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A Guide to WordPress for Small Businesses

A Guide to WordPress for Small Businesses | Your Virtual Office | Scoop.it
WordPress makes sense for small businesses because you don't need web design or programming experience at all.
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A great guide for beginners. Also consider Squarespace.

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A good guide for beginners. Also consider Squarespace. It's not as commonly used, but very easy to pick up fast for beginners, and fairly robust features if you upgrade, withiout having to mess with plugins. Just something to think about. 

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What Successful Leaders' To-Do Lists Look Like

What Successful Leaders' To-Do Lists Look Like | Your Virtual Office | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered about the to-do lists of highly successful businesspeople? Here, we give you a sneak peek at three and their tips for making...
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I use an outcomes list, what does your list look like?
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Hiring Content Marketers? Try This Playbook to Vet Candidates Better

Hiring Content Marketers? Try This Playbook to Vet Candidates Better | Your Virtual Office | Scoop.it
I recently wrote a story about how I almost didn't hire the best writer
I've ever hired. If I'm being honest, I came close to screwing it up
entirely, and the article was my attempt at telling others how to avoid
similar mistakes. Based on feedback I received from the post, I wanted to
explore two concepts a bit more specifically today: reviewing candidates
and assigning them projects as part of the vetting process.

In my post on my near-mistake, I make the case for why businesses should
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Why should you look at a resume LAST? Read this for the answer, and lots of other great advice.

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3 Mistakes to Avoid When Working With a Virtual Assistant

3 Mistakes to Avoid When Working With a Virtual Assistant | Your Virtual Office | Scoop.it
Even though virtual assistants are meant to make an entrepreneur's life easier, founders can make mistakes working with them -- causing more headaches than good.
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Why Hire A Virtual Assistant?

Why Hire A Virtual Assistant? | Your Virtual Office | Scoop.it
Let’s face it, a boss is a boss because he is good at the things that he does. But then no one is an expert on everything – not even top managers and CEO’s. And besides, people in high positions are probably paid too much to be doing menial tasks other people can do for …
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Spot-on! Get in touch today for your free 30 minute Discovery Session!

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6 Ways To Combat The Death Of Long-Term Employment - Forbes

6 Ways To Combat The Death Of Long-Term Employment - Forbes | Your Virtual Office | Scoop.it
6 Ways To Combat The Death Of Long-Term EmploymentForbesAccording to Intuit, over 40% of the American workforce is going to be comprised of freelancers by 2020. These are employees ...
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Yes x 6! Great tips--don't focus on "retention," focus on adaptation. YES!
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Business start-ups: 5 reasons your new business should opt for a virtual office

Business start-ups: 5 reasons your new business should opt for a virtual office | Your Virtual Office | Scoop.it
RT @Maximizer_CRM: Top 5 reasons #start-ups should opt for a virtual office http://t.co/UyoKMdVi5v #RTAFY #bizitalk #FPSBS RT
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Limit the Time You Spend on Email

Limit the Time You Spend on Email | Your Virtual Office | Scoop.it
The volume of messages you receive is ever-expanding. Your time is not.
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I recently read that it takes 22 minutes to regain focus after detouring to check e-mail. Budget time, and act accordingly!

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Small Business Solutions: Knowing How Good Your Website Tags Are - The Web Stop Shop | Web Design, Wordpress and SEO

When you are running a website as a means to promote your business, one thing that will be important is that you are able to target specific keywords that you want people to search in order to end up on your website.
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I can help you improve your keywords, and your content. Contact me to learn more!
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5 ways curators can improve user experience

5 ways curators can improve user experience | Your Virtual Office | Scoop.it
Most people curate for the benefit of themselves or their organisations. What if we considered content curation from a user centered design perspective? What would audience centered curation look like?
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I chose this piece because it's fundamental--Why bother curate content at all if not to meet audience needs, even if YOU are the audience? Here are five things to make your curation efforts more user-centric.

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#079: 5 Ways to Build Rapport and Trust with Your Audience [Podcast]

#079: 5 Ways to Build Rapport and Trust with Your Audience [Podcast] | Your Virtual Office | Scoop.it
The ability to build rapport and trust is a critical success skill in leadership. This is obvious if you are an author or speaker, but it is necessary even if you aren’t.
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Workshop

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The best freelance design leads in your inbox.
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Great testimonial from a Workshop customer. Consider posting a direct lead for your design and development projects.

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The Future of Social Media Marketing w/Gary Vaynerchuk

The Future of Social Media Marketing w/Gary Vaynerchuk | Your Virtual Office | Scoop.it
Are you using dated social media strategies that could be harming your brand? Find out how to do social media right with these Gary V approved tips.
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This video is fantastic! Gary GETS it--context matters! Social media is not just a distribution channel, it's a set of channels for story-telling. Be respectful of the audience using each platform--who they are, why they're there, what ELSE they're doing at the time. Do this, you show you care. Show you care, people will trust you. People trust you, they'll buy from you, heed your advice, want to know you, etc...And learn the specific language to use when telling your story on each platform. Fantastic advice. Must read the book!

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Keller Williams Realty Uses VAs to maximize productivity

Keller Williams Realty Uses VAs to maximize productivity | Your Virtual Office | Scoop.it
Today, more than ever, real estate professionals are relying on virtual assistants to provide them with a solid skill set and knowledge to support them in building and growing their real estate business.
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3 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Virtual Assistant - Entrepreneur

3 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Virtual Assistant - Entrepreneur | Your Virtual Office | Scoop.it
When you're just starting your company, you never have enough time on your hands. If used correctly, virtual assistants may be the answer you've been looking for.
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Good tips, but I disagree that you need to demand a resume. Take a look at work product, get references from existing clients, and ask them why they do what they do--you'll learn a lot with just this one question! Traditional resumes, especially for a field occupied by many who are reinventing themselves and transferring diverse skills obtained in a different type of career, may cause you to rule out some of the best candidates out there!


You're not hiring a piece of paper. Talk to candidates, and make sure you are in sync. 

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Going Virtual: How to Work with a Virtual Assistant to Manage Your Social Media

Going Virtual: How to Work with a Virtual Assistant to Manage Your Social Media | Your Virtual Office | Scoop.it
A while ago I started a series of posts called ‘Going Virtual’ here on the blog, where with each post I’m focusing on a specific […]
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Small business owners: Hire a Virtual Assistant to manage your business social media accounts. Your time is more profitably spent elsewhere!

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10 Things to Outsource to a Virtual Assistant

10 Things to Outsource to a Virtual Assistant | Your Virtual Office | Scoop.it
With the growth of virtual assistants, their expertise now runs the gamut -- from making vendor calls to sending out thank you cards to prospective clients. Here's how to make the most of virtual help.
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An oldie, but a goodie! Get in touch today, and we'll create a plan to shave hours from your work week!

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Outsourcing Your Life: House Cleaners To Virtual Assistants

Outsourcing Your Life: House Cleaners To Virtual Assistants | Your Virtual Office | Scoop.it
Successful people know when to delegate. Learn how outsourcing your life can help you produce more, earn more, and reclaim your free time.
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Time is money. Are you spending yours wisely? Work and life balanced? If not you may want to consider "outsourcing" too!

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How to raise kids to be entrepreneurs - ABS CBN News

How to raise kids to be entrepreneurs - ABS CBN News | Your Virtual Office | Scoop.it
How to raise kids to be entrepreneursABS CBN NewsMANILA, Philippines – Being a successful entrepreneur starts from developing good habits at a young age.
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Learn How To Speed Up Article Writing With Simple Outlines

Learn How To Speed Up Article Writing With Simple Outlines | Your Virtual Office | Scoop.it
Learn How To Speed Up Article Writing With Simple Outlines - Products Have You Hit A Wall Called 'Writers Block'? Learn how knowing the core elements in outlining can save you from the misery of writing your next article).
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Outlining saves me, every time!

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Tips For Businesses: Creating Intersting, Fresh Content For Your Blog

Tips For Businesses: Creating Intersting, Fresh Content For Your Blog | Your Virtual Office | Scoop.it
When creating content for your business' blog it can become challenging to keep things fresh. Here are some tips on creating varied and interesting content.
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Need help improving your content? These are fantastic tips, and I can help you apply them to your blog.
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Learning to Learn: Developing Habits and Prioritizing Actions over Results

Learning to Learn: Developing Habits and Prioritizing Actions over Results | Your Virtual Office | Scoop.it
At the beginning of this month, I decided that I was going to take a different approach to New Years Resolutions.
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Great tips!

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Promote Your Freelance Project on Workshop

Need a freelance designer, developer, or agency to work on your projects on a remote basis? 

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For those who have a budget of $1000 or more, this is a great way to reach out to a select group of freelance professionals.

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Mining Your Virtual Assistant - Business 2 Community

Mining Your Virtual Assistant - Business 2 Community | Your Virtual Office | Scoop.it
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This is why you need to hire ME! :) See that list? All me.

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