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Celebrating Two Years in Business!

Rosewood Virtual Admin Web Design Newmarket Deanna Simone

Rosewood VA Web Design Newmarket Deanna Simone

I can’t believe it… Rosewood VA is two years old!

Fall is my favourite season so it’s only fitting that Rosewood VA started during this season and gets to celebrate it every year.  Being a virtual admin is so rewarding I am so thankful to be enjoying this adventure everyday. It really is true that if we just follow our heart everything will fall into place. I am thankful for all of the life events that brought me here, doing what I love and working with such amazing people and businesses.

Thank You to My Clients

What could be better than having your dream job?  Getting to work with amazing people! The biggest thank you goes to all my clients who make me love coming to work in the morning. Whether it’s helping them with their online presence, or sitting in on a brainstorming session, I enjoy it all.  I am so fortunate to work with and learn from each of you (especially when publishing your blogs).  I truly value working together as partners towards your business goals. Thank you for your continued support!

Getting Active in the Community

As part of ‘walking the walk’, I have been getting out to many more networking events this year.  In addition to joining the board of the Green Connections Networking Group, I’ve also been attending a few women’s groups in the Newmarket area. If you’re looking to get out there too come tag along and check out my Community Calendar here.  In supporting one another, we support our community.

The Future is Bright for Rosewood VA

The future is bright for Rosewood VA.  I am an “investigator-type” with an addiction to learning. I am looking to add new services to our repertoire soon. We will also be looking to expand next year and perhaps grow our team. If you know any students with an aptitude for technology, attention to detail and who are looking for a summer job for 2018, please pass along my information.

In terms of celebrating, I’m thinking of doing something really special this weekend.  Stay tuned to find out what it is! Thank you for your continued support in Rosewood VA!  You inspire me to strive to be the best everyday.

– Deanna Simone
Owner/Virtual Admin

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How I Helped My Favourite Food Blogger via Instagram!

how I helped my favourite food blogger via Instagram

This is a feel-good story of how a stranger helped another stranger over Instagram, thousands of miles away!  I love Instagram.  It’s my favourite way to unwind at the end of a long day.  I love being inspired by foodies, fitness experts, yogis and other local small businesses; learning recipes and exercises! And I was able to give back a little bit to one of my favourite bloggers.

Helping Kelsey from Little Bits Of

Last week, I was watching the Stories of one of my favourite food bloggers – Kelsey from Little Bits Of – when she mentioned she was having issues with her WordPress website.  She was so sad!  In short, she had some malware on her site, then when her hosting company resolved the main malware issues, her permalink structure was accidentally reset.  Basically, her old posts were linking to error messages, and her 44,000 followers could no longer find their favourite saved recipes!

Why Is This a Big Deal?

This may not seem like the biggest deal, but for an entrepreneur whose livelihood depends on your website being up and functional, this is a HUGE deal! Your followers can’t find their favourite recipes anymore!

Trust a WordPress Expert

She mentioned that the hosting company had said they weren’t exactly sure what the issue was. Because it was directly related to WordPress setup, it would be hard for them to know. Luckily, I had been through this same issue a month ago with a client’s website.

Thankfully, it was a very easy solution!  All we had to do was change the permalink settings back to the originals that matched the old links, and VOILA – good as new!

I have used and continue to recommend this hosting company to many clients.  They are very good at providing great hosting services and technical support for hosting issues.  But when it comes to issues specifically related to WordPress, I recommend finding a WordPress expert to help you.  You’ll save time, money and a potential headache!

Helping a Stranger from a Thousand Miles Away

I wanted to share this story to remind people to be kind and pay it forward when they can.  I saw how upset Kelsey was and knew I could help turn her day around!  I’m loving it!  Kelsey even gave me a few shout outs on Instagram to all her followers.  How cool is that?!

If you’re looking for great healthy recipes, and just plain entertaining Instagram Stories, make sure you check her out @littlebitsof_realfood.

At the end of the day, be kind to one another and pay it forward when you can!

We’re here to help!  You can contact us directly, or comment on this blog post.  You can find us everywhere online on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.

Until next time,

Deanna

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Sustainable & Liberating: Why I Love Being a Virtual Admin

virtual admin newmarket working remotely

Canadian winters are long, and you can usually find me in my office, wrapped up in a large blanket working away until the early hours of the morning.  The sun doesn’t come out much so who can keep track of time?  But it seems we are (usually) rewarded with incredible summers and falls. Let’s hope this year is just as warm and sunny as last year!

When summer comes around, I am especially thankful that my career allows me to work remotely from almost anywhere. Even from the cottage or on the dock, I can hot-spot my cellphone and work from my laptop.  With modern technology I can manage my business from anywhere.

What Does a Virtual Admin Do?

I’m a Virtual Admin, or Virtual Assistant.  I specialize in helping entrepreneurs and small businesses with some of their day-to-day work that can be done remotely.  This helps reduce their workload so they can concentrate on running their business. I am also a WordPress website developer, building affordable websites for small businesses. And other work that can be done remotely like social media marketing, blogging, newsletters, etc. Read more