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4 Mistakes to Avoid When Working From Home

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Working from home can be amazing! The ability to set your own schedule is definitely a luxury that traditional office workers cannot afford and this is just one of the numerous perks of running your own business from home. However, if unchecked, working from home can be bedeviled by the very freedom and flexibility it promises. So, here are four common mistakes that people make when working from home and how you can avoid them. Having No Designated Workplace While the “make-money-in-your-pajamas” promise is real, that definitely doesn’t mean you can afford to stay in bed all day with 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 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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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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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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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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16 Tools Every Social Media Manager Should Know

16 Tools Every Social Media Manager Should Know

Are you a social media manager who is constantly looking for tools to use so you can effectively deliver your work? If you are, then, that’s normal. There is nothing wrong with you. No need to go nuts about it. 😀 But, I’m hoping this list I’ve compiled will help you lessen your burden of searching for the right tool to use. 8 Tools to Create Captivating Images Every social media update is not just about the saying the right words that your audience can resonate with. It is also about creating really captivating images. Here are a few online […]

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