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About Cynda Pike

Cynda Pike is a content creator with Virtual Gurus. Her passions include literature, neo classical art and kitty cats. Check out her website at cyndapike.com.

The First Day Back Email Hacks

Happy belated Labor Day, everybody. If you’re reading this, I’m assuming you’re back at your desk, plugging away. And, like the rest of us, attempting to conquer the feeling of dread that comes along with the post holiday inbox review. I worked with a man who simply deleted of all his emails after a return [...]

By |September 5th, 2017|Blog, Productivity, Virtual Workplace|0 Comments

10 Steps to Declutter Your Home Office

Ever look at your desk and want to let out a loud, endless scream, like Tarzan-in-the-jungle loud? That’s how I feel when my desk is cluttered. While some people, like the late Steve Jobs, for example, manage perfectly well in piles of papers, there are some of us who need an organized space to function. [...]

By |August 31st, 2017|Blog, Productivity, Virtual Workplace|0 Comments

So Anti-Social! Stop Making These Mistakes On Social Media

It's a given - a business must have a social media presence to compete in today's global economy. Some businesses take a short cut and use a Facebook page as their go to website for customers, others rely on Instagram to push sales. Whatever the platform, a business needs to be social to thrive. With [...]

By |August 24th, 2017|Blog, Marketing, social media|0 Comments

Better Blogging, Part 3: The More, The Merrier!

Well, we made it! Here's the final installment of my 3 part series on better blogging. Now we can work on how to get more blog readers. The more, the merrier! Just to recap - in Part 1, I talked about building a foundation to create a blog. In Part 2, I talked about generating [...]

By |August 22nd, 2017|Blog, Clients, Media|0 Comments

Better Blogging, Part 2: Readers Wanted!

In Part 1 of  my Better Blogging series, I talked about building a foundation to get your blog up and running. In Part 2, I’m going to talk about some tips to attract readers to your blog on a regular basis. The most important aspect to writing a blog is an authentic voice. Many blogs [...]

By |August 17th, 2017|Blog, Clients, Media|0 Comments

Better Blogging, Part 1: Build A Foundation

It's 11pm and a deadline is looming. You face a blank laptop screen and scour the Internet and your brain for topics to write about. Eventually, the ideas and words begin to coalesce. The type appears on screen. Several hours later, a sigh of relief. Before you is another killer blog post. Now you just [...]

By |August 15th, 2017|Blog, Clients, Media|0 Comments

More Reasons Why You Need A Virtual Assistant

The Myth Of The Solopreneur We often think of entrepreneurs as solo operators; self made and managed, they create empires all on their own. Although it may look that way and this vision inspires others to do the same, empire builders such as Richard Branson make wise decisions in hiring capable assistants to support [...]

By |August 8th, 2017|Blog, Clients, Virtual Workplace|0 Comments

It Was Just Here! Protect Your Laptop From Theft

One of the many perks of virtual work is the ability to work anywhere you can connect to Wi-Fi.  My motto should be "Have Internet, will travel". I've worked from many different places: airplanes, waiting rooms, hair salons, cars and of course, coffee shops. At the moment I'm tapping away at a Firestone, waiting [...]

By |August 3rd, 2017|Blog, Technology, Virtual Workplace|0 Comments

Who Are These People? An Easy Way To Track Facebook Users In Google Analytics

Facebook is a gold mine when it comes to user engagement and conversions.  A solid social media strategy that includes dynamic advertising and clear call to action messages can attract significant traffic from users interested in buying your products or services. But when was the last time you did research on your customer base? [...]

By |August 1st, 2017|Blog, Marketing, social media|1 Comment

You Got This! A Painless Guide To Using AdWords

If you're a business owner with a website, chances are you've signed up for Google AdWords at some point. Google AdWords is an effective way to target users that want your product and services. It's also a tool to understand which keywords your audience will search for and how to use those keywords to generate [...]

By |July 27th, 2017|Marketing|0 Comments

Categories And Tags – How To Use Them In WordPress

Categories And Tags: You're Doing It Wrong Attention WordPress bloggers! When it comes to categorizing your blog posts, do you randomly choose 6 or 7 categories? Write a 10 word list for tags? There's a better way to use categories and tags. This is so important because targeted categorization creates opportunities for increased engagement and [...]

By |July 25th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments
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