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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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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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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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5 Reasons Why Virtual Assistants Need to Quit Working with Their Client

5 Reasons Why Virtual Assistants Need to Quit Working with Your Client

“You don’t drown by falling in water; you only drown if you stay there.” -Zig Ziglar This is true for every Virtual Assistant who wants to be successful and yet find it difficult to let go of the very thing that’s holding them back. Ironic it may seem but part of growing your business is to know when to let go of clients. There are varying reasons why you must let go of a client, here are my top five: Let go if you are being disrespected. Respect breeds respect. That should always be the scenario. No compromises. The best way to show respect […]

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Lessons Learned from Remote Executive Assistant, Rea Yadao

Lessons Learned from Remote Executive Assistant, Rea Yadao

In this blog post, I’ll share with you my interview with Rea Yadao, a Remote Executive Assistant and Training and Development Lead of OnlineJobsUniversity.com. Let me give you a background of Rea by sharing with you her introduction video here: Now that you’ve gotten to know Rea a little by watching the video, why not get to know her more?  Read on as Rea shares some of her lessons learned from being an online professional, some tools of the trade and valuable Virtual Assistant tips.

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The 7 Habits of a Highly Effective Virtual Assistant

The 7 Habits of a Highly Effective Virtual Assistant

Are you struggling with productivity? Have you ever felt that you are not being heard by your client? Have you asked yourself “What else can I do to reach my goal of being an effective Virtual Assistant? Are you finding it hard to have work-life balance? If yes, then, it is high time to change your habits. American author, educator and businessman Stephen Covey identified “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” he has studied, met and worked with in his life. These seven habits are so timeless and universal that it can help you achieve your goals as an […]

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