If so, it's time to nip it in the bud!
Allowing yourself to be treated as an employee (which as a virtual assistant you're not) is an easy trap to fall into, so don't feel bad.
But if you allow your clients to continue to treat you this way you may just find yourself:
- Working full-time for part...
We talk a lot about 'red flag' clients. You know the ones ... the leads and clients that display behaviors that indicate they aren't the right fit for you personally or professionally.
And unfortunately as virtual assistants we also need to be on the look out for the red flags that warn us...
When we talk about premium clients, we're talking about the ones who:
- Are looking to gain as much time back as possible and are willing to pay for it.
- Are attracted to glossy, stand-out online presence.
- Are impressed by a slick sales call and onboarding process.
- Are happy to pay in advance for...
Unlike service plans provided by mobile phone providers, virtual assistants need to stop allowing any unused hours 'roll over' to the next month (or beyond!).
Now before you throw your arms up in the air declaring that this doesn't seem at all fair to clients and why on earth would they agree to...
Whether once a year you Maria Kondo the s*** out of the dumping ground that was once your top kitchen drawer, or if each season you go through your closet to donate clothes that no longer fit, the feeling a good declutter gives you is well worth the effort put in.
It's healthy to give our homes a...
Or are you plodding along, haphazardly getting clients, hoping the business you wish you had will magically happen?
Winging it only gets you so far. Creating the life you desire (that one that gives you the ultimate in freedom and flexibility) requires a plan and focus.
You're living the dream ... right?
You work from home and around your family and lifestyle.
You choose your hours, your services and your clients.
You've found a business that gives you the ultimate in freedom and flexibility.
You've got the skills, you know how to find (and keep!) clients...
"Offer services you both love and have the skills and experience to deliver" they told you!
"Be yourself, make meaningful connections" they repeated!
"Move away from casual hourly rates and offer service plans and packages instead" they cried!
"Niche and they will come" they proclaimed!
How often have you said 'sorry' to someone this week?
Probably too many!
Women tend to use apologies as a way to cushion their actions.
It goes waaaaay back to when women were (and let's be honest - can still be!) penalised for verbalising their opinions, speaking up and speaking out.