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12 Comments

  1. Sherrie

    Hi. Awesome podcasts, I’ve been binge-listening. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with us. I have 2 questions.

    1. What should we call ourselves?

    We are friends that have been employees for over 10 years. One of us doing project management, systems, technology in the media world. The other more creative, doing graphic design, social media content creation – all platforms, tech-related to these areas, also, content strategy, email marketing, lead magnets, website design etc…

    So are we Digital Specialists or Online Business Managers or something else?

    2. Since we are more than one would we say we’re an Agency?

    3. Packages? Would we combine all elements we offer into different tiers therefore price points or would we price each service individually?

    Thank you so much we appreciate you. We’re going to continue listening to the podcast now.

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    • Susan Mershon

      Hi Sherrie, thank you for taking the time to comment and your kind words – I appreciate it. Here are the answers to your questions – let me know if you need anything else.
      1 – Based on what you listed I would lean towards Digital Specialists – business managers manage the business and don’t do creative type stuff normally. You offer a ton of different things, I would almost separate them into 2 buckets. Systems + Tech + Digital Marketing
      2 – You don’t have to – no. That is entirely up to you.
      3 – Packages are by expertise not hours – so I would say create packages by expertise such as graphic design, social media, etc. Projects are not packages as they would need to be scoped.

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  2. SANDRA HARRIS

    Great podcast,

    Imposter syndrome definitely describes what I am dealing with, although I know it’s normal, sometimes it feels like it’s abnormal. I am definitely working on changing my mindset, this is something that we all will experience as we explore new challenges when we make new steps in life.

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    • Susan Mershon

      Thank you Sandra, I appreciate you taking the time to comment. I agree, it’s normal but sometimes it can be overwhelming and we think it’s just us. I’ve found it’s all how we think about it that makes the difference.

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  3. Erin Crawford

    I absolutely love your podcast. Your info is very useful, and you get right to the point. I don’t have a whole lot of time to listen, but get a lot of info in a little bit of time. Plus I totally love your energy. Thank you for all the amazing info!

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    • Susan Mershon

      Erin, thank you so much for the kind words + for taking the time to comment. I personally love short and sweet when it comes to podcasts as I tend to lose my focus.

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  4. Juana penson

    This was very helpful, you are right it takes time to build a successful business.

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    • Susan Mershon

      Thank you Juana for taking the time to comment. Yes, it does and I think sometimes it’s hard to set realistic goals with all the hype out there.

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  5. Melanie

    I’ve been listening to a few of your things and some constructive criticism – there is always content that puts down other VA trainers and I find it incredibly off-putting. You can promote the value of your system without commenting on anyone else.

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    • Susan Mershon

      Hi Melanie, thank you for your input, I appreciate it. I feel that I need to be honest about what is going on in the VA Industry especially for the last 2-3 years. I’ve heard of way too many people paying a huge sum of money for nothing. My goal is to inform people so they can do their own due diligence before they invest their hard earned money. Personally I’m tired of people being taken advantage of and I feel I can make a difference by speaking up.

      Reply
  6. Stefania

    Hi Susan,

    thank you for this, it was super interesting to listen at.
    Do you think having a fixed pricing list (might also be splitted into different price ranges) could show a positive idea of business? I mean structured business model as we are referring to foundations.

    Thanks can’t wait for the next episode 😉

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    • Susan Mershon

      Hi Stefania, thank you for taking the time to comment, I appreciate it and so glad you find it interesting. And yes, I think have a fixed pricing list or packages is a great way to show structure.

      Reply

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