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    Very good points. Its very benificial to a business. Thanks so much.
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    Your target market is way to broad as Small business owners and entrepreneurs are in the millions. What skills do you offer? Sometimes that can help you figure out your target market better. Right now you are promoting to any business owner that has a pulse, which is fine but when it comes to marketing you need to fine tune your target. It's shotgun marketing you are doing right now, throwing a bunch of things out there hoping to hit your mark whereas if you know exactly who your target market is (rifle marketing) you'll hit your mark dead on quickly and easily. I teach all about finding your target market / niche at my VAinsiders.com which you might want to consider joining. Ok, so what problem does your market have? Is it email disorganization? Then content on organizing your email would be helpful to them. Find out what the biggest problems are of the people on your list (ask them via your list) and that will help you figure out what to give to them as an enticement (bribe) to sign up to your email list. Also, check out Private Label Rights content (PLR) to get you a quick, brandable giveaway for your market. Easy peasy production then.
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    I had a discussion with a long time pro designer. After the remarks from Tawnya, and the web designer, I've decided I need to up my game with my website. I'm trying to decide the format for my website and have come up with a few ideas that may keep the spirit of the site while changing the design to something more clean and modern while still remaining feminine, warm, and welcoming. It's been a bit difficult since I don't like the intensely empty minimalist spaces on most current websites but unfortunately that style is very common so I'm going to go with it at least a bit. A question I'm pondering is whether I should take my site offline to work on it or just create it on xampp on my computer, then transfer it to my website in one go after. So what do you think of my new logo?
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    Yep you can change it if not working. I usually have 3-4 different lead magnets happening at the same time with different landing pages. My DIVI WordPress theme allows me to do that. It will show which one is getting the most interest from my traffic to my site. Super cool!
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    I would choose one or the other and zone in on that target market. There are enough lawyers or Realtors out there to market to and have a full client base with either. I think we worry as VAs that we need to include everyone into our marketing message. When really what we need to do is zone in and do some "rifle marketing". If you zone in on lawyers you will talk quite a bit differently in your copy than you would with Realtors. Lawyers are all about the detail, prestige and confidentiality whereas Realtors are marketers wanting to sell homes. Two totally different dialicts when it comes to content writing. There will be more than too many potential prospects in either market, never worry about not having enough people to target.
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    Hi Arslan, welcome to VAnetworking!
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    HI! My name is Arslan and I am new to the VA world.
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    Hi everyone! My name is Tifa (short for Latifa) and I reside in East Africa. I'm pretty new to the VA industry but I bring in a bit of experience from having worked for a few years in the banking industry - both private and public sector, (legal, brand, marketing and corporate affairs) and now, for an NGO (supervising the operations team handling procurement, admin and HR). I've done a course in being a VA and thus far, apart from continuing to search for clients, I've been continuously learning (I'm really excited about the resources I've found thus far in VA Networking), trying to launch my website and revamping my social media presence. I'm both excited and nervous about being a fully functional VA but I've been looking forward to having a flexible schedule that enable me to work from anywhere. Services I'm offering are such as proof reading, email management, scheduling, freelance writing and virtual project management. I'd like to apply most of the skillset (and thus what I'm offering as a VA) I have from my 8am-5pm roles over the years but baby steps, right? I look forward to learning from everyone and as an inquisitee introvert, I'll definitely do my best to be engaged in the group! Thanks in advance for all support!
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    Hi. My name is Rose Telusma. I have not yet set up a website, all of this is new to me. I am however, very much interested in becoming a virtual assistant and to some day coach others in doing likewise. This is why I'm trying to learn all I can to start off right from ground level. Presently I work full time as an Account Receivable Clerk and process payroll, using Excel and QuickBooks. I am a single mother of a brilliant 16 year old daughter. VAnetworking was found by me while searching through Google for training in this area. Have not yet learnt how to navigate through this site but I definitely will. I'm pleased to be here and very much open to help with whatever I can.
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    Most clients I've talked to don't want to see a long laundry list of services you can do for them. It is not only overwhelming reading through the long list, but time consuming and doesn't help the client's decision making process to hire you. Continue reading buttons are seldom clicked on according to web usability statistics. What does help them decide is a paragraph on how you can help them with their bookkeeping or social media marketing. What problem of theirs can you solve with your services? Shorter is better. Get to the point of what your services can do for the client and that's all you need.
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    I thought I'd put together a Friday FOMO post each week to keep you in the loop of what you may have missed. I know for me the fear of missing out is a strong one with so many emails each day as I often miss out! Where's its exercise, planning, education or reading you were interested in, we had it all this past week... 1. Abby Malmstroms's FREE New Year New Rear fitness training program is still available and you can jump on this exercise program here. 2. Freelance University has opened its doors for theIR January intake. Over 80 specialized courses designed to expand your skills and maximize your income potential in 2020. Learn more by clicking here 3. CoachGlue Planners are all on sale. This is done-for-you content that you can use to learn from or rebrand it and give away to grow your list or even sell as a product! Honestly, putting out incredibly high-quality content to please your audience has never been easier! SAVE $27 on any planner using my coupon code: 2020 Check out the planner selection right here 4. My Coach, Kelly McCausey is retiring a bunch of her products, many of which have helped me move forward in my business this past year. Get 75% OFF using my coupon code: RETIRE2020 You can see all the done-for-you packages by clicking here Here are just a few of the topics you'll find: Goal Setting Productivity Hacks Inspirational Coloring Pages Bundle Love Coloring Pages Bundle Personal Branding: Let Your Audience Get to Know You Self-Limiting Beliefs: Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life! Master A Mighty Money Mindset Build Your Tribe: Sound Strategies for Building a Thriving Community Copy & Paste File: Customer Appreciation Expressions Small Acts Of Self Care For A Happier You Reducing The Impact Of Stress 100 Blogging Questions 100 Social Media Questions Chrome Extensions Save Time & Make You Smile Video Scripts: Engaging Community on Facebook Video Scripts: Promoting Products Video Scripts: List Building Basics & Beyond 5. We also got a couple of new blog posts you can check out here: Setting Goals and Sticking to Them with Positive Self-Talk and New Year, New Rear! AND, that's all you've missed the past week.
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    Zoe, here's a few blog posts I've written to help you find clients: https://www.vanetworking.com/how-to-find-clients-virtual-assistant/ https://www.vanetworking.com/how-to-find-and-retain-your-clients/ https://www.vanetworking.com/connecting-with-clients-locally/ <<< Quickest way to get new clients) Hope that gives you some more ideas to find clients
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    There is a lot of advice out there about goal setting, but if it doesn’t work for you, it’s useless. Having said that, you can set up a process of setting goals that work for you if you understand the process and yourself, then put it all into action. 1. Ensure Any Goal You Set Motivates You – If you can’t get the goal itself to motivate you, try focusing on the benefits of reaching the goal instead. The important thing is that you need to find a way to gather the incentive to keep on the path toward your goals. If you need to look at small steps, do that, and if you need to dream about the big-picture goal, do that. But always keep working toward the goal in small, daily steps. 2. Learn about SMART Goal Setting – Many people simply do not know how to set goals in a way that works well. Learning about SMART goals will help. SMART is an acronym that stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, (or Actionable), Realistic, and Timely. If you ensure your goals meet these criteria, it will help you meet them. Download my FREE Goals Planner here which explains SMART Goal Setting in more detail for you. 3. Put All Goals in Writing – Don’t trust yourself to think about your goals. Instead, write everything down every single time. Put them on a calendar in chronological order so that you know what you’re going to do each day to work toward your goal. 4. Create a Plan (and Follow It) – If you don’t take action on the plans that you make, you won’t be successful. That’s the simple truth. If you want to set goals that work for you, you must develop a plan of action that gets you to that goal. Without the plan, it’s not going to happen because it’s only a dream until you follow the plan. 5. Focus on What You Can Control – There are so many things in life that just aren’t controllable. If you try to take charge of those things, you’ll end up frustrated. There is only one thing you can really control, and that is yourself. 6. Understand Your Personality – It can help if you know your own personality so that you can leverage your strengths and practice skills to improve upon your weaknesses. A great way to accomplish this is to take a free personality test. This is based on the Myers Briggs Type Personality Indicator which has a long history of effectiveness. 7. Think about Short, Mid, and Long-Term Goals – Understanding the difference between these types of goals will be very helpful in goal setting. A long-term goal is something like graduating with honors; a mid-term goal would be earning a 3.8 GPA this quarter, and a short-term goal would be to get a 90 or above on your next test. 8. Always Keep Evaluating – Just because you set a goal and create the steps to reach that goal, doesn’t mean it’s going to work perfectly. The best thing to do is to evaluate every day whether you’re really moving toward your goals or not, so that you can change direction if you need to. This doesn’t mean failure on your part; it just means that you need to adjust the steps. Goal setting is a very effective way to make sure you experience the success that you want to. It works for any part of your life, whether business or personal. But first, you have to find a way to make the goals and follow your plan, in a way that works for you. Don't forget to kick start your business and sign up now to receive the Goals Planner that any service based business owner can utilize right now. Get yourself ready for more successful days ahead. Here’s what you’ll get in the planner: An inspirational quote to get you motivated each and every month Space to document your monthly goals, tasks and obstacles to keep you on track A section for you to enter your daily progress and a review section for reflection Grab it now because it is only FREE for a limited time. Wishing you a prosperous 2020 in your VA business! Share what your top 3 goals are for 2020...
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    What about audacity? It's free
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    Hey Melissa, Does your host allow you to duplicate the site on a subdomain? You can definitely use localhost too with xampp. It's always a good idea to have a development site if you are making serious changes to the site's functionality like changing the theme or adding a major plugin. I wouldn't advise you worry about a development site if you are just changing out content. But if you are doing a redesign, it's definitely a good idea.
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    If you've run out of ideas what to write for your next blog post or maybe you just want some new content to give away an ebook to entice some lead generation, PLR (Private Label Rights) content may be your answer. You can use PLR for your blog posts, ebooks, newsletters, and more. What is PLR? *Source Wikipedia: Private label rights is a concept used in Internet Marketing and derived from private labelling. It's a license where the author sells most or all of the intellectual property rights to their work. The license is defined by the author of the work and has no legal definition. Similar licenses include reselling rights, also used in Internet Marketing. We all know online that content is KING! Having new content on your website not only interests potential clients but the search engines love it too boosting websites with new content higher up in their results pages. But what if you don’t like to write or you just don’t have the time to write in your busy schedule? PLR (Private Label Rights) content may be your answer. You can use PLR for your blog posts, ebooks, newsletters, lead generation, giveaways and more. Join Tawnya as she shows you some money making ideas using PLR that you can incorporate into your business today and start making money this very month. Here's a one-hour training webinar I presented that you can watch right now called Using PLR to Turn Clicks into Cash for Your VA Business. WATCH VIDEO HERE Here are my favourite sources which provide you with quality PLR content that I recommend and use myself: List Magnets - Need to Grow Your List? We’ve Done the Work for You All Private Label Content - Get the exact content you need to serve your unique target audience. Coach Glue - PLR that coaches love Piggy Makes Bank - High quality PRL Articles & Reports Tools for Motivation - Personal development PLR PLR.me - Free Access to PLR Profit Blueprint Video No more excuses not to write
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    I've teamed together with Elayne Whitfield with a new Facebook group on fitness for VAs. Check it out here! Look forward to meeting you there as well
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    Very happy about joining this group - I so need this right now.
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    I'm in! Excited to join as I believe one of the core ingredients of weight loss is accountability!
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