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Why Hire a Virtual Assistant vs an Employee

Why Hire a Virtual Assistant vs an Employee

Struggling with the decision to hire a virtual assistant or an employee? There are times when an employee is the better choice (like when you need on-site support), but there are several reasons to choose a virtual assistant the majority of the time. No Hidden Costs When you hire an employee for a specific hourly […]

How to Craft a Great “I’m Looking for a VA” Job Posting

How to Craft a Great “I’m Looking for a VA” Job Posting

So you think you’re ready to hire a Virtual Assistant. Before you jump in and do a quick post in a Facebook Group, or on Craigslist (shudder), take some time to properly prepare and craft a great VA job posting. This preparation will save you hours of frustration later. A lot of the success of […]

15 Best Free Stock Photo Sites

15 Best Free Stock Photo Sites

You can have the best writing in the world, but if you don’t have at least one attention-grabbing photo, most people will glaze right over it. Why? Because people love visuals! That’s why it’s a good idea to keep a list of the best free stock photo sites that you can search for just the […]

Social Media 101: Using Schedulers to Automate Your Posting

Social Media 101: Using Schedulers to Automate Your Posting

Most businesses and bloggers know they need active social media accounts with frequent posts, but either don’t have the time, or don’t want to spend the time, creating and posting every day. The good news is, you don’t have to! That’s what schedulers are for. If you aren’t familiar with social media schedulers, you’re in […]

Social Media 101: Match Your Twitter and Instagram Usernames

Social Media 101: Match Your Twitter and Instagram Usernames

When it comes to social media, one of the first things you have to do when creating an account is to choose your username. Each social media platform has different rules, so it’s important to review them all before choosing a name. One of the strictest platforms for usernames is Twitter. If you can find […]

Facebook 101: Personal Profiles vs Pages vs Groups

Facebook 101: Personal Profiles vs Pages vs Groups

Oh, Facebook. With over 1.79 billion monthly users, and 16 million local business pages, it’s the most active social media platform in the world.(1) That’s a lot of users, and with new accounts being created every second of every day, there are a lot of people who aren’t experts at using the platform. Do you […]

Quote Graphics for Authors: How and Why You Should Create Them

Quote Graphics for Authors: How and Why You Should Create Them

People love quote graphics. They share them on most of the main graphic based social media sites, like Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. They are powerful, yet simple, ways to share emotions, thoughts, moods, and tips. They are also incredibly easy to create. At their simplest, all you need is a quote, and a background. You […]

10 Author Twitter Chats to Join This Week

10 Author Twitter Chats to Join This Week

Twitter is a great way to connect and interact with readers and other authors, but it can sometimes seem like you’re tweeting into a black hole. A great way to avoid this is to join Twitter chats. In particular, finding Author Twitter Chats that interest and benefit you is a great way to foster a […]

Every Author Should Have a Newsletter: How and Why in 5 Easy Steps

Every Author Should Have a Newsletter: How and Why in 5 Easy Steps

Author newsletters. Every author should have one. I hear you groaning about unnecessary extra writing, but trust me, it’s necessary. Why? Because social media is great, but your account reach is always being changed and tampered with, while your email reach is entirely within your control. You want a direct feed to your readers, right? […]