There are so many things that go into running a successful business. You often have your hands full and feel that you’re juggling so much, something is bound to fall. You’re stressed out and not enjoying the freedom you wanted that is supposed to come with being a solopreneur. It might be time for you to hire a virtual assistant to help you gain control and continue to move forward.

Stress Stinks! Stress Stinks!

I recently made a connection with the wonderful Lisa Birnesser, a Stress Management Coach who also hosts an awesome podcast, called Stress Relief for Successful Women, created to help women business owners de-stress and prioritize. She asked me to stop by her podcast so that we could discuss the importance of hiring a virtual assistant.

Here are some of the questions that we tackled. Why would a business owner hire a virtual assistant? What are some of the signs that you might need a VA? What are some of the myths about hiring a VA? What are some tips for hiring and communicating with a virtual assistant?

This is scheduled to air on May 1st, 2013 at 8PM EST. Listen in to see what Lisa and I discuss and learn how to get the help you need to relieve stress, enjoy what you do and advance your business! Click here to get the call-in info from Lisa’s website. Or, if you’re a BlogTalkRadio fan, click here to get the show details. You can even set a little reminder in there so you don’t forget to tune in!



So, this post may not technically be transcription related, but as a fellow business owner, you may find this beneficial. I found a great free squeeze page plugin called WP Optins. It allows you to easily create squeeze pages using your already existing WordPress template.

First, let’s briefly touch on the importance of squeeze pages. You want to have a way for people to find you, your products and services. It’s a way to automatically get people to subscribe to your list(s). We all know the importance of having a list. You can use a squeeze page to ask people to sign up for your free report, your for-fee webinar or a new ebook that you’ve written. Once people sign up on your squeeze page you are able to get them into your funnel and offer them all of the great information that you’ve created in order to help them.

Now that we got that out of the way, let me tell you why I like WP Optins. The first benefit for me was that it was super easy to install because it’s just a WordPress plugin. It’s as simple as downloading the file to your computer and adding it to your WordPress plugin directory.

It also comes with great video tutorials. One explains step-by-step how to download and install the plugin (even if you’re new to WordPress you’ll figure this one out) and the other walks you through creating a squeeze page.

You can literally open the video, open a new page in WordPress and follow along with the instructions. I know because that’s exactly what I did to try it out!

I also like that it’s compatible with Aweber. I’m able to create an optin form in Aweber and use it on my WP Optins squeeze page. If you’re not sure how to do this, it’s all explained in the tutorial video. Best of all, it’s free! It’s a great option for someone just starting out with building their list who may not have a large budget or knowledge of code.

You can get your offer together, create the squeeze page and get the word out about it! If you’d like to try the WP Optins plugin for yourself you can find it here. What do you use to create your squeeze pages? Drop me a note in the comments!


Happy Thanksgiving from Transcription e-Services!

  Whether you live in the U.S. and you’re celebrating this holiday or you live elsewhere, I wanted to take a moment to give thanks to you. I appreciate you reading my articles, sharing them, utilizing my transcription services and recommending me. I am truly blessed to have this business and to spend days like […]

Read the full article →

My Guest Post: Explaining How To Make Your Audio Work For You

This is just a brief note to let you know that I have a guest post over at Next Level Consulting & Virtual Assistance. It’s an awesome place and Lisa over there will be offering membership opportunities to help business owners DIY so stay tuned to her site! Do you own a business? Are you […]

Read the full article →

Never Give Up

As I check forums and read blogs trying to make connections with friends, colleagues and potential clients I can’t help but notice the frustration I see out there from new business owners. People are worried. They’re worried that they won’t get enough clients. They’re worried that they’re not doing the whole social media thing right. […]

Read the full article →