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Time to listen….

When I initially started my VA business I thought providing a variety of services would be the key to attracting new clients and gaining experience. In the beginning I offered administrative, human resources, legal research and social media maintenance. I noticed that when I mentioned the services I provided social media maintenance most potential clients wanted to know more about that particular service. The more conversations I had about my business and the services I provided the more I noticed the interest in the social media maintenance with legal research as a close second. Then I started thinking…”Maybe I need to rethink my services” It is important to really have honest conversations with your clients to see what works and what may not be best for your business. Next time consider having a conversation with your clients. Consider creating a survey. You may be surprised by the results

 

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A small change goes a long way

Tonight I decided to check-in with my website. As we all know this is a world attached to social media and the online community. As any business owner knows it is important to have a user friendly site where one can maneuver through your site without major complications.

My focus was not so much emphasizing on the user content as it was the actually “look”. A small change to the font choice turned my overall presence into a site that now appears to be more professional and less child like. We all want to be taken seriously.

How often do you check in with your site?

Below is the before and after in the font change to my own site (CMC Virtual Assistance) Take note of the first impression you have once you see each font choice. Thoughts?

Before….

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After……

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#hashtag

Today I decided to change the along behind this blog and give a more “day in the life” approach to working as a Virtual Assistant as my “side hustle.”

Today I joined Ty-Juana Flores of Style Your Curves for a Sip and Swap event in conjunction with Dress for Success. I of course was honored to have Ms. Flores ask me to volunteer and be apart of a great cause.

Today’s Sip and Swap consisted of great people, great location( Scholars Boston) great conversation and plenty of clothes!

In the midst of the event I engaged in great networking conversations. This of course can lead to great business opportunities!!! The social media aspect was very present with the use of hashtags and tagging of photos to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Todays hashtag was #sycswap. This became the movement for the entire evening. Attendees immediately began taking photos, tagging people and of course including the hashtags. As someone very in tune with the social media world I immediately began doing my part. The Instagram and Facebook likes came through and let’s not forget those tweets!

From a business point of view I engaged in great conversation with some amazing people. It is always important to remember there is power in words. You never know what will come next.

#vatipoftheday: consider creating a hashtag for your next business event or create a following for your social media presence

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What to ask your virtual assistant?

The use of a virtual assistant can be foreign and even intimidating to some business owners or busy professionals that are unfamiliar with the concept. In my own personal experience with my clients I have noticed the hesitation from clients who are not too sure on the most appropriate questions to ask.

It is important that the virtual assistant explain their services and what they have the capacity to do. I’ve noticed once their is an explanation of the services I can provide clients are generally more clear in their own business needs.

 

According to VAnetworking.com here are some questions to ask your virtual assistant:

  1. What is your personality type?
  2. Communication style?
  3. How often do you like to communicate
  4. What type of commitment can you provide?
  5. What type of work style do you prefer?
  6. Any certifications?

For a VA the relationship built with their client or potential client is one that can be a long lasting partnership so it is important to ask the appropriate questions in order to achieve the best results for your business.

 

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