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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 …

What’s my best advice for a new virtual service providers?

I recently answered this and thought I’d share it with you. My best advice for new Virtual Service Providers (VSP’s) 1. Don’t get bitten! Seriously though, don’t let the six figure ads and lives bite you! I get it, everywhere you look someone is sharing about their six figure income and it is meant to …

Facebook Groups And The Elephant In The Room

There’s an elephant in the room and we’re not going to sit here and pretend we don’t see it. I mean how can we? It’s large and it is looming. Can we talk Facebook community management? I have managed communities for years and Facebook communities since February 2012.  A group leader wanted to know why …

Mailerlite, Why Didn’t You Say So!

As a new virtual service provider you may be exploring your options for email marketing, there are a lot of options available, sometimes it may come down to budget. Two budget friendly resources are Mailchimp and Mailerlite. My adventure with establishing an account with Mailerlite for Virtual Service Provider Odyssey (VSPO) has been quite an …

Find Your Niche With This Skills Survey

Do you find that discovering your niche is difficult?  No, you can’t service everyone and it absolutely helps you to market strategically if you know the audience you’re trying to reach.  You need a clear message that speaks to the heart of those you want to work with. The question is often asked “How did …

Tips for Self Directed Study and Upleveling

I’ve discovered Loom and I have been using it a lot.  I’m a lover of screen flowing and find it a valuable tool for communicating with your team or clients.  Susana at Loom asked for a case study, I declined doing a case study as I feel there are other Loom users that can benefit …

Why Is Launching So Scary?

In one of the Facebook groups I moderate for Virtual Service Providers (VSP), Virtual Assistants and online businesses I asked who hadn’t launched yet and what we could do to help. Then it hit me, I haven’t publicly launched either-yet I’ve been in business over ten years. Yikes. So, I thought this would be a …

Client Celebration

I’m uber excited for all the blessings I have in my life!  I’m going to touch on a touchy subject that I see a lot especially in the photography world-our family and friends do not have to contract us. Yes, this is related to being a virtual service provider as many are virtual service providers …

What Type of Virtual Service Provider Do I Need?

Navigating the world of Virtual Service Providers (virtual assistants, virtual strategist, social media managers, online business managers, content creators etc.) can be a task within itself. There are questions on both sides of the partnership. I thought this would be a good time to have a quick chat about three things to consider when you’re …

5 Ways to Kiss Your Comfort Zone Bye-Bye

Life is busy. What used to be an eight hour work day is now twenty-three hours. Okay, that’s an exaggeration but it sure does look that way. Some people aren’t sleeping because their minds won’t shut down. Shhh, don’t tell anyone but I used to be one of those people. Minds were meant to ‘shut …
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