Business Advice

When Is Finding Your “Niche” Wrong?

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The Right Kind of Niche Probably some of the best (and most over given) advice for anyone starting a business, such as a virtual assistant like myself, is to “find your niche.” Essentially it involves a few tactics: Assessing your talents and aligning them with your ideal client Determining the market of your ideal client […]

Administrative Consulting

One Little Known Benefit to Using a Administrative Consultant (Read: Virtual Assistant)

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Every great virtual assistant website will tell you two things: What is a virtual assistant? What can a virtual assistant do for me? If you are unfamiliar with the world of virtual assistance, I can answer the above two questions in two sentences. A virtual assistant, often specializing in an administrative or business skill, can help businesses via phone, […]

Blogging

2 Reasons Websites Are Like Chocolate Chip Cookies

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There are certain elements of websites – particularly online marketing/business sites -that are so ubiquitous, they border on cliche. After all, chocolate chip cookies have the same basic ingredients and only vary slightly. Deviations or additions to the recipe are usually slight and only change the texture rather than the taste. But even though a […]

Blogging

3 Lessons Learned: Blogging & Social Networking for Business

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I have to say, I am quite overwhelmed. Over the past several days, I’ve been tinkering with this new WordPress blog, started a Twitter feed and edited my (now old) own virtual assistant Web site, all while digging around the internet looking for information. I’m always hungry to learn. This past weekend I learned so much […]

Blogging

A re-entry into WordPress.

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So I didn’t realize WordPress could change between public and private. That change apparently happened in the past couple of years. Better yet, I didn’t know you could do multiple user names in WordPress. How awesome is that. I’m very happy that I have rediscovered this, as it seems to be *the* way to blog and […]