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What Should You Do When A Client Posts A Bad Review About You?

Have you ever had your good name smeared by a client? You did your side of the deal. You interviewed the client, you got all the information required to do the job, you did the background research and you delivered the required service in a timely manner.

Despite all of that, the client has given you a bad review! Perhaps they were expecting an impossible level of perfection? Perhaps it was a case of miscommunication? Or maybe they were just downright mean! Whatever the reason, how can you respond in a way that saves your good reputation?

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5 Tasks that a photographer can outsource to a virtual assistant

Just as any other profession photography requires time and passion, and with a stress-filled daily day life that most of us are subjected to at some point in life, it can be hard to make room for the time needed to fulfill your passion. Here’s where a virtual assistant comes in handy. Think of it as hiring a cleaning lady or other staff to take some of the not-so-fun obligatory tasks out of your everyday life to increase your chance of pursuing your dream. Instead of giving up quality time with family, friends and so on – hiring a virtual assistant can really be one of the most important investments you can make. The nice thing about virtual assistants is the variety of tasks they can carry out. This means you don’t have to limit yourself to hiring a person who specifically deals with research, another with customer contact or other important things. Being able to combine several tasks and have them carried out by one person can be beneficial if done correctly!

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How to survive working as a virtual assistant when you’re a non-native English speaker

A virtual assistant is a person often working from home which can perform several tasks and can hence function as an excellent extra hand for entrepreneurs who have tight schedules. Therefore by being able to hire a virtual assistant for simple tasks off-contract is becoming more and more appealing. Doing a search on freelance websites like www.odesk.com quickly shows over 1,000 job postings with ‘virtual assistant’ in the title. Continue reading

The Benefits of Webinar

It is true that with the help of our advanced technologies, people are offered with endless possibilities on how we could all have an easy life. However, the economy is continuously experiencing crisis and is still struggling to fight off poverty, unemployment and other problems that are caused by lack of enough budget. Most industries and businessmen look for ways on how they could cut off their expenses in order to retain their companies and employees as well.

To make employees effective and efficient, it is imperative to give them training and seminars from time to time. This would not just give benefit to the employees but also more for the company. But as much as business owners are concern, conducting a seminar or assigning their employees to attend training or conventions could cut a huge chunk on their companies’ finances. With this dilemma, it is a relief that Webinars are invented.

Webinar is practically the same as the traditional seminars but held in a virtual world. Both the speaker and the audience are present but not in flesh. They are gathered virtually through computers and are connected via online. Some webinar are organized via voice over only while most are created in both audio and visual settings. This is much recommended as face to face interaction is still present creating the webinars more intimate and personal plus it happens live and in real time.

Benefits of Webinar

• It is offered at a very low cost compared to live seminars.
• Fees and other miscellaneous expenses related to travelling are cut-off since Webinars can be held anywhere as long as the attendees have their own computers or laptops and have Internet connection.
• Time is utilized efficiently since Webinars can be easily set up and organized
• There’s no need for venue, Webinars can proceed even if the attendees are at their desk, on site or even at home.
• Interactive collaboration is more intimate especially with a face to face online discussion
• Webinars are often held live but it can also be archived for the benefit of those who were not able to join. Archived webinars can also be used on other occasions like product presentations or inter-company meetings.

Indeed, living in a digital and virtual world could make things a lot easier, in just a simple click—what used to be a huge concern for most companies could be just an ordinary day to day agenda for them and their employees.

Video Marketing: Tips and Benefit

Things just keep better and better in almost any field. No wonder people behind the advancement of our technologies couldn’t just sit down and relax and be settled for what they have now. The industries and businessmen would not allow themselves to be left behind so they always make it a point to glide along with what’s in and what works best.

The Internet is the easiest and fastest portal of getting your business on the top list. Initially, building websites is the only option for you to have visible presence online. And now, with the help of increasing popularity of Social Media, marketing online has just become better. But unknown to some, video marketing is the easiest and fastest means of establishing a strong connection between your business and your potential customers and business partners with its viral ability.

Video marketing may sound intimidating with all its technicalities and other aspects. If you are into blogging or website building, it may seem easier to develop a site and create contents in it to generate traffic but it would take time. In video marketing, results can happen in a short period of time, perhaps within 72 hours if you did the right technique.

People love to watch video and most of the time they choose to watch information rather than to read. No wonder YouTube becomes a part of every one’s daily life. And speaking of YouTube, this could be your top tool when you dive into the craze of video marketing. There are two types of video marketing: marketing an existing video or creating a video for marketing purposes. Whatever type your video falls in, you need to spread it, make more people see and watch it then redirects their attention to your products or services which can be seen at your business’ website.

Video marketing is proven to be effective as long as it is created, managed and optimized properly. You could establish brand awareness in a matter of time and with wide market reach, could generate traffic and sales.

VA – Programmer

VA – Programmer

VA – Programmer

Do you have plans of taking your business or personal diary into the virtual world? This could be a step up on your ventures but just like any other people who now take full advantage of the worldwide web you are probably as clueless as they are when they made their first attempt. Perhaps you are confident enough to write posts on your blogs or to be able to manage your online store just like the way you do in real life but the question is—can you start creating your own site from scratch?

You don’t have to force yourself to answer yes and waste your precious time in figuring out how to do it. The clock is ticking and nothing can be more precious than days wasted in doing the daunting task of creating your website. For all you know, there are professional VA-Programmers out there all ready to give a helping hand and share their knowledge and skills—for a fee of course.

VA-Programmers are people who work online providing technical assistance in making your website at the same time implement optimization tricks to give it a concrete presence online. VA-Programmers do not just create and design web sites but more on keeping your site running all the time. They create and maintain your site’s database, incorporate Web Application Development, Software Evaluation and a lot more technical applications to give your site the right boost.

Bringing your business into the virtual world may seem easy but competition is tougher in here. Without proper coding and optimization on your site, your business can be left behind by others who take prior time and budget in doing so. At first, you may try to save up on professional fees and just ask anyone you know who have little knowledge about programming a website. But in the end, you would surely end up into nothing.

Hiring a VA-Programmer is more economical than taking someone from a company who does programming. As VA’s, you could hire and pay them only for the time that they’ve worked for your site. Communication is also easier especially when you are both online as s/he incorporate technical works for your hub online. In the long run, you would see that the return of investment in making a website for your business is worth the fees you pay for you VA-Programmer.

Be competitive among your business rivals through your top notch website, armed with rich optimization and coding techniques done by your VA-Programmer.

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