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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 …

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 …

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 …

How Long Should I keep My Stock Image License Information?

In our Virtual Service Provider Facebook group (click to visit)  a question was posed regarding documentation you should keep when you purchase stock images. Here’s the exact post: I responded in our group and reached out to several premium stock resources in the event there was information I forgot to share. Generally speaking you don’t …

ARE VIRTUAL ASSISTANT SERVICES TAXABLE? PT 2

I wrote this post (click here) on sales taxes sometime ago and it’s now time to do a follow-up for US residents. There seems to be a blanket statement in the virtual service industry that says “services are not taxable” and by services there is no distinction made of the type of services that aren’t taxable. …

Tips For Client Discovery Before The Discovery

Clients like it when you do your homework! This post is to help you walk through finding information before the discovery call, prospecting email or phone call. People that have a digital footprint don’t mind you viewing it. The Digital Survey below will help you with the basic things you should know before interacting with …

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 …
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