Getting ready to gear up for a networking event in two weeks and I am in the mood for some new advertising material. Of course I could make flyers on my own which would be much more cost effective, but I am looking for more so I did some research and discovered moo.com, a luxury business provider that specializes in very trendy business cards, postcards, notecards that can be designed and used for your business. I am sure there are others out there in the same boat. Even I as a virtual assistant need to continuously find ways to get the client’s attention. How can I best attract my audience and educate them on the virtual assistant industry all at the same time. I think I found my answer with Moo!
Cheers to the weekend! What is it about a Friday that gets everyone to a point of relaxation and release. Why is it on a Friday that everyone now becomes laid back and full of cheer…It’s the weekend. This week has been a LOOOOONNNGGGG week. Work demands, upon more demands, upon more demands encompassed my entire week. Then came Friday…YES! It just seems like the entire airspace changes. Cheers to the freakin’ weekend.
What does your email signature look like. Adding links and or icons to your email signature can be a great way to allow for additional traffic and potentially create new business. Consider your email signature as another way to stay and get connected!
Just another example of how a Virtual assistant can make a world a difference for you and your business.
When you have so many things to do in both life and business, you will often found that you don’t have enough time. I personally have reached to a point where 24 hours is not enough. And I wish I could buy more time for my day.
So, I hired a PA.
Mathematics of PA
If you know your hourly rate, that would help to determine if it is worth to have a PA or not. Say, your salary is $5K and you work 5 days a week, 25 days a month.
So, $5000/(25*8) is $25/hour.
And if you decide to hire a PA, you should pay them less than what you earned. For few simple reasons:
- You are hiring them for simpler task
- Let them to do the “boring” stuff
- Your time is expensive. Otherwise, do it yourself
How to effectively hire a PA
First, be clear on what…
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Google calendar is a great tool that not only allows you to organize and color coat all your networking events, appointments and meetings, but for your potential clients and present clients you can share your events as well as turn your calendar into sub calendars and share those calendars with only those who are required to know.
There are several google applications on iPhone and Google calendar is also an app for Android users only.
Consider Google calendar and several of these other software tools for your business.
For anyone starting a Virtual Assistant business one of the more common questions is to discover your niche. Who will you market your services to? Initially my focus was to market my services to small businesses and entrepreneurs. The interest has been steady. My main task has been to educate those interested on the role of a VA and what exactly can a virtual assistant do?
Several of the networking events and conversations I participated in consisted of those in the fashion industry as well as the entertainment industry. Then it happened…I found my niche! CMC Virtual Assistance will now cater it’s services to those in the fashion and entertainment industries. I have noticed an upcoming increase of online designers, stylist,etc who could greatly benefit from the use of a virtual assistant. I immediately became excited. I instantly went into a re-branding mode. New website layout, business cards, networking approach, new direction!
It’s true that you learn a lot along the way when starting business. The good, the bad, and the unsure.
Let the journey begin…again