Saturday, November 22, 2008

Virtual Assistant Passive Income

Virtual Assistant Passive Income Experiment

There is a lot of stuff out there about how video sites are better than blogs for dominating search engines.

I will admit that they are less work, but I am not sure that they have the staying power of a blog that has built itself up as an expert site.

So I signed up for a trial account at one of the video posting sites and broadcast a video about how Virtual Assistants can develop passive income to improve their bottom line. Video Link: Virtual Assistant Passive Income

The goal is to target a reasonable longtail key phrase: Virtual Assistant Passive Income

Within 48 hours, one of the videos did land on the second page of Google at the #20 spot. But unless I also do a blog post about this subject, I cannot really compare which one is better. This blog post is going to be my test. The results will change day to day, so I am not posting the outcome here. You will need to go out and look in Google yourself for virtual assistnt passive income and see where things fall.

One point is this. I am using this blog to strengthen the MySpace video that showed up first, so even if the video ranks higher eventually for passive income for virtual assistants, it might end up being because this blog post gave it some extra juice.

Since I posted the same video to 5 different sites with similar keywords, I will know that the blog helped if it turns out that the MySpace video is much more strongly ranked than the others.

I know that this is just a micro-test and does not prove anything, but it is always interesting to see people do experiments, and I am very curious what will happen in this Virtual Assistant Passive Income experiment.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Open Source Software Marketing

If you know me you know that I love two things:

Technology and Marketing

I just wrote a post over on the virtual buzz assistant blog about how virtual assistants can market open source software.

Of course, Virtual Marketing Assistants can help nearly anyone market their product or service better, but I really wanted to dive into how to help a specific situation more.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

iLearning Global

If you are interested in really creative ways to market a product, you should take a look at iLearning Global.

It is an MLM - which initially turned me off. However, it is a really exceptional structure because it rewards people for recruiting only 5 people and then really helping those 5 build their 5.

Still, I did not join right away because of the stigma around MLM companies. However, what won me over is the quality of the product - just look at all the world class trainers involved. I would pay for the training access even if there was no MLM involved.

Read my iLearning Global Q&A

I am going to take this seriously. Sure, I feel a bit dirty being associated with ANYTHING that is MLM, but I am looking at it as a way to help people be more successful and really it is nothing more than a clever affiliate program.

Marketing Lesson

Here is a big marketing lesson. If you create a really high end product with big name people involved, you can convince people to sell it fairly easily. And the people that I am teaming up with are really taking this thing seriously. They are meeting regularly, producing marketing material, strategically working together and all trying to help each other make a lot of money.

Creating buzz is all about creating advocates. And this thing is building a strong group of highly talented advocates very quickly. Getting in early and with a strong group is going to be critical to someone's success with it.

If you want to work with me on it, click here and consider joining if it is a good fit for you.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

How to Get Virtual Assistant Projects

How do you find an get more virtual assistant projects?

I did a post over at the Virtual Buzz Assistant Network called Virtual Assistant Job Postings and even if you are not a virtual assistant, you should read it if you are writing proposals and soliciting new work.

As I wrote it, I confess that I realized I was not doing half these things well either. That ends today. (OK, tomorrow, I am writing on an NFL Sunday)

Also, if you have not submitted your free virtual assistant project request over there either yet, you really need to do that. We have people in that network that are talented at assisting you at getting better internet marketing results and they are usually very reasonable.