May 6th, 2013 by Sue L Canfield
Are you a business owner looking for a Virtual Assistant to work with? Then you have expectations. A Virtual Assistant also has expectations of their clients. Here are a few:
- Treated with respect as a fellow business owner. They are not employees.
- Clear communication of your expectations regarding the skills needed and time frames.
- For you, the business owner, to be open to the Virtual Assistant's feedback and suggestions.
- To be paid what they are worth and on time.
Be sure you go over these details before you sign a contact and insist these be included in the contract.
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May 3rd, 2013 by Sue L Canfield
Do you know what your clients expect from you? This is vital for a successful, long-term relationship.
A few client expectations are:
- Your ability to meet their specific skill requirements
- For you to work within a reasonable budget
- A Contract outlining in detail expectations, money matters, and confidentiality requirements
- For you to be a pro-active partner with them providing feedback, suggestions, advice
- Timely responses to their inquiries
- Reliability, trust and someone they can count on for the long haul
Next time we will discuss what a Virtual Assistant expects from a client.
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January 1st, 2013 by Sue L Canfield
Today we have very exciting news! It's January 1, 2013 and our book, The Commonsense Virtual Assistant - Becoming an Entrepreneur, Not an Employee (Kindle Version), is #3 in the category of Best Sellers in Secretarial Aids & Training on Amazon!
If you've read the book, please write an honest review at Amazon. And if you haven't read the book, the Kindle version is only $2.99! Get your copy today!
January 1st, 2013 by Sue L Canfield
Most new Virtual Assistants have many questions about their new business venture. It can be quite confusing to know what choices to make since there are so many. I've created a free 10-page report that answers just five commonly asked questions by new Virtual Assistants. There are of course many more questions you will have. I encourage you to follow this blog to find additional information and resources to help you succeed in your Virtual Assistant business.
The 5 questions that will be answered in this free report are:
1. What Kind of Investment Should I Expect to Make to Be a Successful Virtual Assistant in 6 Months?
2. How Can I Market My Business?
3. What About Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure?
4. What Topics Should I Write About On My Blog?
5. How Do I Raise Client Rates?
There is also a Bonus section with some ideas on how to proactively market your business. There are no strings attached to get this report. I don't even ask for your email. Just download the PDF of 5 Questions Commonly Asked by New Virtual Assistants by clicking here.
December 22nd, 2012 by Sue L Canfield
As we wrap up 2012 and look ahead to what's ahead in 2013, now is a good time to review what you can do in next year to make it the most successful year yet in your virtual assistant business. Here are 3 Quick "C" Tips for success.
1. Consistency - Whatever you do in your business in 2013, be consistent. Create a marketing plan that shares your messages in a regular, consistent manner on a weekly basis. Clients will also appreciate knowing that they can depend on you to be consistent in always getting work done and reply to their inquiries in a timely manner.
2. Collaborate - Don't be afraid to collaborate with your colleagues - particularly if a client asks you to do something you haven't done before. Working with a fellow virtual assistant to provide the best possible service to your client is much better than trying to struggle to learn something you are unfamiliar with. If you need help finding a fellow virtual assistant to collaborate with, contact me at email@example.com and I will help you find someone - at no charge.
3. Commit - Commit to doing your very best every time. Commit to learning all you can this year to make 2013 your best year ever - even if that means investing in a book, a coach, or additional training. Commit to providing the best possible service to every one of your clients.
These are just 3 Quick Tips for success in your virtual assistant business. For more tips, continue following our blog.