Okay, I’m Just Going to Come Out and Ask You This

What would make you read this blog? And what products or services do you need?

As you can see, I’m new here. Not new to blogging (I have another blog that’s 7 years old with 1,100 posts) but new to blogging about these topics:

– Social Media
– Blogging
– Working from Home
– Virtual Assistants
– Solopreneurs, etc.

I started this website to have a home for my virtual assistant | blog helper | transcribing biz. But I decided to include an active blog about the related topics above as well. I’m super excited about writing here and (hopefully!) creating a community with people of the same interests. I also hope to be a resource for anyone looking for information – maybe you’re thinking about starting an at-home biz, wondering about the latest change to Facebook, or looking for cool work-at-home wear.

I want to be your Go-to-Girl :)

Since it’s early days, I figured it was the perfect time to ask:

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It’s also the perfect time to ask for input because I’m taking part in Blogelina’s 50 COMMENTS EVENT. I’m currently getting about 40 views a day (and I got my first Comment, yay! LOL). But during the 50 Comments Event, I’ll have the chance to gather some great input. And what’s more important as I start up this blog than finding out what YOU want to read about?

So, in Comments, please let me know: What would make you read this blog?

Some examples, just to get your juices flowing:
– Latest social media news
– Where to find work-at-home jobs
– How to become a . . . transcriber, virtual assistant, affiliate marketer, _______________
– Interviews with movers and shakers in these industries
– Deals on services, programs, or books that will help bloggers, business owners, virtual assistants, or ______________

One thing I already know is this: There will be humor. And sarcasm. They come naturally and are free of charge :P

Another question:

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What is missing in your life or business? In other words, is there a topic you want to know more about and would, say, maybe buy an affordable e-book or online course about? Do you need graphics, headers, or help with your blog? What subject(s) would you like pointers about?

I want to be helpful to YOU. I want to provide content that you’ll read. I want to have a blog that you put in your reader or come back to often. I want to write about things that will provoke you to leave comments.

So I decided to just come out and ask you: What would make you read this blog? And what product or service do you need? I look forward to hearing from you!

*Images made using SOCIAL GRAPHICS PRO by CoachGlue.com

How To Make a Header for Your Blog or Facebook Page . . . When You Have No Graphic Design Skills :)

I’m a virtual assistant, blogger, and transcriber.  I own a business, can make dinner while dictating notes AND Tweeting, and know who Dustin Pedroia plays for (the Red Sox – hollah!). I’m a person of many talents. I am not, however, a gifted graphic designer.  Even if I could afford Photoshop, I don’t have the time or patience to learn it. Someday, maybe, but not today ;)

Are you in the same boat?

Well, what are we to do when we need cool graphics for our blog, website, and all the social media platforms?

I finally figured it out!

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I heard about SOCIAL GRAPHICS PRO by CoachGlue.com and signed up for it immediately.  Today, I watched the 18-minute instructional video which made it look so easy.

(Don’t they always?  But then you try to replicate the results, it doesn’t work, you get frustrated, and give up). (Okay, maybe that’s just me, but still).

I opened the program and within about 30 minutes, I had this new blog header that I was very happy with!

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For comparison’s sake, here are two other blog headers I created recently using other programs:

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The first one was too plain/boring.  The second one I couldn’t get to load properly on my site. Both were a total waste of time because I didn’t end up using them . . . and who has time to waste?!? Not me, Bucko.

I was so happy with the header I created using SOCIAL GRAPHICS PRO, that I decided to try making an image for this blog post that I could use to share it on PINTEREST.  It’s at the top of this post; what do you think?  Pretty good for a graphics newb, eh?

Granted, the graphics available aren’t as extensive as you may find elsewhere but they serve my purposes perfectly. If you like, you can upload your own images. It doesn’t get much better than that. I’m having visions of all those cool quotes I see on Pinterest that now *I* can make! Such a great way to increase traffic to our sites, yeah?

I heartily recommend Social Graphics Pro from CoachGlue.com to anyone who needs to make graphics – Facebook covers, blog or website headers, Pinterest images, logos, etc. – but like me are not experienced with graphic design or complicated programs. If you’re a Virtual Assistant, what a great service you could provide for your clients. If you’re a business or website owner, what an easy and affordable way to create these images on your own.

If I can do it, YOU can do it!

You can learn all about Social Graphics Pro HERE including a short video demo and a DISCOUNT CODE! You’ll be surprised at how affordable it is.

Please sign-up for SOCIAL GRAPHICS PRO, MAKE SOMETHING, and come show me whatcha’ got. I can’t wait to see what you create!

PS: If you like, I’m happy to make images FOR you :) Check out my RATES & SERVICES, then LET’S TALK. I’d love to make some images for your site or social media use.

Update 02-19-17: I now use Canva for Work and my graphics skills have come a long way since this post. But I’m keeping it for posterity’s sake, lol.