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August 3, 2018
live video streaming

IGTV for a small business

IGTV stands for Instagram Television. It’s Instagram’s latest feature and is used to post and view longer videos on Instagram. Unlike traditional television, there are no […]
June 21, 2018
customer experience

Outsourcing and the Customer Experience

When considering what to outsource for your business, you need to think about the bigger picture – you need to think about your customers’ overall experience. […]
April 2, 2018
Instagram Stories for Business

Instagram Stories for Business

If you’re not familiar with Instagram Stories, it’s a feature on Instagram that lets users post photos and videos that disappear after 24 hours. Users also […]
January 11, 2018
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Facebook Analytics: what it is and why you need to set it up

If you advertise on Facebook you need to set up Facebook Analytics. Facebook Analytics is your opportunity to see valuable data about your Facebook Page, including […]
October 25, 2017
Time it takes to hire a virtual assistant

Yes, it takes time to train a virtual assistant

I hear this a lot: it takes too much time to train a virtual assistant. My answer: yes, you do have to invest time up front, […]
October 5, 2017
What is an online business Manager?

What is an Online Business Manager?

One of the great things about owning your own online or virtual business is that you are your own boss. As your business grows, however, one […]
August 17, 2017
the art of the follow up

The art of following up with potential clients

Following up with potential clients is a part of the sales process that many people either neglect or forget about. If you want to grow your […]
June 14, 2017
Optimize your summer with the help of a virtual assistant

Optimize your summer by working with a Virtual Assistant

For some business owners, the onslaught of summer can mean a slower season with time to focus on their business and time to enjoy some much-needed […]
May 17, 2017
Instagram Stories for Small Business

Why Small Businesses should use Instagram Stories

More than half of all Canadians and Americans own smart phones. Those phones are being used to buy, shop, bank, communicate and so much more. Mobile […]
November 15, 2016
Holidays

How a Virtual Assistant Can Get your Business Ready for the Holidays

The holidays are upon us and there is plenty to be done. Your business doesn’t stop just because it’s the holiday season – in fact for […]
June 21, 2016
pick a social network

Pick a Social Network! Any Social Network!

It is not uncommon for a business owner to fall into the social media trap of signing up to numerous social networks only to engage in […]
February 18, 2016
working as a virtual assistant

Offering Assistance Virtually vs. Running a Virtual Business

There is a difference between running a business and offering a service. Just as there is a difference between running a business and freelancing. Anyone can […]
August 31, 2015
How outsourcing can inspire your creative genius

How Outsourcing Can Reveal Your Creative Genius

I have been a virtual assistant for nearly three years and in that time I have worked with many talented business owners who have hired me […]
April 21, 2015
what is a virtual assistant ghost writer

What is a Virtual Assistant Ghostwriter?

What is a ghostwriter? Simply put, a ghostwriter is someone who writes something for someone else who is named as the author. I am a ghostwriter. […]
April 7, 2015
Communication and the power of listening

Communication and The Power of Listening

I am a talker. I am also a nervous talker, meaning that if I don’t know what else to do I ramble on and on or […]