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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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Looking with fresh eyes at your online presence

marketing for virtual assistants

Website marketing for virtual assistants – on page effectiveness! Seth Godin’s break through book was called “The Big Red Fez” – this was perhaps the first of thousands (possibly millions by now?) of online marketing books, but the lesson it teaches is one of such simplicity that it remains a universal truth.  The premise is…

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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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Time to ditch those boring stock photos!

Using photography to promote your virtual assistant business? You can’t have failed to notice the rise in visual content marketing across all social media platforms, from photos and infographics to video. The value that visual marketing can bring is vast and by not using visual content you could be giving your competitors the advantage. Still not convinced?…

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Virtual Assistant Bloggers Wanted!

We need you! For 2016 Society of Virtual Assistants is looking to recruit 6 bloggers to help us keep the site content fresh and interesting. We’re looking for VAs who can write about their experiences, write reviews or do a series of blog posts.  Each post needs to be: between 400-1,000 words, on a subject…

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The low down on paid directories…

As a new virtual assistant, how do you get your name out there to bring clients to knocking down your door as fast as possible?  Directories may seem like a great way of connecting with clients already looking for your services… But they can be expensive. How do you know which one to advertise in? …

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SEO Magic

A VA asked me today how she could get more hits to her website, it had been up for several months and was averaging just a few hits a day… Now firstly whilst this seems a bit rubbish, it’s actually not unusual for a VA website – here’s the average number of hits our members…

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A picture tells a 1,000 words….

Back when I first started the business, I got my website online using stock shots – you buy an image from a photography broker and pay a small usage fee.  In return you get a smiling shot of a model with bright white teeth, wearing a suit and a headset, which you can use to…

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