Virtual Book Tour- An Interview with Rita Cartwright

The author; Rita Cartwright

The author; Rita Cartwright

The Clerical Advantage Conference Table has been lucky enough to be chosen as a stop on Rita Cartwright’s Virtual Book Tour for her new e-book, ” Online Marketing Tools for Today’s Small Business“.   I got a chance to interview Rita to find out more about her and her very pertinent e-book.

TH:      Why did you write this book?

RC:      My goal was to create a handbook, which entrepreneurs and small business owners can refer to when they are searching for online marketing tools and/or new marketing ideas.  I wrote it for new entrepreneurs and small business owners, as well as for those who have been in business a while.

TH:      Tell me about yourself

RC:      I’m originally from Arizona and now reside in California.  I earned my bachelor’s degree (with Magna Cum Laude honors) from Arizona State University when I was 44 years old.  After graduation, I couldn’t find a job; therefore, I decided to start my own business offering online word processing services, which was 6 years ago.  At that time, I was not aware of the virtual assistant industry, which I am now a member of.  So, I guess you can say I was ahead of the curve.

TH:      What qualifies you to write this book?

RC:      Approximately 2 years ago, I started maintaining a blog and writing articles in order to implement the article marketing strategy.  (I talk about using this strategy as a marketing tool in my e-book.)  Also, while attending college, I learned how to write.  I had to write.  I remember my English professor saying I should be a writer, because he thought I had the skills.  I didn’t take him serious.  I was just trying to get through college.

In regards to the subject matter, my background and education in marketing and my experience from operating an online business provide me with the necessary qualifications to write this e-book on the topic of online marketing tools.

TH:      How long have you been an entrepreneur?

RC:      I have been an entrepreneur since October 2002.  Although I started out as a small business owner, I have become an entrepreneur.  There are differences between entrepreneurs and small business owners.  In fact, I wrote an article on the differences.  It is titled, “Are There Any Differences Between an Entrepreneur and a Small Business Owner?”  Ezine Articles is one of the article banks where you can find it.

TH:      What is the e-book about?

RC:      This e-book contains information on various online marketing tools, along with some examples and in-depth descriptions of the tools.  There is also a resource section that lists websites where you can find the online marketing tools, including “live” links to the websites.  The resource section will save your readers a lot of time in Internet research when they are searching for information on online marketing tools.

TH:      What do you want the readers to get out of this e-book?

RC:      I wanted to provide those readers, who have a shoestring marketing budget, with information they can use in their online marketing plan or, at least, generate new marketing ideas.  Most entrepreneurs and small business owners do not have a large marketing budget.  The marketing tools I discuss costs little to no money.

TH:      Can we look for more books from you in the future?

RC:     Yes.  One of my clients, who is a coach of Christian leaders, and I are currently working together on an e-book.  It will be geared towards Christian leaders and Christian virtual assistants.  So be on the lookout for that in the near future.

TH:      How can the readers contact you if they have any questions?

RC:      Your readers can reach me at 760-631-1335 or toll free at 866-651-3073 or send me an e-mail at

TH:      Where can the readers purchase your e-book and how much does it cost?

RC:      They can click here to purchase it, and it only costs $3.98.

TH:      Rita, thank you for stopping by my blog on your tour.

RC:      You are very welcome. Thank you, Tina, for having me.

Learn more about Rita:

Rita’s bio:  Rita J. Cartwright is a Virtual Assistant and owner of RJ’s Word Processing Services and has been in business since 2002.  In 1998, she received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Marketing from Arizona State University with a minor in Spanish.  She is also a member of Virtual Assistant Networking Association and Oceanside Chamber of Commerce.  In order to offer her clients quality service, Rita continues to enhance her skills through various teleseminars and webinars, as well as network online and offline with fellow entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Rita’s background in marketing and experience in conducting her business online qualify her to write an e-book on the topic of various marketing tools and strategies.  Having to operate on a shoestring marketing budget, provided her with necessary knowledge and skills, which were required in order to implement these same strategies into her online marketing plan.  For more information on RJ’s Word Processing Services and Rita, please click here.

Summary of e-book:  Entrepreneurs and small business owners in any industry can use this e-book as a reference guide.  Whenever you need fresh online marketing ideas or need online marketing information, you can refer back to this e-book.  Nowadays, we are so overwhelmed with information, Rita wanted to simplify the search for online marketing techniques by organizing some of that information together into one location, her e-book.

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Tina Marie Hilton provides online technology services to forward thinking businesses. She writes on her Tips from T.Marie business blog to share insight and information with other small businesses and entrepreneurs. It also makes her feel like that certificate in creative writing isn't going to waste completely.


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