Argh – this really chaps me.  Those sneaky official looking domain renewal letters sent out to people.  I’ve had several friends and clients who have received these and PAY!

I’m posting this blog because a new client called to say she received a letter to renew the domain.  I already coached her on who to pay and approximately when it would be due.  (She forgot and that’s why she called.)  She was going to pay this phony-bologna company but had the inkling that something didn’t seem quite right.  Precisely!

So here’s my plea – if you receive a domain renewal letter by mail, don’t pay it without checking it out first!  If you don’t know how, contact me, or your virtual assistant.  Unless, of course, you have about $100 that you are willing to give away.

Best to you,


“Administrative support only when you need it!”

RESOURCES: fax via email

February 11, 2008

As a virtual assistant, often times I am asked to provide options for different aspects of business. Through my various affiliations, I learn about different sources for a multitude of business requirements.

Latest case in point, the need for faxes be sent and received without a fax machine. Faxes are sent and received via your email account eliminating the need for a fax machine and its associated expenses (extra telephone line, ink cartridges, paper, etc.). Complete faxing solutions are available for individuals, small businesses and even large businesses. Prices range from free to pay per use or pay per month. Many accommodate an array of files types i.e. .doc, .pdf, .csv, .bmp, .gif, .tif, .html.

Although, I personally haven’t tried them all, one or more colleagues and/or their clients have used the services below for their faxing needs. I encourage you to visit these options to see which best fits your needs. (They are in no particular order.)

Let me know if you have any questions or feedback on these products.

Best to you,

Jan Clark, EVA