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    Hi everyone! My name is Tifa (short for Latifa) and I reside in East Africa. I'm pretty new to the VA industry but I bring in a bit of experience from having worked for a few years in the banking industry - both private and public sector, (legal, brand, marketing and corporate affairs) and now, for an NGO (supervising the operations team handling procurement, admin and HR). I've done a course in being a VA and thus far, apart from continuing to search for clients, I've been continuously learning (I'm really excited about the resources I've found thus far in VA Networking), trying to launch my website and revamping my social media presence. I'm both excited and nervous about being a fully functional VA but I've been looking forward to having a flexible schedule that enable me to work from anywhere. Services I'm offering are such as proof reading, email management, scheduling, freelance writing and virtual project management. I'd like to apply most of the skillset (and thus what I'm offering as a VA) I have from my 8am-5pm roles over the years but baby steps, right? I look forward to learning from everyone and as an inquisitee introvert, I'll definitely do my best to be engaged in the group! Thanks in advance for all support!
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    Hi. My name is Rose Telusma. I have not yet set up a website, all of this is new to me. I am however, very much interested in becoming a virtual assistant and to some day coach others in doing likewise. This is why I'm trying to learn all I can to start off right from ground level. Presently I work full time as an Account Receivable Clerk and process payroll, using Excel and QuickBooks. I am a single mother of a brilliant 16 year old daughter. VAnetworking was found by me while searching through Google for training in this area. Have not yet learnt how to navigate through this site but I definitely will. I'm pleased to be here and very much open to help with whatever I can.
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    Your target market is way to broad as Small business owners and entrepreneurs are in the millions. What skills do you offer? Sometimes that can help you figure out your target market better. Right now you are promoting to any business owner that has a pulse, which is fine but when it comes to marketing you need to fine tune your target. It's shotgun marketing you are doing right now, throwing a bunch of things out there hoping to hit your mark whereas if you know exactly who your target market is (rifle marketing) you'll hit your mark dead on quickly and easily. I teach all about finding your target market / niche at my VAinsiders.com which you might want to consider joining. Ok, so what problem does your market have? Is it email disorganization? Then content on organizing your email would be helpful to them. Find out what the biggest problems are of the people on your list (ask them via your list) and that will help you figure out what to give to them as an enticement (bribe) to sign up to your email list. Also, check out Private Label Rights content (PLR) to get you a quick, brandable giveaway for your market. Easy peasy production then.
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    Hi! I’m Tammy, co-owner and principal provider of TASK Virtual Assistant, LLC - website: https://thetaskva.com. While this isn’t my first time starting a business, this will be my first successful business! As a kid I ran a bicycle repair shop out of our garage, and in my early teens I would type college students’ manuscripts for a nickel a page!! About 24 years ago, I began a financial and business support service, but I really didn’t have a clue what I was doing and it failed miserably. So why now? What changed? I love being an assistant and helping people, and have always wanted to be my own boss, but two things held me back: financially I couldn’t take the plunge, and I lacked the confidence – especially after that first failure. Then I lost my job and was not having success with the job search (if I hear overqualified one more time I just may forget I’m a lady!! ) and then I received a letter about a state program that would give me the training I needed to start my own business, and, on the same day, my sister texted me a link to check out something about learning how to become a virtual assistant from vanetworking.com!! My decision was made. The timing was right. Time to jump out of my comfort zone and start doing something for myself…and here I am. I launched Oct. 31, 2019, and was very fortunate to have attended VAVS the week before! What I learned there actually gave me the courage and confidence to face the daunting task of breaking ties with my first client!! (Thank you Tawnya for letting me know that was ok to do!!) It really wasn’t a good match and it was better to quickly pull off that band aid! I offer an array of administrative and office support services, but my niche is Bookkeeping. I completely geek out over a spreadsheet – seriously, numbers are so sexy!! A few personal things about me: I make my own wine, and I love to sew. I designed an apron for my daughter and granddaughter and a friend said “Apron Wine”, and my label was born. I go absolutely nuts for Corgis. I lost my furbaby a few years back, but he was a character. Thought he was a cat! So it goes to reason that the cat who adopted me 3 years ago – Stumpers (our “CEO”) thinks she’s a dog!! One of my favorite sounds is the true clacking of typewriter keys. My mom gave me my first Smith Corona manual typewriter when I was 13 .I immediately fell in love with the clacking of the keys! Oh yeah, and I’m very much an introvert but working on it! I hope this wasn’t too long!! I do have issues wrapping things up. But I am very much looking forward to being a part of this community!!
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    Most clients I've talked to don't want to see a long laundry list of services you can do for them. It is not only overwhelming reading through the long list, but time consuming and doesn't help the client's decision making process to hire you. Continue reading buttons are seldom clicked on according to web usability statistics. What does help them decide is a paragraph on how you can help them with their bookkeeping or social media marketing. What problem of theirs can you solve with your services? Shorter is better. Get to the point of what your services can do for the client and that's all you need.
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    I thought I'd put together a Friday FOMO post each week to keep you in the loop of what you may have missed. I know for me the fear of missing out is a strong one with so many emails each day as I often miss out! Where's its exercise, planning, education or reading you were interested in, we had it all this past week... 1. Abby Malmstroms's FREE New Year New Rear fitness training program is still available and you can jump on this exercise program here. 2. Freelance University has opened its doors for theIR January intake. Over 80 specialized courses designed to expand your skills and maximize your income potential in 2020. Learn more by clicking here 3. CoachGlue Planners are all on sale. This is done-for-you content that you can use to learn from or rebrand it and give away to grow your list or even sell as a product! Honestly, putting out incredibly high-quality content to please your audience has never been easier! SAVE $27 on any planner using my coupon code: 2020 Check out the planner selection right here 4. My Coach, Kelly McCausey is retiring a bunch of her products, many of which have helped me move forward in my business this past year. Get 75% OFF using my coupon code: RETIRE2020 You can see all the done-for-you packages by clicking here Here are just a few of the topics you'll find: Goal Setting Productivity Hacks Inspirational Coloring Pages Bundle Love Coloring Pages Bundle Personal Branding: Let Your Audience Get to Know You Self-Limiting Beliefs: Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life! Master A Mighty Money Mindset Build Your Tribe: Sound Strategies for Building a Thriving Community Copy & Paste File: Customer Appreciation Expressions Small Acts Of Self Care For A Happier You Reducing The Impact Of Stress 100 Blogging Questions 100 Social Media Questions Chrome Extensions Save Time & Make You Smile Video Scripts: Engaging Community on Facebook Video Scripts: Promoting Products Video Scripts: List Building Basics & Beyond 5. We also got a couple of new blog posts you can check out here: Setting Goals and Sticking to Them with Positive Self-Talk and New Year, New Rear! AND, that's all you've missed the past week.
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    Tawnya you are just AWESOME!!! I can't believe it, but you just really nailed it. Thanks for all the GREAT ideas. You have definitely solved a problem for me which I've had for many years. I sooooo! appreciate the help! Janice
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    Think of what resources your clients may need and start adding those to your resource page. Most of the resources we offer at www.VAjot.com are ones that most clients may need at some point. They will probably need shopping carts, email management programs, domain, hosting, website, bookkeeping, cloud storage, etc. to name a few. I keep all my resources on one page and whenever my client needs something like an autoresponder program I'll say, pop over to my resources page and look at all the autoresponders you could use and once you decide on one grab it there. Here's one of my resource pages.
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    You would have to look up affiliate programs to apply to. Then get your affiliate links and put them on a page. Here's my resource page for an example: https://proactiveva.com/business-resources/ Here's an example of VAnetworking's Resource Page: http://vajot.com
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