How to move ad-hoc clients over onto retainers

How to move ad-hoc clients over onto retainers

I’m aware that many virtual assistants like to have their clients on retainers so that they themselves know what their incomes going to be every month, so here’s my tip on how to move ad-hoc clients over to retainers. I recently tried this for the first...
Should Virtual Assistants offer discounts or special offers?

Should Virtual Assistants offer discounts or special offers?

It’s inspiring to see VAs thinking of ways to attract their first or extra paying client, but some can become so focused on getting them that they’ll start making decisions that can affect the longevity of their business, like offering discounts! Here’s why I believe,...
Should all your clients be on retainers?

Should all your clients be on retainers?

I know, I know, if clients are on retainers you know what’s coming in every month (caveat – providing everyone pays their invoice and don’t decide to stop working with you). But many VAs find it extremely stressful and complicated trying to convert...
What skills do you need to be a Virtual Assistant?

What skills do you need to be a Virtual Assistant?

Being a VA affords me a wonderful working life and I know many want that life too. Why should we, when employees, just word for the weekends – 2 days a week every week to be ourselves, to relax, to enjoy our hard earned money? Work shouldn’t be stressful!...
Are there any male Virtual Assistants?

Are there any male Virtual Assistants?

I’ve never been one for only working with one gender, to me that’s not what equality is, so when father of four, Mark Smith, came on my radar in my VA trainer capacity I was thrilled to have him in the Private Members’ Club. I sat him down over a pub...
What should I call my Virtual Assistant Business?

What should I call my Virtual Assistant Business?

This is one question that is so popular, and can hold many people back from staring their VA business ‘What shall I call my Virtual Assistant business?’ First of all let’s think about some things to definitely consider before deciding on a name: It...
Nailing Your Niche – Do You Need To?

Nailing Your Niche – Do You Need To?

‘What’s your niche?’ ‘You’ve got a niche, right?’ ‘Oh, you need a niche!’ Yeah, thanks for that but what is a niche? And why do you need one? In a nutshell, a niche is something you specialise in or someone you prefer to...
Should I display my rates on my website?

Should I display my rates on my website?

Before I answer the question with my thoughts I want to ask you why wouldn’t you display your prices on your website? are you worried it will put people off? are you not confident with what you charge? are you hoping people will phone or email and then you can...