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I came across this photo from Emily Thomas, a West acoast social media strategist and Huffington Post Contributor. This is just a snippet of what can happen in 60 seconds….

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Look at how much can be done.
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First step…Hire a virtual assistant

I recently tailored my market to focus primarily on those in fashion and entertainment. I can say that really determining a solid niche has allowed for my business to gain more recognition.

Google has a service where alerts can be sent to your email tailored to specific topics. Currently I have an alert set up to send me new articles that discuss anything to do with “virtual assistant”. I recently came across an article focusing on Jellaine Ross, designer of Cherry Blossom, a fashion and beauty brand based in Australia. Her business has gained a lot of attention. Her products have been featured in the Oscars and Golden Globe swag bags as well as sold online. Jellaine’s business is currently making upwards of $3 million a year! One of her first business tips to reach this level of success is HIRE A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT!!!! to read more of her tips click here

 

 


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Getting ready to gear up for a networking event in two weeks and I am in the mood for some new advertising material. Of course I could make flyers on my own which would be much more cost effective, but I am looking for more so I did some research and discovered moo.com, a luxury business provider that specializes in very trendy business cards, postcards, notecards that can be designed and used for your business. I am sure there are others out there in the same boat. Even I as a virtual assistant need to continuously find ways to get the client’s attention. How can I best attract my audience and educate them on the virtual assistant industry all at the same time. I think I found my answer with Moo!

-Stay Tuned


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With any business it is important to network. The network almost goes hand in hand with business. Since starting my Virtual Assistant business on the side I have tried to find ways outside of the customary options to networking. Social media has been a go to option as well as posing daily thoughts and questions on my various pages.

In the next few weeks I will be gearing up for the Minority Business Expo. I look forward to getting the opportunity to have some one on one conversations with various business owners (and distribute my new business cards of course!). These last few months have been about educating those who I come in contact with about the use of a virtual assistant as well as the actually role of this position and the overall industry. I have received nothing but positive responses.

Now it is time to get the marketing materials in order……

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#hashtag

Today I decided to change the along behind this blog and give a more “day in the life” approach to working as a Virtual Assistant as my “side hustle.”

Today I joined Ty-Juana Flores of Style Your Curves for a Sip and Swap event in conjunction with Dress for Success. I of course was honored to have Ms. Flores ask me to volunteer and be apart of a great cause.

Today’s Sip and Swap consisted of great people, great location( Scholars Boston) great conversation and plenty of clothes!

In the midst of the event I engaged in great networking conversations. This of course can lead to great business opportunities!!! The social media aspect was very present with the use of hashtags and tagging of photos to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Todays hashtag was #sycswap. This became the movement for the entire evening. Attendees immediately began taking photos, tagging people and of course including the hashtags. As someone very in tune with the social media world I immediately began doing my part. The Instagram and Facebook likes came through and let’s not forget those tweets!

From a business point of view I engaged in great conversation with some amazing people. It is always important to remember there is power in words. You never know what will come next.

#vatipoftheday: consider creating a hashtag for your next business event or create a following for your social media presence

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What will your 2014 look like?

Below is a link for an article I read on how your business can be enhanced by the use of a virtual assistant. I focus in the first few months in the new year is to engage more people on the use of a virtual assistant not just for business, but even in the lives of busy professionals who need a way out to gain a better sense of work life balance.

It is not too late to set your new year in order.  According to Admin-Minded Business Assistance “…having an assistant – a second pair of hands – can mean the difference between 2014 being another year of broken resolutions and 2014 being your #yearofimplementation. “

What do you plan to do for your business in the new year?

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The year that was

I am sure you have already seen many of post, Facebook pages, tweets, Instagram pictures on those who have reflected on the year of 2013 and what they will be looking forward to, changing or just trying to do in 2014. Now, let us apply that same mantra and focus to your own business. How will you change your business to prosper and grow for the new year. What bad habits will you work to leave behind? what techniques did you recently learn that has produced an impact for you and your business? I wish all of you a prosperous and blessed new year!!

 

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