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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 finds 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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4-Step Approach to Strategic Content Development

4-Step approach to strategic content development

We all concur that everything starts with content. If your content development strategy is right from the beginning, the rest will follow. Things have changed, and today your content will not rank high, it because it is SEO friendly. The quality of the content determines the feedback you will receive. Great content will inform, instruct, tell your story, entertain and sell both goods and services. Strategic content is well organized, targeted and well managed. Strategic content communicates the right ideas, targets the appropriate audiences and achieves the set goals. If you aim at developing quality content, you will also reap […]

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Overcoming Writer’s Block with Automatic Transcription

Overcoming Writer’s Block with Automatic Transcription

If you’re a writer  –  of books, essays, scripts, blog posts, whatever — you’re familiar with the phenomenon: the blank screen, a looming deadline, and a sinking feeling in your gut that pairs poorly with the jug of coffee you drank earlier. If you know that rumble all too well: this post is for you. Maybe it’ll help you get out of a rut; at the very least, it’s good for a few minutes of procrastination. Here’s the core idea: thinking out loud is often less arduous than writing. And it’s now easier than ever to combine the two, thanks to recent […]

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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 comfort of our own home. 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 7 telltale signs a job posting is a scam: #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 […]

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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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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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