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Photo of the day

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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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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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A small change goes a long way

Tonight I decided to check-in with my website. As we all know this is a world attached to social media and the online community. As any business owner knows it is important to have a user friendly site where one can maneuver through your site without major complications.

My focus was not so much emphasizing on the user content as it was the actually “look”. A small change to the font choice turned my overall presence into a site that now appears to be more professional and less child like. We all want to be taken seriously.

How often do you check in with your site?

Below is the before and after in the font change to my own site (CMC Virtual Assistance) Take note of the first impression you have once you see each font choice. Thoughts?

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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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Time to brush up on those skills

In an age where the internet has been a way of life for business have you considered brushing up on those computer skills. It is not always about finding those most expensive top of the line service. Sometimes a simple online FREE course can do the trick. I recently came across Free Online Learning at GCF which provides online courses in Technology, reading and math.

The Technology section has several different computer courses available from Google Docs to Access to Microsoft Office. You have the ability to learn addition skills from the comfort of your own home. Why not take advantage. I’m currently reviewing Access right now!