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Secret Components of a Great Blog

Blogging for your business is a great way to establish your company’s online presence. Blogging started out as a personal indulgence online, with individuals writing about whatever subject they had on their mind. Today, blogs are also built strategically for businesses to get the word out regarding who they are, what they do, and why you should trust them. Once you decide to create one, you’ll have to come up with a title and general idea of the kind of thing you’ll blog about. While that doesn’t seem complicated, it’s good to understand the difference between your company “blog” and writing marketing articles. For some guidance on that topic, read here. Don’t let blogging and the time or skill it can take turn you off to having one. You can use a virtual assistant to not only provide a great blog using these components, but to do so on a regular schedule so you don’t have to.

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Outsourcing Content Creation

Some small business owners might be surprised to know how much of their website or content creation can be outsourced. The types of copy writing and uses for it are almost infinite, and most small business owners simply don’t have the time, and maybe not the skill to get it all done themselves. Some worry about not having an authentic voice if written by anyone but themselves, but this is not necessarily the case. Your followers, readers and customers are more concerned with who you are as a company, how you can serve them and what can you teach them about your field. If the quality of the content is good, and your company is well represented, your outsourced content can easily present as completely and authentically from you. If you’re worried about the mistakes a business owner can make with outsourcing content creation, especially in social media, read more here.

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Become the Local Expert in Your Field with Social Media

Chances are, if you’ve worked hard and risked a lot to start or run a business in your community, then you are likely a true expert in your field. You have a great product or service, and you have many satisfied customers to show for it. None of that does your company any good unless it translates to more business. Word of your quality service or product needs to get out so that customers know you are indeed the right company to go to if for great quality and service at a fair price. Customers need a company that operates with integrity. Let them know that you are the ones to contact when they wish to be educated or need help solving a problem. You need to be known as their personal & trusted local expert and social media can get you there.

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Essential Tools to Get Your Brand Out There

Whether your company is new, or you are trying fresh strategies to promote your existing brand, it’s important to take a look at the essential marketing tools at your disposal. While it’s true that many of these tools today revolve around digital approaches, there’s real value in some older, tried-and-true tools, such as custom business cards. To be sure you know the best way to create yours, check out this article.

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Types of Copy Writing for Your Business

It might be easy to imagine hiring a virtual assistant for general office administration tasks for your small business. Companies with brick and mortar often have accountants, bookkeepers and data entry done remotely by outsourced or subcontracted remote workers. Even though business owners must get products and services coordinated, use social media and marketing, and deal with high level decisions, they often don’t choose to hand off writing tasks to remote workers, currently referred to as virtual assistants, VAs. They naturally convince themselves that any writing or messaging from the company needs to be done by an officer, but this is just not true. With a little guidance and feedback, a VA can be an excellent resource in writing all kinds of business copy, saving time and worry for the execs. The writing might be higher quality, as well.

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Why Using Facebook for Business Can Be a Big Deal

In general, using social media has become a necessary part of any marketing plan for small businesses. There are several social media platforms to choose from, and many companies try hard to keep up with at least two or three at a time. Social media can be a great way to connect the public with your website, which otherwise might get little traffic if people don’t know its out there. Linking your social media accounts to content on your website is a great start. For more on how social media helps your business, check out this article.

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