Archive for networking tips

Feeling Uncomfortable? Try This Instead.

I know what you’re thinking. You didn’t know it would be so hard to find clients for your VA business. But think about it – when you apply for and get a job, you stop looking, right? You stay at that job until you are unhappy, and then you start looking again. It’s a natural […]

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3 Tips to Get Clients Faster Through Networking

One of the most asked questions on any VA forum is how to get clients. Fast. When we start our businesses, we are often convinced that the clients will come easily. And sometimes they do. But for the most part, getting clients takes work. And it takes strategy. You’ve heard the expression, ‘It’s who you […]

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Should you really accept that LinkedIn connection request?

LinkedIn is one of the fastest growing social media channels. Tailored towards professionals connecting, sharing and networking online, it should be a key element of establishing and maintaining your personal brand. But does that mean you should be connecting with everyone who sends you a request? When you accept a connection online, you are confirming […]

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Ask questions to make more money

By Timothy Reed (Online Summit Speaker) You can make more money by asking questions.  Of course you have to know the right questions to ask and how to ask them. Why ask questions? Gives you the bigger picture- Asking questions will give you a broader scope of what the job, or project is about. You may […]

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Networking Tips to Build your Virtual Assistant Business

One of the most common questions new virtual assistants ask is “How do I get started?” What is the first step to starting your Virtual Assistant business? Well to start you off I have to say the answer is not “It is easy and goes smoothly and happens overnight.” The truth is building your business […]

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Membership + Volunteering = Networking on Steroids

I served on the Technical Support Committee for the 2012 IVAA Online Summit as a Session Moderator, and I’m so glad I did! I volunteered for two primary reasons: because I believe in giving back to all-volunteer organizations that provide me with services, and because I wanted to gain some experience with managing webinars. What […]

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3 Leadership Skills a Virtual Assistant needs to think like a Leader

Let’s be honest. The world of virtual assistance isn’t for the faint of heart. If you’re new to the industry, you may be struggling to find your footing in this business. It’s not as if there’s a go-to manual on how to succeed as a virtual professional. Drumming up business might not be as easy […]

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Small Talk is a form of Marketing for your Business

What You Should Be Saying When Others Ask, “What do you do?” Small talk is society’s way of cutting the silence, of filling the empty void that makes many of us nervous. When faced with a situation involving just us and a stranger or someone that we are not well acquainted with, it is our […]

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Do you get Butterflies when you go to Networking Events?

You’re driving down the road, talking to yourself all the way. You’ve been telling yourself “You can do this!” You keep running your “elevator speech” through your head. You keep saying “I can talk to these people. I can explain my business if they ask me what I do. I can walk up to people […]

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Business Cards help build the Know Like Trust Factor

Hiring someone to do a service for you can be a scary proposition. The fact is that you just don’t know if you’re going to be wasting your money or not. Wasting money is, of course, the worst thing a company can do and should be avoided at all costs. Many people think that all […]

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