Tara Reid | Marketing and Content Creation

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What You Need On Your Virtual Assistant Website

What You Need On Your Virtual Assistant Website

As a new virtual assistant or someone who just hasn’t created an actual website yet this post is going to help you with what exactly your website needs and what clients are going to be looking for. I have been a service-based business for over six years now. And before that, I had an e-commerce based business for eight years. I also have a background in website design.  More recently, I’ve started hiring a team of virtual assistants and service providers to help me grow my businesses. Through this process and reviewing hundreds of applicants for one position, I have…

How to get your Freelance Clients to Pay on Time

How to get your Freelance Clients to Pay on Time

As a Freelancer or Virtual Assistant, one thing that always pops up in conversation is how do you handle client payments. For some, this is a big area of stress – clients late, clients avoiding you, disputing your worth. For others, those with a plan and process, this is the best part of their month. The key is to get your business in this second group’s mindset. Lets further discuss some ways that you get your Freelance Clients to Pay on Time: Be Professional and Clear I know this sounds vague but it really isn’t. Having your payment structure in…

5 Ways to Work from Home During the Pandemics

5 Ways to Work from Home During the Pandemics

No one saw this coming! With the outbreak of the coronavirus this year, there’s been a lot of changes we’ve had to face. If you’re an online worker, you might already know a bit about working from home and what works or doesn’t work for you. However, a lot of companies moved their actual offices to the home offices and because of the pandemics, they had to adjust to a ‘new normal’ way of working. Working from home is definitely not for everyone and if you’re not used to it or if you’ve started your own business during this time,…

5 Productivity Hacks to Help Entrepreneurs Scale Their Business

5 Productivity Hacks to Help Entrepreneurs Scale Their Business

Entrepreneurship is great! You get to be your own boss, you set your own rules, and you can choose how your day at work will look like. There is a lot of freedom coming with this dream lifestyle you create yourself, but even though all this sounds amazing, there is another side of the coin, too. With all this freedom, there are also a lot of responsibilities, decisions to be made, and things that you need to take care of on your own. You are the boss, but you’re also a problem solver, accountant, project manager, and tech wizard. It’s…

What to Do When Clients Say You Are Too Expensive

What to Do When Clients Say You Are Too Expensive

As a service provider, having clients come to you and then say “Your prices are too much,” or “That’s out of my budget.” That’s something that is very common and is going to happen to you a lot. Especially as you get more and more experience and your services and skills go up, so will your rate or package pricing, which is totally normal and understandable. Not all clients are going to be the perfect fit for you. This could be the case for any number of reasons. They might not be a fit because of their budget, or they…

What to Include in Your Client Onboarding Packet to New Clients as a Virtual Assistant

What to Include in Your Client Onboarding Packet to New Clients as a Virtual Assistant

You’ve signed on a new client, congratulations! Do you have a client onboarding process and an onboarding packet ready for your new client? If not, keep reading this post to help you create an even more ‘wow’ client experience right off the start of your working relationship. What exactly is an Onboarding Packet (also called a Welcome Kit)? Basically, it’s a document, usually in PDF form, that outlines everything the client would need to know about your working relationship and their project. The onboarding packet, along with your contract or agreement, helps the client understand what is happening and when….

How Service Based Business Owners Can Use Dubsado

How Service Based Business Owners Can Use Dubsado

Are you using more than one CRM? As a new business owner, there is a lot you need to deal with. Some activities around your business are fun, some not so much. Paperwork or in other words administrative tasks is one thing that you as an entrepreneur might struggle with or try to avoid for as long as you can. To start off your business, you most likely don’t want to spend too much money and rather use free platforms that will do the trick. It’s not bad to think about it this way, but what about efficiency? Is it…

5 Reasons Why Freelancers and VA’s Should Practice Meditation

5 Reasons Why Freelancers and VA’s Should Practice Meditation

Do you find your mind being busy with all kinds of thoughts during the day and it seems impossible to switch off? Can you imagine having a peaceful moment for yourself when your mind is clear and not trying to jump from one thought to another? Not really you say? Try meditation and it will change your life! As an entrepreneur, you are dealing with a lot of things and constantly thinking about whether your income will cover all your living expenses, whether you sent out the invoice to your client or if you are marketing yourself correctly. We have…

How to Avoid Technology Issues as a Virtual Assistant/Freelancer

How to Avoid Technology Issues as a Virtual Assistant/Freelancer

When you are working from home, as a Freelancer or Virtual Assistant. Having tech issues is an occupational hazard that cannot impact your client’s work. There are deliverables for a reason. Now, life can happen where something is completely beyond your control – i.e. a major Telecommunications carrier has a massive outage across their multiple platforms (internet, phone, and mobile) – this happened in 2019 for almost 24 hours – where no amount of backups could help. But, there are some ways to prevent technology from curbing your productivity for the day. Here are a few to consider: Set up…

How to Figure Out Who Your Ideal Client Is

How to Figure Out Who Your Ideal Client Is

Let me start with the fact that most entrepreneurs aren’t clear about their ideal client, so you are definitely not the only one trust me! Figuring out who your ideal client is can be challenging, especially at the beginning of your business. Many of us might feel like working with anyone for the sake of getting the client is okay. However, even though many businesses may need your help, niching down your ideal clients helps to deliver your services to the right target market and saves you wasted time or money. Here are a few steps you can follow when…

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