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Gwenn Doria

Hey there, awesome! I started this blog because I understand the challenges of starting out and thriving as a professional working from home. My aim is to empower aspiring and fellow Virtual Assistants by sharing tips, inspiring stories and lessons learned about the Virtual Assistant industry. Get to know me more by visiting the "About Me" page. :) Cheers!

10 Practical Tips to Improve your Blog Writing Skills

10 Practical Tips to Improve your Blog Writing Skills

There are many ways for you to still improve your blog writing skills. If you are reading this, then you are probably one of the many freelance content writers today who are looking to make their skills more competitive. It is a challenging task, but it is definitely doable. Write frequently Like other muscles in your body, your brain needs practice. Writing is a skill like any other. One of the best ways to improve your blog writing skills is to just write. Write as frequently as possible. Keep a document in your laptop and turn it into a journal. […]

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5 In-Demand Skills for Virtual Assistants in 2017

5 In-Demand Skills for Virtual Assistants in 2017

Are you thinking about working from home? Becoming a Virtual Assistant can give you the flexibility of work-at-home setups but the competition can be fierce. If you want to gain leverage, below are five in-demand skills for Virtual Assistants you should be honing. Content writing Blogs are only one of the many ways businesses can market and advertise their products. There are only so many freelancers these days who are marketing their skills as blog or content writers. To be fair, there is a number who are actually good at their jobs. To have an edge over a large number […]

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8 Types of Clients and How to Deal with Them

8 Types of Clients and How to Deal with Them

To those who deal with work from project-to-project, knowing how to deal with different types of clients is a must. While there are ideal clients who make our job so clear-cut, concise and efficient, there are also those whom we could consider slightly more challenging, if not problematic. Here are eight types of clients and how to deal with them: #1: The Diplomat Among the different types of clients, this is the easiest to deal with because they are so used to balancing the good and the bad. Get ready for two to five compliments about your work until you […]

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Tips for Freelancers: 7 Telltale Signs A Job Posting is A Scam

Tips for Freelancers- 7 Telltale Signs A Job Posting is A Scam

Technology allows us to earn money from the comforts of our own homes. When we see a job posting online, it’s only too easy to jump at the chance and get right to it. However, one of the best tips for freelancers I can give you is to be doubly wary about the job postings you are responding to. Below are some signs these job postings are scams: #1: The ad is not well-written Real businesses would pay a professional to write their ads. Or if it is a small business owner, he should make sure his job ad looks […]

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What is Digital Marketing?: An Overview for Beginners

Digital Marketing Defined for Beginners

You know you have to be at par with the times and start leveraging on digital marketing. You’ve heard digital marketing can do wonders for your business but the trouble is you don’t know where to start. What is digital marketing? What sets it apart from traditional forms of marketing? A very simple description would be: digital marketing is marketing involving the use of one or more digital channels such as search engines, websites, social media, email, and mobile apps. Now, what makes it edgier than traditional marketing? Well, let me count the ways: Level playing field The beauty of […]

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10 Productivity Tips For Work from Home Professionals

Productivity Tips For Work from Home Professionals

Since 2005, there has been a significant rise in professionals working from home. When work from home first came into the picture, people romanticized workers in their pajamas or cooking while typing out projects for their bosses. Nothing can be more counterproductive than these pictures, however. Below are real ways to do more when you work from home. Tip #1: Start early If you’re a mom and you have kids (and a husband) to take care of, then you know that your most productive hours will be when everyone’s still asleep, or when they are off to work and school. […]

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8 Reasons Why Blogging is Important for your Business

Blogging is Important for your Business

If you are running a business online and you have never once thought about blogging, you are missing out on a good thing. Most online entrepreneurs are successful today because they maintain a blog in their websites. Below are 8 good reasons for you to do so too. #1: It will help you attract traffic organically Putting valuable information related to your business in the form of a blog can help your website rank higher in search queries. It’s a very good way to attract readers who might be interested in purchasing your product or getting your service. Of course, […]

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7 Essential Things to Know About Email Marketing

7 Essential Things to Know About Email Marketing

The internet has evolved so much since the 1990s that email marketing has been overlooked by some online entrepreneurs. Little do they know that the email, no matter how “ancient” a channel it may seem, is an understated gateway to loyal clients. Here are things you must remember if you plan to succeed in it. #1. The email is a sanctuary for most clients. You cannot just barge in. To do successful email marketing, you must be a gracious guest. One of the biggest mistakes you can make is including a client who has not opted into your mailing list. […]

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VA Success Story: Liberty Baldovino aka The Youthful Granny VA

VA Success Story: Liberty Baldovino aka The Youthful Granny VA

Liberty Baldovino has been one of the most interviewed Virtual Assistant last 2016. For one, she has been featured by Freelance Blend Founder and Host, Marvin de Leon. To watch the interview, click the play button below: I’ve also gone ahead and reached out to her to ask her 5 simple and straightforward questions about her Virtual Assistant journey. Read on…

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How To Outsource SEO And Improve Traffic

Outsource SEO And Improve Traffic

Since 1997, there have been individuals espousing their belief that SEO or Search Engine Optimization is dead. They claim SEO and its by- the- numbers tactics of increasing search by using Title, Meta and H1 tags have outlived its purpose. The truth is SEO is very much alive and well and significantly more relevant today than ever before. SEO – Is it Just About Getting Found Online? Business and life as we know it has become dependent on technology. If you’re not maintaining some kind of presence on the Internet, you are undermining all of your efforts to grow your […]

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