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).

59ba2ebf-ec8d-338a-a7ed-d93e92f1264fIn the last post we talked about what the more popular social networking sites have to offer. In this issue we are going to talk about how to make the most out of any social network you decide to join.

Are you a member of an online social networking site?

With their extreme popularity there is a good chance that you are like the billions of other people across the globe who are a member of at least one if not more than social networking sites. After all they’re extremely hard to resist.

However, it is one thing to be a member and another to actually participate in online discussions taking place every day. When it comes to making the most out of your social network experience, participation is key.

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LinkedinAre you a internet business owner?
Are you looking for some great tips to making your LinkedIn account work for you and your business?
Try some of these tips and make your LinkedIn account one to be noticed.

1. Check the Expertise Requests option in your profile.
2. Complete your profile as thoroughly as possible, and include interests, an
avatar, and business information.
3. Connect with as many business associates as you can, since they will help
you to network with like minded individuals and companies.
4. Learn from others and gain new knowledge, so you can become an expert in
other subjects and topics.
5. Ask questions.
6. Answer questions. Use your knowledge to your advantage by answering
peoples’ questions thoroughly and expertly, and you’ll gain other users’
confidence.
7. Check your home page on LinkedIn fairly often. It contains industry updates,
news, and postings from associates.
8. On company profiles, the top five most popular other profiles are displayed on
the home page. This is important since it will show others who you associate
with, so be aware of who your top five are.
9. Choose the top 5 who will link back to you, so there is a reciprocal benefit.
10. Be sure to explain your work experience in as much detail as possible. Don’t
just list employers or experience, but instead expand upon it by showing
others’ what you’ve done in detail.
11. Comment in the discussion forums as much as you can so your profile gets
noticed.
12. Update your status with useful content and information as much as possible.
13. Feel free to implement keywords in both your profile and your content, so that
your information comes up in search engine results.
14. Do not forget to include your LinkedIn profile link in other places like Twitter,
Digg, and other social media websites.
15. LinkedIn is also a useful employment tool, so if you’re hiring, use it to find
good employees.