Why you should secure your domain name
Purchasing your domain name for your business is a smart investment. Having a domain is like having your own unique identity on the internet. No two persons can own the same domain at the same time. If you are considering becoming a freelancer or an entrepreneur you should be thinking of securing your business identity/domain name if you haven't already. Domains on average range from $9 per year -$15 per year. Namecheap has the best deals I think and I highly recommend it.
Here are 7 tips for choosing the perfect domain name:
1. Make sure your domain is short and contains your main keyword.
2. Make sure it is easy to type.
3. Avoid using numbers and other special characters in your domain name.
4. You want your domain name to be memorable.
5. Always go for a .com name
6. Check Availability on Social Media Sites and Trademarks
7. Use a Domain Name Generator to Gather Ideas
If you've been following my blog then you already know I started my business after I was laid off from my old 9-5 job. I later got into blogging because I learned so much on my entrepreneurial journey and I wanted to share that with other aspiring entrepreneurs/freelancers. I asked a question on my Instagram a couple of weeks ago and most persons wanted to know how to get more clients, so I decided I would write a blog on the topic. I get it, clients/ customers are the livelihood of the business. Your business NEEDS clients/customers. Without clients, you can’t keep your business going and without them, you can't grow.
Purchasing your domain name for your business is a smart investment. Having a domain is like having your own unique identity on the internet. No two persons can own the same domain at the same time.
Hi, it's Sue-Tanya and welcome to this week's episode - how to start a virtual assistant business. When I first started my virtual assistant business in 2013 I had no idea what I was doing, I had no experience. I made a lot of mistakes, a lot of trials and error. I worked hard, did my research, learned new skills and built a virtual assistant business I am proud of today. Follow these steps for creating a virtual assistant business.
Today's blog post is a little late but better late than never right? Thank you guys for being patient with me : ) Check out this amazing video that describes data entry, tells you what you'll need to do data entry and give you tips for being great at data entry.
Today I want to talk about pricing as a freelancer. I think many freelancers and entrepreneurs struggling with pricing. So I decided to give you a few tips. Pricing should be straightforward, but a lot of entrepreneurs struggle with pricing their products or services. If you charge a high price, you can deter customers from buying and if your charge too low, you could just be throwing money away.
Admit it. Working from home sounds cool, right? If someone told me that I would end up working from home a couple of years ago I would have given them a confused look because until a few years ago, I didn't know it was possible.
Canva... sweet Canva. I just can't wait to tell you about this amazing site called Canva. If you have no experience in graphic designing, this is the site for you.
Rainy days are becoming very common nowadays in my beautiful country and to be honest I miss the sunshine. Since I can't change the weather, I decided to come up with a list of things to do during these rainy days. Here are some things you can do on a rainy day.
One of the things I had on my vision board this year was to dedicate an area in my home for my official home office. When I first tarted working online I had no official office to work from but my regular seat in front of the television. As time progressed I realized that I could have been getting more done, be less distracted if I had a home office, an area dedicated to getting my work done.
If you're currently running a business, chances are you're sending out emails on a daily basis. An email signature is a little area at the end of the email that can be used to warmly close your email and share additional information about you like your contact details, social media handle. So you can imagine the kind of effect a professional email signature will have for your business.
As David Ogilvy, the “Father of Advertising,” once said, “A good advertisement is one which sells the product without drawing attention to itself.”
Customer perception of a product or service not only impacts your direct business but potential customers too. Small businesses should stay on top of unique or interesting ways to keep customers engaged.
When you think of social media, most people think of the big three: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. For small business owners especially, these are the main platforms where they’re able to connect with and inform their customers. Most small businesses have profiles across several, if not all three social media platforms. As the social era of the internet is only gaining traction, it’s no surprise that keeping up means learning new social media tricks. The next important platform that businesses are already beginning to utilize, is Pinterest.
One of the things I talk about as a freelancer, as an entrepreneur, is this freedom. the freedom to choose when you want to work, where you want to work and maintaining this concept of life-work balance. We work because we want to make money. Money pays the bills, money gives us this life that we want. So we all strive to balance life and work but can they be balanced? Can you truly balance your life and your work and be successful at both.
Instagram's Highlight is probably one of my favourite features on Instagram. I've seen brands online use this feature to market their products and services. Add story to the Instagram Highlight, extends the life of the story which is usually from the usual 24-hour timespan to as long as you would like it to be shown on your profile. In this blog post, I highlight 4 amazing ways to use Instagram Highlights to promote your products and services.
I know how hard it is to come up with clever Instagram Bios, especially for business. Your Instagram bio is a great way to leave a good first impression and should be impactful. Your Instagram bio can include a brief self or brand description, contact info, emojis and hashtags.
Running a business is no joke. I think a lot of persons look at all these successful businesses opening up and think yeah that's easy, hate to break it to you it's not. This is not to discourage anyone considering starting their own business. Everyone knows I am all about creating your own wealth but if you really want to succeed at it, you have to put in the work and "this work" is not just about being the best in the type of products or services you're selling. The work also includes preparing ourselves mentally. Here are three things I recommend that you do to prepare yourself for entrepreneurship.
Netflix and Chill...I'm sure you have heard that term being used a few times and if you haven't let me get you up to speed. See Netflix is this really cool app that allows you to stream your favourite series, movies and documentaries.