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Ruth Martin

Trying to Find the “Write” Words?

How many times have you stared at a blank computer screen or a blank piece of paper just waiting for the words to come? One of my favourite tasks to provide for my clients is my writing services, but I am often asked what types of things I would write for my clients. Here are just 10 of the writing services I am asked to provide:

Business Letters

Are you introducing a new sale or product or looking to let your clients in on an upcoming promotion? A Virtual Assistant can help you to find the right words for the letter and can even take care of distributing it to your clients.

12 Days of Virtual Assistance

santava.On the first day after the holiday my VA prepared for me:
an SEO ready website

On the second day after the holiday my VA prepared for me:
two ghostwritten articles
and an SEO ready website

On the third day after the holiday my VA prepared for me:
three personalized databases
two ghostwritten articles
and an SEO ready website

On the fourth day after the holiday my VA prepared for me:
four booked speaking gigs
three personalized databases
two ghostwritten articles
and an SEO ready website

Seven Sure-Fire Ways to Make your Partnership with a Virtual Assistant a Success

So you have taken a step towards truly growing your thriving business and hired a Virtual Assistant, here are seven ways to ensure your partnership will be a success:

  1. Good Communication
    Since your Virtual Assistant will not have a physical presence in your office, it will be important to establish and follow a good communication plan. Determine whether you would like your Virtual Assistant to contact you with updates daily, weekly, monthly or as needed. When providing your Virtual Assistant with instructions ensure they are always direct, precise and understandable. Also ensure your VA is aware of your preferred method of communication (telephone, e-mail, facsimile, etc.).

Creating a Hook

In today’s competitive market we all need a reason to stand out from the crowd. Something that will make people remember you.

I am sure that you will agree that after you meet 20 or 30 insurance agents, because let’s face it every networking group has one, it is hard to remember which agent is which … Unless they have done something to make you remember them. I say this because I remember once meeting an insurance agent at a networking event, that was giving out lifesavers with his business card and telling people, after I sit down with you and help you make sense of all your insurance needs you will realize that I am a lifesaver. It was just the hook I needed to remember this gentleman.

How To Ensure Your New Year’s Resolutions for Your Business Will Be a Success?

Why is it that we get so wrapped up with making resolutions at New Years? I don’t know how many times I heard people, in December, say, “In the New Year, I’m not going to ….” or “Next year is the year I am going to make some changes”. Statistics have shown that most people don’t even make it through January before their New Year’s Resolution is broken. However, when your New Year’s Resolution is for your business, you can take a chance on failure.

So what is it that makes it not work? The answer is quite simple … most don’t have the success ingredients needed for to turn their resolution into a reality. You see, having a resolution is very much like setting a goal for yourself. In order for your resolution to work, just like goal setting, it requires the following success ingredients: