The Rise and Fall (I Hope) of Desperate SEO

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Jo and I talk a lot. Well I say talk, but quite often it consists of me moaning and Jo listening. In fact, Jo should probably charge me for her 'listening time' but I'm very thankful she doesn't. Now you may be wondering what it is that I moan about. The usual day-to-day stuff mostly but, until recently, there was something else quite specific on my list of bug bears; something that I like to call 'desperate SEO' - the inspiration behind this post. As a freelance writer, I can obviously choose which assignments I grab by the horns and which I let slip me by. However, even when times are quiet, I still need to provide for my family and so take any work (within reason) that I can get. It’s at times like these … [Read more...]

#MyBestTenList: Tasks to Outsource to Virtual Assistants

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One very good thing about the world we live in right now is that the more we grow, the easier our lives get. And this is only made possible by the various advancements we experience, especially in technology and every other aspect of life. New innovations spring up regularly, previously untapped knowledge forts get unlocked, and revolutions surface at different facets; business, health, education, etc. even governance. Over the past years, there has been a revolution online, especially in the way and how we get things done. Every business person wants to cut costs – and time – at different levels of their businesses, where possible. This has led to the positive surge of some particular set of people that tend to … [Read more...]

Using virtual assistants to reduce payroll costs

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GUEST POST As a business grows, it becomes harder and harder to deal with everything in-house.  Taking on more staff might not be an affordable solution, especially when it comes to sourcing specialist skills that are not needed all the time. Hiring a virtual assistant is an increasingly popular solution. When it comes to payroll, it can be a real money saver. Top-level talent, low level cost One of the reasons entrepreneurs are often headhunted is that they’re known for having a multiplicity of skills. In a small business, everybody has to be able to do a bit of everything. Being able to do everything, however, doesn’t mean being able to do everything well. Having access to a specialist can make a big … [Read more...]

Free WordPress: The Benefits

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Guest Post What’s so great about FREE WordPress? Not until very recently did I discover WordPress. I am a new writer and I wanted to get my work out there to the world and fast. With this in mind I was ecstatic to learn that not only is WordPress a wonderful piece of software, but also you can obtain it for absolutely nothing! However, there is so much more that meets the eye with this product and with this in mind I wanted to share the advantages of obtaining free WordPress for you and your business or blog. You can use your own Domain Name Unlike other publishing platforms where you can only use a sub-domain on their server, with WordPress you can use your own domain name as the software is hosted on your own … [Read more...]

Utilising Facebook for Small Businesses

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Guest Post I've asked my good friend Paula to write this guest post about using Facebook for business, whatever your niche you can utilise it in the same ways the big brands do and get the same benefits. Remember to check out Paula's Facebook page to see how she does it! What begins with F and ends with book? Seriously you’d have to be from a different planet if you didn't say Facebook, even if you are one of the very few who doesn't have a Facebook Account these days you would certainly know someone who does and pretty much understand what it’s all about. But how many of you really know how to use this FREE tool for your Small Business? Or even have a Business Page? Do you even know the difference between a … [Read more...]