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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Are You Doing Too Much in Onboarding?

I know this will be unpopular. Everyone is busy getting their documents together and their beautiful branding and welcome packages and it looks great! Before I share I want to say there is no right or wrong way to do this, there is only the way that works best for your business model and what …

Four organization tools to enhance time management!

I’m really focusing on a more minimalist approach to a few things in my life and businesses so I’ve completed my Spring cleaning and eliminated some waste in my processes. In a Skype session with a fellow virtual service provider I was asked what tools I use to stay organized and help with time management. …

Getting more from WordPress.com

  I love what I do, I mean like love it!  I was working with a virtual assistant in warming up their WordPress.com website and they advised me  they were  told it’s unprofessional  to use WordPress.com and  obviously they didn’t care about their business. If you’re expecting me to jump on the bandwagon and berate …
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