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Networking &Virtual Assistant Sydni Craig-Hart on 29 May 2010

Marketing VA’s: How They Help Entrepreneurs Grow Their Business

One of the best ways to grow your business and earn more income, is to specialize in a specific type of virtual assistance.  One option is to offer marketing support services.  There is an ever growing need for marketing virtual assistants, particularly those who specialize in Internet marketing.

The two things EVERY business owner wants are 1) to make more money in their business and 2) to have more time to enjoy being self-employed.  A VA who specializes in marketing and is directly connected to creating more profits and increased productivity will make herself invaluable to her clients.  This type of virtual assistance is not just about supporting the entrepreneur to run their business effectively or waiting for the client to ask for help.  It’s about taking initiative and being proactive about completing tasks and projects that create more opportunities for exposure and revenue in the client’s business.

Speakers, authors, coaches and consultants are part of the growing group of business owners who are hiring VA’s to help them market their business effectively.  They’ve found that they just don’t have the time or the expertise to market themselves and their services .  To create the desired results, marketing needs to be done in a focused and consistent way.  By hiring a VA who specializes in marketing support, business owners can focus on their gifts and developing their business, while the VA executes their marketing plan to attract more clients and customers. Continue Reading »

Organization &Time Management &Virtual Assistant Sydni Craig-Hart on 25 May 2010

Savvy Systems Means More Pro.fits

Savvy Virtual Assistants setup and implement systems to run their business.  Using systems consistently will allow you to work as effectively and efficiently as possible.  The more you can systemize, the more you can monetize!

Systems are the key to your business organization.  It’s a way to ensure that you create consistent high-quality results in everything you do.  This includes bookkeeping, communication, administrative,  client support and marketing.  Whether you realize it or not, you probably already have a system in place for all of these things, you just haven’t gone through the process of actually documenting them.

Documentation is the key to helping you streamline your processes so that you get better at doing things more quickly.  Once you document your processes for how you handle different tasks, you’ll begin to see how you can either automate them or outsource them.   This will free up time for you to spend on the two most important things:  client work and marketing your business. Continue Reading »

Business Management &Virtual Assistant Sydni Craig-Hart on 10 May 2010

How to Select a Name for Your Virtual Assistant Business

Choosing a name for your new business can be an exciting but stressful task.  There are so many factors in selecting an appropriate name for your new company.  While you can change the name down the line if you want/need it, it can be a cumbersome task.  So you want to make a decision that will be comfortable for you to live with.

Here are my suggestions on points to consider when selecting a name for your VA business:

  1. How do you want to brand your company?  Do you want people to know your business based on what you do or, do you want them to know your business based on your name?  Deciding to brand your business or yourself is an important first step in creating your business name.
  2. What image are you trying to convey?  When an ideal prospect hears the name of your company what thoughts do you want to come to mind? When they see your company name how to you want them to feel?  Remember you’re a solutions provider, a problem solver.  You want to convey the benefits and results that clients experience in working with you in every part of your brand, including your business name.  Let this guide you toward selecting a name that fits. Continue Reading »