Sick Time? What’s That?

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“I won’t be in to work today – I’m sick”. Most people with a day job have made a call like that at least once.  If you happened to have a job with benefits, you could even rest easy in the assurance that you would still get paid (as long as you hadn’t used up your allowance of “sick days”)…. Read more »

What Is A Virtual Assistant?

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What is a VA? What is a Virtual Assistant (VA)? Who uses VAs?  Why should you use one? A Virtual Assistant is an independent contractor providing freelance business services.  Different VA’s offer different services, ranging from accounting to word processing, from event management to website design.  Whatever the particular service offered, the VA’s goal when working with a client is… Read more »

A Moving Experience

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(It’s been a long dry spell on this blog, and I’d like to apologize to my viewers for the hiatus!)   My husband and I have just made a major move – from one side of the continent (Castlegar, BC) to the other (Clementsvale, Nova Scotia, near the town of Digby).  As I should have expected from past experience, although… Read more »

Dustwood Media On The Move!

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Dustwood Media is on the move!  After 10 years of doing business in BC (and 7 more doing business in Alberta), I am relocating to… Nova Scotia! First, I want to give a special thanks to my local (on-site) BC clients, who have been wonderful to work with and whom I have regretfully had to leave behind. Second, I want… Read more »

Keep It Simple, Sweetheart!

I just found an interesting article on website design; it sounded useful, so I decided to download the free PDF. 1) I clicked on “Download the PDF” and got a pop-up box asking for my email address.  No problem. 2) I got the email.  It had a link in it to “click here to download the PDF”.  Well, I’d already… Read more »