If you want to supercharge your virtual professional career by offering the most sought-after skills that small-business marketers are demanding today…
Become a Social Media Marketing Specialist—and Get the Certificate to Prove It—Guaranteed!
Discover the training that will have ideal clients banging down your doors, begging for your proven expertise and assistance!
From Craig Cannings, Co-Owner, VAClassroom
Date: June 19, 2013
Do you realize Social Media has fundamentally changed the way businesses communicate, opening a huge opportunity for your virtual business?
The movement to Social Media has become no less than a stampede! LinkedIn has grown by 319% since 2007, Facebook is adding about 200,000 users a day, and Twitter has grown by 422% over the last year! Internet advertising is up 21% in spite of the economic downturn.
Businesses see the huge potential for expanding their exposure, building their brand, and increasing their search results through Social Media.
But getting good results from Social Media Marketing takes time and specialized skills, and businesses are looking frantically for the right virtual professionals to help.
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Social Media Marketing is THE hot topic today and business professionals are eating it up. They know they need a strong Social Media presence, but they either have no idea how to implement and maintain it, or are overwhelmed by how much time and skill it takes to be successful. In either scenario, they need someone to step in and take the Social Marketing strategy from thought, to planning, to implementation.
Right now, there are not nearly enough virtual assistants available that have this kind of knowledge and skill. In this lagging economy when big-dollar marketing budgets are being slashed, business professionals need assistance more than ever to help them market their business in this Social Media Marketing realm.
The time is NOW to seize the golden opportunity in this exploding Social Media frontier."
Andrea Kalli, Social Marketing Expert
With a hyper-hot market like this, no wonder you want to master Social Media Marketing skills as soon as possible! You don’t want your competition to beat you to this potential goldmine, or to lose your existing clients because your skills aren’t leading edge.
"Between blogging, tweeting, Facebooking and updating a LinkedIn profile, it's a wonder how a business owner has any time to answer e-mails and phone calls, much less run a company. But the time invested in social networking is well spent in this age where maintaining a social media presence can be a necessary piece of a successful marketing strategy.
Trouble is, as the number of platforms grows, so does the time it takes to feed and groom each account. Not to mention the front-end investment of setting everything up.
For those caught up in a social media blitz--and those contemplating taking the plunge--why not consider outsourcing? A virtual professional can tackle those time-consuming tasks."
Excerpt from article at Entrepreneur.com, July 7, 2009
To ride this huge, recession-proof wave of opportunity,
you need Social Marketing skills NOW!
But what's the fastest, surest way to get them?
You know you can’t delay if you want to take advantage of this swelling demand, but as a smart virtual business owner, first you need answers to some very important questions:
What skills do I need to be marketable as a Social Media Specialist?
How can I learn these skills without spinning my wheels with technical “how to’s” when my clients need real results?
By the time I learn all these skills, won’t the technology change and the opportunity have passed by?”
Will it be worth it to learn these skills?
What specialties are hot right now—which Social Media Marketing skills are in the highest demand?
You’re not the first to wonder! In fact, you’d be crazy to move ahead without good answers—so we found them for you!
At VAClassroom, we’ve helped hundreds of Virtual Assistants and Online Professionals learn the hottest skills prospective clients are looking for. And what we hear is that the Social Media skills we teach in our core curriculum are giving our graduates a real competitive edge.
They told us what they needed to learn to maintain and widen their lead, so we got on it! After months of diligent research, conferring with industry experts and studying the most effective Social Media methods and best practices, now I can tell you…
Finally, there’s a quick and easy way to learn the most in-demand Social Marketing skills—and get a certificate that proves your mastery!
Announcing The Social Marketing
Specialist Training and Certification
Your Quickest Path To Accelerating Your Virtual Professional Business!
In the every-moment-counts world of Social Marketing, this self-paced course swiftly gives you:
A complete picture of the Social Media landscape, so you guide each client to the fastest path for success;
Leading-edge Social Marketing strategies and best practices, so you can deliver results quickly and efficiently;
Not one but seven sets of Social Marketing skills, making you an expert in seven different high-demand niches, so you can specialize in one or offer them all;
Skills you can use in your own marketing efforts, so you can easily leverage Social Media to connect with new clients; and
Certification as a Social Marketing Specialist from VAClassroom, so you can quickly prove to prospective clients that you have the expertise to create great results.
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“This is a VERY NECESSARY program for anyone in the online industry in any capacity! I feel that this program sets me up completely to offer Social Media services in an industry that is still so new—get in while it's hot! I would definitely recommend this program to others!”
"This course lets someone with zero knowledge of Social Media effectively learn a great deal of valuable information, in a supportive and friendly environment. This course has given me a great business boost for 2009! Many thanks, Craig, for your much appreciated efforts, engaging personality and great course."
“In a word, the training program was “Awesome!” VAClassroom has opened up a whole new niche opportunity for my business as I have become more involved and knowledgeable about Internet Marketing and Social Media. I am so glad I didn't hesitate to take this course and you will be too!”
Your ticket to ride the mighty wave of Social Media!
Social Media Marketing Specialist Training is a comprehensive course that’s absolutely jam-packed with expertise, strategies, best practices, tips and techniques for efficiently and effectively creating great results for your clients using free services like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and more.
Once you’re certified, you will:
Know for certain that you’ve got the expertise to market yourself as a Social Media Marketing Specialist—and be able to prove it with your certification.
Confidently create and execute Social Media marketing plans for your clients and deliver great results.
Choose the hot Social Media specialty or niche that’s right for you—or offer them all
Take advantage of an ongoing online community to help expand your business into Social Media and keep your skills hot and sharp;
Connect with an exploding number of ideal clients using your own Social Media Expertise — they’ll be contacting you!
I should point out that this course is NOT going to make you a leading guru in Social Media. But it does give you the right balance of skills to create great results for clients in the seven niches that are in greatest demand, so you can easily connect with a fast-growing market of eager prospects and build your virtual service business as quickly as you want.
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"Awesome course, Craig! I'm all about systems, processes and key resources—on that level, the Social Marketing Specialist training course didn't disappoint! The course not only identified a variety of key resources and great ideas with which I could develop my processes, but also pointed me in a direction I could take when developing approaches to research, creating unique actions plans and custom strategies for each business I partner with. From intake, analysis, diagnostics to action items, evaluation and maintenance... it was all there. Thank you!"
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"Wow! This course was awesome. The content was thoroughly researched and presented in an engaging manner. There was a high level of technical resources provided during the course. The value of the course FAR exceeded what I paid and I feel confident about coaching and supporting clients as they embrace Social Media marketing. I am thankful to Craig and VAClassroom for their leadership within the VA community around VA Niche work."
Virtual Partner, LLC
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If you are looking to further your Virtual Assistant skills in the area of Social Media Marketing then don't overlook the Social Marketing Specialist Training Program offered at VAClassroom. The course material is extensive, current and very relevant to any business looking to leverage social media into their marketing plans.
In fact, within 1 month of completing the program, I secured a Social Media project that more than paid for the tuition of the course. Now that's a good return on investment!
All the support you need to become an in-demand Social Media Specialist
With this training you get:
A "Social Media Marketing Mindset" video recording so you will be well-prepared for the course and get off to a fast start.
Eight comprehensive, multi-media modules (including over 30 videos) where you learn the skills—how to deliver these seven, red-hot services:
Build a Winning Social Media Strategy and Action Plan
Set Up and Manage Social Network Profiles
Engage New Business Leads with Facebook
Create Buzz with Twitter
Capture Audiences with Video Marketing and Submission
Keep an Online Reputation Spotless
Attract the Attention of Search Engines and a Target Audience with Engaging Social Media Content
Multiple video recordings for each module so you can see the tools in action and review the content as many times as you like.
Action assignments for each module so you can apply what you’ve learned and make sure you can implement it successfully.
A comprehensive resource guide for each module, so you have quick, convenient access to all the tools needed to deliver the services efficiently and effectively.
Group discussion recordings so you can get “stealth learning” by listening to how recent graduates overcame many of the challenges you might encounter.
Membership in the exclusive Social Media Marketing Training community so you can ask questions, discover the latest strategies and tools, and receive support from your fellow students as well as the course instructors—both while you take the course and into the future as you offer Social Media services and grow your business.
Certification as a Social Marketing Specialist from VAClassroom, so you can prove your ability to deliver these services and build your credibility with potential clients.
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"The Social Marketing Specialist course is the second course I have taken from VAClassroom and just like the Internet Marketing course, it was packed with relevant and cutting edge information. Craig Cannings is generous with both his time and resources and truly committed to our success. I also love the Social Marketing Specialist private social network we have access to; it is a great place to connect with other class members."
"I had two consultations this week. Both people had contacted me asking me for help integrating social networking into their current marketing. I was scared because I had only received my certification this week and I wasn't sure of myself. Once I started talking the information flowed as if I had been doing this my whole life. I had learned enough in the Social Marketing class to sound reasonably competent to potential clients. I signed both clients. I have already recouped my initial investment and I know this is just the beginning."
Visions Virtual Assistance
Week by week you’ll build leading-edge skills that more and more businesses are demanding everyday
I’ll bet you’re wondering “What will I need to learn before I can really deliver those seven incredibly in-demand services? How long will it take?”
Typically, students spend four or five hours completing each module (the same insight-packed modules that has earned a 96% five-star rating from our previous graduates!), but you can fit modules into your busy schedule at your own pace. Go as fast or slow as you want—there’s no deadline. Here’s what each module covers:
Hot Service Module 1 – Social Media Strategy and Action Planning
An easy four-step process to create a Social Media Strategy and Action Plan for the two most common business clients
Tools to get you started: easy-to-use Social Media assessments and action plan templates
Effective strategies and tools for tracking your client’s return on investment (ROI) for their Social Media marketing efforts
Hot Service Module 2 – Social Networking Profile Set-up and Management
Effective techniques and tips for building winning Social Network Profiles
Powerful research tips and tools for uncovering new targeted Social Network opportunities for your clients
Ten Ground Rules for Successful Social Networking
Popular Social Network management tools
Top strategies for successfully managing your client’s Social Network presence
Hot Service Module 3 – Twitter Marketing
Seven Powerful Business Uses for Twitter
Three-Step Twitter Marketing Formula to help your clients reach their target audience
Success Strategies for building a strong Twitter Network and presence
What to Tweet and what not to Tweet!
Three powerful website traffic building tips
Strategies for selecting the most effective Twitter Tools
Hot Service Module 4 – Facebook Marketing
Tips for building a business-aligned Facebook Strategy
Understanding the Facebook Marketing Funnel
Seven powerful Facebook Marketing Services that will revolutionize your client’s business
The most effective Facebook Applications for building your client’s business
Effective Strategies for tracking and evaluating Facebook ROI for your clients
Hot Service Module 5 – Online Video Marketing
Guidelines for effective Video Market Research to help pinpoint the right niche and target audience for your client
The five most successful types of online videos
The powerful Video Marketing Strategy that will enable your clients to drive serious traffic and results to their websites
Successful YouTube Submission and Marketing Strategies, including three YouTube Secrets for improving traffic results and search listings
The best Video Tracking and Analytics tools for helping your clients optimize their video marketing results
Hot Service Module 6 – Online Reputation Management
The simple T.R.E.E Formula for managing your client’s online reputation
Powerful tools and techniques for Online Reputation Management and Reporting
How to use (and not confuse) Consumer Review Sites, Social Shopping Engines and Complaint Sites
How to respond to negative online publicity such as downbeat posts on blogs and forums
Hot Service Module 7 – Social Media Content Marketing
The critical link between Search Engine Optimization and Social Media marketing
5 Success Steps for building a Social Media Content Marketing Funnel that brings massive traffic and results to your client’s website
Introduction to the top Social Media Channels for distributing web content such as Hubpages, Squidoo, Digg, Delicious and many more
Powerful tools for distributing your client’s content across the Social Media landscape with minimum effort
Module 8 – Building a profitable Social Media Marketing Service for your business
Seven easy-to-follow Planning Steps for positioning yourself as a Social Media Marketing Specialist or Consultant
Helpful tips and techniques for structuring your Social Media Services Plans and Rates.
Powerful PR strategies for presenting and communicating your new service
13 proven Marketing Strategies for connecting with your Ideal Client Base
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"Social Media Marketing is a complex field that's turning the world on its ear, and VAclassroom provides an excellent comprehensive overview. This training is worth its weight in gold, and much more!"
Mary H. Ruth
Virtual Writing Communications
"Craig, you're an awesome instructor. The course content was both high-value and high-impact -- perfect for anyone who wants to learn about cutting edge social media, either for their own use or for their clients.
Each module was well-organized, information packed, and covered relevant material that we could use now. And, for me, that's the measure of an outstanding training program. The case studies, study guides and resources were excellent, not to mention the online alumni community where we can continue to interact with other participants.
I gained tremendous value from this course and highly recommend it to others who want that extra edge by increasing their knowledge of social media and social media marketing. "
Wow, the Social Media Training Sounds Great, Craig, But How Much Does it Cost?
As you probably know, you can buy plenty of “Internet Marketing Training” products at prices ranging from a couple hundred dollars right up to thousands of dollars.
So before we go on, let me ask you: considering that with Social Media Marketing Specialist Training you’ll be completely confident and prepared to deliver SEVEN of the most high-demand services that businesses are seeking today, what would the ability to market yourself in the fastest growing opportunity on the Internet, to raise your rates for your existing clients, to easily attract as many new clients you can handle, and to create thousands in new income in 2010 be worth to you? A thousand dollars? Two thousand?
Because I want to see you living your dream—building your virtual professional business as fast as you can manage—I am knocking $100 off our already reasonable price and offering it to you for the low one-time fee of
$497 just $397.
And to make it an even better deal, here are 3 powerful bonuses worth over $200 when you sign up today:
| || Live 90-minute Discussion with your Course Instructor ($99 Value) |
This Q&A group discussion is your opportunity to get LIVE feedback, answers and suggestions for any service ideas, questions or issues you may have about marketing or your services or about material covered in the training. You’ll also receive an MP3 recording of this important tele-seminar!
| || Teleconference – Social Marketing Expert Panel ($99 Value) |
Access a pre-recorded teleconference featuring a panel of 6 Social Marketing Specialists who share their extraordinary experiences in providing the niche services you’ve learned. This is your opportunity to learn from experts who make their living from Social Media Marketing!
You’ll not only be inspired, you’ll be ready to apply the same strategies that helped them find Social Media Marketing success.
| || The power-packed e-book, Social Marketing Success in Under 30 Minutes a Day ($25 Value) |
Want to avoid the “time killers” in Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social networking sites? You’ll find simple strategies for making best use of your time in this 67-page e-book—certain to increase your productivity and your profits.
Finally, by signing up today, you will receive a 60 Day FREE Trial to the popular VAClassroom Membership Training Center.
The VAClassroom Monthly membership program is one of the best and easiest ways to stay current and competitive with the skills and services you are offering your new and existing client base.
Here is a quick run-down of the many business-building benefits you will receive from your 60-Day Free Trial Membership:
Relevant webinars and tele-events for sharpening skills and knowledge in those “in-demand services areas
Powerful, interactive discussion forum ideal for posting your questions and dialoguing with myself, the VAClassroom team as well as other members (who may have the same questions as you).
Monthly Group Coaching Opportunities where you have the opportunity to connect live with myself and experience VA coaches to help support you in the development of your VA business
Monthly Marketing videos so you can learn cutting-edge online and offline techniques for building your client base and growing your income opportunities.
Valuable Work Search Resources and practical tools to enhance your business exposure and contact with “ideal clients”.
A Dynamic VA Marketplace for showcasing your new skills and business services to prospective clients.
Plus, as a VAClassroom member, you will receive premium discounts on all our new and existing Training Certification Programs!
Our No-Risk Money-Back Guarantee
I am absolutely certain that the Social Marketing Specialist Training, 3 powerful bonuses as well as our FREE 60-Day Trial Training Membership will be an immensely valuable step forward for you—one that will help you build a fast-growing virtual professional business!
So take 30 days to evaluate the course. If for any reason you feel that you are NOT developing new Social Media Marketing skills to help you win more clients, increase your income opportunities and ultimately expand your VA business, then simply contact us at the VAClassroom Support link at the bottom of the page and we will issue a prompt refund of $397—No Questions Asked!
YES, I want to grab my seat at the exciting Social Marketing Specialist Training right now!
I want to get on the fast track to the hottest career niche of 2010 so I can expand my virtual professional business and profits as fast as I can manage it!
For my low investment of
$497 $397 today, I will get the following from the Social Marketing Specialist Training course:
A Social Media Mindset recording so I’ll be well-prepared for the course and get off to a fast start.
Access to eight comprehensive multi-media modules where I’ll learn how to deliver seven, red-hot Social Media services.
Multiple video recordings in every module, so I can see for myself how the tools and strategies work.
Action assignments so I can apply what I’ve learned and make sure I’ve mastered the material.
A resource guide for every module so I can dig further into the services and get all the tools I need to deliver them.
Membership in the private Social Media Marketing Training community so I can interact with course instructors and my fellow students to share insights and resources, and get answers and advice.
Recordings of recent live group discussions so I can get “stealth learning” as I listen to former students work out solutions to many of the questions and challenges I might encounter.
Certification as a Social Marketing Specialist from VAClassroom, so I can prove my ability to deliver these services and build my credibility with potential clients.
Plus I’ll also receive expert insights, one powerful e-book, and a priceless LIVE opportunity to ask questions!
Live 90-minute Discussion with my Course Instructor so I can get LIVE feedback, answers and suggestions for any service ideas, questions or issues I may have.
Recording of the Social Marketing Expert Panel meeting, so I can learn the proven strategies from virtual professionals who’ve succeeded by applying them!
The power-packed e-book, Social Marketing Success in Under 30 Minutes a Day, so I can boost my productivity while delivering services.
PLUS, as part of your registration you will receive 60 days FREE Access to the VAClassroom Training Membership Program, complete with powerful webinars, monthly marketing videos, group coaches sessions, a marketplace and an interactive discussion forum.
Just click one of the two payment options below to secure your spot in the "Self-Directed" Social Marketing Specialist Training Program now!
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