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Debbie Forte
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  • Nashville, TN
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How did you hear about 48Days.NET, and what do you hope to get out of being a part of this community?
I heard about 48Days.net through Dan Miller's weekly newsletter. I have already gotten so much out of this site in the short time I've been here. I've met so many great people and I learn something new every day. I love to inspire, motivate and help other people and I have been able to do quite a bit of that here. I genuinely care about other people and want to help in anyway that I can. If through these new relationships, I receive referrals or new business....GREAT! If not, well, I've made new friends...and you can never have too many of those.
What is your current work situation? Employee, self-employed, generating any income on your own?
I am self-employed and the owner of Administrative Answer.
And then...what is your goal/dream for your work life?
I would like to network and meet as many people as possible in an effort to get the word out about my business. These are difficult times, and with today's technology, there are many talented people who could work from home. Whether they be retired, stay-at-home moms, or unemployed, I would like to provide an opportunity for others to have a source of income while giving quality service and product to my clients. Full-time employees are expensive (i.e. payroll taxes, benefits, sick/vacation pay). Hiring someone to complete a project is more cost-effective. During times of turnover or increased workload, hiring an off-site person to help could be just the answer.
How about your personal life? Any specific goals or achievements or dreams you are pursuing (or want to pursue)?
My passion is children. At some point, I would like to associate with an organization that makes the lives of children better.
What would you say are your strongest talents? How are you 'wired' and what can you offer to the world (it's OK if you don't know yet, but knowing is key to pursuing your dreams!)?
I am a strong thinker and doer...a very energetic person...with a take charge attitude and a perfectionist by nature. I'm very loyal and trust-worthy and one of the most honest people you will ever meet. I am extremely focused and hard-working, thrive in a fast-paced environment, and have a strong desire to help others. I genuinely care about other people.
Do you have a website presence anywhere?
http://coming soon
More than one website?
http://www.linkedin.com/in/debbieforte
If you have a product or service to promote (now or in the near future) this is your shot to state it! Say all you'd like:
Administrative Answer is an off-site administrative support services company. With over 30 years of experience assisting top-level executives, business owners and managers, I could be a reliable extension of your business. I am committed to providing my clients with executive level service and support without the executive expense. My goal is to partner with my clients and provide them with the support they need to focus on growing their business and become more profitable. How do I do that? By reducing their administrative costs. I provide top quality product and service without the added expense of payroll taxes, benefits, vacation and sick pay. Companies hire me when they need help with administrative and accounting tasks and my services are tax deductible to them. I offer my clients the flexibility they need. No project is too small. Whether a one-time project or projects requiring a few hours a week or month, I get the job done quickly and without the expense or hassle of hiring and training a traditional employee or using an expensive temp agency. There is no middle man to pay with me. I am also known as an independent contractor, freelancer or “virtual” assistant. I work with clients all over the country. With today's technology (i.e. internet, emails, fax machines, overnight mail) this is very doable and something that is becoming a tremendous revolution. Whether your needs center on general or executive administrative, creative or accounting, I am able to support your business. I am not a "traditional" employee. I usually work from my office, instead of my clients, and I don't just work traditional 9-5 hours. I also work at night and on the weekends...whatever suits my client's needs. I want my clients to be happy and will do whatever it takes to get the work done as quickly as possible and to their satisfaction. Since I depend on my clients for my income, their businesses sort of become my own, and I strive very hard to make them successful. If you or anyone you know might have a need for my services or would like additional information, I would welcome an opportunity to discuss further.

Debbie Forte's Blog

WHAT FAITH CAN DO

Posted on January 2, 2010 at 1:00pm 4 Comments



I've seen miracles happen. On April 19, 1984, my 5 year old son, David, suffered a severe traumatic head and brain injury and almost died. After 10 days in a coma, he suddenly awoke and made a 100% recovery. Miracles DO happen. I believe in the power of prayer and my faith is so strong.



This last year has been tough. Tough on everyone. Without my faith, I don't know how or if I would have made it through. But, I'm still here! I questioned my decision to start… Continue

THE GIRL EFFECT

Posted on December 1, 2009 at 4:15pm 0 Comments

TOP 10 THINGS A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT CAN DO FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Posted on November 17, 2009 at 8:22am 0 Comments

Have you ever wondered, “What exactly is that Virtual Assistant that you keep hearing so much about?” The answer is simple. A Virtual Assistant is an administrative professional who provides immediate professional support, services, and skills to busy entrepreneurs and business managers via the Internet.



But “What can a Virtual Assistant do for me?” is a little more complicated. The ways in which a Virtual Assistant can help you and your… Continue

12 THINGS TO REMEMBER

Posted on November 12, 2009 at 4:59pm 1 Comment

7 WAYS TO TELL IF YOU NEED A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT

Posted on November 10, 2009 at 5:30am 0 Comments

A Virtual Assistant is a self-employed contractor (not an employee) who helps small business owners and entrepreneurs with various administrative tasks such as handling emails, bookkeeping, website maintenance, search engine optimization and much more.



A Virtual Assistant (VA) can live anywhere.



Since a Virtual Assistant works entirely virtually they can be located literally anywhere in the world and it works out very well… Continue

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At 9:11am on May 18, 2011, Ron Doyle said…
Thanks Debbie.
At 3:23pm on November 23, 2010, Jini Charley said…
Hi Debbie,

Thanks for being my friend. I know it's been a while since you heard from me and for that I deeply apologize. I'm back now and promise to do a better job of keeping up with you. I'd like to thank you for your friendship by inviting you to join me on the following groups here on 48Days.net:

Millionaire Mindset: The power of the mind. If you feed the mind, your life will reflect what you've fed the mind and how much you've fed the mind. In other words, your life follows your mind.

Show Me The Money: Post your money makers here (with proof of payment). For those of us looking for initial or additional income streams.

Instant Gratification Society (Raymond Aaron): 5 Step Technique to Have It Now: “You can have anything you want right now as long as you begin having it right now in an abbreviated way.” —Raymond Aaron

In the meantime, here's a free ebook from Raymond Aaron I think you might enjoy: Double Your Income Doing What You Love

God bless...

Jini
At 6:08pm on July 12, 2010, Jodi Hennessy said…
Thanks Debbie!
Still navigating my way around. I'll keep you updated!
At 2:51pm on April 25, 2010, Celeste & Phil Davis said…
Hi Debbie, I haven't been on here in about a year! I've been working on a healthy lifestyle/cookbook and am almost ready to go to print. I may need some help with transferring my manuscript to adobe pdf (started in Word 98, then they quit supporting version at the first of the month, I am now working on it in Word 2007 but it has to be in a pdf for publisher. I am not a perfectionist and may need help getting it perfect for print. I've been working with several editors; one for creative writing/grammar and one for the cook book part. The spelling and grammar are good (I think) but it is getting the pages right, page numbers, etc. I am concerned about. Do you do that? What do you charge?
At 7:28am on March 31, 2010,
Group Leader
Rob Clinton
said…
Hey there Debbie! Hope you've been well. Well thanks you for joining the 180 Group! We're glad to have you on board... Feel free to introduce yourself in the comments section when you get a chance. We're about to embark a new journey next week....

And also if you haven’t done so already, feel free to add your e-mail address to some more weekly inspiration by clicking below:
Weekly Inspiration

To your new and continued success!

~Rob
At 5:02pm on February 26, 2010,
Group Leader
Denise Griffitts
said…
Hi Debbie -- it was great chatting with you today and thank you for letting me know about this site. I wasn't aware of it before today. I look foward to networking with you here

You can also find me on the web here:

Denise Griffitts
Ask Denise Griffitts
Internet Mastery Marketing Blog
Your Office On The Web
Your Virtual Assistant
Virtual Assistance University

Thanks!

Denise
At 12:27pm on December 4, 2009, David Kimball said…
Thanks for your help and concern. Do you usually charge by the hour or project? Do you have a portfolio and some "typical" pricing? Go ahead and PM me so you do not take up this space for such trivial matters. :-)

David
At 1:57pm on November 13, 2009, John Furlow said…
I will do that. I am still finding my way around the site a bit. I am a social networking infant - though aware of it I am just beginning to see the power in it. T alk to you soon. Keep up the posts - the videas are awesome.

John
At 4:07pm on November 9, 2009, Jen Smith said…
Hey, thanks for the add, and the kind words on my blog. Great to "meet" another like minded person. I am so jealous of your living in such a beautiful state! MI is pretty, but TN is gorgeous. Thanks again. I"ll be checking out your page more. Such great stuff here. Keep on encouraging. The world needs more people like you.
At 1:51pm on November 9, 2009, Amber H. said…
Hey Debbie, I just accepted it, so ask away! :)
 
 
 

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