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

…Taking Risks with Online Business

Taking Risks with Online BusinessThis week I was tested. I don’t know about you but that can really make me uncomfortable.

Though, I realized it was a very good test- after I overcame my initial negative defense of security, even though there’s no such thing.

See my husband was offered less hours and a new position at his corporate job… Eek!

At first, I really didn’t know how to take it. Like most people would have thought- less time at work means less money!

Yet, I knew he would thrive in this new area, love his time home with the kids and I, while taking advantage of his free time to bust out running 12 miles or watching one of those guy movies.

So, we talked about how this transition would affect us for better and for worse.  In the end, we agreed that it couldn’t have been a better time to take advantage of this new lifestyle. With my ability to grow an online business and work from home, he can contribute his talents of marketing, sales and business development- and caring for our children, while I am given even more time to focus in what I do best.

I don’t how many of you can actually say you would love to work with your spouse, but I am so excited!!! And yes, we’ll have those moment where we’re like “What were we thinking.“;)

Though, as we talked about all our possibilities online, I realized that I was focusing on all the goals here and now and had lost sight of our big picture, long-term goal to have a lifestyle of freedom with family and work when ever because of an online business opportunity.

I just wonder how many of us have lost sight of our goals and missed those amazing moments we could have, should have, would have- if we just knew to let go of what society and even we ourselves can think to be a perfect, ideal life.

So I want to leave you with this, think about your main squeeze goal in life and say to yourself- before it’s too late, “Am I doing everything to get there without conforming to what is ideal in society?” Because it can be hard to let go for there are sacrifices that will become of your decision to live an unrestricted lifestyle or whatever your ultimate goal is.

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What’s holding you back from your ultimate lifestyle goal?

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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