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Old 04-05-2009
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I am attempting to place a classifed ad in our local newspaper. However, I am hoping someone can suggest some wording for the ad that would be eye catching yet explain what a virtual assistant does in the easiest terms. Has anyone had a ad that has been successful for them? Would you be willing to share it with me? I live in an rural area where the term "virtual assistant" is still a very foreign concept.

I am finding that everything I write is too wordy and confusing for a simple classified ad. I wanted to publish it this week, while I work on a press release for next week. I would appreciate any help. Thanks!
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Old 04-06-2009
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Why don't you post some of your overly wordy ads and see if we can help 'skinny them down?"
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Old 04-06-2009
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Why don't you post some of your overly wordy ads and see if we can help 'skinny them down?"
Actually I submitted it this morning. This is what I came up with:

Save Time & Money with a Virtual Assistant! Do you need help with bookkeeping or administrative tasks so you can concentrate on growing your business? I can help with any task a traditional in-house bookkeeper or administrative assistant performs without the costs of additional office space, equipment or benefits. I am an independent contractor that works from my office. Pay on an hourly or per project basis. 12 years QuickBooks experience.

I ended it with my website, phone # and email address. We will see if it works
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Old 04-07-2009
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That looks great to me! Gee - can I steal it? Just kidding...
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Old 04-07-2009
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That looks great to me! Gee - can I steal it? Just kidding...
Thanks! I just hope it works and introduces the people in my area to what a VA does! I am so glad I got it done by the paper's deadline...Now on to the press release

I love this forum... being able to share ideas and get support is great!
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Old 04-07-2009
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The ad looks good. Just curious - how expensive was it? Here in Kansas City it would be too expensive for me to do. I'd have to do a much shorter version.

Keep us posted on any clients/requests for info you get from the ad.

Carol
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Old 05-27-2009
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Default Re: Classified Ad Wording
Hi there,
I am thinking of placing an ad in my local newspaper. I am curious what your results were for the ad you placed? Any in-site would be appreciated.
Thank you!
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