Six days ago I replied to an aspiring virtual assistant's question in a LinkedIn group for virtual assistants. Her main concerns were how to go about marketing and getting new clients.
I explained, "That's a common concern when starting a business. It's important to put strategies into place now to start connecting with potential clients. Of utmost importance is sharing valuable information with prospects so they come to know you, like you, and trust you. Then they are more willing to want to do business with you and refer you to others as well."
Then I encouraged her to read my blog post about getting your first client: http://chiefvirtualofficer.com/blog/2009/10/09/take-three-steps-to-get-your-first-client-2/
We then communicated further by email and I made her an offer for the Action Guide, Building Blocks: Succeed as a Chief Virtual Officer and the CD Client Communication Clinic. They were in the mail to her the next day. Further discussion led to finding out she needed her website done. So now Joel's working on the website and tweaking her logo.
Have you had success using LinkedIn Groups and Questions?