities higher than 5-copies, please contact us at: for more details and savings!

Look for the Second Edition of Entrepreneurial Freedom in September 2011 – We’ve expanded and added new sections to include updated marketing options and utilizing Social Media to expand and grow your practice! Don’t wait – order your Second Edition pre-production copies by contacting us at: – or wait for our release (including a Kindle version) in September 2011!

Find more here:

Cultural Business Trends

Scott Ginsberg, of “Hello, My name is Scott” fame (the guy that wears a nametag everywhere), wrote a great article on 35 Cultural Trends that (should) Change the Way you do Business. The main ideas from this is that you need to be approachable and personable, consistent, easy to do business with, and engage your customers with positive interaction. I would venture to add that this is even more important in a virtual work model. 97% of communication is non-verbal. What are you doing to instill confidence and trust in your clients?

“Where do I sign up to get work?”

As a director on the Board of IVAA, an author, and an active participant on VA groups and forums, VA newbies will often ask where they sign up to get work. Huh? Unfortunately, some people don’t research what is involved in becoming a virtual assistant and instead think they are becoming a telecommuter–and that someone will find work for them.

The reality is that virtual assistants are independent business owners and responsible for marketing and finding their own clients. That is often the hardest part of being a VA and one business aspect that takes careful planning and consistent effort. Take out your Entrepreneurial Freedom book and turn to Chapters 4 and 6 now, then share with us your own favorite marketing and networking tips.

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VA inspirational quote of the day

Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you’re not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were.
David Rockefeller
US banker (1915 – )

I heard this on the Dave Ramsey show today. Isn’t this true when it comes to the virtual assistance profession? We are very lucky to be living in a time when we can run a business from our home. 15 years ago, this business model didn’t exist. But just the fact that virtual assistance is a great, flexible career, doesn’t mean it’s easy. You have to learn from others, continually add to your knowledge, and be dedicated to the success of your business.

Colleges are beginning to offer the Entrepreneurial Freedom course. If you would like to do the home-study version, you may order the book and workbook here.

Entrepreneurial Freedom book and workbook now in community colleges!

Look for a press release coming soon with all the details. Entrepreneurial Freedom has been adopted by a community college on the West Coast as the material of choice for teaching their virtual assistance class. More announcements coming soon!

If you teach a college virtual assistance class and are looking for an easy-to-use and comprehensive book and workbook to teach your virtual assistance course, please email us for details on our educational discounts.

Knowing how to do the work doesn’t mean you can run a business

When over at the “Hello My Name is Scott” guy’s website, I downloaded this great free ebook. One of the snippets from it that is just so true is this:

90% of new restaurants fail within their first year because someone out there said, “You know, I like to cook. And people enjoy my food. Maybe I should start a restaurant!” LESSON LEARNED: just because you know the trade, doesn’t mean you can run the business.

I get so many emails saying, “I have the skill set to be a (fill in the blank type of virtual assistant) but tell me how to run a business. I don’t know the first thing about how to get clients.” That’s why Entrepreneurial Freedom: How to Start and Grow a Profitable Virtual Assistance Practice is such an important book to college students considering working for themselves instead of a “boss” or for professionals who are tired of paying three-dollars-a-gallon for gas to commute to a job they don’t even like.

But just like Scott says, there’s more to running a business than knowing how to do client work.