VAA has Relocated to Olivia O’Hara Solutions

Hello There!!

I want to announce a really big step that I have taken in my business. I am super excited and feel very blessed to have the opportunity to work from home to make this change in my business.

This past weekend I launched my first website and had a complete business makeover! I have a different name, new branding, accounts and the whole nine yards… Please visit me at my new website OliviaOharaSolutions.com or my new blog at oliviaoharasolutions.wordpress.com.

Olivia O'Hara Solutions

Share my excitement with me by commenting on my new site or blog. Or recommend me to one a friend, who you think might needs a Virtual Assistant to help them get rid of the chaos in their business through delegation.

Also, check out this free checklist to Hiring a Virtual Assistant.

Hiring a Virtual Assistant

Top 12 Resources On A Budget Guide (To Grow Your Online Business)

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The Beginning of Online Business

Take my word for it…when starting your own business online; it is nice to have those who have been there before you show you some of the tips and highlights of the industry.

Perhaps you have already been doing your own research, for some of the most useful resources for online business, so in this guide, I will let you in on some of the most amazing tools I have come across.

And in many cases most entrepreneurs will have how-to guides, forms, e-books, manuals, and information packed resources to leverage some of the greatest tools and secrets they know about online business industry. Usually, this is in the form of an opt in.

And in this blog post I give you some of my preferred resources to grow my online business as a download to keep and share.

Three types of Entrepreneurs 

I’d like to hope this will benefit you by offering advice about what I find to improve my success as an online business owner because their are three types of entrepreneurs…

  1. The working a full-time job entrepreneur while steadily growing a business for independence.
  2. The fully supported entrepreneur who has everything they need financially with a burning desire to help others.
  3. Then, there’s the entrepreneur who has lost or quit a job and has to start with little to nothing in their online business.

And in particular, this guide can help anyone achieve a greater level of success, but my goal is to assist that last type of entrepreneur; the one who has nothing to go on. No funds, no idea how to get the lifestyle they dream to live. My top resources for starting out smart when you are building your own business on a budget.

What you will find in this resource guide

Most of theses are free  but a couple have a minimal investment making them extremely affordable to you.

I know this guide will help you leverage more tools to make your online business a success.

Download Top Resources On A Budget Guide

Kindest Regards,

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Virtual Assistant Checklist

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Know EXACTLY to leverage your Virtual Assistant Business.

Recently, I have been really inspired to start creating products for inspired and newbie Virtual Assistants out there. One reason in particular is that my perspective and knowledge have grown tremendously from the generosity of information from the inspirational Virtual Assistants and Online Business Owners who have already been there and done that.

Lets face it, when you are new to an idea of a potential career change or opportunity, like I was, you are going to do some research, right, and hope to find valuable gems to increase your understanding? And, why would that be, because you are going to want to know exactly how to position yourself with this intriguing career opportunity of our evolving society – in particular the way women are shaping the professional entrepreneur environment online.

You are going to find loads of information to broaden your perspective about women entrepreneurship online and right here. You will be able to access a FREE Virtual Assistant Checklist download for your newly found career path. 

And if you have already taken the plunge – good for you- perhaps you will also benefit with an organized Virtual Assistant Checklist to ensure you have covered some of these essential areas for being a successful or even more thriving Virtual Assistant.

Overwhelmed? Don’t know where to start?

If you have stumbled upon the Virtual Administrative Assisting Blog looking for some guidance for where to start, you are in luck. I have created a simple checklist to use when starting out as a Virtual Assistant. It has the absolute foundational pieces you must have in order to help your business stay on track with the essentials, become a professional brand, and uncover the true feelings about your role as a Virtual Assistant.

Learn how to get started with this Checklist!

Download your FREE Virtual Assistant Checklist to help build your brand and share with the world. 

 

 

Pinterest Marketing- Value Of Your Image

In my last post I talked about the type of descriptions that create more traffic. But ultimately, it is more important to have a (((powerful eye-catching image))) than an awesome description. Here is why images are what pinners see first! Images are more stimulating they can often tell a story without even reading the caption or description. They offer a quicker way to analyze if the pin is worth their time to dig deeper and learn more about what it is that is being offered.

So don’t underestimate that a picture is worth a thousand words.

Now that you know the an image may just be the key to boost your repins, likes, ect. Pin something that’s bright, sparks curiosity, tells a story without even reading the description.

Goal: Aim for powerful, meaningful, unique images to drive traffic.

Try some of these out:
Informational Graphics – free resource
Checklists
Click Buttons – free resource
Tutorials
Videos – free screen recording tools

~ Olivia

P.S. If you have any other suggestions, comment below. Or, if you have any questions, I’d be happy to help.

Pinterest Marketing: What To Include In Your Description

How awesome is it that Pinterest is now offering business profiles?!

I think that it is absolutely amazing and has so much potential to offer any business owner- large or small. You can sell products like jewelry, home decor, and Ebooks or offer blog content with advice, opt-in freebies, and how-tos. However, the list is absolutely endless. I would highly suggest learning more about how to market your business.

To create a Pinterest business account click here

Here are some great tips to include in your description to ensure you get noticed in the sea of pins-

CTA– This is short for Call To Action. Do you know what this might be? Well, its is a group of words that invite your viewers to sign up for your opt-ins, repin your recipe, or click on your blog post. So the few CTA words to consider are- Repin, Click Here, Sign Up, ect. And remember the importance of CTA words entice your audience to take ACTION.

Links– These allow users to click on your link in which Pinterest then directs to your site, blog, ect and additionally it allows you to get credit for your pin if someone else pins it onto their board. Plus, some individuals don’t know to click on the picture to be directed to your site. **Note- When you are setting up your pin be sure to edit it and include where your pin links to.  

Price– If you are selling a product or service be sure to include your price for a few reasons. One, Pinners will know that this pin is for a product/service for sale. Two, you can automatically be added into the gifts section of Pinterest.  **Note, in order to put a price banner on your pin, you can type anywhere in the description ($-.–) and a banner will automatically appear.

SEO Keywords– This one is kind of a no brainer, but some of you who are new to marketing must know that it is always important to include important words that describe your product/service. If you are selling jewelry, try comparing these descriptions 1.) Repin this awesome jewelry for $4.99. vs. 2.) Click Here to buy Ocean Daze Jewelry- sparkly sterling silver stud earrings at $4.99. Now, which one is more effective, catchy, and concise. Tip- include #hashtags by your keywords like twitter users to get higher ranks in the search results of Pinterest like so #studearrings

Click Buttons– Incorporating buttons on your pictures can significantly increase your repins and traffic. The buttons should be CTA words like described above. They don’t have to necessarily be clickable because when you click on a pin it will direct you to the original site if you set it up correctly (see links for a brief description). To add buttons to your photos use this free tool here. No registration either is a big plus!

So there you have it, the important pieces to make successful pins on Pinterest. Remember to share this post and get the word out about a brand new marketing strategy and comment below if you have any questions about how to set all this into motion for your business.

~ Olivia

P.S. Do you have anything to share? Did you find this helpful? Comment below. I’d love to hear your feedback!

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