January 9th, 2013 by Sue L Canfield
1. Interaction with fans will increase the likelihood of your posts showing up in that fan’s newsfeed.
2. Encourage people to:
- Like your posts
- Comment on your posts
- Share your posts
3. End your post asking your readers to comment and share with their network.
4. Ask fans to “Tell me how you feel…”
5. Share something about yourself and ask your fans to share something about themselves as well.
6. Encourage fans to ask questions and then be sure to answer them.
7. Ask your fans questions. Questions that ask ‘where,’ ‘when,’ and ‘should’ are more successful at engaging readers than asking ‘why.’
8. Use images to attract your reader’s eye and compel them to read your post.
December 22nd, 2012 by Sue L Canfield
As we wrap up 2012 and look ahead to what's ahead in 2013, now is a good time to review what you can do in next year to make it the most successful year yet in your virtual assistant business. Here are 3 Quick "C" Tips for success.
1. Consistency - Whatever you do in your business in 2013, be consistent. Create a marketing plan that shares your messages in a regular, consistent manner on a weekly basis. Clients will also appreciate knowing that they can depend on you to be consistent in always getting work done and reply to their inquiries in a timely manner.
2. Collaborate - Don't be afraid to collaborate with your colleagues - particularly if a client asks you to do something you haven't done before. Working with a fellow virtual assistant to provide the best possible service to your client is much better than trying to struggle to learn something you are unfamiliar with. If you need help finding a fellow virtual assistant to collaborate with, contact me at email@example.com and I will help you find someone - at no charge.
3. Commit - Commit to doing your very best every time. Commit to learning all you can this year to make 2013 your best year ever - even if that means investing in a book, a coach, or additional training. Commit to providing the best possible service to every one of your clients.
These are just 3 Quick Tips for success in your virtual assistant business. For more tips, continue following our blog.
September 13th, 2010 by Joel D Canfield
Yes, this is still the blog of Chief Virtual Officer; you're not lost. In order to set up our new online learning environment, CVO Source, we're changing the layout and look of the blog to match the Source. The blog becomes the free portion of the Source, always available to anyone interested in the business of being a virtual worker.
If you're interested in even more, including audio, video, how-to articles, Q&A, and whatever else we can dream up together, sign up for CVO Source. For less than $5 a month, you'll get more business knowledge than you can possibly absorb. You might want to read more about it, but if you're ready right now, click the button below:
After payment you'll be taken to the Source where you can create a username and password. Your account will be approved promptly, and you can get started learning!
June 4th, 2010 by Sue L Canfield
Are you receiving notifications of everything little thing that happens at Facebook? Do you find yourself overwhelmed with emails notifying you of new friends, group requests, and other notifications from Facebook? It's time to take control back!
Go to Facebook when it's convenient for you and do all your catching up at once. Go to your account and change your account setting notifications so that you are not emailed every single time some little thing happens at Facebook.
I just did this and what a difference it made. Now I am not overwhelmed and distracted with all those notifications. I can go in to my account at my convenience and catch up with everything at once - saving me time.
This tip was just one of several great organizing tips I heard on a CD created by three Professional Organizers in the Sacramento are - Kelli Wilson, Christine Giri and Natalie Conrad. This particular tip was provided by Christine Giri. I strongly recommend visiting their websites and signing up for their newsletters to receive other great time-saving tips. Thank you ladies!
Please share your tips on how you manage your social media.
April 25th, 2010 by Sue L Canfield
People are still thinking of ways to cut costs and expenses. Everyone wants to find the best deal. And everyone is still looking for solid value. So find ways you can offer added value without adding extra expense.
Perhaps you can provide additional information and resources to your clients. Create a free report. Send out a monthly newsletter with tips.
What can you do to offer more value without adding to your expense?