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What is Pinterest

Pinterest (pronounced to rhyme with “interest”) is a vision board-styled social photo sharing website and app where users can create and manage theme-based image collections.

 

Pinterest is a visual bulletin board used via the web.  Images are grouped together on personalised boards.  Pinterest has grown from 40,000 users to a massive 3.2 millon and growing.

Why use Pinterest?  You can relate to people better with pictures and visuals.  It is just liking ripping pages out of magazines.  You can set dreams and use Pinterest as your vision board.  Use it as a marketing tool for you business.  I have a board I have called” Getting Organised”.  I have a couple of pictures that I have added that I love.

Pinterest now has a iPhone App Version 1.4

Notes direct from Pinterest – We’ve been working on changes behind-the-pins to make our iPhone app speedier, but the update also includes a new look and new features.

So when you get a chance before the holidays, we recommend updating to version 1.4 in the app store for:

  • Larger images in your feed
  • Faster search
  • Better compatibility with iOS 5
  • Tabs that drop away while scrolling for easier browsing
  • Saving pins to your Camera Roll

You can connect Pinterest to Facebook and Twitter.  Just go to the dropdown menu About and choose Goodies.  Pretty easy to add to your website without any HTML knowledge.

http://pinterest.com/jodievo/

The latest craze is the sharing widgets for your wordpress site.

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tags/pinterest

 How to start using Pinterest?

You will receive an email with an invite once you have registered your interest.

Pinterest Lingo

Pin:  You can link an image to your board and add a comment

Repin: Other users can repin your content.

 

Keep you pinned with a next update soon.

 

Jodie

 

 

Virtual Assistant – Why choose a VA?

Need help? Ten benefits of hiring a virtual assistant

The virtual assistant (VA) sector is one of the fastest-growing ‘work from home’ industries in the world, as the promise of flexibility drives administrative professionals to set up these home-run businesses. Here’s 10 benefits of hiring a VA to help with your marketing, administrative secretarial and web-based services.

According to a survey conducted by the Australian Chapter of the Alliance for Virtual Businesses (A4VB), the VA industry is attracting professionals keen to transition from administrative, executive assistant and corporate office manager roles. 81 percent said the freedom to control their hours and income was the reason they started these home-based businesses.

With close to 90 percent possessing extensive on-the-job experience and training, the A4VB has created a list of ten business benefits of hiring an experienced VA.

1. Cost Savings – The real cost of an employee is two to two and a half times their salary! By partnering with a VA you are not responsible for: payroll tax, workers’ compensation, superannuation, sick and holiday leave, training, equipment and office space nor the cost of hiring someone to administer these things!

2. Symbiosis – The VA has a vested interest in helping your business flourish and they too are in business so well equipped to provide the support you require.

3. Commitment – The VA works for you and is committed to you and your business – not a temp agency where constant change in support can occur.

4. Productivity – As the VA works in a home-based office, precious time (and consequently your money) is not wasted on office politics, socialising around the water cooler, mandatory breaks, and personal issues.

5. Flexibility – You pay only for the time on task – the VA works only when you require so you are not paying for idle staff to gossip, play games or browse the internet.

6. Confidentiality – The VA works alone reducing the risk of unauthorised access to computer files and confidentiality of your intellectual property is assured.

7. Technology – The VA is well versed in current trends in technology and can assist you to operate your business more effieciently with the tools and resources available.

8. Sounding Board – The VA, as your professional partner can be your sounding board for all your ideas, events, products or services.

9. Access – The VA can work after hours and on weekends offering services out of hours.

10. No risk of unfair dismissal, harassment and discrimination suits.

Got something to say? Join the small business forum here at DynamicBusiness.com.au.

My 5 tips to staying organised

My 5 tips to staying organised

Organise: Arrange into a structured whole; order: “organise lessons in a planned way”.

 

I had the absolute privilege to speak to over 100 women in Coffs Harbour this morning .  I was so nervous (actually I was a lot worse than nervous).

 

I was asked to speak on 5 ways to stay organised or get organised.  So in a nut shell here are my 5 tips.

 

1. Energy Management NOT time management is the key to maximum productivity.

2 The two minute rule:  If it can be done in 2 minutes do it now.

3  Stop trying to do everything at once – nothing gets done with 100% focus.  If you need to multi task write your thoughts down.  Get a list together.  Start on the most complex task.

4 Eat that Frog: Decision, discipline and determination.   Plan every day in advance.  Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.

5 Ask for help and learn to say NO!   Say NO to anything that is not high value on your list.  For you to do something new you must complete or doing something old.

Off to do some of those larger tasks now and look forward to my reward of gratitude at the end.  Remember the payoff and rewards will be tremendous.  Don’t start with the low value tasks.  What can I and only I do that is done well and will make a difference.

 
Jodie