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Using Google Plus To Grow Your Business

this post was originally published as a newsletter from Jan 2012… I have updated the content for relevance… Enjoy!

google plus(At the time of writing this newsletter) I have to admit I don’t use the Google Plus platform to its fullest potential and I might not ever use it. I love Facebook. I post photos of my girls for their Grandmother to see, I have church friends who are active there, and my business contacts are all way more familiar with Facebook.

However, Google has already stated that the Google search results will be tied to Google Plus results, so it would be foolish for me to avoid Google Plus completely. (UPDATE: I still do not publish as often as I should and I plan to post more frequently by June 2014.)

Here are some tips for how to use Google plus for business, including tips on setting up your Google Plus business page.

Enjoy!

If you do NOTHING ELSE do this!

downloadAdd Google plus sharing buttons to your website.
I prefer addthis.com because they make it easy to track shares, clicks, and interactions. These are different from follow me buttons- these allow people to share your info right from your site. Check them out and send your webmaster to grab some if you do not already have sharing buttons on your site.

Let me outline how EASY it is to generate traffic for your website and blog and have a great social media strategy in just a few minutes a day.

  1. Go to your website with google plus share button already installed
  2. Click the button
  3. Write a note. Make your business shares public and add a helpful hint, tip, or side note.

Voila! The link back to your site is there, you did not need to go to another website, and you have given the world valuable info about you and what your business is all about. EASY! I know, I know you love me, right? If you really loved me you would go plus my site right now:! =)

Gotta Get PLUSSED!

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Listed below are the top ways that I suggest a business owner use Google Plus to promote themselves and their business:

  • Build your business circle by adding your business and personal contacts to circles
  • Build a circle full of experts whose information you will strategically share and plus to build relationships
  • Build a circle of prospects and people with whom you would LOVE to have a relationship with
  • Plus your site and content on a regular basis
  • Plus the content from other notable business people from your circles above
  • Post to your own business page on a regular basis- set aside sacred time each day/week to do this
  • Make sure your plus buttons are everywhere- website, blog, newsletter, signatures, etc- make it easy for people to ‘plus’ you.

Incorporate just ONE of these into your social media plan, and you have a strategy for success!

Creating Your Business Profile is EASY!

Here is the easy, do-it-yourself guide to creating a Google Plus profile for business.

  • Just log in to your Google plus account.
  • ON THE TOP RIGHT under HOME is a drop down menu, go to PAGES. There is a BLUE button that says CREATE A PAGE.
  • Choose the type of page you want.
  • Complete your company profile with complete and accurate information.
  • Once you are done, make sure to go back to the drop down to PAGES and review to make sure it looks good. Now add some media and you have a nice robust page.
  • To switch back and forth between your personal and company page, click on “Home” from the dropdown.

Google plus company pages are a valuable SEO tool. So make sure yours is set up completely with accurate information.


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Join Advanced Virtual Assistant Services for Intro Lunch N Learns and extended workshops every Wednesday and Saturday in March as we turn Social Media “likes” into leads.

Forget what you think you know about Social Media for business! Social media is fun, interactive, and everyone is using it. But using social media to your advantage requires more than collecting ‘likes’, RTs, +’s, and mentions.

FREE Lunchtime Lunch N Learns:

Saturday Social Media Workshops:

Attend these free lunchtime introductory workshops to learn what you didn’t know you didn’t know about social media. Come to get some new ideas on strategy and growing your network. Attend these weekend workshops to get more in-depth knowledge, and learn what you didn’t know you didn’t know about social media. Come to get some specific strategy and ideas for growing your network.
When: Every Weds in March, 12-1pm, bring a lunch When: 11a-2pm, lunch is included
Cost: FREE, Enter to win FREE admission to a WEEKEND WORKSHOP! Cost: $75, or $100 for 2 people, Enter to win a FREE 90 minute tutoring session!
Dates and Registration Links: 
March 26th- Intro to converting leads from Google Plus. Register Here.
Dates and Registration Links:
March 29th- Converting leads from Google Plus. Register Here.
RSVP: The link above, come to 900 Commonwealth Pl, Boardroom, Or call Ken at 757-537-8318 RSVP: Preregistration by link above.
In this intro workshop, get specific information to use Linkedin as an entry point into your sales funnel.Come to learn:

  • Posting to Google Plus
  • How often to post
  • What are circles?
  • Company pages overview
  • Save the date for the next FREE Social Media Workshop!
In this in-depth workshop, get specific information to use each social media site as an entry point into your sales funnel.Come to learn:

  • Posting to Google Plus
  • How often to post
  • What are circles?
  • Company pages overview
  • Finding and attracting leads using circles
  • Making it easy for people to put you in circles
  • Google integrations

Save the date for the next Social Media Workshop!

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Linkedin for Business Isn’t About Luck – It’s Deliberate

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March is known for Luck, Leprechauns, and GREEN! And there can be a pot of gold waiting at the end of this week for you, if you know where to find it. Linkedin is a GREAT place to find your ‘pot-o-gold’ for many reasons. Recruiters, job seekers, high-level executives, CEOs, COOs, and corporate movers and shakers use Linkedin on a regular basis. The average median income of Linkedin users compared to Facebook and Twitter is higher across the board, and the reputation is one of ‘this is where business gets done’! Linkedin can be a GREAT place to research, network, and attract new clients.

But it’s about not luck! It’s about having a DELIBERATE, strategic, well-thought out plan for using Linkedin for the specific goal that you have for your business or industry. Wanting to stay ‘broad’ and ‘open’ so that you don’t miss anyone or lose an opportunity, will actually prevent you from honing in, appearing more professional, and being targeted and laser focused.

For example, when you are looking for a new car, where do you start? You have an idea about the size, the condition, the brand, maybe even the make and model of the car. You can narrow in the type of car by a few parameters and so when you go to the dealership, you have just a few choices to make. It’s not confusing, overwhelming, and the salesperson knows exactly what to try to get you into (even if s/he will try to sell you the next model up!) because you went in with CLEAR parameters. You told the dealer what you wanted up front.

Business is the same. If you walk into social media knowing ahead of time EXACTLY what you want to get out of the ‘game’ you stand a 100% chance of getting it. You can be authentic, have fun, make connections, and network. But you hone in on WHO you want to connect with, WHY you are there in the first place and WHAT you want to accomplish before you leave.

To help you figure all of that out, Advanced Virtual Assistant Services’ next FREE Lunch n Learn on Weds, Mar 19, is all about Leveraging Linkedin. Register here.  And remember to pre-register for a chance to win tutoring with Ken.

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Join Advanced Virtual Assistant Services for Intro Lunch N Learns and extended workshops every Wednesday and Saturday in March as we turn Social Media “likes” into leads.

Forget what you think you know about Social Media for business! Social media is fun, interactive, and everyone is using it. But using social media to your advantage requires more than collecting ‘likes’, RTs, +’s, and mentions.

FREE Lunchtime Lunch N Learns:

Saturday Social Media Workshops:

Attend these free lunchtime introductory workshops to learn what you didn’t know you didn’t know about social media. Come to get some new ideas on strategy and growing your network. Attend these weekend workshops to get more in-depth knowledge, and learn what you didn’t know you didn’t know about social media. Come to get some specific strategy and ideas for growing your network.
When: Every Weds in March, 12-1pm, bring a lunch When: 11a-2pm, lunch is included
Cost: FREE, Enter to win FREE admission to a WEEKEND WORKSHOP! Cost: $75, or $100 for 2 people, Enter to win a FREE 90 minute tutoring session!
Dates and Registration Links: 
March 19th- Intro to converting leads from Linkedin. Register Here.
March 26th- Intro to converting leads from Google Plus. Register Here.
Dates and Registration Links:
March 22nd- Converting leads from Linkedin. Register Here.
March 29th- Converting leads from Google Plus. Register Here.
RSVP: The link above, come to 900 Commonwealth Pl, Boardroom, Or call Ken at 757-537-8318 RSVP: Preregistration by link above.
In this intro workshop, get specific information to use Linkedin as an entry point into your sales funnel.Come to learn:

  • How to TARGET specific industries and companies to break into
  • Profile MUST HAVEs
  • Company pages overview
  • Save the date for the next FREE Social Media Workshop!
In this in-depth workshop, get specific information to use each social media site as an entry point into your sales funnel.Come to learn:

  • How to TARGET specific industries and companies to break into
  • How to target groups to post to and get immediate lead generation
  • How often should you post?
  • What should you post about?
  • Company pages and how to make yours look like a corporate page
  • Profile MUST HAVEs
  • Save the date for the next Social Media Workshop!

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Productivity Secret- Want to Vs. Have To

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Sometimes in business we find ourselves backed into the corner known as ‘have to’. We find that we are left with few other choices, the job HAS to be done NOW before deadline, in the 11th and ¾ hour and we HAVE to be the one to do it or WILL it to happen. We find ourselves pushing, pushing, pushing… like Sisyphus and his boulder. Do you know that feeling? Maybe you feel that way RIGHT NOW…

And then there are the days when everything rolls right along. When we are chasing the boulder back down the hill… or when we stop chasing, lay down on the hillside, and roll down the side like when we were 5! Life is pure bliss! We live with abandon, play like children, and everything seems to come to us as if by magic!

So what is the difference?

In my experience the difference is our desire. Do we WANT to do what we are doing or do we ‘have to’? In self-help a lot of people call this ‘alignment’, when our current actions align with our thoughts and desires.

In business, this can really make a HUGE difference in implementation, productivity and results! When you are not aligned with your work, when you are doing work you ‘have to’ do, how do you feel? Do you love the work you are doing? Are you gentle and loving with yourself? Are you proud of the results? Are you proud of the process? Do you make a lot of mistakes? Hit a lot of roadblocks along the way?

What about projects you love? What are the results like?

In my experience, when I am fully aligned with a project, a client, or a task, the entire thing flows. I have so much fun that I lose myself in it. And even if the client has ‘tweaks’ and changes, it is OK because that is a part of the creative process, the flow of life and of collaboration. And as I get to know what they like to see and what they expect I get better and better at anticipating just how to put together for them the pieces and parts that they will love each time!  For ME this is joy– what about you? Where is your joy?

Sometimes we don’t even realize WHY we love or don’t love specific work. All we know is how we feel once we get in and get our hands ‘dirty’. If we’re committing to a client and the client is relying on us, and we’re relying on income, that break our business. It could mean more repeat customers and leads, or none!

So what do we do?

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Knowing your vision, how you see yourself, how you want to help clients, where your values lie, where your passion lives, and how you want to effect change in the world—knowing this information in a simple but powerful statement can save you the missteps of finding yourself in the ‘have to’ trap. Once I understood that my passion was all about ‘supporting successful consultants, coaches, authors and speakers who were looking for a partnership to take their business to the next level with business development, email marketing, upgraded website design, and social media’ I knew who I wanted to work with. I knew which jobs I wanted to focus on. I knew how I wanted to partner with people.

I recently worked with a client in which we did a Visioning session. She thought that she would not like to coach clients because she felt strange taking people’s money and wanted to help them. When we identified that she really wanted to help them to ‘support’ her clients and to be of value to them and to nurture them along the way, she could see coaching as an even value exchange. She became excited to coach and could see herself offering group and private coaching services. Her vision had to be formulated FIRST. She could not move powerfully forward until she KNEW that she could serve in alignment with her values.

That is the power of WANTING versus ‘have to’.

As a Virtual Assistant, knowing the Vision FIRST impacts the outcome of the work 150%. When I know the Vision, I know what the client is looking for. I know what I am striving for. I know what success looks and feels like. It’s not just tasks for the sake of clocking hours and invoicing. It’s tasks with an end in mind. With that over-arching Vision, the actual results are better, more in line, with the client’s desires and expectation. In the long-run it saves time, cost, and confusion. We’re on the same page from day 1!

My happiest and most successful clients partner with me by first taking part in the Visioning process. We work together to see eye-to-eye, to clarify “Where you are, Where you are going, and how to best get you there.” Even if you currently work with a coach or consultant, by giving your Virtual Partner this insight, our relationship and our process along the way is stronger and the results are better for YOU!

Self-Assess:

So today, as you set about your to-do’s I challenge you to look at your ‘have to’ list and to see if there is a way you can shift those somehow into ‘want to’s. If you can find a way to bring yourself into alignment, you may find yourself tumbling down hill, laughing, playing and having fun! If not, maybe find someone you know who is TALENTED and already having fun to help you with those tasks (yes, delegate it can be easy =) ).

And to schedule your Visioning session with me, contact me today!


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FREE Wednesday Workshops
When
Wednesday March 12, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
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College Park Executive Suites
900 Commonwealth Pl Ste 200
Boardroom 2nd Floor
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
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View the full event calendar here.

Attend these free lunchtime workshops to learn what you didn’t know about social media. Come to get some new ideas on strategy and growing your network.

Free Wednesday Workshops:
Forget what you think you know about Social Media for business! Social media is fun, interactive, and everyone is using it. But using social media to your advantage requires more than collecting ‘likes’ RTs and mentions.
In this introductory workshop, learn how to utilize each social media site as an entry point into your sales funnel.
Find out at the next FREE Wednesday Workshop.
When: 12-1pm, bring a lunch
Cost: FREE, Enter to win a FREE ticket for the next extended social media workshop.
Dates
:
March 12th- Intro to converting leads from Twitter
March 19th- Intro to converting leads from  Linkedin
March 26th- Intro to converting leads from Google Plus
Register Now!
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What The Bleep Is A HashTag? Lunch N Learn & Saturday Workshop

What do RT # and @ have to do with me and my business and how do I leverage them without looking like a complete idiot?

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Used by permission: http://www.freedigitalphotos.net digitalart

So many entrepreneurs take one look at twitter and leave, thinking it’s too complicated. Some entrepreneurs visit twitter occasionnally, hoping it will start to look easier over time. It’s sad, because so many opportunities to build and strengthen great business retlationships and there are so many opporunties there.

So far, the reviews have been unanimous. The workshops have been a great success! And we can’t wait for you to join us! Our next intro Lunch N Learn is on TWITTER: “What the bleep is a hash tag anyway?” where we will look at what all those funky symbols are, what the heck people are talking about, why people feel the need to tell us their every daily move (like do we need to know your every daily thought?), whether or not YOU will want to do that for your business brand, and how to BEST build your brand through Twitter.

Plus, join us to enter a drawing for a 90-minute tutoring session when you like Facebook and join us at one of our Workshops. No Purchase is necessary so join us at a FREE Lunch N Learn! You could be a winner!

In this in-depth workshop, get specific information to use TWITTER as an entry point into your sales funnel.

FREE Lunchtime Lunch N Learns:

Saturday Social Media Workshops:

Attend these free lunchtime introductory workshops to learn what you didn’t know you didn’t know about social media. Come to get some new ideas on strategy and growing your network. Attend these weekend workshops to get more in-depth knowledge, and learn what you didn’t know you didn’t know about social media. Come to get some specific strategy and ideas for growing your network.
When: Every Weds in March, 12-1pm, bring a lunch When: 11a-2pm, lunch is included
Cost: FREE, Enter to win FREE admission to a WEEKEND WORKSHOP! Cost: $75, or $100 for 2 people, Enter to win a FREE 90 minute tutoring session!
Dates and Registration Links: 
March 12th- Intro to converting leads from Twitter. Register Here.
March 19th- Intro to converting leads from Linkedin. Register Here.
March 26th- Intro to converting leads from Google Plus. Register Here.
Dates and Registration Links:
March 15th- Converting leads from Twitter. Register Here.
March 22nd- Converting leads from Linkedin. Register Here.
March 29th- Converting leads from Google Plus. Register Here.
RSVP: The link above, come to 900 Commonwealth Pl, Boardroom, Or call Ken at 757-537-8318 RSVP: Preregistration by link above.
 Come to learn:

  • Intro to what do all those weird symbols mean?
  • Intro to how do you turn likes, follows, RTs, mentions, and connections into real leads?
  • Save the date for the next lunch n learn!
 Come to learn:

  • What do all those weird symbols mean?
  • How to cultivate a following that leads to business and sales
  • How to get the attention of thought leaders and industry experts
  • How to position yourself as an expert in your industry
  • Trending- what does it mean and how to use it
  • How to give good value in just 140 characters
  • What to include in great posts
  • How do you turn likes, follows, RTs, mentions, and connections into real leads?
  • Save the date for the next Social Media Workshop!

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Facebook Myths Busted And Steering Clear of Self-Proclaimed Gurus

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Earlier in the week I wrote about a client who fell into the same unfortunate trap that a lot of us do as business ownerswe don’t know what we don’t know. As entrepreneurs we are figuring a lot of this out as we go. Sadly, some of this can be COSTLY and TIME consuming if we take the wrong steps along the way, depending on just how badly we corner ourselves when we are trying to ‘figure it out’. We spend a LOT of time and money on our own education, then when it comes to implementation we try to SAVE money, find the cheapest means to execute, thinking that the long term expense will break the bank, and our precious pennies that we spent on education remain forever trapped between the covers of those beautiful binders we paid so much for… Because the cheapest price usually means least experience and education– and YOU don’t have time to train your assistant, do you?

Social media came in FAST and FURIOUS and it is changing daily. From top to bottom, the investors, advertisers, the way the “API” works (what is an API?). No wonder we are so confused!  And internet marketers, self-proclaimed ‘gurus’ and ‘experts’ KNOW we are confused. They would have us believe that the MARKETING STRATEGIES are new and foreign because the platform is new. They want us to buy THEIR formula, their system, their BINDER… They are really just doing what any entrepreneur tries to do—they just want to sell what they know in order to make a living. But they will not be there to train your assistant either… There are better ways to invest your educational and advertising dollar. Be 100% prepared to be very strategic from plan to implementation, and it will SAVE you money and missteps along the way.

What the marketers, ‘gurus’, and ‘experts’ have figured out but aren’t telling you, is that while the technology is new, and while the API and the packaging changes rapidly, the strategies and the marketing have not changed much. Why do your clients choose you? What do you do that is already successful? You already know how to promote yourself. You already know how to attract business. The ENVIRONMENT and PACKAGING may change, but the methods are still mostly the same—you are still you!

There is a golden equation that exists in marketing, actually in all of business, and it has to do with consistency. It goes like this. Consistent work in=consistent results out. So anything that you do every week, every month, year after year—you will reap a benefit. It is a law of the universe. It’s simple. What you put into a thing you get out. The difference in marketing is that what you put in, multiplies.

But before you put ‘work in’, here are some myths about Facebook (and social media in general) to be aware of:

  1. Likes don’t mean everything. Are the people who ‘like’ you even seeing your posts or doing anything about it?
  2. Facebook ads can be misleading. Just because you have a Facebook ad that is generating a lot of ‘buzz’ and getting a lot of likes, what are YOU doing to bring those likes into your SALES FUNNEL (into your marketing process?)
  3. Consistency is always key! Are you being consistent? Are you posting on a regular basis (not daily: 2-3 times per week is fine). What is the professional image that you project to the rest of the world?
  4. Widen the net: How are you getting outside of your circle and working with other pages (mentioning with ‘@’, like-minded business owners, entrepreneurs, friends, colleagues, etc in a non-spammy and positive way that is promotional for both pages?
  5. Begin with the end in mind: Have you developed your plan and clarified your goals?

So, knowing that putting effort in consistently, yields consistent results (and multiplies)—it’s up to YOU as the entrepreneur to choreograph the PLAN. Start with the end in mind. What do you want to gain from your efforts? Just as in life, too many goals can sidetrack and sideline you and get you distracted, not enough clarity about your goals will keep you from reaching them.

We all want “more money, more customers” and “more sales” but HOW do you currently attract these things? Using your current system for attracting and promoting yourself, what three specific goals can you focus on right away? Do you want to increase newsletter subscribers? Increase blog readership? Offer a product giveaway to entice people to try new products and opt them into an emailing list? Get very clear about what your goals are and create a marketing plan for social that integrates with your content calendar for your blog, newsletter (if you are still doing that separate) and any other print or radio ads.

And if you are ALREADY being consistent and find that you STLL don’t get the consistent results that you want, contact a social media strategist at Advanced Virtual Assistant Services.

And there is still time to register for the extended Saturday Workshops…. Enter to win free Social Media Tutoring when you register!

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Email Marketing “Do”s and One Very Big “Don’t”!

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A recent client of mine hired me to do an email marketing conversion to a new provider due to a massive ‘misunderstanding’ between herself and her subscribers. At one point in her business, she achieved a massive number of email subscribers- over 8,500. But being a busy entrepreneur, she only emailed them about once every 6 months. Each time she emailed the list, she would have opt-outs and spam flags.

Because of the high number of subscribers and the low frequency in which she contacted them, the number of unsubcribes and spam warnings were exceptionally high. Her account became flagged and she was required to contact her email marketing provider. She finally negotiated with them a deal whereby they would send an email to her entire list and allow everyone to re-opt-in. Until then, they would remain opted-out. Her ENTIRE list!

At the time when she hired me, the people who wanted her email and thought they were subscribed to get emails from her were actually unconfirmed and never saw the email asking them to re-confirm. The people who opted-in months ago and forgot who she was in the first place, were angry with her for ‘spam’. Only about 200 of the once 8,500 on her list actually saw, clicked on, and re-confirmed their opt-in preference.

It was a sad situation, and in a way we could all relate. We just don’t know what we don’t know. As entrepreneurs, unless it is our specialty, we’re all doing the best we can and learning this stuff as we go. Had she been able to commit to a more consistent routine of emailing her list early on, the outcome of this situation may have been different. She didn’t really know at the time the impact of her busy-ness and how it would effect her email marketing. Like a lot of entrepreneurs, she learned ‘too little, too late’! But fortunately we were able to recover and ethically opt-in her contacts.

In over 7 years assisting Coaches, Consultants, Speakers, and Authors, one of the fears that I hear is that the people on a mailing list will get ‘too many’ emails, will become inundated, and unsubscribe, the idea being that people are ‘just too busy’. And honestly, people are! But the opposite end of that spectrum is not ENOUGH email. Not enough email risks alienating, confusing, and angering people on your list when they forget who you are, how they signed up and why you are emailing them! And if your email goes out so infrequently that it is overlooked from time to time, you further risk people forgetting who you are or how  they got on your list.

On the other hand, even if you email once weekly, whether your subscribers really read them all or not, they SEE your name, that you are active, that you KNOW what you are doing. They remember you. You are visible. You are front of mind. Today more than ever we have so many things coming at us at lightning speed. We have cell phones, high speed internet, and commercialism running rampant. Everyone wants to sell something. To stand out and be noticed, you have to differentiate yourself. You have to be sure you are not forgotten, overlooked, or lost in the mix.

Messaging:

Another issue many entrepreneurs face is feeling as if they are betraying their customers or potential customers by feeling as if they are being too ‘salesy’ or trying to overtly market. One of the very best ways that I have seen this need addressed was something called ‘nurture marketing’. Nurture marketing is about educating the reader and supporting the reader by being of value and displaying your capacity to benefit your client and potential clients. Many business owners are more comfortable with the idea of nurture marketing in blogging and email marketing, rather than marketing right out of the gate.

Formatting:

Today, the ‘newsletter’ format has changed as the landscape of marketing has changed. More and more, the traditional newsletter has been replaced by a blog post or digest of articles from a blog post. A great benefit of this is generating click-throughs to a website and greater SEO as well as social media interaction and greater integration with web/social profiles. It creates a truly flat landscape encompassing a newsletter list, website visitors, and social media followers; thereby increasing audience base and potential customers and improving marketing efforts.

For more information on upgrading your email marketing, contact me anytime.


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When
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900 Commonwealth Pl Ste 200
Boardroom 2nd Floor
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
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View the entire event calendar here.

Attend these free lunchtime workshops to learn what you didn’t know you didn’t know about social media. Come to get some new ideas on strategy and growing your network.

Free Wednesday Workshops:
Forget what you think you know about Social Media for business! Social media is fun, interactive, and everyone is using it. But using social media to your advantage requires more than collecting ‘likes’ RTs and mentions.
In this introductory workshop, learn how to utilize each social media site as an entry point into your sales funnel.
Find out at the next FREE Wednesday Workshop.
When: 12-1pm, bring a lunch
Cost: FREE, Enter to win a FREE ticket for the next Saturday Extended Workshop.
Dates:
March 5th- Intro to converting leads from Facebook
March 12th- Intro to converting leads from Twitter
March 19th- Intro to converting leads from  Linkedin
March 26th- Intro to converting leads from Google Plus
Register Now!
View the entire event calendar here.
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Turn Likes Into Leads- Classes in Hampton Roads

Join Advanced Virtual Assistant Services for Intro Lunch N Learns and extended workshops every Wednesday and Saturday in March as we turn Social Media “likes” into leads.

Forget what you think you know about Social Media for business! Social media is fun, interactive, and everyone is using it. But using social media to your advantage requires more than collecting ‘likes’, RTs, +’s, and mentions.

In this in-depth workshop, get specific information to use each social media site as an entry point into your sales funnel.

Come to learn:

  • What do all the numbers mean?
  • Is it worth paying for ads or paying an assistant?
  • How often should you post?
  • What should you post about?
  • Where do you get good content?
  • Should you automate your postings?
  • How do you turn likes, follows, RTs, mentions, and connections into real leads?
  • Save the date for the next Social Media Workshop!

FREE Lunchtime Lunch N Learns:

Saturday Social Media Workshops:

Attend these free lunchtime introductory workshops to learn what you didn’t know you didn’t know about social media. Come to get some new ideas on strategy and growing your network. Attend these weekend workshops to get more in-depth knowledge, and learn what you didn’t know you didn’t know about social media. Come to get some specific strategy and ideas for growing your network.
When: Every Weds in March, 12-1pm, bring a lunch When: 11a-2pm, lunch is included
Cost: FREE, Enter to win FREE admission to a WEEKEND WORKSHOP! Cost: $75, or $100 for 2 people, Enter to win a FREE 90 minute tutoring session!
Dates and Registration Links: 
March 5th- Intro to converting leads from Facebook. Register Here.
March 12th- Intro to converting leads from Twitter. Register Here.
March 19th- Intro to converting leads from Linkedin. Register Here.
March 26th- Intro to converting leads from Google Plus. Register Here.
Dates and Registration Links:
March 1st- Researching Social Media for Lead Generation. Register Here.
March 8th- Converting leads from Facebook. Register Here.
March 15th- Converting leads from Twitter. Register Here.
March 22nd- Converting leads from Linkedin. Register Here.
March 29th- Converting leads from Google Plus. Register Here.
RSVP: The link above, come to 900 Commonwealth Pl, Boardroom, Or call Ken at 757-537-8318 RSVP: Preregistration by link above.

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Get some help TODAY!

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Today continues our “Virtual Lunchbox Love Letters”Your Business Loves You When…. You Love Your Business!

Remember when you got a love letter in your lunch box or found a surprise from your mom in your coat pocket? Remember how special you felt? As an adult entrepreneur, do you ever go to your email with that same excitement and wonder? 

Look at these love letters as little email ‘treats’ that will make you want to open your email with the same curiosity and joy you once felt at lunch time!

Today’s ‘Virtual Lunchbox Love Letter’ can be done in about 15 minutes, or as long as you want to spend. Go ahead, get carried away if you want to!  Enjoy =)

Lunchbox Love:

Get some help TODAY! It doesn’t matter who from, contact me, contact a temp service, look at Craigslist, Assistant Match, or your local University (interns are great!) but get help! You are worth it! Your business is worth it! Feeling supported is one of the best ways to feel the love again for your business. It recharges you to know that you are in good hands! Make a list of the positive attributes of the person you want to work with. Get very clear about who they are, what they look like, what their values are. They will as much come to you as you will find them. This is the way the world works!

With love,

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Go to grader.com and run the marketing grader

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Today continues our “Virtual Lunchbox Love Letters”Your Business Loves You When…. You Love Your Business!

Remember when you got a love letter in your lunch box or found a surprise from your mom in your coat pocket? Remember how special you felt? As an adult entrepreneur, do you ever go to your email with that same excitement and wonder? 

Look at these love letters as little email ‘treats’ that will make you want to open your email with the same curiosity and joy you once felt at lunch time!

Today’s ‘Virtual Lunchbox Love Letter’ can be done in about 15 minutes, or as long as you want to spend. Go ahead, get carried away if you want to!  Enjoy =)

Lunchbox Love:

Go to grader.com and run the marketing grader. Then go point by point and see what you can immediately do to fix your marketing NOW. What do you not know how to do or what is over your head? Make a list. Make a plan that you can realistically follow to implement the suggestions from hubspot.

With love,

signaturemruch

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Actually read HARO and other PR alert emails

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Today continues our “Virtual Lunchbox Love Letters”Your Business Loves You When…. You Love Your Business!

Remember when you got a love letter in your lunch box or found a surprise from your mom in your coat pocket? Remember how special you felt? As an adult entrepreneur, do you ever go to your email with that same excitement and wonder? 

Look at these love letters as little email ‘treats’ that will make you want to open your email with the same curiosity and joy you once felt at lunch time!

Today’s ‘Virtual Lunchbox Love Letter’ can be done in about 15 minutes, or as long as you want to spend. Go ahead, get carried away if you want to!  Enjoy =)

Lunchbox Love:

Actually read HARO and other PR alert emails. If you get a lot of these and don’t look at them, start! If you need someone to help you, then get someone today. This is a great way to get FREE PR and media attention for your business. And it just takes a few minutes a day.

With love,

signaturemruch

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