Entrepreneurs, You Don’t Have to Work Alone

Entrepreneurs Don't Have to Work Alone

Entrepreneurs,

Just because you’re an entrepreneur doesn’t mean you have to do it alone. Right? Absolutely! Entrepreneurs typically start their businesses alone pouring in their ideas, time & money to grow a successful online business. But if you take all the projects on yourself, you can be left feeling frustrated, overwhelmed and quit projects, then leave parts of your business in the dust.

And even the perks of being your own boss, taking time off when you want and working with clients you love can take a toll when you are doing it all yourself. It won’t be rewarding at all! You are your own boss, accountant, marketer and secretary, right? Yet those are tasks you DON’T get paid for- they’re NOT billable hours.

Many who want help think of the traditional cost associated with hiring in house assistance, but the truth is it doesn’t have to be that painful hiring help for your online business. In fact, if you are aware of how hiring a service provider works by playing it smart, you actually don’t have to invest out of pocket.

Let’s look at an example. If you are making $100/hr, and you hire a VA at $20/hr for 3 hours of work (say creating and scheduling Social Media), you’re still making $40.

Let’s also take a moment to think about all those tasks you have to work on, yet when do you actually take the time to get it done? Do they just build up until you feel buried in a mountain of website edits, social media creation, customer inquires,  account set ups, creating blog content, ect, ect?

Those are task your service provider can help you with and more. So stop spending your time on projects that don’t make you money and start delegating to a service provider like a VIrtual Assistant. I promise you it will make everything much easier when you have some there to help you and increase your revenues.

Pop on over to the Services page and see what Virtual Administrative Assisting can help you with. Or if you want to chat with me, I’d love to hear from you and strategize a game plan to get more done and enjoy your business.

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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!

Who Can Use A Virtual Assistant

Who Uses VA’s? If you’re like me when I started thinking about becoming a VA, you may be wondering “What type of businesses invest in using Virtual Assistants?” Perhaps you are even considering hiring a Virtual Assistant yourself and are wondering “Could I hire a VA?” And quite honestly any business owner, who has administrative responsibility, can leverage their business on VA’s. Especially these industries Authors, Coaches, Entrepreneurs, Accountants, Medical Offices, Realtors, Lawyers, and Financial Services.

What does a VA have to offer? VA’s handle many administrative task (i.e.  email management, data entry/organization, and travel arrangements) and more often than not offer speciality or “niche” services and solutions like social media marketing, graphic design, project management, website development, product launch, and the list goes on… Ultimately, your VA is your personal support. Some one who is there to hold your hand or offer solutions to your challenging tasks.

Benefit of using a VA? Many use a VA for cost efficiency. Virtual Assistants provide their own office equipment,  internet/phone services, training, sick/vacation/holiday pay, taxes, and insurance, which certainly puts more money in your pocket.

***If you are not in one of the mentioned industries listed in the first paragraph, I’d love to chat with you to see if a Virtual Assistant would support your business needs.

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