Websites

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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Marketing Friday: More tips and tricks for Virtual Assistants

Here are five ideas which you can work on today, Marketing Friday, to get more business next week.   Volunteer to help a local community group with their admin. Make sure your SEO is great (for free!) with WebCEO. www.webceo.com Design and build your own website with WordPress or Blogger as a first step. You…

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Marketing Friday: More tips and tricks for Virtual Assistants

Here are five ideas which you can work on today, Marketing Friday, to get more business next week. Try contacting people advertising for part-time or temporary staff. Get in contact with your local temp agency and volunteer a special rate for their clients. Lots of temp agencies won’t send out staff for less than ½…

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The Importance of Search Engine Optimisation

Joke: Q: How Are Search Engine Optimisers like Neapolitan Ice Cream? A: We are 1/3 boring content, 1/3 sweet bait, and 1/3 dark secrets… As everyone knows, I’m a technical cretin – so I’m handing this bit  over to my technical genius Alan Fair of Contact Multimedia, who patiently explained this in words of one…

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Facebook: New timeline sizes

Facebook is changing – and as a virtual assistant, you need to be ahead of the changes! The most obvious change is the new timeline.  This is a really nice gizmo, but it does mean you need to keep the content on there up to date.  You’ll also want to add important dates on your…

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Virtual Assistant Website Essentials

In the run up to my maternity leave, I offered training for virtual assistants on a one-on-one basis.  One of the common themes they asked about was “What does a virtual assistant website need?”   When I set up my business in 2004, websites were either “flat” (in other words a brochure type site with no…

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