Even though my website is targetted at Traffic Geyser members searching for a Certified Traffic Geyser Virtual Assistant, I also do work with other clients, providing Internet Marketing Virtual Assistant services.
In fact these other services greatly complement my TG services, as there are times when clients need general internet marketing services in addition to help with their TG projects and challenges.
Here is a recent example.
I was asked to set up a basic website, from which my client wanted to sell a download-able e-booklet. That was it.
The client is also not very technically confident, so I wanted a solution which needed little or no input from them.
I looked around for a simple shopping cart, a fellow VA mentioned that she had used e-Junkie, and recommended I give it a try.
I am happy to report that it was very quick and easy to get started and implement, and very cost effective (prices start at $5 per month), and integrates easily with PayPal, Ebay and other forms of payment. There are simple easy to use features and more complex features depending on what you are wanting to do.
For us, selling one simple downloadable product from a simple wordpress-based website, and processing payment through Paypal was perfect.
- You register
- add the product(s) you want to sell,
- add the electronic file
- link to your paypal business account
- get the button code for ‘add to cart’ and ‘buy now / checkout’ buttons
- put the button code on your website
I created some new buttons that fit with the ‘look and feel’ of the site, and easily substituted the image location in the code to use my new buttons rather than the standard buttons generated by eJunkie.
The only slight issue we had was setting up a couple of simple parameters within Paypal so that the payments were processed immediately.Once they were set up, following clear advice from the eJunkie help system, it all worked beautifully.
Oh, and I would just like to point out that this is in no way any form of affiliate promo – I just liked using it and thought it very useful. I would use it again.
If you would like me to do something similar for you – please get in touch!
And finally, I would love to know your experiences with simple shopping carts? Any Coments To Share?
Bye For Now, Susan
I am proud to announce that I am listed in that directory as a Traffic Geyser Certified Virtual Assistant.
Prior to that, I had been one of a small number of virtual assistants trained and certified by Traffic Geyser (and VAClassroom) working through a subcontract relationship, providing virtual assistant services to traffic geyser members who purchased VA packages direct from Traffic Geyser. Whilst this was a good starting point for my new virtual assistant business, it was not without its complications.
So I was feeling a mixture of excitement and trepidation when I heard the news that the Certified Professionals Directory was going to be launched. Now us VA’s would be ‘on our own’ so to speak.
But it turned out to be the perfect next phase for my own business development.
It also coincided with the hugely popular launch of Mainstreet Marketing Machines 2.0 Fusion.
…And what an experience it has been…
The volume of enquiries and work has rocketed – I can look forward to some great longer term client relationships, and I am working with great clients around the world.
I have taken the decision to specialise in providing full-time Traffic Geyser Certified Virtual Assistant services.
I have spent time over the last few weeks talking with many potential clients, particularly regarding how I can support their planned ‘Fusion’ business…as Mike Koenigs frequently highlights
‘you make money using Fusion and outsourcing’. ’Focus on the quality, the value, the turn round time and the experience’.
Well that’s why I have committed to this program, and its where my many years of professional IT, project management, technical training and training management experience start to add great value to your goals of launching and growing your successful Traffic Geyser ‘Fusion’ business.
So as you move into ‘launch mode’ for your new business venture,
- are you feeling overwhelmed,
- are you running out of time to get everything done,
- struggling to keep up with training,
- learning and using new functionality to your best advantage ?
And of course getting busy
- finding those clients,
- selling more services
- and developing your business
…there is such a lot to do isn’t there?
Now is the time to start searching for a strategic outsource partnership with the VA of your choice - someone who can work with you as a key part of your business growth strategy.
I would love to talk to you, find out more about your business plans & ideas, outline how I can help you.
Get to know you, your background and experience and for you to discover the same about me.
Let’s see how we can work together – Let’s Connect & Get Started !
Susan Weeks, founder of VirtualityWorks, an Internet Marketing Virtual Assistance business, announced that she successfully completed the 2010 Edition of the VAClassroom Internet Marketing Training Program, an innovative, business-building course offered to Virtual Assistants and Online Professionals seeking to develop the cutting-edge skills clients are demanding in 2010 and in the future.
When VAClassroom’s first Internet Marketing VA Program was launched in May of 2008, it was predicted that by 2010, 80% of small business owners would have an Internet presence and, would market online. Indeed, as the Internet landscape has changed and evolved, it has become a powerful business-building tool that is relevant to more and more kinds of businesses, both online and local. Statistics show that the number of Internet users increased from 361 million in 1999 to 1.8 billion by the end of 2009.
With this increase in Internet usage, the demand for Internet Marketing is growing exponentially, and the potential for Virtual Assistants with up-to-date Internet Marketing knowledge and expertise has never been better.
That is why Susan Weeks is excited to have added updated Internet Marketing skills to her business, having gained cutting-edge knowledge, tools and tactics that enable her to fully coordinate and implement her clients’ Internet Marketing campaigns from start to finish.
And as a direct result of receiving this Certification, Susan has launched a new service which specialises in internet marketing solutions for professional artists (regardless of medium) and other creative entrepreneurs. Her service offers a range of different levels of help & advice, based on a plan designed specifically for each individual business.
“Artists of all types and creative entrepreneurs face many challenges to grow their businesses – creating success with their internet marketing should not be one of them” said Susan.
In VAClassroom’s 2010 Edition of the Internet Marketing Specialist Program, Susan learnt:
- the building blocks of a powerful Internet Marketing strategy and campaign, including effective Internet Marketing Research tools and Competitor Analysis Reports
- Affiliate Marketing
- Search Engine Marketing foundations and best practices
- Search Engine Optimization and Link Building best practices, including Keyword Research and Optimization.
- Email Marketing Tactics and Tools
- Website Measurement and Testing
Most importantly, with advanced and updated Internet Marketing skills, tools and strategies, Susan Weeks and VirtualityWorks is now better equipped to help ignite the traffic, visibility and web presence of her clients’ businesses and can lead them to the fastest path to success.
“The internet is an essential business tool, but not everyone has the knowledge, skills or time to use it to their advantage. There are a lot of artists and creative small business owners who want to start or improve their online marketing but just don’t know where to begin. I want to remove the struggle, confusion and waste of time, money and effort that is experienced by many of these people while they try to grow their online business” said Susan.
As an internet based Virtual Assistant business, working with a global client base, Susan offers a range of niche services, including:
- online video creation & marketing,
- ‘tech-free zone’, easy to change yourself, WordPress website setup and customisation
- Social Media marketing (using Facebook, Twitter etc to market yourself)
Having received the Internet Marketing Specialist 2010 Edition Certification, she is pleased to add cutting-edge Internet Marketing Virtual Assistant services and tools to her business. This certification also entitles her to ongoing training as technology develops so she will continue to offer quality up-to-date Internet Marketing skills to her clients.
To find out more about how Susan can help you take advantage of the power of the internet to market your business, you can contact her directly from this page, or check out the other ways you can connect with her at the top right column on every page.