Business relationships are going virtual and the demand for virtual assistants is growing gradually day by day. Professionals and business owners are struggling to balance their career and personal life. This causes them to feel overwhelmed and constantly stressed out because their work pile has become a complete hassle. These everyday tasks really can be a pain when trying to find time for yourself. Scenarios such as this is what leads professionals and business owners to find a quick, inexpensive alternative to relieve them of the chaos they are experiencing.

Virtual Assistants Are Versatile
Virtual Assistants are definitely considered “on-call” for a reason. They will work around the clock, if needed, to keep their clients happy. (This includes weekends and holidays.) As independent contractors, virtual assistants take their work seriously and put their best effort forth at all times. Here’s a look at the many valuable skills VAs possess, manage on a daily basis:

1. Newsletter Maintenance
Keeping in contact with your loyal clients is vital to keep your business afloat, this we do understand. Newsletters are a great way to reach out to your clients weekly or daily. This is also a great way to grow your target marketing audience.

2. Social Media Marketing
Social media is a great way to promote your products or services to the public. It is definitely an inexpensive option if you are on a budget.

3. Website Design & Maintenance
Websites are necessary for a growing, successful business. Many consumers have gone virtual, so you are more likely to keep a steady flow of sales with a running website. Your Virtual Assistants offers domains for as low as $9! If you already have a website, it can still be maintained but sometimes changes are good for business.

4. Graphic & Video Design Creation
Visuals are VERY important in the rise of technology. Consumers frequently share graphics and videos through social media networks. This is a great way to reach new people. Graphics and videos are also used when building or reconstructing a website.

5. Shopping Cart Maintenance
When selling through your website, you will need to set up a shopping cart like Shopify, WooCommerce, InfusionSoft, etc. Shopping carts can be a hassle to set up if you are not sure of what you are doing.

6. SEO
Complete optimization of your website means you will generate more traffic and gain more exposure.

This is just a brief summary of what a virtual assistant can do for you and your business. (To view a complete list of services provided by Your Virtual Assistants — click here.)

Virtual Assistants Can Also Save You Money
Believe it or not, hiring a virtual assistant can save yourself a good chunk of change by reducing labor and hiring costs.

1. Virtual Assistants are independent contractors and pay their own taxes.
2. You will not be required to provide worker’s compensation or employee benefits.
3. Virtual Assistants will only charge for their time spent on tasks that are assigned.
4. Office space & equipment does not have to be furnished because VAs already come equipped.
5. Training costs are pretty much thrown out the window once you hire the right VA. Many of them already have experience needed. Just be prepared to send thorough instructions and have plenty of work ready.

If you are ready for more personal time without worrying about your business declining, it may be time to consider a reliable VA to handle all your dirty work while you focus on more important things (like golfing).

Google hangWhile you may have heard of Google+ Hangouts, you may not be exactly sure of just what they are and how they work. This article will give you a basic understanding of what a Hangout is and how you can use them in your personal life, or incorporate them into your business practices.

Quick Definition of a Google+ Hangout
The best way to describe a Hangout is that it is a video chat software which is linked directly with your Google+ account. When you participate in a Hangout you can invite up to nine other friends or associates to join in onyour chat. While in the chat mode you can share documents and even watch YouTube videos together.

Why Use a Hangout?
Now that you understand what a Hangout is, why would you want to use it? Well, first of all it is a fun way to chat with your friends and family online. You can all get together and have a wonderful chat, watch a family video or just catch up. This is perfect for anyone who is away from their family and much better than sending an email. You can talk face to face regardless of your location.

For a business owner running a Google+ Hangout is a great way to get up close and personal with your customers. You can hold your own weekly business show, run customer service or offer how to tutorials for your products. Many people prefer to watch a presentation than trying to read an instruction manual!

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Google PlusQuite often when people reflect on their search engine rankings they do not think of Google Plus. The truth is that these activities are not worlds apart.  If you are really attempting to increasing their website traffic and brand awareness, there are some definite Google Plus preparations you must complete in order to follow through your goals.

This article will examine the voyage that will lead to using Google Plus fruitfully and will serve as a guide to prepare you for the success it can being you in the rankings.  There are a handful of things one should prepare before trying to utilize Google Plus.  However before using Google Plus, you first should evaluate and make certain that utilizing it is right for you.

The following are some tips on to get you on your way:

1 – Beating your competitors in the rankings game.

Beating your competitors in the rankings game is one of the biggest advantages Google Plus can give you. Many companies are still not using this social media channel as a means to communicate with their audience.

2 – You should use Google Plus more than Facebook

One of the greatest advantages to using Google Plus over Facebook is speed. Google will immediately index all of your posts in Google Plus. Facebook posts and other social media posts can take up to 30 days for the full index to complete. 

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