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What is a Social Media Manager?

 

 

You may not be familiar with the title, Social Media Manager.  Well there are alot of us out there.  To give you an idea what we do, I’ve come up with this list.

Save your business time and money by outsourcing these social tasks.

 

 

  1. Posting of content, including articles, events, photos, and starting discussion groups,
  2. Moderating comments on a blog,
  3. Submitting written content across platforms,
  4. Find and follow key persons on Twitter or Facebook,
  5. Submitting and promoting video,
  6. Writing and submitting press releases,
  7. Podcast creation assistance, including iphone app.
  8. Video creation assistance.
  9. Re-tweet relevant tweets,
  10. Tracking statistics on a weekly or monthly basis,
  11. Measuring campaign success,
  12. Setup of profiles, and associated alert applications, and
  13. Finding other professionals with specializations.

Are these things that you are already doing?  Perhaps by leveraging your time, your business could benefit from the online exposure?

 

Guest Post by:  Tracey Etwell

Tracey is a Social Media Manager who helps business owners expand their reach using online tools. She can be found at www.ecova.ca/wordpress and on facebook at www.facebook.com/ECOVA.

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Networking 101

by Caroline Jarzabek, CMJ Virtual Office Manager

Lately there seems to be a lot of talk about how to get your business known and how to find clients. Since September is rolling around before we know it, this might be an opportune time to address networking.

Networking is such a vital part of growing a business, especially a VA business. So what is networking, how and where do you start?

First and foremost, networking is about building relationships. Think about it for a minute. If you were looking for someone to fix your computer or do some work in your home, where would you look? Would you go through the Yellow Pages and then hope that you found someone reliable, who knew their stuff and was the best person to handle your needs? Would you really trust someone that you didn’t really know?

This is what networking is all about. You need to get out there and get yourself known. Once people get to know you and your business then it is easy for them to refer you to others. Why? Because, they have built trust and a relationship with you. They know what type of person you are and what your work ethics are by how you present yourself. This works online and in person.

Now where do you go to network, what groups can I possibly look at and where do you find them?

Here is a few to get you started both online and off:

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The York Business Exchange (YBE) www.ybe.ca

Business Owners Idea Café www.businessownersideacafe.com

The Leapfrog Network www.leapfrognetwork.com

BNI Canada www.bnicanada.ca

eWomen Network www.ewomennetwork.com

Canadian Women’s Business Network www.cdnbizwomen.com

entreWomen www.entrewomen.ca

Canadian Association of Women Executives and Entrepreneurs www.cawee.net

Business Women’s Networking Association  http://www.bwna.biz

Women Entrepreneurs of Canada www.wec.ca

Small Business Forum  www.small-business-forum.com

Company of Women www.companyofwomen.ca

Wings Canada www.wingscanada.com

Ryze Business Networking  www.ryze.com

Linked In www.linkedin.com

International Association of Administrative Professionals www.iaap-hq.org

Canadian Virtual Assistant Connection  www.cvac.ca

Canadian Virtual Assistant’s Network www.canadianva.net

Virtual Assistant’s Networking Forum www.vanetworking.com

Women In A Home Office www.womeninahomeoffice.com

Canadian Federation of Independent Business www.cfib.ca

SOHO Business Group www.soho.ca Business Innovation Group (BIG) www.bignetworking.ca

Business Partnerships http://businesspartnerships.ca

Business Networks http://businesspartnerships.ca

Meetup http://smallbiz.meetup.com

ReferralQuest www.referralquest.net

For other groups, events, meetings and times check out this fabulous website by Jennifer Beale – the Queen of Network. You can even sign up to have meeting and events come right into your mailbox:

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http://www.biznetworknews.com

Remember that networking is an ongoing investment in your business. Think of it as courting your potential clients, it doesn’t happen overnight, it does take time but what lasting relationship doesn’t!  Happy networking!


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