I notice on many of the VA forums that there are VA trainers and coaches, and other list owners, keen to promote the teleseminars, coaching sessions and other things they have happening and they want to let the VA community know.
Some may feel they have a right to cross promote across the various lists as much as possible so they can get as many VAs involved as they can. Others might feel that it’s not appropriate to do so on lists that aren’t moderated or owned by them – personally I’m in the latter category. Permission should be sought. After all the owners/moderators are getting nothing out of these ‘advertisements’ – particularly if those promoting are making some kind of living out of the events they are running.
The various VA networks and forums haven’t been set up to be advertising boards but rather discussion lists for learning about the industry. However, many of the things being promoted ARE designed to help others learn about the industry.
So, what to do? It occurred to me this morning there needs to be a central place where there can be VA Announcements for things of this kind. So, enter www.va-announcements.com – a brand new site designed to be a promotion/advertising board for that very reason. The site is being run for the benefit of the VA industry and there will be no charge for listings to be added. A form will be made available – all entries must be made via this form as I will not be spending vast amounts of time trying to reformat items sent to me via html email or document attachments. PDFs may be sent to be attached to the listing but including a website with full details of the event should be included at all times.
The site will be up very shortly – please do come back and visit. This blog gets thousands of visits a month so many will learn about this site very quickly and it will be promoted via other sites that I own and operate, plus the lists that I personally run. KMT