Here are the questions tackled in this Resource page:
Quick NavigationBEGINNERS START HERETablets/Computers/Phones To Use in Virtual Careers?Q: Can I use my phone or tablet to become a work from home Virtual Assistant?Q: But Jomar what do you recommend for PC or laptop or computer for Virtual Careers, I don’t have time to watch the video you shared above! Q: How about a Virtual Assistant telling me how to select a computer for Virtual Assistance/Virtual Careers? Printers To Use in Virtual Careers?Blogging or Blog Portfolio ResourcesQ: Jomar, What is the diff between Hosting and Domain name?Q: Can you just buy a domain name – alone?Q: Libre? Wala bang libreng domain name and hosting?Q: Concern ko lang is hindi ba a bit challenging na US based lang itong Hosting at hindi sya locally based?Q: Hindi ba okay ung mga webhosting na local natin? Q: Plus, etong recommended mo (http://jhilario.com/jomarinter), free na yung wordpress plug-ins tama ba? NON-BEGINNERS ONLYEmail Marketing ResourcesQ: The best beginner – friendly hosting for WordPress is?Q: What do you recommend as Autoresponder or Marketing Automation?
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This is a resource area. Meaning it will contain books, websites, tools you’ll need to begin your Virtual Career. I do assume, you’ve read the book Virtual Careers, right? If not, that’s your first job.
Tablets/Computers/Phones To Use in Virtual Careers?
Q: Can I use my phone or tablet to become a work from home Virtual Assistant?
A: No. You’ll need a computer. What kind of computer? Please watch below. Approx 1 hour how to find out what kind of computer you need to get.
Q: But Jomar what do you recommend for PC or laptop or computer for Virtual Careers, I don’t have time to watch the video you shared above!
A: Good! Then just buy these laptops:Low end – Apple Mac Mini AllinOne PC(Silver) – P 22,000 (you supply keyboard and screen and cables). You looking for mac mini specs? They do not matter much if you’re running a mac. This is not a windows computer. Specs do not matter much.
Mid range –Apple MD760 13″ Corei5 128GB Macbook Air – P 63,000
Acer S13 – P 47,000
High end – Macbook Pro P 97,000, at this price, do not buy Windows any more.
Suddenly, she realizes, she DOES have time to watch the video! Lol!
Q: How about a Virtual Assistant telling me how to select a computer for Virtual Assistance/Virtual Careers?
Watch below as Anna Termulo leads you how to select a computer!
Printers To Use in Virtual Careers?
Use this Wireless printer if you don’t print a lot of stuff but still enjoy cheaper ink that doesn’t need constant refilling/purchasing.
If you print a lot of stuff, use this High Capacity Wireless Printer
Blogging or Blog Portfolio Resources
Q: Jomar, What is the diff between Hosting and Domain name?
Hosting = hard disc na rented out (yes may bayad) for you to put your files in for your website.They never turn this harddisc/computer off – that’s why you need to put your wordpress blog there. Domain name = name of your blogExplained:If you have a domain name na walang hosting – you have a name (for example : EDENICECREAM.com) .
Someone types the name EDENICECREAM.com (w/c a name) sa internet, walang website na lalabas.
Bakit? Because EDENICECREAM.com is just a name.
It’s like you dream of having a little baby boy and you give the kid a name – Bryan.
But does the kid exist? No! Actually he’s just your dream.
And the name came from your imagination.
If you have purchased hosting from my recommended host: http://jhilario.com/jomarinter and walang name – that’s actually impossible because webhosts give you a domain name for free.
So yes, after buying a host, you need to give it a name.
What name? You normally use your firstnamelastname.com or your positioning (check the book Virtual Careers chapter 7: Positioning for this).
Q: Can you just buy a domain name – alone?
Yes! Places like http://www.namecheap.com can give you a domain name. But it won’t be of much use if there’s no host! So you can buy a name na walang host pero eventually you need to get some sort of hosting (hard disc) to place your files in so you can impress clients with your professional looking site.
Q: Libre? Wala bang libreng domain name and hosting?
Libreng domain name – yes, if you buy hosting from: http://jhilario.com/jomarinter Libreng host – no, I do not recommend libreng host because it will just make people say “This person is not professional – this person is not someone I want to hire!”. Why? Libre host looks like this: jomarhilario.wordpress.comPaid hosts looks like this: jomarhilario.com W/c one looks more professional to you?The world says – the paid host.That’s why you should get it from: http://jhilario.com/jomarinter
Q: Concern ko lang is hindi ba a bit challenging na US based lang itong Hosting at hindi sya locally based?
A: Challenging means? I think it’s mostly Pinoy pride running here. Most hosts aren’t US based. They’re region based. SEA, EUROPE, AMERICAS.
Just because it’s running in the Philippines doesn’t mean it’s fast. It’s fast because of many factors. Fast computer, Faster Pipes (wires) to the Internet Central Hub. Most of the hosts computers are located in Singapore -w/c is central South East Asia. This means “fast” hosts.