Administrative/Clerical: Social Media is Here to Stay

Office Dynamics

Social media has the power to connect professionals and consumers, making it a valuable tool in everyday business operations. For administrative and clerical professionals, social media can streamline communication and increase discourse.

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.

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AZVAs the Podcast: Social Media Success Stories

Loosely Speaking

You can subscribe to our newsletter VA Connections here: Contents of this episode: Discussion/Announcements/Tips: Tara and Katie discuss tips for creative and effective use of social media. Arizona Time: “Social Media for Local Businesses&# webinar taught by Craig Cannings.

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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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.

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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Social Media is Not About Direct Marketing

Andrea Kalli

It is hard to tell, but it seems like their overall social media presence is highly profitable, not just in customer service savings but in the direct effects of their flight sales and upgrade purchases. Social Media is Not About Direct Marketing Rating 3.00

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

2016 22

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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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.

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.

Can You Define Social Media Clutter?

Productive & Organized

Check out this great tool | Main | Getting Organized Helped Me Find Health and Lose 65+ Pounds » Can You Define Social Media Clutter?   I do post the same thing more than once in a day because I have found that my over 7000+ followers are from all over the world and they look at their social networking sites at different times.  Comments Can You Define Social Media Clutter? Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O!

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.

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.

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.

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?

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

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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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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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?

2013 23

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.

2012 18

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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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

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.

2016 25

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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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.

Organising your Outlook folders

Practically Perfect PA

Move to specific folder: Newsletter subscriptions / RSS feeds. Move to specific folder: Social Media updates. If you are anything like me, you will live your life by Outlook. Sad but true, right?

2017 76

8 Ways to Get More Speaking Gigs

Productive & Organized

The bio/about space on your social media profiles is valuable real estate!    (social proof)  Places you can share: Social media. On a media room page. In your newsletter.     Then, share them all over social media.

2013 64

Creating Powerful Presentations

Practically Perfect PA

You can then weave in other elements such as website content, YouTube clips, PDFS, charts or social media – such as recent tweets. Designing graphics for websites, social media platforms, presentations, and brochures can be a tricky business.

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Creating Powerful Presentations

Practically Perfect PA

You can then weave in other elements such as website content, YouTube clips, PDFS, charts or social media – such as recent tweets. Designing graphics for websites, social media platforms, presentations, and brochures can be a tricky business.

2017 84

Results of the 2014 Solopreneur Survey: Quality of Life is Up, Expectations are Up, Facebook is Down

The Solopreneur Life

Subscribe now to The Solopreneur Life Newsletter and instantly receive the complete solopreneur survey results. Social-media platforms: Facebook has fallen out of favor with solopreneurs. percent for e-newsletters and LinkedIn.

2013 51

Virtual Assistant…10 Years Later

Tips From T. Marie

Some VA’s began to specialize in things like email marketing, online project management and social media marketing. social media, newsletters, website tasks, blogging, etc.) . Although I won’t celebrate my 10 th year of being a #girlboss until September of this year, January 2017 does mark an equally important point in my life as a female entrepreneur. It was 10 years ago, this month that I first stumbled across the term ‘virtual assistant ’.

2017 57

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.

Technology of the week: MailChimp

Practically Perfect PA

It is straightforward and simple to use, the support is good for those new to MailChimp and it can be integrated into lots of different platforms including social media, websites and blogs. What is MailChimp?

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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.

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.

Master the Art of Re-purposing Your Work and You'll Save Multiple Hours - 50 Ideas To Get You Started

Productive & Organized

I teach classes to entrepreneurs and budding entrepreneurs, showing them how to take existing materials and turn them into entertaining videos & podcasts for sharing on social networks. Repurposing: Soc Media To Articles To Books. Thanks to Becky Cortino of Express-It Media Fusion.

2011 132

Today’s Admin Needs to Become a Mobile Office Pro

Office Dynamics

Share with others using Flipboard’s social sharing features. Donna’s company provides workforce productivity training and consulting in Mobile, Office and Social Media technologies. Mobile has become the way in the daily operations of both our personal and business lives.

2016 106

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.

2010 16

AZVAs the Podcast: Opportunities in Sports and Entertainment

Loosely Speaking

This month’s poll questions: (1) What are some of your most successful uses of Social Media? (2) This month, we’ll talk about successful uses of social media and joining us are special guests Carla Wilson and Mary Motz of Online Biz Insider Podcast.).

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