Google Calendar Tutorial

Keeping our multiple appointments well organized will keep our sanity in place. A good timetable is a life-saver for those who are on the go and want always on top of everything. In today's fast-pace world where everything is in snap, gone are the days of manual tracking of demanding schedules.

With Google Calendar, a perfect indispensable web tool a busy person must have, will simply and systematically put our hectic routines all in one place. It does wonders to an on the go individual in managing and keeping track of his/her appointments, important events, and meetings. There's a customizable reminder to keep us always in constant link with our schedules by notifying us via email or text sent right to our mobile phone. No reason for our schedules to be over looked because Google Calendar also offers a two-way syncing of our mobile gadget's built-in calendar that we can access whenever we are away from our working table or even if internet access is offline. These qualities of Google Calendar will simply mean efficient handling, easy access and trouble-free sharing of our activities or whereabouts with our family.

Hope you will enjoy viewing my 2nd tutorial presentation and you have gained something useful from it. Thank you.
Mary Ann_Cucio_how to Use Google Calendar

Dropbox Tutorial

In today’s high-tech era where computer is one of the important commodities in our household, information turns out to be easily at reach and globally handy. With my exposure to the wider world via net, it is a “no no” for me not to be familiar with some web applications that would make my life uncomplicated as an internet user.

I had an encountered with this Dropbox application in one of my gig (work) in oDesk where files were easily sent and shared to me by my overseas client. As I googled Dropbox, it says, “it is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, documents, and videos anywhere and share them easily with family and friends. Provided that Dropbox is installed in one’s computer, any file saves to Dropbox will directly be saved to computer, iPhone, iPad and even Dropbox website.”

With this attribute of Dropbox, fear no more and say good bye to the hassle of sending large files - a simple and effortless way to share and at the same time storing our memoirs in a secured place. Really, nothing beats from being conscientious when it comes to safeguarding our important documents, photos and videos. As the cyber age increases exponentially, it aims at giving convenience and saves me from the mishap knowing that all my files are in good hands. In my case, I should have placed and have all my photos recovered in Dropbox folder if only there was this kind of application available during that time when our house was razed by a fire.

Dropbox Features
• Your files are always secure and available from Dropbox website.
• Works with Windows, Mac Linux, iPad, iPhone, Android and Blackberry
• It won’t control your connection since it’s manually set bandwidth limit.
• Can view documents, photos and videos even when offline
• Free for 2GB, with subscription up to 100GB available
• It’s your files anywhere for a person who is always on the go

Have a glimpse of my first own version of "How-To" - my Dropbox tutorial. I hope I have shared something useful and you have gained from it. Do keep on coming back for more of my web application tutorials.

Thanks for watching. :)
Mary Ann_Cucio_how to Use Dropbox

Your Virtual Assistant's Disclosure

To get started, it is vital to say that I should arm myself with necessary tools and expertise to be able to get my feet in the virtual assistant world's entrance. Virtual assistant is not new to me. I once had my 1st gig in oDesk way back in 2008 but it did not last long because I should say that, aside from me not being well equipped with the right tools (program know-how, poor both power and internet connection) at the right time to becoming a competent VA, I must admit that I lacked the perseverance to go on during that time. Those were the giants in me that I need to over come and conquer.

Here's my snap shot of my VA short gig in oDesk.

Had there been this kind of training stuff being offered earlier to back me up to flourish as a good VA, then I should have signed up myself. Now that I have set my mind to becoming a world-class competent VA, there's no turning back that I immediately registered my name in an online virtual assistant seminar offered by Jomar Hilario. The moment I got hold of the downloadable material sent to me and without delay, I excitedly listened and paid attention to the lesson being taught. Just like in a usual classroom approach, I even jotted down all the important notes as a source of reference that I can refer at every now and then. It's a make or break for me. This time, I want to make up for the lost time.

As a neophyte VA, I am now ready to learn the curve slowly but surely. There are so many things to be learned not only on technical proficiency but holistically as well. One should have the faith, courage, discipline, focus, proper time management, impeccable work ethics and the willingness to learn to make things happen. For me, being a VA means working remotely and using the technology in a revolutionary approach to be able to render services to clients' end globally while getting the luxury of spending quality time with my family from the comforts of our own home. It's the same way of saying hitting balancing work and life in one stone. One must truly declare that VA has evolved to be the prime necessity in today's modern business set-up.

As I am beginning to learn the ropes, it excites me everyday to discover new wisdom and it's the start for me to become more skilled at internet tools needed for a novice VA like me. My own version of HOW-TO's" will be posted in my succeeding posts. So, please keep track of them. Hopefully, with God's grace, this could be a good start of business for me wherein I can be of help and be a blessing to work-at-home-moms (WAHM) here in our province (Bicol region) and assuring them that it really exists to earn legitimate income (oh yes, paying in USD$ in our own motherland, the Philippines! ) from their respective homes even if they reside in far flung areas provided there's a fast internet connection. I desire to have a business that has no merchandise on hand or inventory, something that I could always bring with me anytime and something I can hold office anywhere (at the park, internet cafe, restaurant, and even in my own bedroom).

In parting, let me share this quote, "Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Be inspired and be blessed always. Thanks. :)