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The Differences Between a Professional and a DIY Website

By Jennie Lyon / March 13, 2018
Differences between a professional and a DIY website

In recent years, a new industry has popped up that promises you can save big money by designing your own website using their services. They provide you with the templates and the tools to build the site and you do all the work. They’re marketed as being super user-friendly, allowing you to knock out a “great” website in an afternoon. But the reality is that web users are savvier than ever and can spot an amateur website a mile away, even one built off a professional website template. If you think you can save a few dollars by using a…

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Beat Writer’s Block with a Copywriting Virtual Assistant

By Jennie Lyon / May 30, 2017

Writing can be daunting for many small business owners; you’re an expert in your field, but that doesn’t mean you’re also an incredible wordsmith! Even savvy entrepreneurs don’t always stop to consider just how much writing work is involved in running their own business. Aside from emails (and any other documents you send to clients), you also have to worry about website copy, advertisements, and branding collateral like brochures. That doesn’t even begin to cover all the regular blogging and social media posts a small business needs to appear active in this digital age! The quality of your copy demonstrates…

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4 SEO Tips for Shooting to the Top of Google Search Results

By Jennie Lyon / May 23, 2017

Getting your website in front of potential clients is essential for small business owners, and updating your web copy is the first step. Using search engine optimization (SEO) strategies is, in my experience, the quickest way to start getting more page views. SEO works on the algorithms that determine how to place a website in search result rankings. This means that the written content of your website, when properly optimized, brings in more potential clients! When a potential client searches for key terms related to the products and services your business offers, they are more likely to find your website…

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How a Virtual Assistant Can Help You Launch a Successful Webinar

By Jennie Lyon / April 25, 2017

Seminars are a staple in the business world. The problem is that seminars are expensive and somewhat inconvenient affairs that, although useful and informative, sometimes only attract limited audiences. But today, thanks to the power of technology, anyone can reach a much wider audience around the world! Using a real-time video conference, known as a webinar, small business owners can give a much more cost-effective talk. A webinar is basically an online seminar. It offers your clients a real-time connection to you; they actually hear you speak and can respond through chat. With the option for anyone in the world…

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How to Get More Ideal Clients to Your Website

By Jennie Lyon / January 31, 2017

Attracting new clients is essential for the success of all small businesses, and the majority of new clients you get will find you online first. That means your business needs to have a strong online presence, starting with its website. As someone who runs a business entirely online, I can guarantee this makes a difference! Think of your website as the “store window” of your online business. It needs to be attractive, up-to-date, and interesting enough to draw potential clients in to engage with your business on a deeper level. Not attracting the right kinds of clients? Your website might…

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The Top 3 Reasons WordPress is King of Websites

By Jennie Lyon / October 6, 2015

If you’re an avid blog-reader or have ever started your own blog, you’ve probably heard of WordPress, the most popular and arguably most practical blogging platform available. What you may not know about WordPress is that it’s not just for bloggers; it’s a popular platform for small business sites and is even the platform behind huge corporate websites like eBay and Forbes. 1. User-Friendly Yet Advanced WordPress is one of the most popular platforms for beginning bloggers as well as small business owners who want to create a full website. The reason is that WordPress’ tutorials, themes, and multitudes of…

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