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How to Use Client Comments as Quote Testimonials

Many virtual service providers (VSPs) offer their services for short term projects  in exchange for experience and testimonials. This isn’t a new thing in the business world though it may not be widely discussed. One aspect of this business arrangement is to understand that it is ‘business’ and to treat it as such. Far too …

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 …

How To Use Trello To Provide Your Welcome Packet

In a previous post I talked about why I don’t send a welcome packet, you can read about it here. I’ve had some questions on how my process works if no welcome packet goes out so I decided to share more about it. I would love to hear how you provide and what’s included in …

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 …
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