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VAE_2018 last won the day on February 21 2019

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    Reston, VA
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    Photography, Dancing (Fred Astaire), Motorcycle Riding, Fitness and Community Service are a few.

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  1. Welcome Cristelle, You certainly do have your hands full with three kids but, hey Tawnya built the VAnetworking because she made the same decision to stay home with her children. Now, look at the great accomplishment she has made! I highly recommend following Danielle's link which can offer you a great way to set a foundation for your startup business as a VA. Wishing you all the best in your new endeavor, Angela
  2. Welcome Jessie, Have you considered joining the VAinsiders? Becoming a member of the VAinsiders is a yearly membership which offers training tracks, job board posting, monthly group coaching, and other discounted perks. A minimal cost for great access to information, valuable knowledge provided by others in the group sessions, etc. which comes in handy when you need guidance. All the best, Angela
  3. Welcome Ericka, You are in the right place! For a small investment, I took Tawnya 30 day Become a Virtual Assistant course. This will answer all your questions and help you set the foundation of establishing your business. You will need to dedicate a few hours a day to do this course if you are serious about starting your work from home business. Besides the course, there are other outlets offered by vanetworking. Such as becoming a member of the VAinsiders which this yearly membership offers training tracks, job board posting, group coaching, and other discounted perks. Best of wishes in your new endeavor. Angela
  4. Good day Veronica, Apologize for the delay response; I spent the past week indulged in the VAVS. I'm still digesting all the information shared. I was trying to find out if there is a way to somehow add a link to an image only when using Canva. I wanted to be able to post the image and if you clicked on it, this would direct you to a website. I hope that is helpful, otherwise, we can come to closure with this topic. Many thanks!
  5. Good day VA Community, I recently purchased the Canva membership, getting familiar with it. Reminds me of the Spark app which allows you to create graphics, web pages, and videos. However, I think Canva has more flexibility with being creative. I haven't had a chance to do the tutorials as of yet but, was wondering if there is a way to link a site to a stand-alone graphic? For instance, I created the below graphic and wanted to link it to a blog post without making it an image that has to be included in the blog. Many thanks for your feedback in advance, Angela
  6. I did find one, it's called 'Simple Banner' by Ryan Peterson, with a $4 cost associated with purchasing it. It's very basic; you can change the background color or make it transparent and change the text color.
  7. I decided to push it out a couple of weeks due to needing a professional headshot.
  8. Firstly, let me say thank you both for taking the time to respond. It's much appreciated. To answer your question Tawnya, I started the blog sharing from my personal experience leading me into launching my own business (not emphasizing what type of business I have) and ending with now I’d like to share my version of a startup checklist to get you started on your business adventure, etc. What I wrote was with the intent of targeting anyone who wants to start a business. I purposely wanted to make sure in my writing that it would target anyone with a business idea, but don't know where to start or maybe have been thinking about starting a part-time 'hustle' on the side. The steps I took could be used for starting any busy venture. However, I do like your angle of possibly writing a separate blog about starting your own VA business and utilize the affiliated links. I'll give that some thought. What triggered me to ask my question in this forum, that remains to be unanswered is how successful or not has sign-ups been when you offer a checklist? I wanted to hear about other experiences, simply curious. I realize there could be a variable in responses depending on the subject matter. But, I'm also curious how others feel with holding back as you stated 'basically a bribe' to get them to signup. Has this been a successful technique? Because I would instead share the information vs. hold back if this isn't a successful way to obtain a client based email list. For me, I intend to help others by sharing my knowledge by blogging about helpful ways. Maybe one of my strengths/weakness (double edge sword). I'm a giver vs. the intent of not wanting something in return. I rather share my knowledge vs. ask for someone to sign up for it. It's something I need to think about or find other ways to develop a client email list. In regards to a newsletter, I have not established due to FOCUSING on so many other areas. I may revisit this in the near future, once I'm more established. My current signup is mainly to make potentially interested clients aware of any specials (discounts, coupons, etc.). And maybe this is something I could emphasize with a signup at the end of a blog. I'm hoping I had clarified my way of thinking and it came across in a positive tone. Again, thank you for your insight.
  9. Hi Mark, Thank you for the response, as I'm getting familiar with the VA world I think you are stating basically what my question is asking. I have written a blog about my experience leading up to my checklist. I think I'm following what you mean about a content upgrade, turning my checklist into a client base signup. Basically, this is What I was trying to ask should I make the checklist part as a signup to receive it? And in return, I would like to hear how successful that has or has not been for others from their experience. Currently, one aspect of my marketing is posting weekly blogs on my networking forums, and when you click on them, they bring the traffic straight to my site. Also, I link my blogs with my number and request assistant form although they are already on the site just for added convenience. Respectfully.
  10. Hi Sophia, Thank you for responding, curious being new in the VA world. How do you go about and market your services? Angela
  11. Hello VA Community, RE: Does Blogging and offering a checklist build a customer base? Relatively new with blogging, have about a month experience with it, I have established a schedule from the get-go that I feel can be managed on a weekly basis. I'm wondering how successful is blogging and offering a checklist has helped you establish a customer base. I'm getting ready to post another blog "Startup Checklist - My ride to this point." I started off sharing my personal experience leading me into launching my own business, and ending with now I’d like to share my version of a startup checklist to get you started on your business adventure, etc. Looking forward to receiving your feedback on how successful or not this has been for you. Many thanks in advance, Angela
  12. Thanks for the response, I'm looking for a plugin that does put banners on your website. Preferably across the top of the screen for promotional discounts notifications.
  13. Good day VA Community, Looking for suggestions on a WordPress Plugin that is great use for creating promotional banners. As always, thank you. Angela
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