Tara Reid | Marketing and Content Creation

How to Save Time and Repurpose Your Blog Posts

How to Save Time and Repurpose Your Blog Posts

Do you have a lot of old content but you can’t come up with any new ideas for posts? REPURPOSE! I’m sure there is so much valuable information in your previous blog posts/social media posts/or podcast episodes, so why not use it again? Especially the blog posts, these are usually longer chunks of text and they can definitely be repurposed into social media posts or even new blog posts. Therefore, next time when you feel stuck on what to post next or not having enough time to produce new quality content, think about the material that you already have and…

Why Batching is the Best Way to Save Time and Be More Productive

Why Batching is the Best Way to Save Time and Be More Productive

We, as entrepreneurs, do a lot in a day! We are juggling customers/clients, families, marketing, accounting, receivables, payables… the list goes on. Don’t even get me started on emails. When it comes to doing all of these things as an entrepreneur, it is more important than ever to have a fantastic project management software (like ClickUp), so you can delegate appropriately to your team and know where your business is sitting. Also, another trick of the trade is to implement batching. Much like setting boundaries with clients and loved ones, it is a way to set limits to your precious…

What to Include in Your Client Onboarding Packet to New Clients as a Virtual Assistant

What to Include in Your Client Onboarding Packet to New Clients as a Virtual Assistant

You’ve signed on a new client, congratulations! Do you have a client onboarding process and an onboarding packet ready for your new client? If not, keep reading this post to help you create an even more ‘wow’ client experience right off the start of your working relationship. What exactly is an Onboarding Packet (also called a Welcome Kit)? Basically, it’s a document, usually in PDF form, that outlines everything the client would need to know about your working relationship and their project. The onboarding packet, along with your contract or agreement, helps the client understand what is happening and when….

How to Market Your Podcast on Pinterest

How to Market Your Podcast on Pinterest

Podcasts are HUGE right now, and even if you aren’t writing a full accompanying blog post along with the podcast, as long as you are putting it somewhere on your website – Pinterest can be a very valuable tool for marketing your podcast. Ready to grow your podcast audience and reach? Keep reading for some tips on using Pinterest, and some free resources to help you! 1) Make Sure Your Podcast is Added to Your Website or Claimed Domain You want to add your podcast to your website so that all of your Pinterest pins to it are attached to…

How Service Based Business Owners Can Use Dubsado

How Service Based Business Owners Can Use Dubsado

Are you using more than one CRM? As a new business owner, there is a lot you need to deal with. Some activities around your business are fun, some not so much. Paperwork or in other words administrative tasks is one thing that you as an entrepreneur might struggle with or try to avoid for as long as you can. To start off your business, you most likely don’t want to spend too much money and rather use free platforms that will do the trick. It’s not bad to think about it this way, but what about efficiency? Is it…

How to Make Room in Your Budget for a Virtual Assistant

How to Make Room in Your Budget for a Virtual Assistant

With the beginning of any entrepreneurial journey, it all ends with you. You started the business; you are the Accountant/Marketing/Customer Service department head plus head of purchasing, sourcing, etc. plus sometimes web designer and so many other hats. As a business owner, you have to realize that doing this for the long term is inevitably the ultimate way to crash and burn. You also responsibly cannot have the best interest in your business in the long run.  So what does that mean, hiring help? The choice now becomes one of necessity but also one of what works for your business…

5 Reasons Why Freelancers and VA’s Should Practice Meditation

5 Reasons Why Freelancers and VA’s Should Practice Meditation

Do you find your mind being busy with all kinds of thoughts during the day and it seems impossible to switch off? Can you imagine having a peaceful moment for yourself when your mind is clear and not trying to jump from one thought to another? Not really you say? Try meditation and it will change your life! As an entrepreneur, you are dealing with a lot of things and constantly thinking about whether your income will cover all your living expenses, whether you sent out the invoice to your client or if you are marketing yourself correctly. We have…

Why Using a CRM System Can Expand Your Small Business

Why Using a CRM System Can Expand Your Small Business

As an entrepreneur, there are a great many tools and software you come across that help you make sure your business runs efficiently, at optimum pace, and in compliance – with the federal/territorial governments as well as your industry. There is one tool that is a must-have to make sure you can continue to grow and expand your small business.  That tool is a trustworthy CRM. By using one from almost day one, not only does it help you organize your contacts but it also can ensure that each department is handling that contact properly. From Marketing to Customer Service…

How to Avoid Technology Issues as a Virtual Assistant/Freelancer

How to Avoid Technology Issues as a Virtual Assistant/Freelancer

When you are working from home, as a Freelancer or Virtual Assistant. Having tech issues is an occupational hazard that cannot impact your client’s work. There are deliverables for a reason. Now, life can happen where something is completely beyond your control – i.e. a major Telecommunications carrier has a massive outage across their multiple platforms (internet, phone, and mobile) – this happened in 2019 for almost 24 hours – where no amount of backups could help. But, there are some ways to prevent technology from curbing your productivity for the day. Here are a few to consider: Set up…

How to Figure Out Who Your Ideal Client Is

How to Figure Out Who Your Ideal Client Is

Let me start with the fact that most entrepreneurs aren’t clear about their ideal client, so you are definitely not the only one trust me! Figuring out who your ideal client is can be challenging, especially at the beginning of your business. Many of us might feel like working with anyone for the sake of getting the client is okay. However, even though many businesses may need your help, niching down your ideal clients helps to deliver your services to the right target market and saves you wasted time or money. Here are a few steps you can follow when…

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