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

Top Tips to Delegate More

virtual assistant tasks: Admin in Chaos?If your New Year’s Resolution was to finally carve out some more time, you need to delegate more.

But it’s hard to delegate more when your To Do List stretches to several pages and you know for sure a few items dropped over the bottom of it several months ago.  Sounding familiar?

It’s pretty common. 

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Catch Caroline on BBC1’s The Apprentice!

Eagle eyed viewers of BBC1’s The Apprentice might have spotted Caroline doing deals with Karen Brady’s team last night…  Filmed during the summer, we were sworn to secrecy about this little televisual moment until broadcast. Virtual Assistants – Doing great deals! In this episode the apprentices need to sell merchandise and artworks of Scottish based … Read more Catch Caroline on BBC1’s The Apprentice!

Social Media Audit

So you know you SHOULD be doing some of this social media stuff, blogging, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn… But you just aren’t that convinced it’s really worth it for your business. We get that: It’s is not a one-size-fits-all requirement. Social Media Audit As a one off, we’ll look at your business and what you want … Read more Social Media Audit