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      JOIN our groups on Facebook, Linkedin & G+ too!   04/05/2017

      Here at the #VAforum is where you'll find me sharing my most valuable, in-depth 20+ years of VA experience and knowledge through my written word. It is the best area to get your questions directly answered in detail by me, Tawnya Sutherland as I come here every morning to start my day out helping Virtual Assistants however I can. I do also share in small bytes at other social networking groups I manage online so feel free to check me out there too: Facebook group for Virtual Assistants  Facebook group for Virtual Assistants to Stay Fit  Like our Facebook Page too Linkedin Group for Virtual Assistants (22,000+) Google+ Community for Virtual Assistants I look forward to engaging with you online whatever your social network.
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      For those of you just learning about virtual assistance and how it can become a career for you, here’s some educational freebies we’ve set up for you to enjoy!  GET FREE access to our member lounge and all 10 Virtual Assistant resources below: ACCESS: The Virtual Assistant Networking Forum #VAforum VIDEO: How to Become a VA Plus Top 10 Resources by Tawnya Sutherland EBOOK: Kick Start Your VA Business CHECKLIST: Virtual Assistant Start Up PLUS Module 2 of VAC: Why Get Started in Business VIDEO: Setting Your Price, Getting Paid & Making it Legal by Tawnya Sutherland WORKSHEET: The Hourly Pricing FORMULA CONTRACT: Independent Contractor Agreement (Word .doc) GRAPHICS: Images for Social Media Marketing EBOOK: Getting Started With Affiliate Marketing (& Video) VIP LIST: Notification of FREE Training Webinars & Market Leading News in the Virtual Assistant Industry. CLICK HERE to GAIN ACCESS to ALL


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  1. Technology changes so fast, doesn't it? I thought I'd point the question to you and ask what plugins you recommend today? Not sure? Here's a prediction https://sumo.com/stories/best-WordPress-plugins And not so long ago, I used these plugins here: https://markofapproval.com/top-7-plugins-i-use/ So do you have any favourites or recommendations you'd like to share?
  2. Member from Melbourne, Australia

    Hey Kathie! Welcome back to the forums.
  3. Are there any indiviual VAs around anymore?

    Thanks for those great insights, @sd_2000. It seems value first and sharing of expertise is where it is all at
  4. New member from NY

    Welcome, Nai! Love the big clock on your coming soon page. Reminds me of Angela Wills clock lol.
  5. New Member from TN

    Welcome to the forums! Call out if you have any questions.
  6. introducing myself

    Welcome, Jim! I was also a web developer. Only recently I decided to put most of that aside. But it is a skill that will serve you well as a VA. Thanks for joining.
  7. Welcome, April. Looks like Tawnya and Julian have provided you with some great resources. Enjoy your stay here.
  8. Hi Michelle. I'd like to speak with you further regarding this. I'm honestly looking for a set of hands and I have a lot to offer regarding WordPress and Content Marketing. Not so much social media though
  9. It's really hard to get your blog post read these days. People seem to be more rushed and only really read what stands out. Fortunately, there is a tool that can help you scientifically guess whether your blog post headline will get read. (A headline is what gets them to read the next part.) You can find it here by CoSchedule which is a company that makes tools for people like us. https://coschedule.com/headline-analyzer I decided to give it a go. And it does require you to sign up. Here's the term I used: How To Build Your Website In Only One Weekend My results were: This was only an "off the cuff" headline. There are lots of headline formulas out there. There are also power words that make your headline more emotional. I'll flick a reply shortly with some resources on how you can improve your headline writing using emotional words and formulas. So why is content important and why don't we go directly for the sign up or consultation session? Content follows the natural progression of a marketing relationship. It is called the engage stage. This gives people a way to learn more about you and your expertise before they take action. It's akin to a handshake and a starter conversation. But we have to get the content read in the first place. Hope this helps! P.S. My takeaway from learning this week is that a headline is a promise that we must deliver in.
  10. Is there a Free Training Website for VA with Certificate

    I do believe Tawnya has a certified VA course. http://www.vacertified.com/ But it's not free. I'm not sure if a free certification would be as widely recognised if it's hard to search for in the first place. And if you are looking for training without a badge, the definitely consider va insiders or keep an eye out for Tawnya's free webinars!
  11. Hi Michelle. Great skills indeed. What exactly are you looking to learn? To improve those skills or more on the business management side?
  12. James Schramko shared a mindhack formula called Scamper on one of his podcasts. It's basically a tool for thinking outside the box. I love left brain ways to trigger creativity because I don't feel I'm a very right brained, creative person to begin with. You can use this for blog posts or even business ideas. Sky's the limit. I will definitely apply these 7 steps to my new website business model. How will you use them? Infographic Source SuperFastBusiness With James Schramko
  13. Hello from Vegas!

    Hey @Kristy Garland. Welcome to the forums and congrats on becoming a grandmother. Glad to have you back. What is your specialty?
  14. Do you believe in writer's block?

    I agree @shumi18 these are some great tips provided. I really love Julian's take on how to not get overwhelmed. I think time chunking comes in useful there. And thanks @tawnya sutherland for pointing out that I can use PLR as an outline. I love that idea. I often help my clients get their wording right. Too often they have good intentions of blogging or creating content for their website but barriers and obstacles come into play. That's why I created a new blog where I can showcase to them how to best write for the web. Here's an example post which shows 8 ways to come up with a blog idea -> https://writeprocontent.com/8-simple-ways-find-ideas-next-killer-blog-post/ Love to hear your thoughts on this.

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