Don’t forget to join us today at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET for the next WordCount Last Wednesday writer chat. Use #wclw to follow the action or ask a question.
We’ll be talking about how writers and other freelancers can use virtual assistants. My guest for the chat will be none other than Jan Udlock, a Portland freelance parenting writer who started working as a virtual assistant two years and as quickly amassed an impressive client base. Jan will share what she’s learned working as a virtual assistant for writers and other creative types – so tune in for what’s sure to be a fantastic discussion.
Using a Virtual Assistant
During the 60-minute chat, Jan will cover:
- What is a virtual assistant?
- What work can a VA do for a freelancer?
- How can a freelancer find a VA to work with?
- What do VAs charge, and how do they expect to be paid?
We’ll talk about all of that and more during the chat. And we’ll leave plenty of time at the end for your questions.
Anyone participating in the chat can ask a question. Or if you’re still new to Twitter and not comfortable doing that yet, feel free to lurk (participate by reading other’s questions & answers without asking or answering any yourself).
Joining a Twitter Chat
If you’ve never participated in a Twitter chat before, don’t worry. It’s easier than you think. Log onto Twitter account and then search on the hashtag to follow the tweets or add one of your own. Even better, use a Twitter add-on such as TweetChat, which shows all of the chat tweets in a separate window and automatically adds the hashtag to your tweets.
Read more here: How to join a Twitter chat.
Think about the questions, get your answers ready, and I’ll see you at the #wclw chat on today at 10 a.m. Pacific time/1 p.m. Eastern time.
Here’s a little more on the subject to whet your appetite for Wednesday: Getting started with a virtual assistant.
Got an idea for a #wclw chat, or would you like to participate as a guest speaker? Send your idea or bio to me at [email protected].