Exhibition checklist

Events sorted - exhibition checklist

When you make the commitment to have a live, in-person event, you’re going to need a proper plan to make sure your event goes without a hitch.  Here comes our EXHIBITION CHECKLIST! Know your numbers before you start: First thing, what’s the overall objective: More sales? More leads? Raising the profile of your brand? Connecting … Read more Exhibition checklist

Looking for sponsors? (Event Planning)

Event planner

Attracting Sponsors for Your Live Event There are many different places you can locate potential sponsors for your events. You can approach customers, vendors, complementary businesses, or even big name brands to become sponsors for your event. Know Your Audience – With everything you do, understanding who your audience is will help you plan better … Read more Looking for sponsors? (Event Planning)

VA Conference VA Awards – Caroline wins VA Star Award 2020

This week you’ll have noticed Emma has been in charge, as Caroline was off to the VA Conference at The PA Show at London’s ExCel arena… Nothing unusual in this, she goes every year because she’s a judge on the Outstanding VA of the Year Award – and has been practically since the inception of … Read more VA Conference VA Awards – Caroline wins VA Star Award 2020

UK Etsy Alternatives

etsy alternatives

We’ve had a few clients affected by the changes at Etsy – and they wanted us to research UK Etsy alternatives for them and agreed we can share the results. Background – why do we need an Etsy Alternative? Etsy recently changed the way their sponsored adverts work, and lots of sellers have been reporting … Read more UK Etsy Alternatives

Digital Product Creation

A client asked me the other day how she could leverage her time by creating e-products rather than doing one-on-one training with her clients.  She thought it would take a lot of time, effort and money to create digital products, but getting a product together for sale has never been easier – and you may already have the content! 

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Where did the time go? Social Media Time Management

Social media virtual assistant

HootSuite - Social Media DashboardI met another VA for coffee a few weeks back and she was bemoaning the fact that despite putting hours and hours into her marketing she gets very little return – in fact, she admitted that per week she spends at least 10 hours on networking meetings, and then on top of that she had perhaps another 5 hours on social media and never had any time at all to write fresh blog posts.  Her social media time management was out of control!

I looked a bit puzzled.

I don’t spend anything like that amount of time on marketing my business.  I’ve always thought that being organised is actually an advanced form of laziness and have accordingly adjusted my activities to suit…  So how do you figure out where to put the effort in?  And what are the biggest timewasters?

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GDPR – one year on

On 18 May 2018 GDPR came into force – but what effect has it had? From our point of view, we are seeing clients being much more aware of their data liabilities, which is hugely positive.  We rarely get asked to do unethical things like scraping data or using unopted in lists any more.  We … Read more GDPR – one year on

Video Transcription

YouTube virtual assistant

Want to know a quick “white hat” SEO tactic?  Get Virtually Sorted to transcribe the YouTube videos you have online – their content will be keyword rich, and Google loves you using their sister service to host video… Why Use Video Captions? YouTube is owned by Google and therefore videos are given high preference by … Read more Video Transcription