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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 …

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 …

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 …

3 Important Skills For A Virtual Service Provider

One of the questions posed in a Virtual Assistant group is: What do you think are the 3 most important skills to have as a Virtual Assistant/Entrepreneur? Obviously each person has their own answers, some were communication, competence, great attitude, being proactive, having great time management skills etc. I think they are all great answers! …

Confession of An Email List Subscriber

I’m thinking out loud again! I do that often. I realize my methodology may make my client pool smaller. I’m okay with that. I’m not okay with hopping on circling bandwagons, that’s just not my thing. I have difficulty understanding the concept of growing your mail list by gathering subscribers who wanted something for free …

Why I Don’t Send A Client Questionnaire

I’ve been exploring the process of onboarding clients with a group of virtual service providers and virtual assistants and the topic of questionnaires came up. Like welcome letters (read that here) I don’t send questionnaires to my clients because I don’t want to increase their to-do list, I want to help them reduce and manage …
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