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  1. Yes, if you were blocking their IP addresses, then it might be futile because they are always changing their IPs. But what if you were only allowing whitelisting IPs such as yours and Danielle's entry to the login page? A block everyone else. Guilty until proven innocent? lol But on the note of the limiting logins, I believe I-themes security has a way of limiting login attempts AND hiding the login page.
  2. Yes, we definitely have to make some mindset shifts. That's for sure, Julian
  3. Hi everyone, I'm currently going through another course. I've found a refreshing new perspective to pricing. The mentor talks about shifting your mindset from what should I charge to how can I help people. But the next part of the equation really opened my eyes: He said, if somebody dumped x amount of dollars into your bank, would could you offer them from the list of things they need help with. So rather than choosing your services or packages, then sticking a price on them, he's flipped it to start with a figure. He also stated that, if the client cannot afford, this is where you start removing components as opposed to lowering price. Really got me thinking ...
  4. Welcome! Firstly I'd like to say I think you are on the right track. When I started off, I got so entrenched in the shiny objects that I could supposedly resell, that I forgot about my own skillset. The best thing you can do, especially when starting, is solve people's problems and get paid for it through your service. You can then evolve into other services, teams, products etc from there. Well, that's my experience
  5. Welcome Kelsey. Glad to see you here. Call out if you have any questions. Tawnya also has a lot of good information on finding clients through various sources.
  6. Which VA is best for me? Western vs Offshore?
  7. Great to have you here, @allandc777
  8. Thanks! @Danielle it went well. Had some good engagement from the viewers plus we worked through a worksheet. I also received some positive feedback and also some constructive feedback which were both good. I have the recording if you are ever interested. Thanks for asking.
  9. Tawnya and I were talking and I mentioned that I was doing a webinar about "How to Make Sure you've Got a High Converting Website". She was really excited for me and asked me to post here about it since so many VA's need their websites to get more clients. It's free and there's a workbook attached so if you'd like to check it out, here's the link. https://markofapproval.com/offer/5-step-website-plan-webinar/ I'm also posting the replay for those who signup to the webinar, so if you can't make it, no worries. It starts at 8am EST on Friday 7th April.
  10. Hi Danielle. Did you manage to sort this out? What are you looking for in a security plugin? I honestly have only ever used the paid version of ithemes security and it was no better (at the time) than the free version. WordFence is the only security plugin I know that has a good scanner.
  11. Hi Mary and Denise and welcome to the forums. What will you specialise in and who will you target? I have chosen to specialise in WordPress because I know it so well. I also like working with coaches and online authorities because I know a fair bit about marketing too. Once you have your "offer" so to speak it's time to put it out there and find your clients. Here's an article which may help http://workfromhomehappiness.com/how-to-become-a-virtual-assistant-with-no-experience/
  12. You are welcome, Danielle. Learning this is a great way to add a new service to your arsenal of WP gigs. Seems many clients are very interested in having a slick, fast and well performing website. And rightfully so. By the way, have you used ManageWP? I'm starting to use it finally and like what I see so far.
  13. I came across this video that describes the plugins and resources for keeping your WordPress site fine tuned. This is a coveted service for clients and one you can provide. I particularly find that images are overlooked in the optimisation process. Here is the page with the information and links to these plugins -> https://www.wpwatercooler.com/video/ep203-plugins-speed-wordpress-website/ Let me know if you have any questions.
  14. Welcome Sarah!