Tips to start an online business
(September 11, 2012)
My virtual assistant researches, prepares and places illustration on my website
Since I have started to work together with a virtual assistant on my SBI! Business which I am just starting out with, things have gotten way better. On my new SBI! Site, I am working on my business plan right now.
Do your research first to be successful
In fact this training is so effective that the business has to be successful, if you follow this training.
Here is the big If!
My first SBI! site was pretty successful in my opinion, but in fact I have neglected some serious instructions at very right beginning of this training.
And that was the “Keyword Research” and “Monetization Research”.
My first SBI! Site is successful in terms of traffic: thousands of users every day. On the flip side, I am struggling with monetizing this traffic.
Get a Virtual Assistant to help you with monetization
Well, this was before I worked together with a virtual assistant (or at least before I gave him access to my SBI! site).
So right now I am working on ideal-helper.com and like my first SBI! site I am trying to set things right again. I am trying to set up some profitable links and correcting some pages because of the recent Google algorithms, specifically those called Panda and Penguin.
Motivation by doing teamwork with a VA
Working together with a virtual assistant at the same time is really motivating. Since we both share a folder in dropbox, I see a notification every time that my VA works on something. And this in return motivates me to stop procrastinating and get back to work.
To be honest, it’s a very “unfair” agreement.
As an employer, I can get to sleep off whenever I want.
My VA has never “slept off” in a year or more. I know it, because I can see this on the screenshots which Odesk provides me.
My Virtual Assistant helped me set up an email marketing campaign
Today I have succeeded in finishing way more than I would normally succeed in a week in one focused night – and all of that because of a quick back and forth between my personal assistant working on background work and preparing some files for me.
If you are asking yourself what my personal assistant did for me:
I set up a sales page for an Ebook that VA has set together from existing material of my first website so
- I have pointed out to him which content I wanted to be formatted into the EBook.
- He has painfully manually copy pasted everything together
- Formatted into a nice EBook
- Created a cover page
- Researched the pictures
- Created some links
And I only had to proofread this.
Pretty nice agreement, won’t you agree?
And if I tell you that how much time this have spared me and how much more effective this was than working alone. You may not believe me anyways, but I know what huge advantage I have on working with a VA on my website.
Comments for How my virtual assistant helps me with outsourcing monetization, link building and email marketing
|Oct 16, 2012||Here Is What My VA Has Achieved So Far.
by: FrancisWith the help of my virtual assistant, my email marketing funnel has reached almost 50 emails by now. I didn’t write all of them.In fact most of them weren’t written by me at all. All I did was to set up some voice transcripts from what I wanted to say in the emails. In other words my emails are talking to my visitors.From the voice recording these emails are:
I only proofread them once at the end for a last time to make sure everything is set up alright, but it has sure increased my efforts to build an email marketing funnel a lot.
|Jul 08, 2014||Just simply amazing
by: JomvieYou will rarely find that kind of virtual assistant who can do almost everything for you. I am really amazed with that wide range of skills and hopefully I can have some probably 30% of his 100% skill for me to start with 🙂
|Feb 20, 2015||Much Less Complicated Than It Sounds
by: FrancisThe ability from my main virtual assistant, although it is pretty amazing, probably sounds more intimidating than it is. Although I know he’s very smart, hard working and motivated, we started out together with relatively little knowledge about SBI. He knew how to take care of other websites and also have knowledge about HTML.But the most important factor contributing to him gaining so many skills was he was always and regularly communicating with me back and forth. Also, he worked hard to really understand the meaning behind some instructions and not only try to follow the instructions by the letter. That showed itself when he was proposing different approaches and, researched without being asked, alternative and better ways to do things.When a virtual assistant goes beyond the instructed and comes up with a better way to do things than the employer previously planned, you can bet that an employer will be more than happy. This is what over-delivering mean from the side of a virtual assistant.Another aspect was that I had much more time than I have right now and I could record extensive videos and audio messages to instruct my main virtual assistant very closely on a regular basis.
So Jomvie, don’t worry. You will get there. Just keep your wits about you and you will raise your motivation up.