Amanda provides Social Media Management , VA Support and small business mentoring. She's a sharer of awesome although sometimes geeky content. Coffee and gin lover, although not together, she feels the World can be brought together for social good and all problems can be resolved over enough coffee and cake together. These are her general musings some business, some not.

How to save your Instagram Account

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Recently I have encountered a high number of Instagram accounts that have been suspended or Admin have been locked out, this can be for many reasons. The system to reinstate accounts can be long and tedious if you get anywhere at all, ...
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Why should is shit!

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I was attending my first Northern VA (virtual assistant) Conference when I had a lightbulb moment listening to a talk on mindset by Nicola Burt-Skinner.  She discussed the pressures put on us in life and business by others, but mo...
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3 Ways to Overcome Your Negative Thinking

3 Ways to overcome your negative thinking
Most of us are dealing with a constant barrage of negative thoughts at the moment, it's unsurprising given the circumstances of a Global pandemic, worries around family health, homeschooling, job stress and still there's no certainty in sight. These ...
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2020 Christmas Trends

2020 Christmas Trends
I know it's August and Christmas seems far away but if you're a retail business now is the perfect time to plan for the perfect Christmas. With worries about local lockdowns and supply issues that could arise from Brexit, people are being more organi...
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Help, my Instagram account has been cloned!

Help, my Instagram account has been cloned!
In the past 4 days, I have had the experience of been contacted by and seen several people discussing being a victim of Impersonation Accounts on Instagram. This is not the same as being hacked and I'll explain why and what you can do to help yoursel...
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Should you invite ALL to LIKE your Facebook page?

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Let's set the scene: Maybe you're excited about setting up your first Facebook page, buzzing, and eager to tell people about your products. Or you've ...
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Thoughts on running your business at times of a Pandemic.

Thoughts-on-running your business at times of a pandemic

There’s not one business person I know that isn’t currently affected by the Covid-19 virus, whether it’s from losing clients, having to close your doors or due to staff illness, we are all feeling the hits.

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International Women's Day 2020 with Pink Link

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Today I headed to Roundthorn Country House near Penrith to celebrate International Woman's Day with the amazing woman of Pink Link.

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5 jobs you can outsource to a virtual assistant.

5 Jobs you can outsource to a virtual assistant

Normally by the time you choose to hire a virtual assistant, you probably should have hired them several months earlier.

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Mental Health for Freelancers

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  From the outside a lot of people may perceive me as having a dream job, I get to choose my own hours, can go on holiday when I like and could even t...
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Finding Your Why!

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I first found Simon Sinek through his Ted Talk How great leaders inspire action. I was working in a retail store and looking for inspiring training ideas for my staff but it appealed to me in a much greater way. Earlier in the year, I had chosen to s...
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What is a virtual assistant?

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A virtual assistant is someone who offers technical, administrative or creative support services from a remote location.

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These are great tips, thanks for sharing!
Tuesday, 07 July 2020 12:27
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What is Social Media Management?

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As a business, you are probably using one or many social media channels, the most popular being Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, and Twitter but these ar...
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10 Blog Ideas For When You're Drawing A Blank

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1. How To Guide. Quite simply write a step by step guide to solve a problem your reader may have. This could be writing the perfect post, using Canva,...
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Amanda Ryan - Raindrop Comms

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Hello There! I thought I'd take some time to introduce myself and flesh out that About Section. It's here that I'm supposed to give you a huge list of...
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That Horrible First Blog Post

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You’ve finally done it, you’ve setup your website and heard everyone say you need to have a blog on it, or you have amazing information you want to sh...
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Guest — Katie
Great first post! Lots of really useful info which I certainly didn't learn for years after setting up my blog! Best of luck in yo... Read More
Monday, 13 November 2017 22:13
Guest — Elspeth
Hi thank you for the info, I"ve been thinking of writing some form of blog on my fb page:Elspeth Johnston piano teaching. Thanks ... Read More
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 09:32
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