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Why You Should Add Images To Your Blog Posts
When visitors come to your website, you have a choice. You can make it inviting and pleasant, or you can make it just about as appealing as the innards of the phone book. The only difference? Images. Color. Action. Images – photos, illustrations, or other graphics - are often the first thing visitors look at. If the image is compelling, visitors stay to check out the text. If the image is poor quality or unappealing – or non-existent! – visitors leave. It’s really that simple.
Dealing With End-of-Year Overwhelm
Overwhelm comes from doing too much, too fast with little regard for how well you are actually performing the task at hand. I know we consider ourselves multi-tasking wonders, but the truth of the matter is that this is not always the best way to do and enjoy whatever it is that you are doing. When you feel overwhelm rising, and you do feel it physically, stop. Just stop what you are doing. Be present in the moment, allow the anxiety to diffuse, take a break as mentioned above and then reboot to move forward with a clear head.
There's That Customer Service Thing Again!
If, as a consumer you consistently receive poor service there is just no reason at all not to find a business that will treat you better. There is no dearth of other stores, restaurants, (insert name here) who will be delighted to do business with you. And this goes for online retailers as well.
Does Your Business Phone Accept All Callers?
Quick question. Does your small or home-based business lose potential business or miss connections with a potential client by refusing to answers callers with a blocked number? This article is going to explore how accessible your business phone should be.
How to Set Your Professional Virtual Assistant Rates
Most virtual assistants start their business with a picture-perfect idea of flexible hours spent working with long-term clients on interesting and well-paid projects. Fast forward a few months and what many virtual assistants end up with are long hours, clients from hell and income that is barely enough to pay the bills. So what happens within the first few months of starting a virtual assistant business that separates successful VAs from the ones that are barely making it? It all starts with determining what your skill sets, core competencies are and then setting your professional rates.
Virtual Assistants Hiring Other Virutal Assistants
As you build your Virtual Assistance practice you will find that sometimes your workload as a virtual service provider can get quite heavy. One of the best ways to handle it is to outsource some of your work to other virtual assistants. But, where do you start? Let's dig a bit deeper to get your mind wheels spinning. If we can get you out from under some of that heavy load of working all the time, life will be a whole lot easier, right? And let's be very realistic here. There are some tasks that simply fall below your skill level and that you should not be doing.
How to Build Your Virtual Assistance Team
When you started your virtual assistant business you had a plan, a business plan. You gave your plan a lot of thought, shared it with family and friends for feedback and just generally polished it to a fine sheen. Your perfect business plan very likely mentioned something about future expansion. Now is the time to put those plans in place. The best time to think about expanding your business is before it actually happens. Then, you can put your plan into action much more quickly and seamlessly. Part of expanding is outsourcing. Now you are ready for a virtual assistance team. You began your business as a team of one, but now you are happily getting too busy to maintain your business as a one-man or one-woman show. To keep moving upward, you’ll need others to make it happen.
Time Trackers For Greater Productivity
Want to know how many hours you spent last week on the website for your new client? Need to track your team's hours by function? Want to figure out your hourly wage by project? Or maybe you would like to monitor the time you spend playing solitaire or cruising blogs? Then what you need is a time-tracking software program. You have a bevy of paid and free options to track your time. Here are a few suggestions.
5 Powerful Mind Success Strategies
Building a business is a fantastic and challenging experience. You can wake up exhilarated to begin your day and go to bed feeling overwhelmed and frustrated. The key to success is to maintain a positive, yes, you can do it, mindset. Easier said than done, right? Here are 5 keys to help you create and sustain a positive mindset so you attain the success you desire.
5 Keys to Creating Websites that Sell
Your business website is essentially your storefront, business card and most significant marketing piece all rolled into one. How it affects your visitors and customers is then essential to your success. Provide a memorable experience and customers are sure to return time and time again. Let’s take a look at five keys to creating a website that sells.
About the Author: Denise Griffitts
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Denise Griffitts is a nationally recognized Virtual Assistance Industry expert, thought leader, VA coach and mentor. She is also a Web Developer and serial online entrepreneur who believes that any person with the knowledge, skills, ideas, drive and the ability to mobilize resources can create a high impact business.
Denise is the Founder and CEO of Your Office On The Web, a website design and development company specializing in high-end WordPress platform website/blogs, Your Virtual Assistant, a multi-VA firm of highly technically savvy and highly sought-after Virtual Assistants/Online Business Managers and Web Developers.
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