Category Archives for "Exceptional VA Tutorials"

How to Use Evernote

Got something in mind? Heard or saw something useful? Let Evernote capture them for you!

Evernote is a helpful tool to help you gather your to-do lists, videos, audio, and even images. Virtual Assistants can definitely benefit from Evernote, as it can capture and save your ideas and things you like, see, and hear.

What’s more, you can organize your captured things in Evernote by using keywords. And you can bring them everywhere, thanks to Evernote’s accessibility in computer, phone, or other mobile device.

Here’s an Evernote tutorial for you!


How to Use RoboForm

RoboForm is a safe site for putting in your Internet data, usernames, and passwords.

RoboForm is a safe site for putting in your Internet data, usernames, and passwords.


Ever since I learned about online marketing and virtual assistants, my usernames and passwords have multiplied. I have to admit, I have learned a lot since, but it’s hard to keep up with a lot of usernames and passwords (let alone sites!)

And I got wide eyes from others about this. One time in seminar a few years ago, I asked my audience how many passwords I have (in exchange for a prize). All who braved to answer got it wrong. I think the answer was 80 (see, I don’t even remember the total!). My audience went nuts!

Our brain is meant for better things like analysis and brand new ideas. May that’s what the people behind RoboForm were thinking that’s why they created RoboForm.
RoboForm is a great help for online marketers and virtual assistants. One can try their one-month free trial then opt to pay monthly (with different fees that one feels suitable).

Go ahead and try it!

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How to Use Google Drive

Google Drive is a great help for virtual assistants. Create office documents (even a survey) and share it easily!

I was mystified by Google Drive. I have seen my other friends and mentor share a document to me via Google Drive, so I thought this is for the “intelligents.”

With that in mind, I had apprehensions in learning Google Drive.

Good thing YouTube tutorials woke me up. Before doing this tutorial, I did research in YouTube on how to use Google Drive.

Geesh, Google Drive is as easy as counting 1, 2, 3!

I’m happy there are many ways to learn. I was a mistake to have apprehensions. Now, I’m happily using Google Drive.

With this step-by-step tutorial, I hope you do, too!


How to Use Prezi

Go and learn how to use Prezi and leave others – even this baby – amazed!

I love MSPowerPoint because it has helped me spread my message to the world.

But if you want a different twist in sending your message, then Prezi is a great alternative.

Before I did this tutorial, I was able to see some Prezi presentation done by other users. Boy, their presentations were flying and going out from somewhere! But the information that they conveyed were not compromised. What’s more, the message is as powerful as ever.

Here’s a tutorial on Prezi for those who want to send their message to the world – in a whole different level.

How to Use Pinterest

Pinterest is your pin board of your dreams, plans, and even your window to everything nice and beautiful – only online.

I accidentally learned about Pinterest early last year.

I was reading the blog of my mentor, Jomar Hilario, when I realized I reached the bottom part of his blog. I saw a “Follow me in Pinterest” icon there. Being the curious one, I clicked the icon. I was directed to Pinterest.

The rest is history.

I have a dream board in my room. Now, with Pinterest, my dream board is somehow extended online.

Pinterest, I think, is the home of everything beautiful images. And I’m happy I have a Pinterest account.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to create a Pinterest account and spend time looking at everything beautiful.

How to Use PicMonkey

Hooray for PicMonkey!

My brother is the all-knowing Photoshop man. He has done several Photoshop projects for me for the past few years, and I can say that he’s really an expert. Not only he works fast; the image he works on becomes more alive.

I tried working on a Photoshop project one time. I asked him to teach me and he did. I asked him many times for that one simple Photoshop procedure: how to create a JPEG file. I was glad to have done it; but it will take me another round of teaching sessions to familiarize myself again.

Good thing I learned about PicMonkey. It is for people like me who are not all-knowing in Photoshop (well, for now).

I know I will get the opportunity to learn and be a Photoshop expert. But for now, PicMonkey is going to save me.

Here’s a PicMonkey tutorial for you!


How to Use NutshellMail

NutshellMail reports your social media sites’ newsfeed neatly and nicely – for you.

In a nutshell, NutshellMail will send you a summary of your social media news feeds without you opening all your accounts.

NutshellMail is very helpful for those who have so many social media accounts so you can keep up with them and for those who can no longer open their social media accounts due to work or other projects.

Here’s a step-a-step guide on how to have a NutshellMail.


How to Use Hootsuite

I found this smiling owl amusing. I have never seen one before. I hope you will also have lots of smiles by using Hootsuite!

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, and Google+. These are the social media networks I am subscribed to. I know that like you, I have something in mind that I want posted to all social networks, but that meant opening many tabs, and copy-paste the status or post.

During my Social Media Manager on my last gig, I was able to use Hootsuite in scheduling posts for my client’s social media sites. It was very useful because I can schedule the posts in the social media sites days or even weeks before.

This is my comprehensive tutorial on how to use Hootsuite (I posted a tutorial on How to add Google+ Page stream and autoschedule posts here). I hope you’ll find this comprehensive tutorial useful like me.

How to Use Dropbox

Loving the Dropbox, like the clouds!

I have been a Dropbox user since 2010. During that time, I used Dropbox to send my first VA tutorials and resume to my mentor, Jomar Hilario. I was amazed by how Dropbox can send big files sending it via e-mail attachment.

I can say that I am one of Dropbox’s  delighted users.

Dropbox is one of the best clouds storages in the Internet. Your file is both accessible and safe.

Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how you can have your own Dropbox account.

How to Use Carbonmade

No need for this folder – thanks to Carbonmade!

As a virtual assistant, I can say that most (if not all) our accomplishments are not printed. It could be an office document (MS Word, Excel, or PowerPoint), a Facebook page, or even a website (like this!).
Carbonmade can put those accomplishments together and give us a great online portfolio!
Here’s a how-to guide for you.