AZVAs the Podcast: Social Media Success Stories

Loosely Speaking

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Using Social Media for Product Launches

Andrea Kalli

While thousands of marketers battle for the best PPC advertising spots, conversion rates, and lowest bid prices, smart marketers are building communities, fostering organic support, and launching their products to ultra-cheap promotion through social media.

How to Measure the Effectiveness of Your Social Media Marketing.

Andrea Kalli

With such a wide divide in opinion, it is important that you base your social media spending (of time, of course) on campaigns that actually work. But how can you test your social media campaign for effectiveness? This is because social media is built on relationships.

How to Measure the Effectiveness of Your Social Media Marketing.

Andrea Kalli

With such a wide divide in opinion, it is important that you base your social media spending (of time, of course) on campaigns that actually work. But how can you test your social media campaign for effectiveness? This is because social media is built on relationships.

Using Social Media for Product Launches | Internet Marketing.

Andrea Kalli

While thousands of marketers battle for the best PPC advertising spots, conversion rates, and lowest bid prices, smart marketers are building communities, fostering organic support, and launching their products to ultra-cheap promotion through social media.

Five Ways to Respond to Social Media Challenges and Criticism

Andrea Kalli

Over the course of just three years, once powerful newspapers were reduced to specks on their former image, and social media services took over as the most frequent and powerful platform for internet users to find out just what was going on.

Four Social Media Strategies Small Businesses Can Use to Beat.

Andrea Kalli

Now, thanks to social media, it is something that can really happen for small, efficient, and ultra-effective internet businesses. Rather than reaching out to potential customers through social media, they favor a mass media approach — banner ads, pop-ups, and email lists.

On Trains, Goats, Eagles, Social Media, and Not Jumpin' on the Crazy

Virtual Moxie

Monica wrote: Y ears ago, being a VA was generally about administrative tasks; coordination, newsletters, travel, research, proofreading, a bit of ghostwriting, etc. I’m now finding that prospective clients are expecting VAs to be experts in marketing (specifically social media) and techie skills (i.e. As for social media, three years ago, I said, for the first time, that the social media train was leaving the station and anyone not on it would be left behind.

FREE Teleclass: Beating Social Media Meltdowns

The Edge VA

You’re spending hours and hours fiddling with your Facebook page, updating Twitter, racking your brain for something to talk about in your newsletter. Go on… admit it… you’re completely fried aren’t you? You spent 3 hours yesterday finding contacts in LinkedIn, and inviting them to join your network. What line of business are you in

Top 5 Public Relations Tactics for Your Eco Friendly Business

Eco-Office Gals

At this time in our world, “green” companies are something that catches the attention of both customers and the media in very specific and consistent ways because so many are conscious about the well-being of our environment. Create fun newsletters.

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Where Should You Start Building Your Business Online?

Tips From T. Marie

With so many social networks and new ones cropping up all the time, its easy to get stuck thinking about diving into the pool. If you simply join all of the social networks out there and start posting frantically you probably arent going to see any connections being made.

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EMEA East – Personal Branding Q&A

Practically Perfect PA

I was interviewed by the lovely Elena Aylott from EMEA East about my blog and social media in general. You are active in social media; does it help you in your professional life? I would encourage all assistants to actively use social media.

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EMEA East – Personal Branding Q&A

Practically Perfect PA

I was interviewed by the lovely Elena Aylott from EMEA East about my blog and social media in general. You are active in social media; does it help you in your professional life? I would encourage all assistants to actively use social media.

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Doing the Virtual Assistant Shake(Up)

Denise Aday

Email Marketing (see [link] ): Build your newsletter, subscription forms and auto-responders with MailChimp*, Constant Contact, or iContact templates to match your website branding. Edit, proof, and upload your newsletter content.

106 Thoughts on Overcoming Overwhelm in a Freaked-Out World

Productive & Organized

  I hear it from my clients and workshop participants as well as my connections on social media sights.  Change the settings on your social networking sites that automatically notify you of new activity. Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O!

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Want Help Making Lists on Twitter? Check out this great tool

Productive & Organized

Work With Stephanie « Favorite Planning/Calendar Tool - Readers Speak Out | Main | Can You Define Social Media Clutter?   After I posted Productive Social Networking-Making the Most of Your Twitter & Facebook Experience - Do You Use Lists?

Digital Marketing Tips for New Websites

Small Business CEO

Set up Social Channels. Integrating social platforms will increase your exposure and enable users to share your content with their friends and colleagues. The obvious channels are Facebook and Twitter but Google+ is another excellent form of social sharing.

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The Productivityist Podcast 73: Cal Newport

Productivityist

You can sign up to get the weekly newsletter that features first-run content, a showcase of other things I’m reading and doing, and much more by clicking here. Podcast work procrastination social media cal newport distraction concentration deep

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5 Tips to Ensure Your Emails Get Opened (and Read)

Office Organization Success

As a result, business owners are seeing plummeting open rates for their email newsletters (ezines) … some email open rates are being reported as low as 8.6%. In addition to email there’s: Social media – Facebook & Twitter.

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Productive Social Networking-Making the Most of Your Twitter.

Productive & Organized

Work With Stephanie « Increase Productivity: Focus on What You CAN Control - Free Yourself from Feeling Overwhelmed/Stressed | Main | Check Out This Great Resource for Organizing Tips and Products (and maybe win some stuff too) » Productive Social Networking-Making the Most of Your Twitter & Facebook Experience - Do You Use Lists? Comments Productive Social Networking-Making the Most of Your Twitter & Facebook Experience - Do You Use Lists?

Podcasting for Business

Andrea Kalli

Next time your business is looking to expand into a form of dynamic media, give podcasting a go. Complete the New Client Questionnaire Subscribe to the Blog by Email Subscribe to the Blog by RSS 10 Most Popular Posts More silly little alt code symbols for Twitter - 35 comments Time to Jazz Up Your Website Social Buttons? -

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The Ins and Outs of Ezines

Step It Up VA Coaching

Between articles, e-newsletters, blogs, social media, and in-person networking, it’s a never-ending, time-consuming, necessary part of your business. Business Tips Marketing Tips ezines newslettersby Donna Toothaker. Marketing your business takes on all forms, doesn’t it?

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Ezines — There’s No Excuse Not To Do Them

Step It Up VA Coaching

I was amazed at the number of sites I visited that did not include an ezine or newsletter for visitors to register to receive. Are you on Facebook, Twitter or other social media sites? Business Tips Marketing Tips ezines newsletters virtual assistant virtual assisting

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Online Marketing Techniques Level The Playing Field

Small Business CEO

Given that most purchasing decisions are now made online and are heavily influenced by the recommendations of friends and peers, there is no doubt that social media provides a very powerful medium for brand building.

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Successful Businesses Are Built on Passion and Fueled by Excitement

Step It Up VA Coaching

And one really popular one, “I have no interest in learning e-marketing (or social media, etc.), Business Tips Getting Clients Working with Clients ezines newslettersby Donna Toothaker. Remember the passion you felt when you started your business?

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5 Different Ways to Reduce Waste in an Average Office

Eco-Office Gals

Mailing bulk materials to the wrong address or sending newsletters to people who are no longer customers is a major source of paper waste. E-mail newsletter distribution means your customers receive information about your business sooner.

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Ezines — There’s No Excuse Not To Do Them

Step It Up VA Coaching

I was amazed at the number of sites I visited that did not include an ezine or newsletter for visitors to register to receive. Are you on Facebook, Twitter or other social media sites? Business Tips Marketing Tips ezines newsletters virtual assistant virtual assisting

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7 Social Networking Dos and Don’ts

Office Organization Success

One area where business owners are seeking more and more support in is that of social networking – they find it overwhelming and don’t know what to do, so engage the services of a social media expert to manage it for them. Whilst on the surface this strategy sounds great there is one major flaw with it – social networking is a way for YOU to engage with your audience and networks so that they can get to know YOU, not your assistant! Link to your latest newsletter.

How Oscar Wilde Used Google Buzz to Teach Savvy Leadership

Small Business CEO

Wilde’s clever line came via an email newsletter one morning. Tedium in social media is pathetic. But when you’re squeezed by the pressure and stress of the workplace, (or the limitations of social media, email or sometimes even the phone) it’s easy to forget.

Ezines — There’s No Excuse Not To Do Them

Step It Up VA Coaching

I was amazed at the number of sites I visited that did not include an ezine or newsletter for visitors to register to receive. Are you on Facebook, Twitter or other social media sites? Business Tips Marketing Tips ezines newsletters virtual assistant virtual assistingby Donna Toothaker. I was recently doing some research for a coaching client that took me to several virtual assistant websites.

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Keeping Your Customers Close

Small Business CEO

You should avail yourself to social media vehicles such as Twitter and Facebook to send content and specials. Email marketing newsletters that are rich in content can be captivating for an audience looking for advice and information.

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Marketing Drives Traffic: Sales People Make or Break the Outcome

Make or Break Moments

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Email Isn’t Dead. Here’s Why You Should Be Using It to Market Your Business.

Tips From T. Marie

An email list gets 10 times higher conversions than social media and receives a 4300 percent return on investment (ROI) for US based businesses according to the Direct Marketing Association.

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The 'Bcc'- Friend or Foe

The Office Professionals Place

The daily inbox is comprised of spam, junk mail, solicitations, marketing advertisements, greeting cards, friendly ‘hellos’, newsletters, and of course, business correspondence.

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5 Ways to Give Your Business a Merrier Holiday Season

Tips From T. Marie

Send them your holiday newsletter rough draft and let them polish it up and add sparkle and shine before they send it out from your email marketing program ( Mailchimp , Aweber , etc.). Have them design branded holiday images to use on your Facebook Page , Twitter and LinkedIn Profiles, and other social media sites. Hiring holiday help is a common practice around the holidays, particularly for retailers.

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Surprise! Your Customer Service Ain’t All That.

Tips From T. Marie

Nielsen statistics show that 33% of consumers prefer to contact businesses via social media rather than by telephone. Which means if you aren’t active on social media, you are failing on the customer service front. Like it or not, social media is a required component of good customer service today. Not only is it important to respond to your customer’s complaints on social media, it’s a great way to build strong relationships with them.

A Marketing Dinosaur That’s Not Yet Extinct

The Solopreneur Life

R ecently several solopreneurs have asked me to write about a marketing creature that still roams the Earth, but not in the numbers it once did: print newsletters. The interest in newsletters surprised me, but perhaps it shouldn’t, because in the right situations print newsletters can be a valuable marketing tool for solo business owners. The Rise and Fall of Print Newsletters. When I started as a solopreneur in 1993, newsletters were a big part of my business.

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4 Bad Online Habits That Are Killing Your Work Productivity

Dumb Little Man

Watching random YouTube videos, clicking spammy links, reading newsletters, and checking unimportant notifications in your social media can eat away your focus, energy, and time. Here’s what you should say ‘no’ to when online: Unsubscribe from any site or service sending you their newsletters or offers. Turn off notifications on Facebook and other social media networks you’re using daily. Productivity is an interesting thing.

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Ten Small Business Trends You Need to Embrace in 2015

Tips From T. Marie

The top 10 terms to be concerned about for the coming year are: CLOUD, CONTENT, USER EXPERIENCE, CONNECTED, ANALYTICS, TRANSPARENCY, UNIQUE, HUMAN, PERSONAL and SOCIAL. That means responsive websites, cloud storage of shared documents and ease of communicating via email and social media.

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Conference and Award for Executive Secretaries and PAs in Scotland: ACES 2014

Practically Perfect PA

Lucy talked about social media and how it is no longer a ‘nice to have’ As most of you will know I am a huge social media fan and I did find myself fanatically nodding along to Lucy’s presentation. Last week I spoke at the ACES conference in Edinburgh.

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