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Working For LD: The Interview is More Important Than The Resume

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Working For LD: The Interview is More Important Than The Resume

If you know anything about our company, you know that culture is important to us…  And if you’ve applied for a job at LongerDays, hopefully you’re taking the time to read some blogs and get a sense of what it’s like to work here. The work isn’t easy. It requires a hefty amount of brain power and no shortage of patience. It’s techy. It’s interpersonal. The day-to-day requires agility and critical thinking…  But it’s about more than just the tasks. Honestly, it’s about more than the...

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Delegating Web Tasks: What You Need to Know

Posted by on 8:31 pm in General, Small Business Advice, Uncategorized, Virtual Assistant Tasks, Working with a Virtual Assistant | 0 comments

Delegating Web Tasks: What You Need to Know

The internet is everywhere these days – but that doesn’t mean we all understand how it works. In fact, the sophistication of modern web development, app building, system administration, and the like are greater than ever. The depth of expertise is incredible… And the reason most people specialize in one area or another.  When working with these types of people and services, it’s important to provide the information they need to succeed. They may have all of the technical know-how, but if you don’t provide the right information at the...

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How Small Businesses Help The Community

Posted by on 7:32 pm in Featured, General, Local Highlight, Small Business Advice, Uncategorized, Work Culture | 0 comments

How Small Businesses Help The Community

Small businesses are the lifeblood of communities. Whether it’s a deli or a print shop, a small accounting firm or an art gallery… There’s a vibe you get from a great small business. It feels like it “should be there,” like it’s somehow woven right into the fabric of the neighborhood… And it feels that way for customers, owners, and employees alike. This is true of all kinds of businesses, not just those with storefronts or retail products. Working at LongerDays over the last handful of years has helped me feel embedded in Downtown Muskegon...

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Heatmap Analytic Services: The New Way to Analyze Your Website

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Heatmap Analytic Services: The New Way to Analyze Your Website

Website analytics have been around… Most business owners and site-runners know how to use them and what to look for. Some people are downright wizards when it comes to understanding the numbers and charts that represent how people use a particular corner of the internet. Nowadays, though, “heatmap” services are adding an entire layer of website analysis that provides invaluable information for any business. The idea is pretty simple – but the implications are massive. The heatmap analysis essentially tracks cursor movement and on-page...

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Amazon Associates: How Does It Work?

Posted by on 8:52 pm in Affiliate Programs, Amazon, Business Tool Reviews, Small Business Advice, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Amazon Associates: How Does It Work?

Affiliate links are nothing new, but perhaps (like many people), you’ve only heard the term – and never explored it for yourself. The concept is pretty simple: through the Amazon Associates program, users can use special links in their blog and social media content… And when someone clicks through and makes a qualifying purchase, that user receives a commission. For those with high traffic websites, the Amazon Associates program could be a great way to earn some extra cash. Depending on the nature of your site – or the site you’re...

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A Job That Treats You Like A Real Person

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A Job That Treats You Like A Real Person

Most of my working life has been in some form of a customer-facing role… And it still is. Finally, though, things are different. Whether it was in fast food, retail, or working at Michigan’s Adventure, I was the person customers interacted with – but when you work in places like these, no matter the size, you are just another cog in the churning business machine. A faceless number, there to run a cash register and bear the burden of complaints.  You are totally replaceable, no matter your position in the company… Screw up...

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The Fine Art of Delegation

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The Fine Art of Delegation

It’s no secret that LongerDays takes ongoing, day-to-day tasks off the hands of business owners – all with the goal of giving them more time to run their businesses and focus on the bigger picture. When we receive these tasks, our Team Leads often delegate the work out to other team members. It’s up to the Team Lead to create an easy-to-follow process so whoever does the task has all of the information they need to accurately and confidently do the work. So… How do we do it? It’s All About The Process Creating accurate processes is one...

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Ghostwriting is Good – Editing is Better

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Ghostwriting is Good – Editing is Better

I am not a mindreader, but I am a ghostwriter. I don’t know all there is to know, but I do like collaborating with clients to present our combined wisdom. As much as I would like to know everything about everything, to understand an expert view on topics and industries the world over… That simply isn’t the case. So, when the writing tasks come in – whether it’s a blog, an ebook, a newsletter, etc. – getting to the final product requires effort from both me and the client. In some cases, all the client...

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Ask Us About Tasks!

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Ask Us About Tasks!

We can list services on our website, but there’s no way to enumerate each and every task we are capable of doing…

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Why We Work in The Same Office

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Why We Work in The Same Office

We all work together in the same office. There’s a little bit of remote work here and there, but on any given day, you can find us plugging away here at 360 Western. But why?

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