5 Awesome Ideas For Your Freebie

5 Awesome Ideas For Your Freebie

Here Are Some Ideas For Your Freebie

Virtual Assistants often ask me, “Do I really need to have a Free Offer aka Lead Magnet on my website“?

And, my answer is always the same, “Yes you do“.

Why?

Because you need a method to attract prospects.

Yes, even a Virtual Assistant business needs a sales pipeline!

Then the next question comes… “Well, what should I create“?

The whole idea of having to create something scares many people – I know it did me when I first started out.

I’m a chronic over-thinker (anyone else have this problem) so, I ended up researching too much (another problem of mine – love to do research), and ended up overwhelmed and confused.

Does it really have to be this hard to create something, I thought.

Turns out, I was making it much harder than it needed to be. Once I stopped thinking about it, I realized I just needed a simple way to share my expertise.

The beauty of a freebie, is in it’s simplicity.

It doesn’t have to be hard to create or share.

It can be simple, even just a one page checklist.

Remember… it’s all about the VALUE.

What can you show, teach or give that will give your potential subscribers incredible value?

What to Create?

Create a freebie that showcases your expertise to your Target Market.

What is one of their biggest issues or pain points?

Not sure, ask them.

Do a survey and share it with your clients.

Don’t have any clients, find your Target Market online and ask them to fill out a simple survey.

Then take action on the results. How can you solve it? Pick a topic and get started.

Here are 5 awesome ideas for creating a freebie.

Simply, take your topic and create one of these items. Go with what suits you. Don’t be afraid to share your brilliance!

  1. A Simple Checklist – people love checklists! Take your topic and create a one page checklist on how to use it or why it’s important.
  2. An Infographic – perfect for those of us who are visual. Take your topic and create a graphic or flow chart of the steps in a process or instructions. You can even compare items.
  3. A Video or Audio Series – great for teaching and how to’s. You could break down the steps into individual videos or audios of “how to’s”. Deliver them over a series of days or weeks via an Auto-Responder or Sequence.
  4. A Resource List – similar to a checklist but this gives a list of handy tools, short cuts, etc. What tools does your Target Industry use or need to know more about?
  5. A How To Ebook, Guide or PDF – expand your simple checklist into a “How To” Ebook, PDF or Guide. These are also great for expanding on your expertise and the solutions you provide.

Remember, your Freebie isn’t about you – it’s about what you do for your clients.

The problems you solve, the solutions you provide, the transformation that happens to your client’s business when they work with you.

Oh, and a quick note. You’ll need to have an Email Marketing program to capture the names of the people who sign up. Mail Chimp or Mad Mimi are two great options when just starting out. But, you’ll need to create your Freebie first.

Do you have a Freebie?

Please add a link in the Comments below to share it!

Feel free to post below and let me know what action your taking today to create your awesome freebie.

I’d love to hear from you!

All comments + questions are welcome.

If you know someone who might benefit from this information, please share. You can use the share buttons below the post.

HERE ARE A FEW RELATED BLOG POSTS THAT MIGHT BE OF INTEREST:

  1. Sales Funnels – The What + Why
  2. How Is Your Focus
  3. Tips To Build Your List

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 – it’s FREE! Go to http://bit.ly/vatipstricks.

Thanks for reading – Susan

Don’t forget to leave a comment if you found this information useful – I’d love to hear from you!

How Is Your Focus?

How Is Your Focus?

Focus Pocus

I suffer from Shiny Object Syndrome (SOS… how appropriate), so I am easily distracted. I have learned how to cope with my SOS using several different techniques.

Do you have tips & tricks on how to stay focused? I’d love to hear them – please share.

In this week’s VLOG I share a few tips that work to keep SOS in check and stay on task (and focused).

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

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

5 Useful Tips on Project Management

5 Useful Tips on Project Management

Project Management Tips

If you’re a busy entrepreneur or one that is just starting out, it is so important to have systems and a plan in place for when you’re business takes off.  Here are 5 useful Tips on Project Management that every entrepreneur can benefit from.

1.  Organization – Let technology help you get and stay organized.  For example use:

    • EverNote to keep minutes from client meetings and store project documents
    • Word Templates to create client & edit documents such as contracts, business policies, client or prospect information forms.
    • Echo-sign to electronically deliver and sign contracts
    • DropBox for document storage that both you and your clients need access to

2.  Productivity – Need more time in your day?  Try these simple tips:

    • Use an online calendar such a iCal or Google.  You can easily synch calendars with your mobile devices so you can stay on top of your calendar when not in the office.
    • Create email folders to keep track of emails – don’t leave them in your Inbox.  Once they’re complete, move them to the appropriate folder.  This makes is easy for you to locate should you need it again.
    • Cut down on interruptions.  Turn off your phone, put Do Not Disturb on your door, close Skype & your email.  It is so easy to get distracted if you leave your email or Skype open.  Finish what you start!
    • Schedule time on your calendar to work on your own business and treat it like a business meeting!

3.  Task Management – Stay on top of your deliverables and:

    • Meet your deadlines
    • Know your availability to take on more work
    • Track time against tasks
    • There are several tools on the market that offer either a free version or a free trial period.  Take a look at TeamworkPM, Zoho, Myintervals or Attask to name a few.  Don’t be afraid to try out a few different ones until you find the one that works for you!

4.  Kickoff Meetings – When you start a new project or take on a new client it is imperative to:

    • Set expectations
    • Define roles and responsibilities
    • Discuss business policies and communication preferences
    • Set task priorities and deadlines

5.  Status Meetings – Weekly or bi-weekly meetings with your clients to:

    • Stay in contact
    • Stay accountable
    • Communicate

These 5 Project Management Tips help you get and stay organized and build a relationship with your clients.

What do you think?

I’d love to here your comments. Please take a moment to leave me a comment and share your thoughts.

Please share if you know someone who might benefit from this information. The share buttons are below the post.

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 reading!

Enjoy your day – Susan

Getting & Staying Organized

Getting & Staying Organized

Getting & Staying Organized

There are many tips, tricks and tools available these days to assist you in staying organized within your business. Some are more preferential than others on different personal levels. What one person finds helpful, another can find a hindrance, however, they are all out there and available to assist you in the most important element of your business – Organization!

The top 5 key factors (in no particular order) that I believe contribute to being A+ at organization are:

  1. Time Management – Be aware of what time you are spending on which tasks. You will get used to how long it takes you to complete certain tasks if they are regular, and also help to predict how long it will take you to complete something new.
  2. Project Management – Make use of a project management system, such as TeamworkPM, so that you can plan your workload and ensure you don’t miss anything. Break down your tasks and tick each one off as you go along, so you know what you have outstanding.
  3. Diary Management – Not to be confused with time management. Use your diary/schedule constructively to plan meetings, telephone calls and block out times to work on projects for specific clients.
  4. Discipline – Ensure you stick to the procedures you have set up to keep yourself organized. That’s the only way you will stay organized!
  5. Determination – Keep your eyes on the prize! Organization equals a happy client and in turn a happy you and a successful business. Keep your determination switch to full power!

If you are struggling with any part of your organization strategy, then get in touch and I will see how I can help you.

I’d love to here your comments. Please take a moment to leave me a comment and share your thoughts.

Please share if you know someone who might benefit from this information. The share buttons are below the post.

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 reading!

Enjoy your day – Susan

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