Jump to content

Diana

Free Member
  • Content Count

    970
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

1 Neutral

About Diana

  • Rank
    Long Time Member
  • Birthday 08/17/1957

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
    http://www.virtualwordpublishing.com
  • ICQ
    0

Profile Information

  • Location
    Pompano Beach, Florida
  • Interests
    Writing, camping, family fun, Internet activities, reading, and shopping (too much!).
  1. Hi One other way that I've found to find good sites to submit to is to check out those that you see in Google Alerts. Set up a google alert for VAs and also other hot topics and then see where a lot of the releases are coming from. The ones that come up frequently are good to submit to. Thanks!
  2. Hi I'm thrilled to be a part of it. When you look at that line-up of speakers, it's like "woah" years and years of experience and so many different niches and ideas represented. So much knowledge, experience & fun to be had. Can't wait.
  3. Hi I think in the summer a lot of things slow down, especially in the beginning whenever everyone is trying to figure out how to keep up and let the kids have a great summer. It's hard! My kids are older now 11-15-23 and I always thought, now it will be easy. NOT!! Just means they have more friends over. Of course I wouldn't want it any other way, but boy is it tough to think at times. I never did that well anyways! Thanks!
  4. Hi Those skills are very needed! My niche is more publicity virtual assistant now and many of what you mention would fit in with that. Plus editing and proofing is always needed, whether it's helping someone edit their book or ebook, or helping with their website and articles and press releases, that's a great niche. Plus, you can add services onto that as well. For example, you might want to add on article and press release submissions. Good luck! I know you'll rock it!
  5. Hi Bonnie Another excellent release! You absolutely have the best sources for where to submit out there. I love that it's not only article submission directories, but specialized listings as well. Whenever I get a new client in a different specialty I come there and find new places to submit. Totally helps me so much. Thanks!
  6. Hi Excellent release. I wish you the very best of luck with the course. I know it's going to rock. Thanks!
  7. Hi It sure used to be easier to raise my rates. I used to raise them at the 1st of the year. Also, I would often raise my rates to new clients and test the rate before upping my regulars. That helped me to know if I was still in the ballpark. Today with the economy here, it's a little more difficult. I will still raise them, but I'm just happy to still keep a full client base at times. I have lost a client when I raised my rates. But like the others, they were always trying to get more than they paid for, so I didn't feel bad at all. Thanks! Diana
  8. Hi Me too! I have a printed one that I do have with me in the car. I can't tell you how many times I've been at an event and we get to talking about work and all the sudden they become a potential client. I usually act like, "humm, let me see if I have something with me." Don't want them to think I'm a walking ad, but really I am. I believe I sent my online portfolio more often though. I always try and customize it a little for the client or situation, but it sure helps having it already put together. I usually try and customize the cover letter noting anything that we've talked about that would make them feel like I'm on top of it. I normally do try and go to their website before I send anything so often times that can help. Thanks!
  9. Hi Oh my, the mall an hour way, I'd go crazy! (But boy would I save money!) Great advice offered. The website is so important. Plus, get active on social networks. You can build great networks and opportunities that way. Also, knowing that you are rural, work with that. For example, if you don't get high speed access, find niches that wouldn't require that as much. (Transcription vs. article marketing). Also, if people don't understand what a VA is, then you might want to just explain it like this. I have a small business in the area where I specialize in ... Might help! Good luck!
  10. Hi Yeah ME!!! That totally rocks. Thank you so much for this. Now I have to blog more often to keep up with the award. Definitely worth it. Thanks!
  11. Hi It really can absorb your time. But it's definitely worth it if you do it right. One of the advantages I found is being able to connect with those I knew in the past and maybe haven't been in contact with recently. Old clients, associates, etc. I often found they turn into current clients. Adding value is important. I know if someone just posts to post, it won't be long until I unfollow them. Thanks!
  12. Hi It really can absorb your time. But it's definitely worth it if you do it right. One of the advantages I found is being able to connect with those I knew in the past and maybe haven't been in contact with recently. Old clients, associates, etc. I often found they turn into current clients. Adding value is important. I know if someone just posts to post, it won't be long until I unfollow them. Thanks!
  13. Hi That's great to hear that you've had such success. I know I love the free sites. Especially when they get picked up and go even further. What I do too is to set up Google Alerts under different keywords and you can see which sites get spidered often. I'm often able to find new sites this way and also see the ones I want to put on the top of the list. Thanks!
  14. Hi I do have a sample letter for real estate agents that I used way back when that I'd be happy to share. Just email me diana@virtualwordpublishing.com. Thanks!
  15. Hi Don't know if this helps or not, but one thing that I found does often help is to ask them when they need it by. Of course some say, "yesterday or before" but often you can find out that it's an extended time. I too will often do a few and time myself to get a feel for the length of time the job will take. I'll always look over the whole project after doing so to see if they look the same. Once you do a few you get a better feel for it than at the beginning. Once I got half way through and discovered they added in two new categories (one being a description). Wow, what a shocker that was. Fortunately they knew it was an estimated range so I was okay. Thanks! Diana
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.