Social Media

Marketing Benchmarks for virtual assistants

Virtual Assistant Marketing Stats We all know we should track our marketing – but how do we know what’s good and if we’re doing well?  I’ll give you an example: I had a really good giggle recently at a social media training event… The “experts” were boasting that one of the blogs they managed “got…

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Finding blog content

Virtual Assistant Blogging A recent survey by Hubspot showed that companies who increased blogging from 3-5 posts/month to 6-8 posts/month saw their leads almost double.  But how do you create fresh content which is of interest to your target market?

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Twitter – the insider tricks!

Okay – so in this post we have a vision of Twitter as a High Street with lots of shoppers and traders buzzing… And you as a VA are one of those traders.  So how do you solve the most common problems?  Are you getting enough footfall traffic through your store? Are the people browsing…

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Social Media Strategy Document for Virtual Assistants

This one is a little gem of a document for guiding you through the social media jungle… Basically it contains a list of questions to establish where you are now with your social media presence, a few leading enquiries to find out where you want to get to, and some ideas on what to do.…

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Start podcasting – Learn how to podcast as a virtual assistant

Podcasting for virtual assistants 1. What Is a Podcast? A podcast is an audio file that’s made available on the Internet for anyone to listen to or to pay to download. Podcasts exist for everything from sermons to short stories, music to mad rantings. Anyone with a Web page can create a podcast, becoming one…

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Twitter – join the conversation

Twitter for Virtual Assistants Virtual assistants have realised that if they want to target online clients, they need to speak to them via social media… and of course, that includes Twitter.  It’s been dismissed as a waste of time, wittering about cheese sandwiches and what you had for lunch.  Advocates defend it saying they get…

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LinkedIn Diary

So one of my actions from the Northern VA Collaboration was sparked by an inspiring talk from Nicola Little of Sparkle Communications who was talking about LinkedIn. Her presentation showed how by using only a freebie profile and 15 minutes a day on LinkedIn she had generated a massive amount of business in just 1…

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