networking

How I Landed My First Virtual Assistant Client

If you are still struggling to get that first Virtual Assistant client (or that first great client), this is what you need to do. One of the things many Virtual Assistants struggle with is getting their first client. There is so much anxiety around getting clients – especially that first one – that we can often be overcome and get paralyzed. And nothing happens. We try to adjust our services. We try to adjust our rates. We apply for countlessRead More »How I Landed My First Virtual Assistant Client

How to Get More Virtual Assistant Clients through Networking

Improve Your In-Person Networking To Make Better Connections Attending networking events is fun, and can be very rewarding, but are you making the most of your efforts each time you take time to go to one? Think about your last five networking events. How many clients have you signed up? How many great connections did you make? Virtual assistants sometimes avoid in person networking because so many of us are introverts. I always recommend learning to do it well, evenRead More »How to Get More Virtual Assistant Clients through Networking

Where Do I Find Clients for my Virtual Assistant Business?

Are you struggling to find clients for your Virtual Assistant business? Many VAs struggle with this, not only at the beginning of their business, but all the way through it. Why? Because they don't have a plan or a strategy to get clients. Some of us start our business with our old boss as our first client (I did!). Or a husband, a neighbour, a friend. So we don't get used to doing any marketing. For marketing to work properly,Read More »Where Do I Find Clients for my Virtual Assistant Business?

Getting the Most out of Business Events

Attending business events is an important aspect of boosting your business's profile. Business events give you the opportunity to meet potential customers, clients, partners and more. It's important to keep in mind how to get the most out of business events as you choose the events to attend. Remember Why - It's important to remember why you are attending business events. Knowing why you are attending will go far in helping you choose the right events to attend. Not allRead More »Getting the Most out of Business Events

Effective Networking

by Lori Padgett According to Webster’s New World Dictionary, a network is a “group, system, etc. of interconnected or cooperating individuals.” Choosing An Event/Group Visit as many groups as possible that spark your interest. Notice the tone and attitude of the group. Do the people sound supportive of one another? Does the leadership appear competent? Many groups will allow you to visit two times before joining. Attend events consistently. Going just once every few months is almost a waste ofRead More »Effective Networking

Networking 101

Lately there seems to be a lot of talk about how to get your business known and how to find clients. Since September is rolling around before we know it, this might be an opportune time to address networking. Networking is such a vital part of growing a business, especially a VA business. So what is networking, how and where do you start? First and foremost, networking is about building relationships. Think about it for a minute. If you wereRead More »Networking 101