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  1. Hi Danielle, I just saw your post on the VANetworking form asking if anyone has had experience working on Wix websites. Actually I have had experience. Of the drag and drop website builders I have used including WordPress, Wix has come a long way over the last few years since March 2014 when you posted about Wix and I haven't had any trouble with it. I have had compliments from others who have seen the websites I have designed and created in Wix. Most of them can't tell whether it is a Wix website or a Wordpress website. However, I am aware that most people aren't aware of the differences between Wordpress and Wix and some of the other website builders. It seems like it's all cosmetic -- as long as they think the website looks good, had images and colours, and provides the information they are looking for, they seem to be happy. I have also tried GoDaddy, eHost, Web, Hostway and some other different website builders which offer their own site builder and Wordpress as website building options. Some of these are not very versatile with too many limitations. Weebly and Squarespace are comparable with Wix. All have their own pros and cons. It depends on a person's preferences. I am actually looking for a Wordpress specialist to join my team in my own VA business. My business is My Essential Office Assistant. I would be open to your feedback. If you would like to partner with me or know someone who would be interested, please let me know.
  2. I have a website, a Facebook page, a LinkedIn account, a Twitter account and an Instagram account. I hope I have a done enough to get the word out there that my VA business exists. Now I just have to get some clients, especially now that we are in the month of December and I'm hoping to get at least one or two clients to use my services for monthly retainer contracts by the beginning of January. How do you get clients? Do you focus mainly on Internet marketing and social networking? Do you go to as many business networking events and opportunities as you can? Do you go through a Chamber of Commerce list or board of trade list and cold call different companies? I welcome any advice and recommendations. Thank you ever so much, Barbara
  3. Hello everyone! I saw a job posting on Indeed.ca for a real estate company that needs an administrative assistant. The type of work they want done is right up my alley: posting new listings, data base maintenance, scheduling closings, directing incoming offers and contact management system updates. They need help for 20 to 40 hours per week. Instead of the company hiring me as their employee I want them to outsource work to me as their virtual assistant. To do that I want to say the right thing to convince them that I could work virtually on the types of office work and administrative tasks they need done. How do I convince them to outsource to me as a virtual assistant instead of hiring me as an employee? If you have any feedback, advice and ideas, I am open to your suggestions. Thanks so much, Barbara
  4. Hello everyone, My name is Barbara and I have just started up my new virtual support business in North Pickering. I am very pleased to have become a member of VA Networking and VA Insiders Club. This is a great forum with so much helpful information. I am hoping to learn from you how to get more clients and many tips and advice on building my business. I love working on the computer and have certification in Microsoft Office and I am a QuickBooks specialist as well I love to be creative and work on PowerPoint presentations, website content, and writing. I have had a couple of non-profit community club organizations ask me to help them create their website, however, this is strictly volunteer work. I look forward to hearing from you and, hopefully, can contribute to topics on this forum to help others. Thank, Barbara
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