Don’t Call Yourself a VA

Don’t Call Yourself a VA

Don’t Call Yourself a Virtual Assistant

How many of you have introduced yourself as a “Virtual Assistant” and either you get the deer in the headlights look OR the person you are chatting with thinks you are an Administrative Assistant? Me!

The term “Virtual Assistant” is a very broad & generic title. Either people don’t know what one is or they assume to know exactly what you do.

Both are problems in my opinion!

In this week’s video blog I talk about a few different ideas for introducing yourself to prospects without using the title “Virtual Assistant“.

Thanks for listening.

I’d love to hear what you think. Please take a moment to leave a comment below and share your thoughts and questions. Or, feel free to share what you learned from this video.

Oh… and each week I host an Open Mic Session in my VA Tips & Tricks Facebook Group where I deep dive specific topics & answer your questions, be sure to join us for the next one – http://bit.ly/vatipstricks

Enjoy your day – Susan

How Many Clients?

How Many Clients?

How Many Clients?

It seems like each week I am asked the same question…

“How many clients do I need?”

It is not the number of clients you need – it is the number of hours you need to bill.

In this video I talk about the two numbers everyone should know before starting their VA journey:

  1. how much they need to earn to keep the lights on
  2. what is their hourly rate.

It is important to track your time to be sure that you are billing enough hours. If you’re not – then you need more clients. If you are billing more then it might be time to get some additional help.

Enjoy the video and thanks for listening.

I’d love to hear what you think.

Do you know how many hours you need to bill in a week or month?

Please take a moment to leave a comment below and share your thoughts and questions. Or, feel free to share what you learned from this video.

Oh… and each week I host an Open Mic Session in my VA Tips & Tricks Facebook Group where I deep dive specific topics & answer your questions, be sure to join us for the next one – http://bit.ly/vatipstricks

Enjoy your day – Susan

Are You Nervous About Speaking To Potential Clients?

Are You Nervous About Speaking To Potential Clients?

Interviewing Potential Clients

I remember the first time I had a potential client ask for a meeting to discuss how I could help them. I was terrified – I was like what do I say or ask?

Speaking about your business to a prospect is much different than applying for a job. In truth, you want to listen more than you talk.

In this week’s VLOG I talk about:

  • how to prepare
  • sample questions to ask
  • how to follow up

The biggest thing to remember is, it is NOT a sales call – it is a conversation to find out more about them and their business and how you can help them.

Enjoy the video and thanks for listening.

I’d love to hear what you think. Do you have a story about not meeting with a prospect?

Please take a moment to leave a comment below and share your thoughts and questions. Or, feel free to share what you learned from this video.

You find a list of sample questions in my Prospect Questionnaire for free here.

Oh… and each week I host an Open Mic Session in my VA Tips & Tricks Facebook Group where I deep dive specific topics & answer your questions, be sure to join us for the next one – http://bit.ly/vatipstricks

Thanks for watching!

Enjoy your day – Susan

Have You Set Boundaries?

Have You Set Boundaries?

Do your clients know your boundaries?

Are they clear?

Have you communicated them?

Being in the service industry and hungry to get clients, many Virtual Assistants allow their clients to set their schedule instead of the other way around.  This is a problem in oh so many ways.

Take the time to set boundaries with not just clients but with friends & family too.

In this VLOG I talk about setting boundaries and sticking to them.

Thanks for listening!

I’d love to hear what you think.

Do you have a story about not setting boundaries?

Please take a moment to leave a comment below or on my YouTube channel and share your thoughts. Or, feel free to share what you learned from this video.

If you are interested in the Business Policies template I mention, you can find it here.

Thanks for watching,

Oh… and each week I host an Open Mic Session in my VA Tips & Tricks Facebook Group where I deep dive specific topics & answer your questions, be sure to join us for the next one – http://bit.ly/vatipstricks

Enjoy your day – Susan

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