This week, I’m sharing five things to help you stay motivated when you aren’t seeing the results that you hoped to achieve. These five things can be applied to getting started on Upwork, to growing your virtual assistant business, and to anything else you want to accomplish in life. It’s not just about doing the work to get where you want to go, but you also have to believe that you can make it happen for yourself. Motivate yourself to keep moving forward!
We’re back for another great episode. To start off, I have an update for you on the list I’m working on for the first quarter. Then, we’ll talk about three questions to ask yourself and see if you have the courage it takes to start your own virtual assistant business. Make sure you stick around for the revelation at the end because it might just be what you need to hear to get moving in your VA business.
This week, we’re talking about the difference between teaching and making a recommendation to a client, and whether teaching is something we should be doing as a virtual assistant. It’s important to be familiar with different tools available that are associated with the services that you provide. Then, you can determine not only what fits you best, but what to recommend to clients when they call on you to share your knowledge and experience with them.
When you have your own business and you’re feeling under the weather, you may have enough flexibility to take time off to get well, but in some cases deadlines may keep you working even when you’re feeling ill. That’s why it’s a good idea to have a contingency plan for times like this. We’ll talk about making a plan as well as some key things to help those who are still deciding whether they want to start their own virtual assistant business.
It’s the first episode of the new year and we’re talking about what we want to accomplish for our business during the first quarter of 2017. I’m sharing my list of ten things for accountability and to encourage you to write down your own list. This is something you can have fun with and not overthink too much right now. Just let the ideas flow of what you want to accomplish and you can modify the list later and start taking action to make this a profitable year.
For our last episode of 2016, we’re looking back over the year to review how things went with our business. This list of questions will help you evaluate what worked and what didn’t work so you can determine what to continue with or focus on in the new year. It may be time to try something new or finally do that next thing you’ve been wanting to do for your business. In order to grow bigger, you have to be willing to step outside of your comfort zone.
During the holiday season, it can be tempting to accept any project that comes your way because you could use the extra money. But you will be better off passing on something that is not a good fit. In this episode, we’ll talk about when to say no to an inquiry for your services and how you can do this in a professional manner that even leaves the door open for future work with the client that may be a better match.
The topic for this episode is about not taking things personally when someone has negative feedback because it’s not always about you specifically. This can be a tough lesson to learn, but the projects that don’t work out the way you expected them to can help you figure out the right questions to ask the next client. Understanding your client’s expectations and making sure you are both on the same page is the foundation for a successful project.
In today’s episode, we’re going to talk about putting action into those ideas that have been sitting on the shelf. The year will be over before we know it and there may be some things you still want to accomplish for 2016. Challenge yourself to pull out some ideas, no matter how long it’s been, and get moving on them by testing things out and seeing what works. This will also create the space for some great new ideas to get excited about.
I have a quick tip this week on how to avoid being mistaken for spam when you are emailing someone that you don’t already know. If you haven’t received a response to your email, perhaps it’s because they can’t tell that you’re a real person. I’ll share my process of elimination when I receive inquiries and don’t know whether it’s spam or not. By implementing some of these important things, you might get more responses to your email inquiries.