Virtual trapeze artist..what? I’m sure you’re wondering how I’ve come up with this one. So here’s the story: There are certain things I feel you must have in place BEFORE you take on a real client (not family or friends). These are the things that show that you are a professional and not someone flying by the seat of their pants after they get a client (aka a virtual trapeze artist).
How To Be A Pro And Not A Virtual Trapeze Artist
- Know your baseline rate.
- Know what services you’re offering.
- Know how you’re selling your services (package, retainer, etc).
- Know how you get paid.
- And more.
I’ve seen so many people on social media asking these basic business questions and it got me thinking: What are they thinking? It comes down to this, do you want to be seen as a professional and attract professional clients that pay premium rates? If so, then invest the time to set up your business systems first.
What about you? Do you feel like a Virtual Trapeze Artist or are you a VA? Please take a moment to leave a comment and share your thoughts or check out My Ultimate VA Success Guide: How To Start A Virtual Assistant Business if you want to learn more about starting a business.
Enjoy your day – Susan
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