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Should You Use The Loss Leader Strategy In Virtual Services?

In our Facebook community the topic of loss leaders was introduced. Do we use the loss leader strategy in the virtual service industry? Typically if you ask Virtual Service Providers (VSPs) if it’s a good idea to provide 1-2 hours of tasking time as an introductory offer you’ll receive an echoing no. While some won’t …

An Open Letter: Stop Pitching So D*m Much

Dear Online Business Person, Can I tell you a little secret? Your constant pitching in annoying. I see you. Pitch, pitch, pitch. For goodness sake can we just talk for a minute here! I get it you have a business, I have a business and the blue widgets (blue is my color) aren’t going to …

Finding The Right-Fit Mentor Or Accountability Partner

Starting in the virtual service world of online business can be challenging. There is setting up the business and skill assessment to be done and many are seeking a mentor or accountability partner. This post shares tips to help you think through what you want in a mentor, mentor program or accountability partner as well …

Managing Facebook Groups And Group Overwhelm

You’ve joined group after group after group and you’re realizing it’s all too much. Here are a few tips on managing Facebook groups and the OMGawd! overwhelm that comes with it. 1. Notifications Turn them off. That is unless you want to get pinged every time someone post what Facebook considers a highlight. Highlight is …

How Drilling Down In Your Niche Helps Your Message

There’s been a lot of talk in the virtual service communities about defining your audience and drilling down to your niche. This becomes a sticking point for many and makes it challenging to get started because they feel uncertain about who they are targeting. You can be a Jack or Jill of all trades and …

Should I Provide A Resume When Asked For One?

There is a pushin-my-button word for some in the virtual service industry and that word is  resume. Some have gone so far as to advise others that if someone ask for a resume they’d better run and run fast or they’ll be treated like an employee. The IRS has some great guides in place to …

Is It Going to Kill You?

Is it going to kill you? If not, you’re good. I know, I know that’s over simplifying but after we go through all of our mindset moments that’s what’s left, that’s the bottom line. I have been a mentor and coach since 2003 in various capacities and fear is one of the big concerns across …

This Facebook community hustle is brand suicide!

Seriously, we must stop the “admin delete if not allowed” in Facebook groups. It’s easy to tell if it is allowed by reading the group rules. I’m adding this to my list of ways to be a good Facebook group member posted here. I’ve been managing communities for over five years, the blatant disregard of …

Why your Google grabbed contract sucks!

Here’s the deal, you grabbed that contract from the internet and it sucks. It doesn’t suck because it isn’t legal,  I mean it may be legal and vetted for the person it belongs to but it’s not working for me.  You grabbed it from the internet plugged your name in where someone else’s name used …

How much is your DIY startup costing you?

One of the most common things I hear from new virtual service providers is “I don’t have any money and everybody is trying to sell me a course!” I decided to write this post to address this and help new virtual service providers step back and weigh their startup options. You do have options. You …
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